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”

selena-de-vries

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.

Annual Pizza Potluck Sunday May 7, 2017

gluten-free-pizza

Jim's Place pizza boxesOur next Kelowna Celiac Chapter meeting is Sunday, May 7, 2017 at noon at Lake Country Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road.

This is a gluten-free pizza-themed potluck!  It is a replay of last year’s successful event if you attended.  The chapter will pay for the pizzas from Jim’s Place and everyone brings either a salad or dessert.  Celiacs & their families, can each enjoy their 2 slices of gluten-free pizza!

The chapter will pay for the pizzas and everyone brings either a salad or dessert.  Celiacs & their families, will enjoy two slices of gluten-free pizza.

This is the perfect meeting to bring kids and your teenagers!

May-1-2016-pizza-meeting (6)Note: All food brought for the luncheon must be gluten-free.  Ideally, you’d have a card next to the dish listing the ingredients in case there are any other allergies.  Please remember to bring your own plates and cutlery etc.

At each meeting, we ask adults to donate a toonie to defray the hall rental costs.

Our other meeting dates for 2017 are September 10th and November 12th.

May is Celiac Awareness Month

National CCA Release

Join the Canadian Celiac Association as we host several public outreach and education initiatives and encourage your support during our donor drive. Our goal this campaign is to raise $45,000. These funds will help us offer member-only education, increase counselling support and develop programs for safer places to eat.

Twitter Party — May 1

  • May 1 we’ll be hosting our first Twitter Party! Join us at @CCAceliac
  • Follow #AskTheCeliac from 8–9 pm EDT
  • Join us to learn more about celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and the gluten-free diet
  • Test your knowledge to win one of 10 prizes including a $100 Catelli prize pack
  • Thank you to Catelli Foods for generously sponsoring this party

2017 twitter party header

 

International Celiac Awareness Day — Tuesday, May 16

  • All federal Members of Parliament will be sent a letter with a Celiac Awareness ribbon and will be asked to wear it on May 16 to show their support
  • Watch your mail for a little something to help us spread awareness in your community on this day!
  • Help us reach our goal of $45,000. Watch your social media, share #CeliacAware and ask your friends and colleagues to donate to CCA.

CCA Education webinar — Wednesday, May 17

  • CCA will be offering two one-hour webinars on labelling
  • 5–6 pm EDT and then 8–9 pm EDT to accommodate time zones

Facebook Day — May 31

  • We’ll be hosting an “AskTheCeliac” Day on our public Facebook page on May 31 to round out the month of activities. Post your questions! Share with friends

“Strategies for Eating Out” – Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets February 22nd

selena-de-vriesWednesday night, February 22, 2017 our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Registered Dietitian, Selena De Vries meets.

The topic: “Strategies for eating out”

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.

Gluten-Free Christmas Potluck December 4th

potuck food set-upOur next chapter meeting is Sunday, December 4th at the Lake Country (Winfield) Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road. Doors open at noon.

Please bring your gluten-free Christmas themed potluck dishes, with recipes and/or sources. All food brought for the luncheon must be gluten-free.

At the door, we ask adults to donate a toonie to defray the hall rental costs.

We changed the format to a potluck last year and it went well. In previous years the executive would cook the dinner and there was a higher admission cost. The potluck format makes it less expensive for everyone and distributes the work.