NA Fellowship Discussion

Join in Fellowship-wide discussion about this important topic. We will review NA literature and share ideas about how we can build unity and better support each other’s recovery.

Hosted by Vancouver Area.

For more info see www.na.org under “For Our Members” >> “Issue Discussions”

PDF available here

Spring Clean Comedy Night

More info

This is a special fundraiser for Spring Clean – a camp weekend for addicts in recovery on the May Long Weekend. All profits go to pay for addicts in recovery to attend the weekend – but who could not otherwise afford it.

Contact:

  • Dave F: 604 341 4607
  • Glenn: 604 721 7022

Tickets are $25 at the door

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Little Meeting in Kits Beach Meetings

Little Meeting in Kits does beach meetings the last week of June, July and August. The meetings will be held at Jericho Beach for those weeks. Bring a chair

Comedy Night Fundraiser

38th Annual Spring Clean Fund Raising Event, at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Vancouver, 2837 Cambie Street, Januray 26th at 10:30 PM. $20.00 in advance, or $25.00 at the door.

Pre-registration for WCNA opens today

Monday, September 25, 10 am

We know everyone is excited about WCNA 37, and we are happy to announce that the registration and hotel accommodations website will go live on Monday, 25 September 2017 at 10:00 am PDT! Links will be posted at www.na.org/?ID=wcna-index

PRE-REGISTRATION
There are many advantages to pre-registering, and one incentive is that all members who pre-register by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation) will be entered in a drawing for two (2) full convention packages, including registration and all WCNA special event tickets! (Does not include pre-reg merchandise.)

HOTEL OPTIONS
While we realize many people are accustomed to booking hotel rooms on their own, it really helps WCNA when you book rooms in our room block. As an encouragement to pre-register and book rooms in our room block, if you do so by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation), you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free, three-night stay at one of the WCNA hotels. We will randomly select two pre-registrants and cover their room and tax charges for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of WCNA.

CONVENTION EVENTS
We are excited about having Mike Zito & Anders Osborne for the Thursday afternoon Blues Luncheon. They are a powerful blues force that will surely move your soles and your souls. We’ll provide more details about Zito and Osborne on the Convention Events pages; in the meantime, you can check out one of their videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WnAo4V8T7o

Join us for the Friday morning Jazz Brunch with Keiko Matsui and Euge Groove. Matsui is an internationally acclaimed pianist and composer who will pair up with veteran smooth jazz saxophonist Euge Groove. Check out these remarkable artists at www.keikomatsui.com and www.eugegroove.com and on our Convention Events pages.

Alonzo Bodden will headline the Saturday night Comedy Show, and he’ll be bringing along a few of his hilarious friends, too. Bodden is well known for his cynically good-natured social and political humor and as the winner of Last Comic Standing. Check him out at www.alonzobodden.com.

We’ve also confirmed artists for two coffeehouse events: Nakia and the Blues Grifters and Orchestra Fuego.

We’re very close to finalizing additional performers for the comedy show and concert, so we’ll provide updated information as it becomes available—but you need not wait to register. Special event seating assignments are based on your pre-registration date, not by the date you purchase the tickets. The key to getting the best seats is to register early.

BEING OF SERVICE
Interested in being considered as a WCNA main speaker or workshop speaker or want to participate in the WCNA 37 speaker evaluation process? We’ll make that information available on the website 10 October 2017.

We’ll have more information in the spring of 2018 on other ways you can help before and at the Convention.

VISAS
Need help or information about a visa to enter the US? Please contact elaine@na.org for more information.

See you in Orlando!

Deep Cove Quarry Rock Hike

The plan is to meet in Deep Cove under the covered bench at the corner of Banbury and Gallant at 12:15 PM. If taking public transit, the “211-Seymour” leaves Burrard Station at 11:07, or “212-Deep Cove” leaves Phibbs Exchange at 11:47 AM. Bring water to hydrate, and appropriate footwear.

DC Quarry Rock
Quarry Rock Hike Stats
Rating: Easy/Medium; Distance: 3.8km
Elevation Gain: ~100m; Highest Point: 123m
Time Needed: 2 Hours; Type: Out-and-back
Season: Year-round; Dogs are allowed off-leash
Est. Driving Time from Vancouver: 30-45 min
Trailhead Coordinates: N49.330205 W-122.949835
Quarry Rock
Deep Cove is the easternmost part of North Vancouver, fronting both Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm.
Deep Cove Map Location
If driving to Deep Cove, please allow a little extra time to find parking.
Estimated time: 30 minutes normal traffic, or 45 minutes in heavy/weekend traffic.

Traveling by Bus
There are a few buses that go to Deep Cove. If you are coming from
downtown, West Vancouver, Burnaby etc, make your way to Phibbs Exchange,
then take either the 211 or 212 (the 212 is a more direct route).
Deep Cove is the very last stop on both routes.
Get off the bus and walk toward the water to the end of Gallant Ave to Banbury St.

