People who got benefit from Aurora Recovery

The Aurora Recovery Centre has truly been a blessing in my life. The centre is located at an incredibly beautiful and serene setting on Lake Winnipeg. The accommodations were beautiful, very clean and comfortable with breath taking views. As a vegetarian, I was so grateful for the special attention given to my dietary needs. The food was fantastic! Meals were delicious, balanced and healthy.

Most importantly, ARC helped me to detox from alcohol in a safe environment and taught me how to live a happy and healthy sober life. Through individual counselling and therapy, the 12 Step Program, daily meditation and group sessions and classes, I was given the tools I needed to reclaim my life. The staff was caring, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive throughout my 30 days at Aurora. They continue to be an amazing support as I navigate my way through sobriety out in the world. I am grateful for the check-in calls I have received and for weekly Continuing Care meetings. They help keep me grounded in my journey of recovery.

I felt honoured to have been given the opportunity to explore some traditional spiritual practices at Aurora. These included daily smudging, sweat lodges, and a pipe ceremony. Participation was completely optional but I would highly recommend taking advantage of these opportunities. They definitely helped me find a deeper spiritual connection in my recovery.

One of the greatest gifts of all has been the relationships I developed with other clients of the centre. I have found a group of amazing new sober friends who support each other in our new fantastic sober life! Sobriety is more amazing than I ever thought possible and I couldn’t have done it without the Aurora Recovery Centre.

A Thankful Alumnus


Much Thanks to all Staff at Aurora

Aurora was an experience of a life time. I honestly believe it saved my life. The staff was just amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone.

A Thankful Alumnus


I have been struggling with Drug and Alcohol for the last 20 years. In and out of residential and day programs for the last two years. I was at my last resort; the future was looking grim. After hearing about Aurora, I thought it was last chance.

After making the call to Aurora, they put me at ease and welcomed me with open arms. The program here is built around the client with group counselling, one on one counselling, family counselling and even a tailored physical training programs. I can say with all honesty that they care about the client and I didn’t just feel like another number.

They worked with me through the good and hard times and it wasn’t easy. There is no easy way out of the vicious cycle of addiction, as any one knows with the problem. But at Aurora they make it that much easier for my family and I to deal with. My family and I are so thankful for what Aurora has done for us. It wasn’t easy but if you put in the hard work in, they are here to support you 24/7. I am now 30 days sober and feel like the weight of addiction is off my chest. There still a long way to go on my road to recovery, with the help of the Aurora Team they have given me the tools I need to succeed. I can’t THANK THEM ENOUGH!!!

A Thankful Alumnus


Being a military man, I know what it is like to serve and so thank you for all your compassion, hard work and tools that I can now use to live a clean and sober life.
If I had not found Aurora, I would probably still be out there slowly killing myself, one drink at a time. So once again, thanks for teaching me all about the disease of addiction and what it takes to recovery from it. I totally understand now that I am the one who must do the work of recovery and that recovery is an inside job but can’t done alone either.

The facility is world class and being a fitness guy and I was pleased to find a gym, pool and yoga room along with great running trails and even a beach. Thanks again to all the counsellors who help me see clearly how addiction has been destroying my life. I am forever grateful.

A Thankful Alumnus


I was a patient at the Aurora Recovery Centre in December 2016. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for what has been a life changing experience. The expertise, concern for the welfare of all patients and genuine care given was outstanding. The facility a was perfect setting in which to address my addiction. At all times, I felt safe and part of my own recovery.

At all levels the staff was truly knowledgeable in how to cater to each client’s individual needs and concerns. The program had a great balance of physical, mental and spiritual programs designed with the only goal being recovery.

I would not hesitate to recommend the facility and staff at Aurora for any person desiring to get the help that they need to aid in their recovery.

A Thankful Alumnus


I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the exceptional love, care and attention you gave me over 60 days of treatment. Not only did you attend to my medical needs with detox but you provided me with emotional support and friendship during this very difficult time.

The nurses, the techs, the administrative, kitchen, therapist, yoga and fitness instructors, counsellors, client care team and even the housekeeping were all outstanding. And of course, the environment with a comfortable bed, beautiful room over looking Lake Winnipeg, and heaven like surroundings were conducive to peaceful and very comfortable recovery.

