Topic: addictions

Winter Solstice and Wellbriety Tree Ceremony

Winter Solstice

Boozhoo, Tansi, Aurora Recovery Centre has the privilege of being located on the Western shores of Lake Winnipeg within Treaty Number One Territory. These are the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation. We honor and respect the Treaties that were made Winter Solstice and Wellbriety Tree Ceremony

Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

wellbriety speech jonny meikle

Wellbriety Tree Ceremony 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba: Speech by Jonny Miekle  The sun is up. I woke up. This is a good start. Each breath is a gift that I will not waste. Today, I will drive my body, feed my mind and strengthen my spirit. My past may have been dark at times, but Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

Remembrance Day in Recovery: A Look Back

Remembrance Day in Recovery

Remembrance Day in Recovery: November 11. It’s a day unlike any other on the calendar, that’s for sure. I still go to the cenotaph every year. Being in recovery, the feelings are intense. Reflective. Sad. Melancholy. It’s not a rah-rah sort of day. My family has a long tradition of service. My father served on Remembrance Day in Recovery: A Look Back

Feed-A-Family Program: Christmas Cheer Board

Feed-a-Family Program

Update November 17, 2020 With more restrictions in place with Winnipeg’s COVID-19 pandemic Critical:RED status, the Christmas Cheer Board has suspended its operations until it is safe to restart, at least November 27th. Feed-a-Family Program with the Christmas Cheer Board: With so many people financially impacted by COVID-19, the need for donations this holiday season Feed-A-Family Program: Christmas Cheer Board

WAWATAY: Kevin’s Traditional Teachings

Northern lights Wawatay

Wawatay came up in conversation during the Aurora Alumni Dinner. I heard a statement from one of our Addiction Specialists. He said, “We at Aurora, are the Northern Light. (Wawatay).” Ian Rabb then shared the story of the centre’s origins, recounting the inspiration for our name. The Inspiration For Aurora’s Name: Northern Lights, Wawatay “I WAWATAY: Kevin’s Traditional Teachings

Traditional Teachings by Kevin: Humility

Kevins Teachings Humility

Kevin’s Traditional Teachings: Begin your journey in the spring, in the East. East is where all life begins and yellow best represents our first Teaching: Humility. Learn This Kind of Humility Every day, the beauty and power of creation are ignited in the East. Are you not humbled by the strength and brilliance of the Traditional Teachings by Kevin: Humility

Recovery Capital Conference Q&A

Recovery Capital Conference Q&A

Recovery Capital Conference Q&A Aurora is one of the sponsors of this year’s Recovery Capital Conference, to be held September 4, 2020. While in years past, the event has taken place at venues around the country, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it will take the form of a virtual webinar. We wondered how Recovery Capital Conference Q&A

Recovery Community at A Conference

Recovery Capital Conference - a personal connection

Recovery Community: As we wrote in a previous post, the annual Recovery Capital Conference isn’t just for professionals. You don’t have to be in the treatment and recovery industry to get benefits from attending the Recovery Capital Conference. This personal viewpoint from Tina Lussier shows that education and inspiration can be a powerful experience for Recovery Community at A Conference