ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

Scroll down to view posts of AA-related news from the National Capital Region and beyond. Listed from the most recent. If you have an announcement to post, please email info@ottawaaa.org.


Gratitude Day – June 22, 2019

Save the date!

Gratitude Day will take place in the afternoon of June 22nd, 2019. Tickets will be $5.00 – a mid-day snack will be served.

Stay tuned for further details.


AA Traditions Day – Barrhaven – March 30, 2019

Join us for an AA Traditions day

MARCH 30, 2019 – 9AM TO 3PM
BARRHAVEN UNITED CHURCH
3013 Jockvale Rd
Barrhaven

Sponsored by the Barrhaven Tues Night Group

SIX SPEAKERS:
EARL M., KEITH V., PATRICK M., JONATHAN MacD., SHEILA W., SHARON A.

Pizza for Lunch
Approx. $6.00 per person

For Info call
DAVE Mac D. 613-825-3675
JONATHAN Mac D 613-326-1903

Click here for a printable poster to use for your home group announcements.


12th Seniors in Sobriety International Conference – May 19-21, 2019

AA Seniors in Sobriety 12th International Conference Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, May 19-21, 2019

“Our Lives Have Just Begun”

Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
407 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501

The Conference focuses on alcoholism, recovery and the aging process for Seniors:
♦ Seniors in Sobriety History & Culture
♦ Coping with Grief and Losses
♦ Workshop Discussions

Features of the Conference:
♦ AA, Al-Anon & ACA participation
♦ Pre & Post Scenic Tours are available
♦ Rise and Shine Early Meditation & Yoga

Main Speakers:
Mark L. – San Jose, CA
Leslie K. – Modesto, CA

www.renotahoesis2019.com
P.O. Box 11011 Reno, NV 89510-9998
For more info contact: 775-399-4627 | sisreg2019@gmail.com

Click here for printable poster and click here for printable registration form to use for your home group announcements.


36th District 66 Spring Round-Up – 13 April 2019

“Willing To Go To Any Lengths”

Join us on April 13th at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall, 6 Kelly Rd, Lombardy, ON K0G 1L0 for the 36th District 66 Spring Round-Up

Doors open at 11:30 | Round-up starts at 12:15 sharp
Seventh tradition
AA and Al-Anon panels
Guest speaker at 5 PM
Potluck supper at 6 PM

Click here for a printable poster for your home group announcements.

Questions? Email the Round-Up chair Carrie carriecarswell@hotmail.com
or the co-chair Susanne W. susannewhite@storm.ca


AA French District 90-05 – 46th Annual Conference – June 22nd

Good day!

We are pleased to inform you that AA French District 90-05, Hull-Ottawa-Aylmer, will be holding its 46th Annual Conference on June 22, 2019.

The event will be held in total anonymity for participants at Église Notre-Dame-de-l’Île, 115 Boul, Sacré-Cœur, Gatineau, QC, J8X 1C5.

The theme for this Conference will be UN NOUVEAU DÉPART and, for the first time a dance is being added to the agenda!

Click here for a printable poster to use for your home group announcements.

Contact Benoit G at 819-923-6883 or congres.district.9005@gmail.com


Join us for the Spring Conference on April 13th!

~ ROCKETED INTO A FOURTH DIMENSION ~

The 40th Annual Spring Conference will be held April 13, 2019 at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre. It includes speakers, panels, a banquet, hospitality suite, a dance and, of course, the fellowship of other A.A. members in our community and beyond.

Click here to visit the event site for full details and tickets.


Ottawa Alano Group has Closed

The Ottawa Alano Group meeting previously held on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Gloucester Presbyterian Church at 91 Pike Street has closed. It has been removed from our online directory. If you have a printed booklet, please cross it out.


New printed meeting list booklets are in!

The latest edition of the Ottawa Area Meetings booklet published by Intergroup is now available.

Several updates have been made since the last printing and while we strive to provide the most accurate list we can, please remember to check the online list at https://ottawaaa.org/meetings for the most up-to-date meeting information.

The printable PDF version posted on the meetings page is updated on a regular basis as changes are received.

You can also download the Meeting Guide mobile app for Android or IOS. The Ottawa area meetings are populated through a feed from our online database.

In service,

Carolyn O
Ottawa Area Intergroup Webmaster


Looking for French Meetings in Ottawa?

District 90-05 (Ottawa-Hull-Aylmer) holds seven weekly French meetings in the Ottawa Region:

Dimanche – 10 :00 AM – Groupe Fraternité
250, rue Somerset Est, Centre communautaire, Côte-de-Sable, Ottawa

Dimanche – 12 :00 PM – Groupe Midi-Vanier
242, rue Cantin, Maison Fraternité, Ottawa (Vanier)

Lundi – 8 :00 PM – Groupe Orléans
4831, chemin Innes, Paroisse Sainte Marie, Ottawa (Orléans)

Mercredi- 8 :00 PM -Groupe Renaissance
33, rue Quill, Centre communautaire Overbrook, Ottawa (Overbrook)

Jeudi – 7 :00 PM – Groupe Voyageur
1900, boulevard St-Joseph, Terrasses Montfort, Ottawa (Orléans)

Samedi -12 :00 PM – Groupe Midi-Vanier
242, rue Cantin, Maison Fraternité Ottawa (Vanier)

Samedi – 8 :00 PM – Groupe Je suis responsable
250, rue Somerset Est, Centre communautaire, Côte-de-Sable, Ottawa


Online Credit Card Pay & Pick-Up Service

Groups and individuals can order literature, wallet cards, chips medallions and other merchandise from Intergroup. Click here to access our online order form.

