IDEA Day - Saturday November 17th, 2018 at St. Timothy's

IDEA Day

International Day Experiencing Abstinence

Each year OA groups from around the world set aside this day to celebrate their abstinence. Please join The Commitment to Abstinence Group to celebrate. Details below and you can also download and print the poster here.

  • When: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

  • Where: St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 40 Ridley Blvd., Toronto, ON (west of Yonge Street, south of Hwy 401, between York Mills and Lawrence)

Come and listen to speakers share their experience, strength, and hope through their personal stories of abstinence and recovery in the OA program.

Service positions at Intergroup - Get involved today!

Elections for Service Positions at Intergroup - November 10th, 2018. Apply today!

Elections for some service positions in Intergroup will take place at the November 10th Intergroup meeting. If you are looking to strengthen your program, in the form of service, we would welcome you! We are looking to fill the following positions. Click on each one to read the position description:

Interested? Email chair@oaontario.org for information on how you can apply and attend the November 10th Intergroup meeting (10am-12pm, 830 Bathurst St. Toronto).

We are also looking to fill some committee positions as well, including by-laws and literature. Not all positions require monthly attendance or huge time commitments. Learn more about each committee by clicking here.

Nov 10th: All-day Panel on How It Works in Waterdown

How it Works: OA members share their recovery and the steps it took to get there

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 9am - 3:30pm (registration - 8:30am)

Where: Bethel Church, 616 Dundas St E, Waterdown Ontario, L9R 2H0

Lunch 12 - 1:30 (bring your own or restaurants nearby)

Cost: $10 at the door (or give what you can). For more information please call Janie @ 905.331.1026

Feel free to print this poster and share with your groups.

Call for Groups and Individuals to Host and Speak at the October 20th Intergroup Convention

Intergroup invites you and/or your OA group to speak at the October 20th, 2018 OA Intergroup Convention.

Possible session topics below: 

  1. Virtual meetings
  2. Vision For You
  3. Telephone meetings
  4. Abstinence verses food plan
  5. Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide Overeaters Anonymous
  6. Relapse survivor
  7. Non traditional HP
  8. Many symptoms : One Solution
  9. Historical perspective on unity
  10. World service workshop format on Unity

Amazing Recovery Passport to Unity

https://oa.org/files/pdf/Amazing-Recovery-Passport-to-Unity.passport.pdf

Other suggestions welcome 

Contact Marlene D conventionchair@oaontario.org

 

11th Step Workshop - Thursday August 23rd

Overeaters Anonymous 11th Step Workshop - Thursday August 23rd

COME TO BEAUTIFUL WASAGA BEACH and learn many different kinds of meditation and how to motivate yourself to do it. Sponsored by OA Collingwood. BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED MEDITATORS WELCOME

  • When: Thursday August 23rd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Where: 1 Sumach Court, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
  • Cost: 7th Tradition (Pass the basket)
  • Questions: p.guillet@sympatico.ca or 647-520-2742

Presenter has 25 years in OA and 25 years of experience with meditation.

Have you gotten your ticket for the Oct 26-28 OA Region 6 Convention?

Join OA fellows from all across Region 6 at the OA Region 6 Convention on October 26-28, 2018 in Portland, Maine.  OA Region 6 welcomes you to Portland Maine for Convention 2018, an opportunity to share fellowship, strengthen recovery and deepen our program.

Learn more and register today: http://oaregion6.org/2018/

Upcoming important dates:

  • Aug. 15, 2018: Early Bird Registration ends. After this date, the rate will be $60.
  • Oct. 4, 2018: Last day to make hotel reservations.
  • Oct. 12, 2018: Online registration closes. Registration will be $75 at the door.
  • Oct. 26 – 28, 2018: R6 Convention 2018 in Portland, Maine

Want to help spread the word to your meeting? Download this poster and share widely. 

Help groups far and wide - become a remote sponsor or remote speaker

Do you want more service in your life? Want to enrich your 12th step work of carrying the message to compulsive overeaters?

Sign up today to become a remote speaker or sponsor. This can be done in person, on the phone, or through videoconference technology. Provide service to individuals and groups across our Intergroup region.

Learn more about this important service opportunity and how you can sign up by visiting the Remote Sponsor and Speaker page.

Keynote Speakers Wanted - Region 6 Convention (October 26-28, 2018)

The Region 6 Convention in Portland, Maine is being held on October 26-28, 2018, and they are looking for keynote speakers.

In order to be considered, candidates must: 1. Be an OA member with a minimum of 3 years current, continuous abstinence 2. Submit in MP3 digital format a talk recorded at an OA event/registered meeting 3. Register for the 2018 Convention prior to recording submission.

Deadline to apply to be considered as a Keynote Speaker: April 29, 2018

Interested? More details are available by clicking here

 

Peterborough Tuesday and Saturday Meetings are Moving Locations

Both Tuesday & Saturday Peterborough meetings are on the move…to “Activity Haven” at 180 Barnardo Ave, Peterborough, Room #3. Enter building through Main door facing Barnardo Ave.

Saturdays “Keep it Simple” Group will be meeting at 10:30 – 11:30 am starting April 7th.

Tuesdays “New Freedom” Group will meet from 7 to 8 pm starting May 1st.