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5th Annual SOCA Convention & the 4th Annual Great Canadian Convention of Cocaine Anonymous — August 19th, 20th, 21st, 2011 Highlights!
2011 15th Annual SOCA Convention & 4th Annual Great Canadian Convention Speakers
Opening Speaker — Joe A. (Montreal)
Step 4 Workshop –Kellie F. (Surrey, BC)
Great Canadian Fellowship Presentation – A History and Overview of Cocaine Anonymous in Canada
Theme: The CA Fellowship Across Canada
Cocaine Anonymous in Canada has 8 active areas: Canada Maritimes, Quebec, Southern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Southern Alberta, Northern Alberta, and British Columbia. There are more than 200 CA Groups with more than 4000 members of Cocaine Anonymous across our nation. Five CA members from across Canada, who are actively involved in CA, some of whom have been involved from CA’s inception in their area: Kellie F. (BC), Percy O. (AB), Kirk L. (MB), Dorian C. (ON), Marie Sylvie G. (PQ) will share:
- A brief history of CA in their area.
- What CA in their area like today?
- What stands out what makes CA special in their Area?
Local Speaker — Nafisha S. (Toronto, ON)
Local Speaker — Ron H. (London, ON)
Saturday Keynote Speaker — Mark Anthony J. (Vancouver, BC)
Closing Speaker – Kellie F. (Surrey, BC)
2011 SOCA Convention Committee
|Chair – Scott P.
Vice Chair – Bob A.
Treasurer – Terry N.
Alt-Treasurer – Justin W.
Programming Chair – Sean R.
Registration Chair – Margot M.
Secretary – Vanessa S.
Fundraising Chair – Cameron F.
Web Chair – Cameron F.
|Hotel/Banquet – Scott P.
Auction/Raffle – Bill W.
Outreach – Nicole Z.
Hospitality – Katie P.
Entertainment – Shanna P.
Printing & Logo – Cameron F.
Memorabilia – Scott P.
Greeter Chair – Justin W.
2011 SOCA Convention Hospitality Suite
Kudos to the Rebel Group of CA in Toronto for their “over-the-top” efforts at hosting the 2011 Convention Hospitality Suite. The Rebel Group’s outstanding generosity of spirit helped, throughout the three-day of the convention, to provide refreshments, food and snacks to some 400 CA attendees. Special thanks to Brian and Cathy for their creation of a three-tiered Great Canadian Convention Cake complete with a chocolate Canadian beaver. The chocolate beaver was later sold at the Saturday night auction to raise funds for the convention.
2011 SOCA Fundraising Highlights
Highlights of the July 9th, SOCA 2011 Sobriety Time Texas No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament & BBQ
All Sobriety Time Poker Tournament Proceeds goes directly to the SOCA 2011 Convention
- 1st Prize – One (1) Night at the Sheraton Hotel (Saturday, Aug. 20th) — Milenko D.
- 2nd Prize — One (1) Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel (Toronto), Sat. August 20th — Paul T.
- 3rd Prize — One (1) Brunch at the Sheraton Hotel (Toronto), Sun. August 21st — Justin W.
Highlights of the April 16th, SOCA 2011 Sobriety Time Texas No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament & BBQ
- 1st Prize – CA Silver Ring (21g sterling) – Winner: Justin W.
- 2nd Prize — Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel (Toronto), Sat. August 20th – Winner: Richard M.
- 3rd Prize — Brunch at the Sheraton Hotel (Toronto), Sun. August 21st. – Winner: Jeff B.
Highlights of the 3rd Annual C.A. Golf Classic – in support of the SOCA Convention
Saturday June 18, 2011
Bushwood Golf & Country Club (Markham, Ontario)
18 players played 18 holes of golf, including: Sean R., Jim M., Steve V., Art H., Scott P., Rick T., Ron S., Alex G.
- Tournament Winner: Jim M.
- 2nd Place: Ron S.
- 3rd Place: Steve V.
- Longest Drive: Ron S.
- Closest to the Pin: Art H.
- Most Honest Golfer: Alex G.
The Auction Raffle Committee has put together these items for the Live Auction, Saturday, August 20th, 2011.
- Toronto Maple Leafs Jerseys
- 4 Phaneuf Xl, L,M,S
- Oil On Canvass Portrait Bill Wilson
- Sketch, Michaelangelo, Man God CA logo
- CA Blanket
- Star Fish Earrings
- Chanel Earrings
- 2 Tibetan Silver, Fresh Water Pearls Womens Necklace
- Shishedo Womems Basket
- Shishedo Mens Basket
- Oil On Canvass Native Painting
- Two (2) Paintings by Montreal artist, Daniel Gagnon-Barbeau
- Lamb Skin Satchel with CA logo
- TFC Tickets
- LG Flatscreen TV – 32 in.
- CA Logo in Stained Glass (Red 10 x 10)
- CA Logo in Stained Glass (Green 10 x 10)
- Women Hair Cut and Colour
- Three (3) Women’s High-end Health and Beauty Baskets
- Future items will include: Tickets for Leaf, Raptor, and Blue Jay Games; Golf stuff and more.