October 1995

AA: MEMBER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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HI. I'M MEMBER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: AA has helped keep alcoholics sober since the group held its first Calgary meeting in 1945

The 17-year-old stood back but within earshot of his mother who was conferring with two strangers on a downtown street corner -- a minister and a businessman.

``I remember it so vividly because it was such an important part of my life.''

The teen had done his duty by escorting his mother downtown to Central United Church at 8th Ave and 1st St. S. W. to meet the men. ``In those days a woman didn't go downtown after 6 p.m. alone.''