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.

Annual Pizza Potluck Sunday May 7, 2017

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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

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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.

Pizza Potluck May 1st

gluten-free-pizzaOne next Celiac Meeting is Sunday, May 1st.

This will be a special gluten-free pizza themed potluck!

This is a CHANGE from regular meetings.  Please just bring a salad or dessert. The chapter will pay for the pizzas.

Celiacs & their families, can each enjoy their two slices of gluten-free pizza.  A great time to bring the kids and your teenagers.

We need to know who will be coming by April 24 so we can order enough pizzas. Please email Marie at dougmarieablett1@shaw.ca or phone 250-763-7159 if you plan to attend.

Non-celiac members will pay $5 for the 2 slices.

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

Doors open at 12:00-noon

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

Gluten-Free Wellness Group Meets April 14th

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Thursday night, April 14, 2016 we have our Kelowna Celiac and Gluten Intolerant Wellness Group with Mary Hicks, our Dietitian.

When: 7-8 pm
Where: Interior Health, Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna, 118 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Room 3,

Free to CCA members, $2 donation for non-members.  It’s 7 pm to 8 pm at the Capri Health Centre (118 – 1835 Gordon Drive) meeting room three with parking available at the back by Capri insurance.

Please bring your best gluten-free bread recipe to share.  If you don’t bake your own bread, this discussion may inspire you!  So, even if you don’t have a recipe please join us for discussion and friendship.

Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.

Registration Open For Newfoundland Conference

By Mark Johnson

Newfoundland CCA ConferenceWe are pleased to invite you to the 2016 CCA national conference, being held June 24-26, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. We are very excited, with this being the first conference in Canada’s easternmost province, and we are presenting a very interesting speaker lineup.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Leffler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, and a leading world researcher on celiac disease. We are also welcoming numerous other fascinating presenters, including Erin Smith (the Gluten-Free Globetrotter), speaking about her many years of gluten-free travel and offering advice and useful tips. Other pertinent topics to be addressed at the conference include celiac disease and osteoporosis, the pediatric and family doctor perspectives on celiac, a dietetic presentation, and the lighter side with Patrick Ledwell, a celiac stand-up comedian who has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters. We cannot wait for June to arrive!

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Dr. Daniel Leffler

Given that it is peak tourist season at that time, with opportunities to check out the icebergs and go whale-watching, we anticipate significant tourism interest and we want to make sure we have sufficient hotel rooms reserved for our conference. Please book as soon as possible. We hope you’ll join us – what a great reason to make the trip to Newfoundland!

The fee is lower than usual at just $175 for the two-day conference (add $50 for non-members – includes membership), including breakfast both days and lunch on Saturday, and complimentary access to the vendor fair, with lots of free samples and giveaways. All are welcome! Register today at www.ccaconference.ca.

Register before the March 31 early bird deadline for a chance to win one of five great prizes! Visit the website for details.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in St. John’s! For all conference-related conferences, please email us at: cca2016conference@gmail.com