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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

Area 79’s $10.80 on 10/8 Challenge!

In 2019 GSO provided services to 1,418,177 A.A. members at a cost of $11,572,324. That’s $10.80 (Canadian) per A.A. member for the whole year! If every member contributed $10.80 once, it would support all of the services GSO provides to all groups, for one year!

Here’s how the challenge works:  Groups pass a Special Basket or Can in addition to the regular 7th Tradition. Each member contributes $10.80. Individual members can send money or contribute online at any time. Remember this is in addition to what you put in the basket to support your group.

$10.80 0n 10/8. Easy to remember!

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.