The St. Vital Group
of Alcoholics Anonymous

Treatment Facilities

Overview

"Chairing treatment center meetings has, and will continue to play, a major part in my sobriety. My first sponsor was a believer that there was no such thing as 'too many step 1 meetings' in early sobriety. He also believed that even if I attended the meeting as co-chair, the message I delivered was more relatable due to my newness in the program."

Once you have become familiar with the chairing guidelines for treatment centre meetings, you can email stvitalgroup@gmail.com and select an available date on the calendar when you wish to chair a meeting.

Meeting Guidelines

Familiarize yourself with the AA Guidelines for Treatment Faclity Meetings that should be followed when chairing or co-chairing meetings at all treatment facilities.

Main Street Project Women's Unit (River Point Centre)

Read the Main Street Project Women's Unit information sheet.

St. Vital Group chairs meetings at the MSP Women's Unit (River Point Centre, 146 Magnus Avenue) 7:00 pm on the first Friday of each month. Please email stvitalgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in taking meetings at this facility. Please include your name, contact number, sobriety date, and indicate which date you are available on. Refer to the calendar below for available meeting dates.

Date Member 1 Member 2
May 6 Shannon Leanna
June 3 Elena Sharon
July 1 Kelly T
August 5
September 2
October 7
November 4
December 2

Why Chair Treatment Meetings?

AA members share:

"One particular treatment meeting stands out as the main reason that I'm still sober three decades later. Nearing the end of the second year of my sobriety I started having the thought that 'maybe I could have just a glass of wine to smooth things out'. Fortunately, I had committed to chairing a meeting at Martha Street. During that meeting one of the patients shared that she had just had two years of sobriety and decided to have a glass of wine. After a two week drunk, she had to be taken to detox. That was the last day that the thought I could ever safely drink again crossed my mind. I also realized that the God of my understanding, introduced to me by AA, was solidly in my life."
"Today, I feel privileged to enthusiastically share my experience, strength and hope for the life that Alcoholics Anonymous has given me. I know only too well that these patients with untreated alcoholism were and, still could be, me. It's been a privilege to take sponsees' or relative new comers to help chair a meeting and see them, in turn, pick up this service opportunity and introduce yet others to treatment meetings."

I know that our AA co-founder Dr. Bob Smith wasn't directly referring to treatment center meetings but, the reasons he outlined certainly apply to this service:

  1. Sense of duty
  2. It is a pleasure
  3. Because in doing so I am paying my debt to the person who took time to pass it on to me.
  4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip.

John S., St. Vital Group Treatment Rep


Contact & Mailing Address

Telephone: 204-233-2990

Email: stvitalgroup@gmail.com

The St. Vital Group
C-553 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2M 3L4

Alcoholics Anonymous Manitoba Central Office
Telephone: 204-942-0126
Email: aambco@mts.net

Alcoholics Anonymous Area 80 Website
aamanitoba.org


The most up-to-date meeting information, with directions to in-person meetings and links to join individual online meetings can be found by visiting the A.A. Manitoba Online Meeting List , or by installing and using the Meeting Guide app on your Apple or Android device.

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