An­nual AA con­fer­ence

400 to 500 friends of Bill W ex­pected to at­tend

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Once again, over 400 Friends of Bill W will be gath­er­ing at the Ra­mada Inn for the 71st An­nual AA Con­fer­ence, with Al-Anon par­tic­i­pa­tion over this week­end.

“We have ap­prox­i­mately 400 to 500 peo­ple come ev­ery year from Ot­tawa, Mon­treal and they come over from the states,” said one of the or­ga­niz­ers. “The con­fer­ence is re­ally a cel­e­bra­tion of our so­bri­ety. We see a lot of peo­ple that we haven’t seen in the past year.”

The theme for this year’s con­fer­ence is Be Will­ing.

The meet­ings start on Fri­day, Nov. 9, with regis­tra­tion be­gin­ning at 5 p.m. Meet­ings be­gin at 6:30 p.m. and the night should wrap up around 11 p.m.

On Satur­day, Nov. 10, regis­tra­tion be­gins at 8:30 a.m., and meet­ings will con­tinue through­out the day. The Al-Anon Main Speaker will be at 3 p.m., with the ban­quet be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. The main speaker af­ter din­ner will be­gin her speech at 8 p.m. Amy D. from Louisville, Ky., will be the main speaker.

Regis­tra­tion for the event is $10 and the ban­quet ticket, which in­cludes the regis­tra­tion fee, is $45. For more Al-Anon in­for­ma­tion, call 613-937-4880.

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