February 6th – Guest speaker for this event will be Dr. Donald Duerksen who will bring us up to date with the latest results of the celiac study group at St. Boniface Hospital. Following his presentation everyone will sit down to a mouth-watering, gluten free pancake brunch with sausages. Adults $5.00 and children under 12 years of age eat FREE.
April 2nd – Annual general meeting with the viewing of the DVD “Celiac Project”. The inspiration for this film came after director, Michael Frolichstein, struggled with a series of “mystery ailments” before finally being diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 40. His journey to meet others who had suffered, as well as to get answers from experts, led him to uncover more mysteries within his own family. The documentary ultimately explores what we can do individually and as a society to advance the conversation and raise awareness about the disease.
June 4th – Annual walkathon in Assiniboine Park is a fund raiser for the Manitoba Chapter with monies raised going towards education and celiac awareness initiatives. Following the walkathon everyone is invited to take part in a gluten free BBQ at shelter #3 where the day’s events originate. The day is a family event.
*GLUTEN FREE 101 is held at 9:15am prior to each meeting for the newly diagnosed Celiac or person with Gluten Intolerance.
*All meetings are held at Maranatha Evangelical Free Church at 910 Sturgeon Road in Winnipeg, at 11:00am.
*Please remember to bring a gluten free donation for Winnipeg Harvest with you!