I have made great progress, lasting recovery relationships and now have 9 months clean and sober. I am feeling alive, confident and excited about my sobriety and life for the very first time. I highly recommend Aurora Recovery Centre to anyone wanting to experience the miracle of recovery at world class recovery facility.

A Thankful Alumnus


The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and Aurora Recovery Centre have been working together these past few months to discuss developing resources for Indigenous families living in Winnipeg and involved in the child welfare system to prevent and reduce children from coming into care. We engaged in developing this relationship because of their genuine commitment and flexibility to doing things differently, holistically and respecting the traditional ways Indigenous people care and protect one another. Our equal partnership focuses on the strengths we both bring to a child-centred and family centred community based service delivery model intended to improve outcomes for Indigenous families. We are immediately focusing on how our Family Group Conference Program which is in partnership with Manitoba Child and Family Service Agencies can improve reducing the numbers children in care because families have the supports they need to succeed. The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is looking forward to working in partnership with Aurora Recovery Centre and encourage others to join us in widening the circle to support Indigenous families.


Aurora is an awesome, safe, caring place. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to come there and change my life around.

Karley W

Overall it was a great place to restart my life. I feel lucky in a way that I was able to come here to take ownership of my problems and the skills to deal with them

Jason F

Thank you, Aurora!

The Aurora Recovery Centre proved to be a very important turning point in my life. As a recovering Alcoholic my personal demons become unmanageable. I was thoroughly impressed by Aurora and how they offered many exceptional copying, learning and healing tools.

The primary importance of healing was treated with compassion by an excellent Medical Team and attentive Detox care.

The daily schedules included many impressive recreational and exercise activities. Strict attention to the client’s healing requirements were always evident.

Many special health care professionals all contributed to an amazing growth experience for me. From Doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, counselors and all facility staff, they all nurtured my emotional and physical health.
I wholeheartedly recommend Aurora to anyone who battles an addiction and craves a solution to it. Aurora Recovery Centre and the exceptional people who work there will continue to help many suffering families far into the future.

A Thankful Alumnus

Aurora has been absolutely paramount to my recovery. The people here truly care about your sobriety and well-being. Everyone from the CCS workers to the counselors and even the drivers. Upon arriving here, you are going to experience a roller coaster of emotions. You are going to go from happy to sad to mad to indifferent, sometimes all in the same day, but stick it out. It probably won’t be easy, in fact, I promise you it won’t be easy, but it is worth it!

The relief comes, the pain ends, and the laughter begins. I’ve gone through the hardest time of my life here at Aurora, but I’ve had the funniest time of my life here as well. Every one of you who walk through the doors of Aurora is a warrior! You all are fighters! So keep on fighting! Keep fighting the good fight!


An Opiate Addict

I have struggled with alcohol abuse for 8 years and have taken part in 4 rehabilitations. Last June I realized I needed more help to find the root of my problem. I heard good things about Aurora, the new addiction center in Gimli and called. I arrived on a Sunday and was welcomed by a supportive group of professionals. From there I started my 45-day program to recovery. The program consisted of grief counseling, co-dependency, self-compassion, anger management, healthy relationships, and forgiveness.

We followed the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous and studied the first three steps intensely. I also had an opportunity to see a psychologist and had one on one sessions with my counselor each week. I plan on seeing my psychologist in Winnipeg during my rehabilitation.

Aurora was very comfortable. The beds were great and the rooms were clean. The food was delicious and healthy as well. The kitchen staff went over and above to meet our needs. I was able to work out at the gym and pool daily. We also attended 6 AA meetings in the evenings. Sunday afternoon was set aside for family visitation. Group started each morning with a 20-minute meditation followed by 3-hour group therapy in the morning and again in the afternoon.

I feel that Aurora gave me the tools for a successful, sober life.

Linda C

I am so grateful for the Aurora Recovery Center! Someone I love with all my heart just finished treatment here. He has talked nonstop about the facility and awesome staff. He actually said he loved it! I wish I had room here to tell all the wonderful stories of the kindness and awesome care he received while he was there. Thank you to Paul Melnuk and to all of the Aurora staff! You are all very special and amazing people!!!!

Lynne M

Mother of Patient

I know they have some great counselors and people involved! Treatment saved my life!!!

Michael B

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