New: Temporarily Move Your Group Meeting Online - instead of having it Cancelled
Many groups in our area are choosing to have face-to-face meetings online, using Skype, Zoom, or one of the many Video Communication tools available. To support these groups we've modified our website code to allow groups to alter the state of their listing in one of three ways: Normal, Online, or Cancelled. Groups may choose to do this by submitting an online change request to the Edmonton Web Administrator (using the Update Meetings feature on the top left of this page).
To mark your group listing as Online, simply select the Online Meeting Status button to the right of your Group Name on the Change Request form to have the meeting marked as Online. The website software will automatically append the word Online to the group name, replacing the words Canceled, Group, or Meeting if they are there. It will also replace the text in the Location box directly below the group name with a preformatted Zoom link with an invalid 9999999999 PMI number. If your meeting uses Zoom, you can simply replace the 9 digits with your own PMI and the listing will be directly linked to your meeting. If you are using another Video Conferencing tool, you would replace the entire link in the Location field.
Like when cancelling, you will need to fill in the Required Contact Information at the bottom and then submit it. When applied by the Web Admin, this change will reflect on this website Meeting List as a Blue Hyperlink, and the information will subsequently filter through to the Meeting Guide App on your phone, typically within 24 hours.
Groups that wish to have their Edmonton website meeting listing temporary marked as Cancelled may submit an online change request to the Web Administrator (using the Update Meetings feature on the left of this page).
To mark your group listing as Cancelled, simply select the Cancelled Meeting Status button to the right of your Group Name on the Change Request form and the meeting will be marked Cancelled. The website software will automatically append the word Cancelled to the group name. Fill in the Required Contact Information at the bottom and submit it. When applied by the web admin, it will reflect on this website Meeting List in Red Lettering, and will subsequently filter through to the Meeting Guide App on your phone within 24 hours.
To restore your group meeting to normal status, simply reverse the process by submitting another online change request after having reset the Meeting Status to Normal. The canceled state will be reversed when applied by the Web Admin.
You can review what a COVID 19 cancelled meeting looks like on the Edmonton Meeting List where many meetings have already been temporarily canceled because of the COVID 19 health crisis.
The Online Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous has a directory of online meetings, including call in meetings. Please click here to open that website in another window. This appears to be an excellent resource.
The Area 78 Remote Communities committee hosts 3 weekly online meetings, called 'Spirit of the North'. The information for attending these meetings, which meet Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 7 PM MST, can be found here. The Area website team is also working to provide the membership in Area 78 with more online options.