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Union Gospel Mission Alumni

Alumni Dinner

Our annual Alumni Dinner for the Mens' A&D Recovery Program is this Saturday October 1st!

Meeting in Cornerstone drop-in at 4pm

All alumni and A&D Recovery Program residents welcome!

Who We Are

Union Gospel Mission aims to assist graduates of the Alcohol & Drug Recovery Program in staying connected with each other and with the Mission’s counselors, for continued support and to help prevent relapse. Throughout the year, the Alumni meet monthly as a group for fellowship. We also have a weekly in-house AA meeting for alumni and residents of the program as well as special Alumni events for fellowship a couple of times per year.

Many of the Alumni become valued volunteers and employees, and are active in reaching out to hurting and addicted individuals, who, like they were, are caught in the deadly spiral of addiction. To find out further information on the Alumni Association, drop us a line at alumni@ugm.ca

Monthly Alumni Meeting

First Monday of Every Month

Come on out and bring us your great ideas for fun, fellowship and service. The monthly Alumni meeting is at 7:15 pm, following the in-house AA meeting in the large classroom upstairs.

Note: On holiday Mondays, the Alumni meeting will occur the following Monday.

Monday, November 8th following the in-house meeting at 7:15 will be the next Election Day for Alumni Executive. Any alumnus is eligible to vote or be nominated for a position. Please plan to attend and exercise your vote. The members of the Executive are elected for a six month term.

Your Alumni Committee

Each member of the executive has been assigned a specific area to facilitate communication and alumni activities.

  • President: Jeff P (UGM events)
  • Vice President: Glenn G (hospital visits)
  • Treasurer: Don L (bus tickets)
  • Secretary: Dennis P (administrative)

Members At Large:

  • Volunteer liaison: John W
  • Big Book liaison: Mike M
  • Social activities: Peter S
  • Staff / Alumni Liaison: Janet MacPhee

Special Event: Annual Alumni Dinner

The Alumni Dinner was held once again on Sat. September 18th. We had a great turnout of nearly 80 people including 15 from the program. The kitchen made a lovely steak and prawn dinner and 5 volunteers were provided by Volunteer Services to take on the kitchen chores so the residents were free to participate. The sobriety countdown, led by James W revealed 134 years of sobriety in the room! Murray M was our alumni speaker and talked about his ongoing challenges with health and growth as a Christian in recovery. Special music was provided by Sarah Gardner & Paul Martin.

Following dinner we had prize draws in the gazebo, with three grand prizes of iPods for two lucky Alumni and one man in recovery. The weather held off and a lot of people had a chance to reconnect with others they hadn’t seen in a while. From all reports a good time of fellowship was had by all.