Sunny Side Up

The Sunny Side Up Recovery Breakfast allows us to connect with and educate our community while raising funds needed to maintain our operations.

As the name suggests, the event is positive and upbeat, reflecting the “sunny side” that our community can generate in response to the challenge of addiction.

This year, for the third annual Sunny Side Up breakfast, we will be in Saint John and also in Charlotte County.

Sunny Side Up Recovery Breakfast Logo

2023 Keynote Speaker: Mary Beth O'Connor

Mary Beth O'Connor - 2023 Keynote Speaker for Sophia Recovery Sunny Side Up Breakfast.

Mary Beth O’Connor’s story is one of triumph over addiction. Her struggle with substances began with alcohol at age 12. After 20 years of battling substances, Mary Beth found and sustained recovery.

She entered UC Berkeley Law and graduated in 2003.  After working at a  large firm in Silicon Valley, she was appointed a federal Administrative Law Judge, a position from which she retired in 2020.

Mary Beth shares her story in a riveting memoir from Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction and in public speaking engagements. She leverages her experiences to reduce stigma and offer hope to those struggling.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading and most compelling advocates for women’s recovery.

You can learn more about Mary Beth at her website,

Sunny Side Up Brunch - Charlotte County

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Garcelon Civic Centre, 22 Budd Ave, St Stephen, NB E3L 1E9

Sunny Side Up Breakast - Saint John

Thursday, October 26, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Delta Marriott, 39 King St, Saint John, NB E2L 4W3

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this event a reality. Your dedication will help us continue to support our community.

Sponsorships and tables are still available! Email Kathy Gorman to learn more today.