HALIFAX – At the recent 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards ceremony in Toronto, Aurora Cannabis won first prize in the Social Media Account – Facebook category.

Aurora was chosen for this award based on votes received from the general public. Voting was held online between September 1 and September 30, 2017. The award ceremony took place on November 30, 2017.

“Since the summer of 2016, we have seen Aurora’s Facebook page grow to become the largest and most engaged of any licensed cannabis producer in the country,” said Savior Joseph, President of creative digital agency Colour. “We are very pleased to see Aurora receive recognition for this achievement and congratulate them on winning this award.”

Aurora Cannabis now has over 40% more “likes” than its next closest competitor and works closely with Colour to create content, with the goal of creating engaging, educational and relevant posts.   

Colour’s digital engagement team also collaborates with Aurora’s client care team and monitors comments through the work day in both official languages, plus evenings, weekends and holidays, helping to facilitate and foster an inspired community.

“The cannabis industry is complex, involves strict compliance and is rapidly evolving,” added Joseph. “This community initiative is a testament to our client’s trust and our team’s ability to make sense of the complexity and to execute within it in a socially responsible way. This is especially important to us as the law around recreational cannabis use is changing in 2018. Our continuous focus on responsible use is something to which we hold ourselves accountable.”

A publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ACB), Aurora today operates state-of-the-art facilities – Aurora Mountain in Mountain View, Alberta and Aurora Vie in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. The company is also building a new production facility called Aurora Sky at the Edmonton International Airport, with a fourth facility being completed in Lachute, Quebec. Aurora is also pursuing new growth opportunities in Western Canada, Australia and the European Union.

“Colour is amazing to work with. The team is knowledgeable, constantly curious and fully focused on supporting our teams and our patients. They’ve been a vital partner in providing leading edge support across a variety of community initiatives,” said Neil Belot, Chief Global Business Development Officer for Aurora. “Our Facebook page has become one of the largest online medical cannabis communities and a safe place for patients to voice their opinions in a respectful way and to engage in meaningful conversation with our company and each other.”

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