Area 78

Alberta / Northwest Territories

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AA Preamble

  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS© is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
  • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
  • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Reprinted with permission of the AA Grapevine, Inc

AA - Bridging the Mackenzie...

The 1,045-metre Deh Cho bridge (known locally as the AA bridge) crosses over the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories – a monumental waterway where the seasonal freeze-up and ice break-up previously blocked an essential transport route for weeks at a time.

The arching cable-stayed superstructure towers over the flat Arctic landscape near Fort Providence and now provides year-round road passage across the Mackenzie to and from Yellowknife, replacing the winter ice bridge and summer ferry.

Call for Candidates for the Area 78 Table Officer Position of Secretary

Due to the resignation of our current Secretary, Area 78 must hold an election to fill this position.  The election will be held at the March 2017 Pre-Conference Assembly at the Sheraton Red Deer on March 17-19, 2017 (day and time of election will be announced when the agenda is sent out).

Please refer to the public Downloads section for qualifications and detailed job description.  Also, please note that the successful candidate will serve until the end of the Panel 66 term (December31, 2017).  The successful candidate will not be expected to produce the March 2017 Pre-Conference Assembly Minutes.  They will be responsible to attend and send the Minutes out for the May 2017 ACM, September 2017 Election Assemblyt and attend the Transition meeting held at the Sheraton Red Deer in November of 2017.  Note: the successful candidate may also put their name forward for any Area Committee Officer position in the upcoming September 2017 Election Assembly should they wish.

Please submit your name for this position by emailing the Area 78 Chair, Jan M. at by March 17, 2017.

WACYPAA XXI Host Committee Elections - February 11, 2017

Are you young, or young at heart, and in AA?  Are you looking for a service opportunity that will connect you with over 1000 young alcoholics in recovery from across Western Canada & the United States?  Edmonton has been awarded the Western Area Conference of Young People in AA (WACYPAA) and we want YOU to join our Conference Host Committee!  This is the first time WACYPAA has been in Canada in over a decade, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.  Be part of Edmonton AA History!  All positions available, see poster in the calendar tab for date time and location.

More on WACYPAA and Host Committe Elections by emailing or by adding your email to the list at


*Young People's groups are forever inclusive, never exclusive - the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking.  All are welcome, regardless of age or identity.

WRAASA - February 10, 11 & 12 2017

The Western Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (WRAASA) will be held in Winnipeg Manitoba.  

This service event is put on by the four Western Canada Areas:

Area 80 Manitoba, Area 91 Saskatchewan, Area 78 Alberta/NWT and Area 79 BC/Yukon.

The theme is 'Supporting Our Future'.  There will be panels, workshops, sharing and great fellowship.

For more information contact:

Area 78 Pre-conference Assembly - March 17, 18 & 19 2017

This year's Area 78 Pre-Conference Assembly will be held in Red Deer, Alberta.  More information to come.

Area 78 ACM - May 26 & 27 2017

The May Area 78 ACM will be held in Olds, Alberta.  More information to come.

Area 78 Election Assembly - September 15, 16 & 17 2017

The September Area 78 Election Assembly will be held in Red Deer, Alberta.  More information to come.

Need Info?

If you have a drinking problem and want to contact someone in Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), this website offers a number of ways to do this. Please check the menu items under Contact Us to reach one of our members in Area 78 or to find a local phone number close to you. You can, of course, just look up and go to a meeting close to you by using our Find a Meeting feature. We will be glad to see you.

This website also provides information pertinent to members of AA in Area 78 and the public/media at large who are simply looking for details regarding the service structure in Area 78 of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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Area 78
Box 98
Lougheed, AB T0B 2V0