Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Flourishing After Five Years—The Beginners Meeting
The Beginners Meeting takes place at three o.clock on Saturday afternoons at Our Lady of Lourdes R. C. Church on Sherbourne Street just north of Wellesley. Our first meeting, at the Church of St. Simon the Apostle on Bloor Street East, was held on November 7, 1997. At that first meeting, there were three AA members: one beginner, who no longer lives in Toronto, Bob I., Rox Glen Traditional Group, and myself, St. Jamestown Group.
Together we waited.
Quite quickly others came to us. Today our attendance varies between ten and 25, usually around 20. Our talk is focused on what first brought me to AA. and what brought me to this meeting. We hear honest and compassionate comments.
The meeting is sponsored by the St. Jamestown Group and draws a diverse attendance. Anyone is welcome. drunks, newcomers, members of the general public, family . anyone. We hope and intend to carry on as we have to date.
On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, we say a sincere and honest, Thank you,. to all who have ever attended our meeting. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, to St. Jamestown, and to all of you. And, God Bless…
Copyright © November 2002, Better Times, GTA Intergroup, Toronto, Canada