Our meetings are all over the valley. They extend from Thetis Island to Lake Cowichan and Cobble Hill.
The Third Tradition of A.A. states that “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Thus, anyone who thinks that they may have a problem with alcohol is welcome to attend any meeting listed in our Meeting Directory. Some meetings are classified as “Closed” and are intended specifically for A.A. members only or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.” However “Open” meetings are available to anyone interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Non alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers. A few meetings are intended primarily for woman/men and are listed accordingly in the Meeting Directory.
The purpose of an A.A. meetings is for members to share their experience, strength and hope with each other concerning their problems with alcohol and their experiences in recovery.
For ease of reference, the following codes are usually used for meetings:
|BB||Big Book meeting||O||Open meeting|
|C||Closed meeting||S||Step meeting|
|D||Discussion meeting||T||Traditions meeting|
|H||Hospital meeting||WA||Wheelchair accessible|