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
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.
We all enjoyed Pizzas from Jim’s Place in Vernon, what a nice treat. We had a small number attend 19 in total. We also had gift certificate from Inspired by Happiness for a free cake. These are the best cakes ever I think that everyone agreed as they had samples to try.
Mary Hicks our dietician is retiring from her position as our dietician. The chapter presented Mary with a small token of appreciation for all the work she had done for our members. Selina deVries will be taking on the position of dietician for our chapter (Thank you Selina.)
Marilyn gave her treasures report to all the members. Our current balance is 7707.00 and 14,000 in GIC investments.
Jennie Johnson updated us on membership. We are still having problems getting correct information from National. It was suggested that if we have members that cannot afford to renew or join our chapter that we on a case by case bases maybe support them by paying half of the fee. We all agreed that National needs to look at a new business plan. It was suggested that they drop the membership fee and hope to get more donations. Our chapter is losing members as are most other chapters.
Marie sent out 100 new letters 80 e-mailed and 20 mailed it helps save money if we can e-mail the newsletters.
Our Chapter donated $300.00 to the Vancouver Chapter to help with the cost of having a booth at the Family Medicine Form later this year.
Irene will be going to the conference in Newfoundland and will bring back information to our meeting in Sept.
David Fowler has been helping with getting information up on our web page at no charge. The chapter decided to send David a small token of apparitions for all his work on behalf of our chapter. We now have advertisers on our web site.
We as members agreed to donate to National. We first need to know what the money would be used for. We do not feel we want the funds to go into general revenue.
The next meeting is September 11, 2016 a regular potluck.
We’ve now posted our meeting dates for 2014. Please mark your calendars!
Kelowna Potluck Meetings
Kelowna Chapter meetings are potluck lunches! Bring a gluten-free dish to share as well as your own plates and cutlery to be easy on the environment. We ask adults for a $2.00 donation per meeting to help with building rental costs.
All meetings are held at noon at the Winfield Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Lake Road, Lake Country B.C.
- Sunday March 23, 2014
- Sunday May 25, 2014
- Sunday September 14, 2014
- Sunday November 23. 2014
Meetings are “coffee only” at the Penticton Interior Health Centre, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 740 Carmi, in room 138. Parking available at Penticton General Hospital.
- Thursday April 3, 2014
- Thursday May 29, 2014
- Thursday Sep 18, 2014
- Thursday Nov 6, 2014
Kelowna Wellness Group
The Kelowna Wellness Group presents various topics for new and long term people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity followed by questions and answers. 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) room 3 with Parking behind Capri Insurance. Contact Mary Hicks 250-717-3639 for more information.
- Thursday February 27th, 2014
- Thursday May 1, 2014
- Thursday June 26, 2014
- Thursday September 25, 2014
- Thursday November 27, 2014