Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day

Another birthday for Canada has arrived.  My home town of Aurora shares it's birthday with Canada.  Aurora was incorporated in 1888, so it will be celebrating 125 years  in 2013.  From what I've read the Town Council can't decide what to do and wants to waste a bunch of money to hire someone to plan it.  Hello!  Town volunteers will do a much better job as they actually will care.

The town started out as Machell's Corners because the first merchant to set up shop at the corner of Yonge and Wellington was Richard Machell (1804). The railway came through Aurora in 1863, and it was the childhood home of Lester Pearson, when his father was the Methodist Minister. Oh, do I smell a story there?  LOL .  Jim Carey also spent some time as a child in Aurora, and supposedly Tie Domi did as well.

The town was awarded The Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership in 2008, and in 2009 received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership in heritage conservation and promotion.

I started the day off by expanding my daily walk from 2  hrs to just over 3 hrs. Tried a section of the trail in East Gwillimbury that I haven't been on before.  Will try to incorporate that into my daily walk from now on. My feet hurt for the first time. :)  Went to Walmart on the way home and bought some gel insoles.  Will see if they make a difference.  I may just have to break down and buy new runners.  The one's I have are for walking, but they are a couple of years old, so the support is probably not what it once was.

Didn't see any new critters on my walk, but did see the Canada Geese having a bath in Fairy Lake (Newmarket).

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