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A Special Thank You From Sher

The Aurora jazz+ Festival wishes to thank all those who helped us create an amazing community event – the Aurora jazz+ Festival this past August long week-end in the heart of York Region.

This year the festival had dozens of Food Vendors, Crafts and a new Visual Artists area, 28 Official Musicians/Entertainers, Kids Craft Blast Zone, Boogie Boy Blues at the Cultural Centre and many sponsors, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Over 6,000 folks attended and more than 2000 of those included kids and Seniors who enjoyed free entry!

Festival Organizers, the Board of the non-profit Aurora Festival of the Arts, comprised of Sarah Sparks, Sher St. Kitts, Hilary Musker, Susan Morton Leonard, Bob Leonard and Bernice Morrison were thrilled to be able to give $3,000 to Safehaven www.safehaven.to and $3,000 to The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness www.abusehurts.com from money raised at the festival this year!

We wish to grow the festival larger and to attract more Artists and Patrons.

If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer and/or on our Advisory Board please email detailsArtists/Musicians – send in your information if you wish to be part of the 2012 festival to sher@stkittsmusic.ca  (Reference: 2012 Aurora Jazz Fest)
New sponsors welcome!

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Aurora jazz+ Festival – August 3, 4, 5th.

Visit us on line to see all we thank www.aurorajazzfest.com/thanks


Sher St. Kitts, Chair – Aurora Festival of the Arts 2011



Coming Event List for the Aurora Jazz + Festival!

One of our twelve (12) food vendors for the Aurora jazz+ Festival won a BBQ Big Grill Catering Award and was interviewed by Amanda Persico for the Banner on Wednesday:  Congratulations to Kevin & Naomi Finch owners of The Big Grill which is usually at the Aurora Farmers Market on Saturday morning.  The Big Grill will be with the Aurora jazz+ Festival in the Park for the entire festival.  We have food from all over the world represented in the Park!  Lots of vendors, lots to do, great music, artists and so much more – the excitement is building

We have the Alex the Beaver from the CNE coming out on Saturday from 3 – 5pm to hand our free CNE passes for the kids.  Brian Master of 88.5 will broadcast live from the Park Saturday 2 – 6pm.  York Region Water Truck will make its first appearance in Town Park offering good drinking water and reducing environmental waste….

Info for you:

COMING EVENTS LIST: (and see letter below re July 21st Kick Off Party!!)

JULY 21st Jonathan’s Official Jazz Hot Spot – Kick Off Party – Thursday July 21st @ 7pm. Launching our Official Hot Spot and leading up to the 2011 Aurora jazz+ Festival while supporting CCAA and Safehaven with a $5 donation at the door;  3rd Annual Aurora jazz+Festival. Live Entertainment; Beer/Wine Tasting & Great Food as always R.S.V.P. 905 841 1807

July 29 – 31st Aurora jazz+ Festival – Town Park :: Enjoy the civic long weekend in Our Town at the festival; including fabulous music, visual artists, Festival Marketplace; food vendors, Beer & Wine Garden; Kids Craft Blast Zone (Sat/Sun) & Boogie Boy Blues interactive concert July 31st 3pm at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Also MultiMedia Film Festival of York Region offers viewing of award winning films at the Cultural Centre Sat. July 30th.     Festival:  $5 daily – children under 12 and seniors 65+  free

July 30th – Multi Media Film Festival of York Region providing a screening of Award Winning York Region Films in the Aurora Cultural Centre from noon – 4pm

July 30th & July 31st – Kids Craft Blast Zone at Town Park during the Aurora jazz Festival. Kids create musical items using recycled materials – with Helen Rodrigues.

July 31st 3pm Boogie Boy Blues Interactive Theatre Concert at Aurora Cultural Centre brought to you by the Aurora Festival of the Arts  –  FREE

Celebrate Jonathan’s Restaurant the first Official Hot Spot for the Aurora jazz festival!  Jonathan’s is offering live jazz all 3 nights of the festival from 7pm.  It’s the place to continue the party after the Festival closes each night at 10pm and to go anytime for great food and service. 

But why wait for the festival – let’s Party! Everyone is welcome to Jonathan’s our Official Jazz Hot Spot – Thursday July 21st @ 7pm to support owner Mary Georgopolous and stimulate excitement for this year’s festival!  Help us thank Mary for her continued dedication and support of the arts, culture and those in need.  Enjoy great food, good times and music with George St. Kitts (AJF Artistic/Musical Director) and surprise festival musical guests.  Mary has organized beer and wine tasting and lots of fun activities to make the night a blast for us all! 

$5 donation at the door will be given to Safehaven www.safehaven.to and Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) www.abusehurts.ca  the 2 charity partners of the AFA.  CCAA and Safehaven representatives will be at the party to meet you and they are bringing the Safehaven Teddy Bears and some fabulous fashion accessories so you can also shop!

So, if you enjoy celebrating good people, food, music, and laughter while helping others then you will want to be at Jonathan’s Thursday July 21st at 7pm.  Can’t wait to see you there! 

Thank you all for your continued support of the Arts.