2019 DA Retreat Registration - The Twelve Promises of Debtors Anonymous
Event Dates: Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Registration: Opens at 4 p.m. on Friday
Retreat begins: 7:30 p.m. on Friday
Retreat ends: On Sunday following lunch (about 1:00 p.m.).
A more detailed schedule will be sent to all attendees prior to the retreat.
Event Address: Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre, 437 Wilson St. E. Ancaster, ON L0G 3K4
Retreat Registrar: Roger H. email:
or call/text 416-931-8717
This year's theme will be on the Twelve Promises of Debtors Anonymous. The newly issued DA pamphlet will be included in your registration packet upon arrival.
To reserve your space please fill out the information below. The retreat registrar (Roger H.) will email you a confirmation and provide payment options such as an email transfer (in Canada), or a mailing address for cheques or money orders. Retreat capacity is 33 people for overnight accommodations.
Dinner on Friday, November 22 is not included. Feel free to bring a meal with you to the Centre. There are restaurant options available within walking distance ($ to $$$) of Mount Mary. There are major grocery stores a short car ride away on Wilson St. W.
This annual retreat is a service provided by members of Debtors Anonymous and the Toronto Area Intergroup of DA. Our website address is
The retreat is open to members of Debtors Anonymous, Business Debtors Anonymous, Debt Anon, and other 12 Step Fellowships.
What is your name?
What is your telephone number?
Is this telephone number text friendly?
Email address and telephone information are collected only for the purpose of contacting you about this retreat and to confirm your attendance. This information will not be shared or used for other purposes. An opportunity to share your contact information with other attendees will be made available on site.
What is your mailing address? (for receipt purposes only).
Emergency Contact Information. In the event of an emergency, who would you like us to contact on your behalf? Name and a phone number, please.
What days will you attend?
Entire Weekend with five meals and accommodations. 22-24 Nov 2019 ($195.00 CAD)
Entire Weekend with five meals and without accommodations 22-24 Nov 2019 ($120.00 CAD)
Saturday only with three meals 23 Nov Nov 2019 ($95.00 CAD)
Friday night speaker meeting only 22 Nov 2019 (No charge; 7th Tradition accepted)
Sunday morning only including lunch 24 Nov 2019 ($25.00)
I wish to apply for a scholarship (in full or in part). See next question.
Are you applying for a Scholarship? We have some funds made available from DA members to support persons who may require financial assistance to attend this retreat. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 28 October 2019. If you select Yes or Maybe the Registrar will send you more information via email.
I understand that I will have to pay my fees in advance. Please note your registration is not complete until full payment has been received.
Contact me for alternative arrangements
How do you plan to pay?
Email transfer (within Canada)
Mail a cheque or money order
I'm applying for a scholarship (in full or in part)
I'll be making other arrangements with you (for example, paying in US Dollars)
Overnight accommodations on site. Most rooms are twin-bedded. If our attendance is above 20 we will need to assign a roommate. Men's and women's accommodations are in separate buildings. Washrooms and showers are available in each building. Do you have a person you wish to share a room with? If so, please indicate their name below.
Are you willing to do service at the retreat?
Yes, as indicated below. Please check the appropriate box(es)
No, thank you
Volunteer driver to pick up people at train stations on Friday.
Snack Table / Kitchenette
Meditation Saturday Morning
Meditation Sunday Morning
Session Leader on a Promise (wherever you need me)
Session Leader: Promise 1. "Where once we felt despair, we will experience a newfound hope".
Session Leader: Promise 2 " Clarity will replace vagueness. Confidence and intuition will replace confusion and chaos. We will live engaged lives, make decisions that best meet our needs, and become the people we were meant to be".
Session Leader: Promise 3 "We will live within our means, yet our means will not define us".
Session Leader: Promise 4 "We will begin to live a prosperous life, unencumbered by fear, worry, resentment or debt".
Session Leader: Promise 5 "We will realize that we are enough: we will value ourselves and our contributions".
Session Leader: Promise 6 "Isolation will give way to fellowship; faith will replace fear".
Session Leader: Promise 7 "We will recognize that there is enough; our resources will be generous, and we will share them with others and with D.A.".
Session Leader: Promise 8 "We will cease to compare ourselves to others; jealousy and envy will fade".
Session Leader: Promise 9 "Acceptance and gratitude will replace regret, self-pity, and longing".
Session Leader: Promise 10 "We will no longer fear the truth; we will move from hiding in denial to living in reality".
Session Leader: Promise 11 "Honesty will guide our actions toward a rich life filled with meaning and purpose".
Session Leader: Promise 12 "We will recognize a Power greater than ourselves as the source of our abundance. We will ask for help and guidance and have faith that they will come."
Do you require accommodation on a ground floor?
Dietary requirements. Check the appropriate box(es).
Muslim (no pork)
Allergy Alert (specify in the next question please)
Other (specify in the next question please)
I have food considerations as indicated here:
Do you have any questions for us?
Information about Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre: This is a large property with outdoor walking areas. It is also walking distance to the village centre. The dining room is a 5 to 7-minute walk from the residences and conference area we will be using. Smoking or vaping is not permitted inside any building or within 9 metres of any building entrance. Alcohol, cannabis or other drugs are not permitted on the property.
I agree to these terms.
Transportation. Ancaster is located within the boundaries of the City of Hamilton and is served by the "Hamilton Street Railway" (HSR) via bus route # 5 (stop # 2658). If you are coming by Via Rail, the closest station is "Aldershot". If using GO Bus or GO Train use Hamilton GO Centre (closest) or Aldershot station. Ridesharing platforms such as Lyft or Uber are available. Do you need us to help you get from either station to the retreat centre?
No, Ill make my own way there.
Yes, I need help
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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