Traveling by Car via Hwy 1 Vancouver/Second Narrows Bridge to Deep Cove
Find your way to Hwy 1 and cross the Second Narrows Bridge
Take exit 23B toward Dollarton Hwy; follow Dollarton Hwy for 7 km.
Continue on to Deep Cove Rd (will become Gallant Ave.)
Park your car and walk down toward the water to the end of Gallant Ave to Banbury St.

Alternatively you could travel further north on Hwy 1 and take the 22B marked for
Mount Seymour Parkway. Turn right onto Mount Seymour Parkway and follow this road
for about 5km until your reach Deep Cove Road. Turn left on Deep Cove Road, and
you will eventually curve right into Deep Cove.

At the 4-way stop, turn left onto Panorama Drive and immediately on your right is a
parking lot for Panorama Park. Parking here is free, but very limited (especially
on a sunny summer day). You may find additional street parking on Rockcliff Road,
or by the Cove Cliff Elementary School. It is just a short walk to the trailhead
from there, but don’t forget to meet up at Banbury and Gallant first, @ 12:15 🙂

Traveling by Car via Hwy 1 Whistler/West Vancouver to Deep Cove
Take Exit 22 (Lynn Creek/Capilano University/Mount Seymour Parkway).
Turn Left on to Fern St; the road will fall to the right and become Mt. Seymour Parkway
Turn Left on to Deep Cove Road (it will become Gallant Ave).
Park your car and walk down toward the water to the end of Gallant Ave to Banbury St.
North Van Map
Quarry Rock Dogs
Please leash your dogs for a safe top of the rock experience.Quarry Rock Hiking Trail
The terrain is typical of North Shore hikes: densely wooded areas of Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees, and small mountain creeks. The first section of the trail climbs about twenty minutes up a set of stairs, and then over a maze of tree roots. The trail begins to level after that.
Quarry Rock Bridge
Steve

Trout Lake BBQ Hosted by the Activities Committee

Come join us for a BBQ in John Hendry Park, home of beautiful Trout Lake.
The main entrance to the park is located at 3300 Victoria Drive and E 15th Avenue.
There’s a large, free parking lot at that entrance. Bring food, friends, and family!
There is an off leash dog walking area on the north side of the lake, which is lovely
to walk around even if you do not have a dog 🙂 A walk around Trout Lake is only
1.2 km, will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete, and is wheelchair
accessible. Swimming in the lake is also permissible at the south end.

The park is just a short walk from the Broadway Station SkyTrain at E Broadway and Commercial Drive
BBQ
Trout Lake
Trout Lake Pan
Trout Lake Trail is 1.2 kms long (less than a mile).

Trout Lake Walk
Trout Lake Map
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K-Trout Lake

Spanish Banks East BBQ #2

This Bar B Que is being hosted by the Spring Clean committee in conjunction with VASC (Vancouver Area Service Committee), everyone welcome! Please bring something to grill if you can, though there will be some food provided, or bring some salad and drinks and snacks of your choice. Be prepared to chill and have lots of fun relaxing at beautiful Spanish Banks East. We are hoping to have volleyball and golf and other fun things to do, or you could just bring a blanket and your sun screen to watch from the sidelines. Prep begins at 11 am for the noon start. Musical instruments a bonus.

Look for us just east of the concession stand. We will end the day with a sunset meeting.

Spanish Banks East
At low tide, the water is one kilometre off shore.
Features of Spanish Banks East Beach
Part of the Seaside Seawall 
Free Parking
Concession
Picnic Tables
Public Washrooms
Barbeques permitted
Eight Volleyball Courts
Lifeguards from late May to early September

Location Map SBE
Spanish Banks/Point Grey
Dave

Spanish Banks East BBQ

This Bar B Que is being hosted by the Spring Clean committee in conjunction with VASC (Vancouver Area Service Committee), everyone welcome! Please bring something to grill if you can, though there will be some food provided, or bring some salad and drinks and snacks of your choice. Be prepared to chill and have lots of fun relaxing at beautiful Spanish Banks East. We are hoping to have volleyball and golf and other fun things to do, or you could just bring a blanket and your sun screen to watch from the sidelines. Prep/set-up begins at 11 am for the noon start. Musical instruments a bonus.

Look for us just east of the concession stand. We will end the day with a sunset meeting.

BBQ planned for third Sunday of next month and possibly in September, too.

Spanish Banks East
At low tide, the water is one kilometre off shore.
Features of Spanish Banks East Beach
Part of the Seaside Seawall 
Free Parking
Concession
Picnic Tables
Public Washrooms
Barbeques permitted
Eight Volleyball Courts
Lifeguards from late May to early September

Location Map SBE
Spanish Banks/Point Grey
Dave