Intergroup Update – January

The monthly Sea to Sky Intergroup meeting was held on Saturday, January 7th. Here are a few highlights –

The January Newsletter is now available and contains news, information and upcoming events to watch for. Feel free to print extra copies for your meeting or share by e-mail. Information and articles for the newsletter are always welcome and can be sent to 

The December Meeting Directory is now available to help you find meetings throughout the month. If you have changes/edits to the meeting directory, send an e-mail to

Key highlights include:

  • 57th Birthday Marathon and Intergroup Renewal – Mark January 15, 2017 on your calendar to Celebrate OA’s 57th Birthday!! Join your friends in recovery for a marathon to celebrate our fellowship and our Intergroup Renewal! The day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the Vancouver Metrotown Hilton (6083 Mackay Avenue, Burnaby) and will include time for sharing and fellowship and fun. We will also collect ideas for an intergroup inventory which will help us take our first step on our road to Intergroup Renewal!
  • New meeting!  A new East Vancouver meeting has started on Wednesday nights from 7:45pm to 8:45pm at the Britannia Community Centre in the Family Activity Room
  • Betty-Lou from the Soul Food on Five (Richmond) meeting is designing our Intergroup’s quilt block for the quilt to be raffled at the Region 1 Convention in October. Theme: Recovery in the Emerald City. If you’d like to help, Betty Lou is at 604-370- 0544.

Check out OA’s new social media platform to attract newcomers and inform the Fellowship! Visit our new, official Overeaters Anonymous Facebook page. With each “Like,” the number of page followers goes up and helps carry the message to the still-suffering overeater searching for a solution. Support your abstinence, hear about OA resources,  read inspirational quotes from OA-approved literature—and see what others “like”—at OA’s new social media page.

We are very pleased to welcome Tim C (Shaughnessy) as our new Intergroup Treasurer as well as Jennifer S (North Shore) as our new Newsletter Editor. We are looking for members to serve as Literature Coordinator, Public Information Coordinator, Meeting Directory Coordinator and 12th Step Within Coordinator. If you are interested in being of service, please contact Carlos by e-mail or at 604.671.5917.

The next Intergroup meeting will be Saturday, January 28th from 10am to 12pm at Unity in Action Church (1630 Edinburgh Street) in New Westminster. Just a reminder that all members are welcome at Intergroup meetings.

Responsibility Pledge
Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.