Alkathon 2019

~~ Happy, Joyous and Free ~~

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

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

Click here for a printable poster to bring to your home group

Click here for full schedule


Parking is available at the Centennial Public School parking lot located at the end of Nepean Street West just after the Percy Street intersection.

Join our Committee:

Alkathon Committee meetings are November 3rd, 10th and 24th and December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th at 1:30 pm in Room 109 at the Bronson Centre.


Schedule will be posted in early December. Deadline for submitting your home group to host a meeting is December 8th. Time slot assignment will be determined by lottery (draw). The form below can be used to submit your home group to host a meeting.

Contribute Funds

Your financial assistance ensures our expenses are covered. All excess funds are dispersed to Intergroup and Districts after the event. Group and individual contributions are accepted. Cheques should be made out to Ottawa Area Alkathon and may be mailed to or dropped off at the Intergroup office (c/o Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue, Room 108, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5) or you may contact us to make alternate arrangements.

Donate Food

We appreciate food donations. If possible, please let us know in advance if you are bringing any big ticket items such as cooked and carved hams and turkeys (not stuffed, no raw items), mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, salads and sandwiches. Desserts are always welcome! Food may be delivered from 9 am onward on Christmas and New Years Eve.


What makes the Alkathon amazing is not the venue or the food but the people! Volunteers are part and parcel of what make our annual event a spiritual experience for many people – be a 12-Step volunteer, coffee-maker, clean-up crew, kitchen or serving help, security, or a greeter! So please round up some volunteers at your home group and complete the form below. 

Contact Us

To reach out to the committee directly, email