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Tales from Isolation

Christmas at the Gilchrists

It is so incredibly beautiful up here at the cottage, that I thought I would just write and tell you about our Christmas and what we have been doing. The trees as I look outside are white. It is more beautiful than a Christmas card. Every branch is covered with...

The Back Nine

From Sue Brown This is one of the best emails I’ve read in a while: no politics, no sex, and no “axes to grind,” just food for thought! I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST, UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING...

The Gift

By George Biondic I’m taking advantage of the pandemic to write a memoir. This is a segment from it. Pozega, Croatia October, 1959 There wasn’t much time, so Luka (a poor, seven-year-old boy) had to act quickly. He was supposed be go straight home after school,...

In Loving Memory

From Erlinda Biondic My husband and I walk around our neighbourhood mornings and evenings. Now with the pandemic, we get out sometimes three times a day. We have our routes. In the morning we go West and in the evening East. Since the sun is at our back in the...

Experiencing Covid-19 on Georgian Bay

By Heather Trusler I first summered as a toddler on Georgian Bay at a little place called Go Home Bay in 1953 and have summered here ever since. My husband arrived up at 3 1/2 months and has spent every summer here as well, but, as he was 5 years older than me, we...

Sad Day

By Heather Trusler 47 years ago, when we started to build our cottage here on Georgian Bay,  we chose to keep a yearling pine and let it grow. When we built a bigger deck in 2002, we incorporated the growing tree right into the plan, creating a large hole through the...

How we manage to eat during the Pandemic

By Alma Durkin are you getting your groceries?  You lucky 70 year olds who are still driving are able to actually choose your vegetables and fruit personally. I understand it is not all roses having to follow certain pathways and waiting outside the...


From Silvia Gilcrest Jim and I have been living at our cottage since March 16. We have very limited email capabilities and no television, so we get our news by Jim driving into Kinmount each day and purchasing a newspaper. We also try to listen to the CBC 6pm news....


By Heather Trusler I seem to have lived a charmed life, lucky to be able to spend most of my years at a cottage on Georgian Bay. I am not exactly sure, but approximately 2500 acres of islands and mainland was purchased in the spring of 1898 by several University of...

Smallpox, Contact Tracing and a Very Large Spider

By Rick Strongitharm In August of 1962, Marilyn Monroe died, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr as the Beatles drummer, and my friend, Jimmy Orr, brought smallpox to Canada. Jimmy was 14 years old. He was diagnosed with smallpox after his family of 9...

Aurora Seniors Centre

The Aurora Seniors Centre is operated in partnership with the Town of Aurora's Community Services Department. Its success is based on the Seniors who volunteer their time and Town of Aurora staff. Our goal is to provide programs, events and activities that will benefit and enrich the lives of older adults.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm


  • 90 John West Way
  • Aurora, ON L4G 6J1
  • 905-726-4767
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