Friday, September 25, 2009
21st Annual Vancouver AA Round-Up
Sept. 25 and 26, 2009. Al Anon is participating in this year's round up held in the Vancouver Alpen Club at 4875 Victoria Drive. The hall is fabulous. Tonight's speaker was Mari G from Toronto whose tale of woe and recovery travelled from Scotland to Jamaica to Canada. "I lived across the street from Bob Marley. We both had BMW's. He asked me what BMW stood for and I told him Bavarian Motor Works. He said, "No ma'am, it stands for Bob Marley and the Whalers". 25 years sober in AA she described the "pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization" she'd known drinking and the miraculous redemption she'd had sober. It was a truly amazing and moving story. After the crowd danced to DJ Diggity. Tomorrow's program starts with 9:30 registration and meetings going all day. Sobriety Countdown is at 7:30 pm with Don L., the guest speaker from Seattle, starting his talk at 8.00 pm. 9:45 to 1:00 am is the dance with live band, "Tainted Lovers".