LifeRing Canada Moving Forward

Things are hopping in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Martin Nicolaus, a founder of LifeRing and its leader from the beginning until this past summer, will be visiting Victoria from Oct. 4th – 7th for a series of events, including a lecture at the University of Victoria, and meetings with a number of addiction professionals, politicians and others.

LifeRing Canada, the officially chartered LifeRing organization overseeing the group’s efforts in Canada, is sponsoring the visit and has worked tirelessly to prepare for it.

Michael Walsh, Executive Director of LifeRing Canada, has been very successful in marketing LifeRing on Vancouver Island, where Victoria — the capital of the province of British Columbia — is located. Here is a Public Service Announcement that has been running on television there. It was prepared by the television station with no cost to LifeRing and will run at least 80 times in the Victoria area.


  1. Michael on December 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Hi Grant,

    There are several LifeRing meetings in Victoria and you can go to for the Victoria meeting schedule.

    Umbrella Society is an excellent resource in Victoria, as is the Adult Outpatient Treatment clinic at 1250 Quadra Street which is a VIHA run facility.

    If you need a referral into Detox or a residential treatment facility, I can write referrals for you.

    Why don’t you give me a call at 250.896.8494?



  2. Grant Freeman on December 18, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    i see there is a lifering in victoria bc canada…is there one in Nanaimo bc canada…only an hour and a halfs drive…pls…i need help

  3. Michael on November 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Lyn,

    Are you in Victoria? If so you can go to for the latest meeting schedule.



  4. Lyn on November 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I would like to get information about local groups, please


  5. Michael on September 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm


    Can you send me an e-mail?



  6. Bill on September 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Very nicely done video, folks! Vancouver is lagging behind, but we have plans.