Aurora strives to be a 'good neighbour', participating in community events and financially supporting community based initiatives. Education, non-profit charities, community and cultural initiatives, and youth-focused programs are among our highest priorities. Projects that are based in or provide support to the North Coast communities of Labrador are of particular importance to us.

Ches Andersen, Aurora's VP Labrador Affairs, with Makkovik's 2013 Labrador Winter Games team coordinator Gemma Andersen (photo courtesy of Paul Andersen)
Aurora was proud to support the first ever William and Douglas Jacque Memorial Dog Team Race in Postville in 2012. Above, tournament namesake Douglas Jacque is celebrated after completing the race (photo courtesy of Jennifer Jacque-Poole)
2012 Rigolet Salmon Festival (phot courtesy of Carlene Palliser)

Since we began our contributions program in 2007, we have donated to a number of events and organizations at the community and regional level, including:

  • The William and Douglas Jacque Memorial Dog Team Race in Postville

  • Postville and Makkovik's 2013 Labrador Winter Games Teams

  • Aboriginal Youth Career Fair in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

  • Multi-cultural Youth Gathering in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

  • Community festivals (e.g. Postville Fun in the Sun, Makkovik Trout Festival, Rigolet Salmon Festival, Tikiaksaugusik Festival in Rigolet, North West River Beach Festival)

  • Christmas hampers/events in all Nunatsiavut communities, North West River, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and at the Native Friendship Centre in St. John’s

  • Aurora Volleyball Tournaments – 2009 - Present


Winners of the 2012 Aurora Volleyball Tournament in Postville
2012 Makkovik Easter Games (photo courtesy of Jodie Lane)