A LEGACY
of  SPORT

A LOOK AT THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORT
IN THE TOWN OF AURORA THROUGH THE YEARS

A LEGACY OF SPORT examines the long connection of sport to the Town of Aurora in historic and contemporary times.
Archival records indicate that beginning in the 1800s sporting competitions took place as part of larger local events such as fairs or reunions. Whenever there was a gathering of people there was sure to be a football match, foot races, or a baseball tournament. Local businesses also formed teams to compete against each other including the Collis Leather Hockey Team and the Sisman Shoes Baseball Team.
Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as an interest in physical education and competitive sport grew so too did the number of school athletic teams. 
This is strongly represented in the history of St. Andrew’s College as well as the archival images of various Aurora High School sport teams.
Child’s Metal Lunch Box featuring football players, undated. 86.54
As the twentieth century progresses numerous sports organizations and clubs begin to be established. At present there are over thirty-five sport orientated organizations in town offering athletic opportunities from early childhood through to later adult life. In May of 2015 Aurora’s MP Lois Brown declared in the House of Commons that Aurora will be Canada’s most active community. 
This exhibition is but a sampling of what Aurora has to offer.
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