The 2023 convention will be held at St Andrew’s College, Christchurch from Friday 20 January through to Sunday 22 January 2023.
***Early bird rate is available until midnight 1 January 2023***
The theme ‘happy, joyous and free’ uses the Grapevine publication of the same name which guides the theming of the meetings and shows us the joys gained from the serious business of sobriety.
Set on the Canterbury Plains, Christchurch is New Zealand’s garden city on the east coast of the South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, running through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Our city Otautahi is better now than ever; the vibrant CBD is an ever-evolving mix of old and new with many changes. Explore the town and celebrate the classic icons that remain and enjoy the changing landscape and riverfront restaurants and cafes.
St Andrew’s College has boarding facilities located in the heart of the college campus. Accommodation for the Convention is available across its three boarding houses.
Christchurch has a great selection of meetings running every day. If you would like more information, to find out where they are, or would like a lift to get to one during your stay in Christchurch, please ask. Meetings are also listed at www.aa.org.nz.
But for most members of A.A., living sober is really living – a joyous experience. We much prefer it to the troubles we had with drinking.
From an official statement issued July 31, 1964