Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets March 21, 2018

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Wednesday night, March 21, 2018 our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Registered Dietitian, Selena De Vries meets.  

When: 7 – 8 pm

Where: Orthoquest Kelowna Kinesiology at 1021 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC

Cost: Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.

Wellness Meetings are held in the months of January, February, March, April, May, October and November.

Contact Selena at 778-990-6047 for more information.

2018 Meeting Dates Announced

Kelowna Celiac meetings are held at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, located next door to the Winfield Arena, 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, Winfield.  We precede our meetings with a 12:00 potluck lunch at a cost of $2. per adult (17 years and older) to cover the cost of hall rental and coffee. Those attending are asked to bring their favourite gluten-free dish (and the recipe for all to see). Our potluck lunches are a wonderful opportunity to discover new recipes and realize that gluten-free eating does not mean sacrifice or boredom. After some good food and friendship, there is a short meeting and possibly a guest speaker. We encourage you to bring partners, family or friends to the meeting as well.

Our 2018 meetings are:

  • May 6, 2018
  • September 9, 2018
  • November 4, 2018

Free Webinar For Newly Diagnosed – January 23rd

Gluten-Free 101: Getting Started Gluten Free – January and February

Sue Newell

Sue Newell

If you are a newly diagnosed member or just someone who wants a refresher on the gluten-free diet, join us for one of our sessions led by CCA’s expert, Sue Newell.

These free interactive one-hour online sessions are included with your CCA membership and are offered once per month.

Session sizes are limited. Click the corresponding link to request to register:

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 6 pm PST
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 9pm EST

CCA Webinar – Meet the Celiac Researcher – November 30

By CCA National

Topic:  Food for Thought: The challenges of eating a nutritious and healthy gluten-free diet

Webinar Speaker: Diana Mager PhD RD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Alberta.

When:  Thursday November 30 at 8:30pm EST. Limit of 100 people for the webinar.

Description:
Diana-MagerJoin us to learn more about some of the research you have helped support through the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA). This webinar will address the unique nutritional considerations of the gluten-free diet for children with celiac disease and their families in Canada and the latest developments about our ongoing research related to a gluten-free food guide for Canadians.
 

Register in advance for this free webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ks9NP-S8SnGSeMVuN8L3fg

 

Join Us: Chapter Potluck/Meeting Sunday September 10th

Kelowna Celiac 2017 Pizza Potluck Group

Group photo from our May 2017 chapter meeting/potluck

Please join us for our next chapter meeting/potluck this Sunday, September 10th, 2017.  Guests/non-members are welcome!

Potlucks are a great time to connect with other Celiac’s and share helpful tips and tricks.  This is especially valuable for the recently diagnosed.

Please bring a gluten-free appetizer, entry or dessert along with a brief list of the ingredients used for those with food allergies in addition to Celiac Disease.

Where: Lake Country Winfield Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road

When: Doors open at 12:00-noon

We ask adults to donate a ‘toonie’ to help defray the hall rental costs.

Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets June 28th – Topic “Summer Eating”

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Wednesday night, June 28, 2017 our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Registered Dietitian, Selena De Vries meets.  This is the last meeting before a summer break.

The topic: “Summer BBQ and events” as well as the opportunity for open Q&A.

When: 7 – 8 pm

Where: Orthoquest Kelowna Kinesiology at 1021 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC

Cost: Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.

Wellness Meetings are held in the months of January, February, March, April, May, October and November.

Contact Selena at 778-990-6047 for more information.

Understanding Gluten Labelling In Canada – Free Webinar May 17th

Gluten-Labelling Webinar

As part of our Celiac Awareness Month activities, the CCA is launching its first of several webinars to support the Canadian celiac community.

Pre-registration is required. The webinar is FREE. 

Contact information is required in order to participate. Space is limited.

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017     TIME:   7 – 8pm OR  9 – 10pm EDT

Title: Is that safe for me? Understanding gluten labelling in Canada 

Presenter: Sue Newell

Here’s what you’ll learn:

1. Understand the requirements for a gluten-free claim in Canada

2. Understand the elements of risk analysis for gluten contamination in food

3. Identify the package elements used to determine the gluten risk for food

4. Understand the core elements of certification

To register: Click or paste on one of the following links:

7 – 8pm EDT – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1919e53d6f0fd9717510d14dfea9e911

9 – 10pm EDT – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/ba967167c899f16966858a512be5123a

CCA 2017 National Conference In Edmonton

Edmonton Conference

Canadian Celiac Association – National Conference

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
What: A one-day conference and vendor fair (held in conjunction with the CCA National Conference and AGM)
Cost: CCA member price $75, Non-member price $100

Registration includes: gluten free breakfast and lunch, conference and vendor fair access

Bonus: To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Kinnikinnick is offering conference delegates a free tour of their production facility on Friday, June 9th. Spaces limited, so book now to make sure you get a spot!

After a long hiatus, the Edmonton chapter is once again hosting a national conference. The Edmonton Gluten Free Festival is a one-day conference and vendor fair. We have a terrific line-up of speakers including Dr. Sheila Crowe, co-author of celiac disease for dummies and celiac blogger Laurie Lynn Lyons.

Click to register and get more details.