February Meeting

Our Annual Pancake Brunch Meeting will be held on Saturday February 4th at the Maranatha Church at 910 Sturgeon Road in St. James from 11 am to 1 pm. A Gluten Free 101 class for the newly diagnosed will run from 9:15 am to 10:30 am. Brunch is $5 per person with children under 12 years eating free. Please bring a donation of GF food for Winnipeg Harvest. The guest speaker will be from Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers speaking about the food value and nutrition found in eating their products. Companies Nosh on This and Epicure will host product and sample tables.

All are welcome.

The Lyall Meyers Memorial Summer Camp Scholarship

Our Manitoba Chapter has created an annual scholarship to be awarded in memory of Lyall Meyers to the child of a Chapter member (age 8 to 16) who wishes to attend a summer camp.

The Camp would be selected by the child’s parents after their consideration of the ability of the camp to supply the child with appropriate gluten free food during his or her visit to the facility.

An application form should be completed giving pertinent information with a short paragraph stating why the child should be selected to receive this award, the amount required according to the cost quoted by the camp, the dates he/she wishes to attend, etc. The child would be encouraged to write a request letter also. A deadline date for application would be January 6th, the year the first award is to be made.

A committee of three (a Chapter Executive member, a member at large and a representative of the Meyers family, if they wish to participate) will determine who would be selected when they meet before January 31st . This will allow for the advance booking to be made at the chosen camp for the upcoming summer. The scholarship will be in the form of a cheque that would be made payable to the chosen camp which the Chapter will forward to the camp.

Application forms are available on our website or at the October and December general meetings.

UpComing Events

February 4, 2017 – General meeting with gluten free pancake breakfast served with gluten free breakfast sausages, fresh fruits & refreshments. Breakfast is $5.00 for adults while children under 12 years of age eat free. Guest speaker TBA.

April 1, 2017 – Annual General Meeting with gluten free desserts and refreshments. Guest speaker TBA.

June 3, 2017 – Annual Celiac Walk-a-thon & BBQ held in beautiful Assiniboine Park. Event information will be mailed out to all members as well as being posted on the chapter website. Everyone welcome to attend as this is a fun family event.

Thank you for your support!

What a success! The CCA Manitoba Chapter members enjoyed a spectacular Walk-a-thon and BBQ on June 4, 2016 in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg MB.

The CCA-Manitoba Chapter Executive Board, want to thank our sponsors for their commitment to making this event so successful. CCA members participating in the walk-a-thon secured pledges from the friends and family alike with monies raised during this event going towards education and public awareness about Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Your contribution helped make our vision a reality by helping to offset the cost of holding this fund raising event and BBQ.

As we continue to grow as a chapter, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to our growth and the success of our educational programs. You are truly appreciated.

Calbee North America
CO-OP Red River Grant Park
Fountain Tire Pembina Hwy.
Inspired by Happiness
La Cocina Foods
Manitoba Harvest
Mayers Packaging
MB Liquor and Lotteries
Meyers Drugs
Natural Specialty Foods
Safeway Charleswood #4854
Shoal Lake Wild Rice
SunRype Products Canada
Tenderloin Meat & Sausage
US Nutrition (Vita Health)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Fountain Tire McPhillips

Have a child with celiac disease?

The University of Alberta is conducting an online survey investigating vitamin use in children with celiac disease. They are looking for parents of children with celiac disease to respond to the survey. The results of this study will help further an understanding of the factors that impact children with CD taking vitamin supplements and of barriers/motivators for taking the supplements in Canadian children with CD. Follow this link for more information and to take the survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/celiacvitd/vitamin-use-in-children-with-celiac-disease/

Product Recall

Kinnikinnick has recalled a number of products because of  unlabelled milk in the products. There is no gluten in the products.

The  recalled products are Kinnikinnick Original Homestyle Waffles;  Kinnikinnick Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles; Kinnikinnick  Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix; Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs;  Kinnikinnick Pancake & Waffle Mix.

Consumers with a MILK allergy should return these products to the place  they purchased the product; customers who do not have a milk allergy can consume  these products in safety.

It should be noted that this problem was identified by  Kinnikinnick’s own internal ingredient testing problem. Kinnikinnick determined  that another ingredient contained milk allergens that were not listed by the  manufacturer of that ingredient.

Kinnikinnick has posted details on their blog (http://blog.kinnikinnick.com/2014/01/routine-testing-of-ingredients.html)  and you can find a full list of all the affected products on the CFIA web  site:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2014-01-10/eng/1389416979298/1389417006118

This  recall may lead to recalls of other products who use the same ingredient in  their products. We will send notices of any other high priority  recalls.

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