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Crossroads Group Potluck (Nov 27)

Ho, Ho, Ho, and So, So, Sober for the Holidays!

Going through the Holidays and attending parties without liquid spirits can be a fearful event for many, especially in our first year of sobriety. Crossroads is hosting a meeting on this very subject!

Three members who’ve had many holiday seasons in sobriety will share their experience, strength and hope for 15 minutes each, and offer suggestions to maintain sobriety and joy through the holidays. We can have an all-round ball in recovery ……”We are not a glum lot!”


Angie R. – Tuesday Night Mississippi Group
Dave M. – Barrhaven Tuesday Night Group
Mickey R. – Saturday Morning Westboro

Door Prizes:

Living Sober Book – Crossroads will be donating 3 copies of Living Sober. Members in their first year of sobriety will receive a ballot for a raffle. Donations of this book or any AA approved literature from other groups for the raffle are welcome and appreciated.

Join us before the meeting for a potluck. Snacks and Christmas baking appreciated. Fellowship to follow after the meeting.

Proceeds of the 7th tradition will be donated to the Alkathon.

Wishing all a safe and sober Holiday!

Meeting Cancellations (Nov 17 and Nov 25)

Step Sisters normally held on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. at All Saint Church on Richmond Road is cancelled November-17-2017.

The Fellowship Group normally held on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at Parkdale United Church on Parkdale Avenue is cancelled November-25-2017.

Alkathon 2017 (Dec 24-25, Dec 31-Jan 1)



The Alkathon provides a safe and sober environment for the new and still suffering alcoholic over Christmas and New Years

Location: Bronson Centre
Dates & times: December 24 and 25 noon to noon (24 hours)
December 31 and January 1 noon to noon (24 hours)

Visit full page for details


New Grapevine Publications available at the Intergroup Office

Two new publications have arrived!

– Voices of Women in AA
– 2015 Commemorative Convention Book: Happy, Joyous & Free: The Lighter Side of Sobriety

Please call the office to ensure that volunteers are available to serve. If no one answers, please consider taking a shift as a volunteer by contacting

Meeting Cancellations at All Saints Church (Nov 18)

All Saints Church – 347 Richmond Road, is having a bazaar on Saturday, November 18, 2017 so rooms are unavailable for:

Westboro Big Book Study Group – 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Morning Westboro – 11:00 a.m.

Both meetings are cancelled.

2017 Belleville & Area Roundup (Nov 18)

November 18th, 2017
Registration Starts at 11:30am

A Vision for You

AA Speakers
Alanon Speakers
Banquet Speaker

Thurlow Community Centre
516 Harmony Road
Corbyville, Ontario

7th Tradition at the Door
Roast Beef Dinner $15.00

2017 Chelsea AA Roundup (Nov 18)

Chelsea AA Roundup  

Come on out to the 2017 Chelsea AA Roundup

Featuring AA + Al Anon Speakers + Dance!

November 18, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Farm Point Community Centre

331 ch de la Riviere Chelsea, QC

**Date changed from November 11th**

Our Primary Purpose (Jun 2017)


PLEASE NOTE: Printed colour copies are available at Intergroup Office as of Wednesday, June 21 while supplies last

Inside the June issue:

  • Meditation and Good Decisions
  • Meditation and My Recovery
  • How to Meditate
  • Archives Corner, Alkathon
  • Thoughts on Mindfulness
  • Conscious Contact
  • Artwork by Lisa K.
  • Feeling Safe in the Rooms of AA
  • Listening
  • Intergroup Website Survey
  • Canadathon Schedule (Jul 1)
  • Click here to view archived versions of the newsletter

Our Primary Purpose (May 2017)


PLEASE NOTE: Printed colour copies are available at Intergroup Office as of Saturday, May 13 while supplies last

Inside the May issue:

  • The Varieties of Religious Experience in AA
  • Buddhism in Recovery
  • Archives Corner, Shhh!
  • Finding Faith
  • An Agnostic in AA
  • Some Thoughts on God
  • Maya Angelou
  • Letter from Carl Jung
  • Intergroup Office Renovations
  • Intergroup Website Survey
  • Vanier Roundup (June 3)
  • Founders’ Day Ottawa (June 10)
  • Canadathon: How You and Your Group Can Help (July 1)
  • Group News, Service Calendar, Upcoming Events, Anniversaries and More…

Revised Literature Price List (Jun 2016)

Click here to download revised Literature Price List for June 2016. Changes include a reduction in the price of Meeting Lists (ML-1) to $0.25 and Newcomers Packages (NC-01) to $1.25.

A limited series of popular titles from the A.A. Grapevine are also now available at Ottawa Area Intergroup Office.

New Insurance Program for AA Groups

Ottawa Area Intergroup has been successful in negotiating a Group Insurance Program for AA Groups which are part of Ottawa Area Intergroup, and we are off to a good start. Several Groups have already signed up and have saved significant money, which can now be used for other things, such as increasing donations to other levels of AA!

Many churches and other facilities require that a group provide proof of insurance coverage in order to hold their meetings.

Some facilities may offer to add your group as an additional insured on their policy in return for a fee. If this is the case, request a certificate showing that they have done so. But be aware that even if you have been provided coverage this way, it is not portable (if you move your meeting to another location, you can’t take it with you).

Coverage under this Ottawa Area Intergroup Program is fully portable, and belongs to the individual group.

The Annual Premium FOR $1,000,000 is $50. Coverage provided is as follows:

Commercial General Liability, including: Deductible Limit
1. Bodily Injury & Property Damage $1,000 $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $1,000,000 aggregate limit
2. Personal Injury $1,000,000
3. Medical Expenses $10,000
4. Tenants Legal Liability $1,000 $500,000

The Annual Premium for $2,000,000 is $100.

8% Provincial Sales Tax applies, so the payment for $1,000,000 if $54 and for $2,000,000 is $108.

Click here to download the application


Ottawa Area Intergroup
211 Bronson Avenue, Suite # 108
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6H5