You will receive an email confirmation and receipt for your purchase and someone from the office will contact you when your order is ready for pick-up.

If you have any questions please use the contact form to email the Literature Coordinator and the Office Administrator.

For technical questions about the actual form, please include the Webmaster on the contact form distribution.


New Meditation Meeting in Orleans starting January 8, 2019

ANNOUNCING NEW MEETING IN ORLEANS

NAME: LOVING-KINDESS MEDITATION MEETING
WHEN: TUESDAY EVENINGS
WHERE: ORLEANS UNTIED CHURCH, YOUTH LOUNGE, 1111 ORLEANS BLVD. (PARKING REAR ENTRANCE)
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DETAILS: The meeting will be open and based on Step 11 with a silent 30 minute meditation and brief sharing of the meditation experience afterward.

NOTE: In respect to those attending, once the meditation begins, the door to the lounge will be locked; and no access will be given for the duration of the meditation.

Click here for printable poster to use for your home group announcements.


Meetings at 255, rue St-Rédempteur impacted by Tornado

Due to damage incurred at École secondaire de l’ile, 255, rue St-Rédempteur in Gatineau, three French meetings have been affected.

Two will be held at alternate addresses as shown below:

Hull Central – Mondays at 8:00 PM, 17, rue des Groseilliers, Église St-Pierre-Chanel (Coin Mont-Bleu)
Sagesse – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, 13, rue Sainte-Bernadette, Église catholique portugaise du Saint-Esprit (as of October 23rd)

The third meeting will be cancelled until further notice:

La belle étoile – Saturdays at 8:00 PM


Credit Card Contributions to Intergroup are now easier with Paypal!

To make an Individual or Group Contribution via credit card to the Ottawa Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous please click “Contribute” below to make a secure credit card contribution enabled through Paypal.

Your contributions support the following Intergroup Functions:

  • maintain a central office with a postal address, and a telephone listing in the Ottawa-Hull telephone directory
  • maintain a telephone answering service
  • publish a meeting list
  • publish a newsletter
  • stock and sell medallions and A.A. conference approved literature
  • sponsor a Spring Conference
  • sponsor a Fall Conference known as the Eastern Ontario Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • sponsor a Sunday morning open meeting (McNabb)
  • maintain a website
  • assist and advise in the formation of new groups or meetings

Information about Contributions:

  • Paypal will provide the option to pay with your Paypal account or with a credit card.
  • There is a yearly maximum donation limit of $3000.00
  • We do not accept donations from non-members.

2018-2019 Group Liability Insurance Program for Ottawa area AA Groups

Ottawa Area Intergroup has negotiated the renewal of this valuable program for our groups. If you had to purchase a similar policy for your group on an individual basis, the minimum premium would be $540.

Please note, that the $100 premium for $2,000,000 Liability is an annual minimum premium and cannot be pro-rated. The Master Policy runs from November to November, and certificates are issued for that term.

FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, if a group needs coverage between now and November, the insurer has agreed to charge only $50 plus tax to issue a certificate of insurance.

Insurance premiums are GST exempt, but PST is still charged. When writing your cheque, please make it out for $108, including the 8% PST, or $54 if you are taking a short-term policy.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE APPLICATION TO THE INTERGROUP OFFICE! The address is to be found on the attached form. Click here to download it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Harry B at vicechair@ottawaaa.org


*Reissued* Change We Must Meeting CLOSED

Effective July 18th, Change We Must, previously held on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street in Beacon Hill has closed. A note has been added to the online meeting list as well.

* Announcement Reissued August 17th* Rothwell United Church staff reached out to let us know that people have continued to arrive on Wednesday nights expecting a meeting.


*Important* Updated Guidelines for Hosting AA Meetings at OWMC

To all members of Home Groups hosting AA Meetings at the Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre this announcement is for you!

It is very important that the meeting guidelines are followed carefully and we’d like to advise you that an updated document has been posted here (click link to open).

Please print it for distribution and discussion at your business meetings.

For more information, or how you or your group can get involved, contact the OWMC Coordinator via email at owmc@ottawaaa.org


2017 Fellowship Report on Intergroup…

As we neatly tie a bow around another year at Intergroup, we wanted to share how you, “the fellowship”, thought we did this year and what you identified as Intergroup’s Opportunities and Challenges moving forward in 2018.

Click here to view the 2017 Intergroup Inventory Results

Thanks again for your input, support, dedication and indeed direction of this past year.

Wishing you and your family much Peace, Love, Friendship and Health.

2017 Board of Directors
Ottawa Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous