Becoming Canada's Birthday Town
With an official proclamation, by-law ordering stores to close and a fantastic schedule of events Aurora kicked off its inaugural Canada’s Birthday Town celebrations.
Approximately 15,000 people attended the two-day celebration which was praised in an editorial by the neighbouring Town of Newmarket:
"From all accounts Aurora will become truly Canada's Birthday Town. Aurora's Dominion Day celebrations drew the biggest and happiest and most enthusiastic crowds the town has ever seen."
- Aurora Banner, July 16 1969.
Did you know?
July 1st was officially renamed Canada Day on July 9th 1982. Before that it was known as Dominion Day.