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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
King City Group Celebrates 30 years
all started in early March 1971, when a sober member of
the Richmond Hill Group wouldn't give the key to the meeting
place at their church to a chronic "slipper."
or not, Lincoln took matters into his own hands, went to
King City, and started his own group. As the old saying
goes, "...with a resentment and a coffeepot..."
another "slipper" and a sober member by the name
of Jack T., the King City Group took shape in a little meeting
room at the top of the stairs in All Saint's Anglican Church
on Keele Street.
S., long time member of King City says: "I was just
coming around at the end of '71 or '72. Keith S. and I were,
as they say, kicking the tires and slamming the doors to
see what it was all about. Jack and his friend Alex were
the foundation. The rest of us took turns staying sober.
There were only a few meetings in the area Keswick,
Newmarket, and Bolton. We needed a meeting and those first
members, drunk or sober, kept the doors open for the rest
first woman to join the King City group was Marie B. who
recently celebrated 20 years in AA.
S., Danny C., and Bill S. are original members who are still
active in carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous.
King City Group is alive and thriving with about 75 members.
All meetings are well attended and a Tradition meeting is
held once a month to keep members abreast of why AA works.
recognition of 30 years of AA in King City, the group would
like to invite everyone to celebrate with us on Monday evening
at 8 p.m. on March 19. The group has invited Father Leo
B. to speak.
God's help, we'll still be chugging along 30 years from
© March 2001, Better Times, GTA Intergroup, Toronto,