For the Newcomer

"When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that I am responsible." The newcomer to AA is the most important person in the room (or should we say in the Zoom,for now). If you would like to speak with a member of AA, or find out more about how to get in to a Zoom Meeting, please call: 604-260-1123. We want to hear from you.

Need Help With A Drinking Problem?

Only you can decide whether you want to give Alcoholics Anonymous a try—whether you think it can help you.

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More About A.A.

Click here if you would like to learn more about the fellowship of A.A., what it is and is not, and how it works.

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Looking for a Meeting?

To stay connected during COVID-19, many of District 46 AA groups are meeting online via ZOOM. Click here for more information about our meetings.

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During COVID-19

Our COVID 19 ResponseWhile each AA group is autonomous and can make their own decisions based on group conscience, many groups are choosing first and foremost to be socially responsible by not holding in-person meetings at this time.

Local, Provincial, and Federal Health Authorities tell us that stopping COVID 19 depends on each one of us doing our part for the greater good. Individuals and groups in District 46 are working hard to develop new and positive ways to carry the message. The District Committee will do its utmost to keep members informed of these steps on this website while adhering to our 12 Traditions.

Many of our groups are currently meeting via Zoom. For more information, visit our MEETINGS page.

>>UPDATE: November 9

PHO order on limiting social interactions
By order of the PHO, all individuals, places of work, and businesses within the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions must significantly reduce social interactions and travel.

The order is in effect from November 7, 2020, at 10:00 pm to November 23, 2020, at 12:00 pm.

* Social interactions and gatherings
Socialize only with those in your immediate household. No gatherings of any size.

* Do not invite friends or family to your household
Funerals and weddings may proceed with your immediate household only.

* Funeral or wedding receptions at any location are not allowed, including reception events held at community-based venues
This includes events of fewer than 50 people

As always, feel free to contact us at the 24-hour phone line at 604-260-1123.

 

An Evening with Bill W. in Pictures

Join us for a virtual and visual walk through the life of Bill W. and the people, places, and things mentioned in his story. Bill W. is the co-founder of AA and the author of the Big Book” and “12 Steps & 12 Traditions”, the two key texts of A.A.

Evening with Bill W in Pictures - AA

Adapting to the Present Reality

Dear AA Friends:

As we all adapt to the present reality of digital meetings, the question now is, “How do we responsibly practice self-support, our Seventh Tradition?”

We in A.A. – here at G.S.O., along with the rest of the world – continue to experience an unprecedented situation. Without question, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Fellowship, including our organized service structure, is facing enormous challenges, locally and globally. For many of us, the most prominent example is that, for the first time in the 85-year history of our Fellowship, we are navigating the lack of face-to-face meetings.

While we have found creative ways to allow for the vital interaction between one alcoholic and another, and welcoming newcomers daily, it is clear that the health crisis has other far-reaching consequences.

In an effort to keep the membership informed during this challenging time we would like to share a brief three-minute video update from Leslie Backus, the Class A (nonalcoholic) treasurer of our General Service Board.

[https://vimeo.com/430834698]

District 46

Besides its scenic beauty, part of the Sunshine Coast’s charm is the many communities that stretch along its main highway and harbours. AA’s District 46 includes the communities of Port Mellon, Langdale, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Davis Bay, Sechelt, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, and Egmont.