July 1st Canada Day Celebration In Aurora, Faces That Shaped This Year’s Parade

July 1st Canada Day Celebration In Aurora, Faces That Shaped This Year’s Parade

I think every face shaped Aurora’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1st, 2012, those in the parade and those in the audiance. If I could capture every face and every expression and the feeling of each person, I would – ‘the spirit, the patriotism and the smiles‘.

Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


The clear blue sky, perfect light and the beautiful downtown facade were only few elements letting me capture the moment. I think on that day I have captured the spirit of all proud Aurorans, and most of all proud Canadians.

Unfortunately this will be the last post of 2012 parade because I could go on and on. However I am looking forward for next year’s celebrations which will be even more special.

Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Perhaps one more thing. On June 12, 2012 during the council meeting Councillor Evelyn Buck gave intriguing speech reflecting on the success of the historical Canada Day Celebrations of 1963 (Aurora’s 100 year anniversary) and 1967 (Canada’s 100 year anniversary).

This speech was to encourage public participation, or more so people of Aurora to participate and to organize the next year’s (2013) party for 150 years of Aurora. We compiled Councillor Buck’s speech into a post which you can read on our community FOCUS site – Councillor Evelyn Buck Remembers Canada Day Celebrations in Aurora.

That and many other things gave me an idea to start people’s history page on the community FOCUS site. I think it will be nice to have something that is written by people of Aurora or former Auroran’s remembering our town.

Historian will give you facts and people will give you their experiences. These experiences will be gone if not recorded. I encourage you to participate and share your stories. A story is not a story if not shared and I bet many of us have them.

Evelyn Buck with her daughter Teresa, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Councillor Paul Pirri, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


2012 Aurora Citizen of the Year Brian North, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Jan Freedman Aurora Farmer’s Market, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Mountie, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Theater, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade


Shriner’s Float, Town of Aurora Canada Day Parade



About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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