Frequently Asked Questions
Check back here for logistical information about the event itself. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, get in touch and let us know. We’ll respond as soon as possible and likely add your question to the FAQs.
What is an AA/Al-Anon rally?
“We are not a glum lot” (pp.xx, Alcoholics Anonymous). Almost from the outset Alcoholics Anonymous has encouraged fellowship with other alcoholics. We do it every day in meetings and in our work carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Rallies are an extension of that fellowship. Consider them multi-day “conferences” in the AA and recovery communities. They usually include things like meetings, speakers, workshops, entertainment, food and often dancing. Rallies are where people in recovery go to celebrate their freedom from a “seemingly hopeless state of mind and body”.
Getting to the Rally
Check out our map to the event here. The page includes a link to BC Transit if you’re planning on taking the bus.
Parking at the Rally
While there is limited parking at the Leonardo DaVinci Centre, it fills up quickly. Visitors are advised to give themselves an extra 10 minutes to park nearby and walk over if you can’t find parking at the venue itself.
Where do I get tickets?
Tickets can be bought on-line with any major credit card here. Tickets can also be purchased at Greater Victoria Intergroup (Central Office) here. Finally, we plan on having a team of “mobile sales agents” at many of the AA and Al-Anon meetings throughout Victoria in the weeks and months leading up to the event. Keep your eyes and ears open.