Sea to Sky Intergroup – October Update


Welcome to Autumn and an update on activities in our region!

Check out the October Newsletter for all the latest information about upcoming events and workshops plus a great article by Greta H on Recovery Day in BC. Feel free to print extra copies for your meeting or share by e-mail. Submissions for the November newsletter can be sent to

The Northshore OA Recovery meeting is hosting a hands-on Abstinence Workshop on Saturday, October 28th from 1 until 430 pm at the Northshore Alano Club, 176 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver. We will be working with the OA definition of “abstinence” and working out (or refining) what it means in our recovery day to day. There will be directed readings, writing prompts, collage making and sharing. RSVPs are requested to Please bring your journal or a notebook, pens, scissors and a glue stick if you have one.

IDEA Day – International Day for Experiencing Abstinence: the Coquitlam meeting is hosting a workshop on The Difference between Abstinence and a Plan of Eating on Saturday, November 18th from 10 am until 2 pm at the King of Life Church, 198 Falcon Drive in Coquitlam. BRING YOUR LUNCH! The program is based on materials from World Service. For more information, contact Mikayla at 604-949-0747. Need a ride from the Skytrain? Call Maureen at 604-785-2236. See you there!

The October Meeting Directory is now available to help you find meetings throughout the month. Are you starting a Step Study Group soon? Please let your newsletter editor know by e-mail so we can put the details in the newsletter We are getting inquiries from people looking to join a study group!

The OAsis Meeting in Burnaby is hosting speaker meetings on an on- going basis. Please to join them at 730 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the Burnaby Fellowship Centre, 7638 6th Street.

The Ladner Thursday Thrivers Meeting is hosting a special speaker on Thursday, October 26th. They meet from 130 to 230 pm at Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Avenue in Ladner.

“Developed through long and sometimes painful experience, the Twelve Traditions embody spiritual Principles for living. Those who have studied them carefully have found that these Traditions can be applied effectively to all human relationships, both inside and outside OA. With this in mind, we turn our attention to the Traditions, trusting that, as we come to understand them better, we will be better able to keep OA strong and healthy and ourselves spiritually fit in the face of all challenges.” – The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous 2017.

As part of OAs Strategic Plan under the topic of Growing OA Unity Worldwide a committee has been working on a set of brief presentations that will introduce and then cover each of our twelve traditions. Check out the introduction video, and find the whole series on the OA Podcast page.


Your Intergroup is thriving! In August 2016, we did not have a quorum. At the meeting at the end of August, we had a record 27 OA’ers at Intergroup! The following Intergroup positions are still vacant if you are looking for a service opportunity: marathon & retreats coordinator and 12th step within coordinator.

All OA members are welcome at Intergroup meetings. Join us! Check out the position descriptions and feel free to attend the next Intergroup Meeting on Saturday, October  28, 2017 at 10 am (1630 Edinburgh Street in New Westminster). All are welcome.

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