2016 Events

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!

2015 Gluten-Free Information Forum Updates

Gluten Free Food Exhibition
Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Canada Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Only $5.00 at the door

Don’t miss out!! The first 200 people to walk through the doors will receive a free grocery bag of samples, including Breton Crackers, Rizopia Pasta, Quaker Crispy Minis and much more!

Gluten Free Beer tasting
Exclusive deals on products
Sample new products
Free gluten free cook book from the Manitoba Canola Growers
Prize Prizes Prizes!!


BRONZE SPONSOR- Manitoba Canola Growers
Avena Foods
Bard’s Tale Beer Company
Body Plus
Boreal Berry Bar Inc.
Cocoabeans Bakeshop
Dr. Schar
El Peto Products Ltd.
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Lorenzo’s Specialty Foods
Meyers Drugs
Nosh on This by Pamela
Piccola Cucina
Santa Fe Food Company
Scoop & Save Health Foods
Sobeys West -Safeway Pharmacy
The New Gluten-Free, A Resource Guide
The Fudge Guy

Manitoba Chapter proudly presents “GLUTEN-FREE INFORMATION FORUM AND FOOD EXHIBITION” in Winnipeg at Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3G 0K5. Mark your calendars for June 6, 2015 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Food exhibition is free to delegates and open to the public for a small fee. Non-delegate members pay $2 and non-delegate and non-members pay $5. For delegates, food exhibition starts at 8 am and 11 am to non-delegates. It ends at 5 pm.

Registration for attending this forum is now closed.

We also offer Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities that features choice of booth location in our 1,000 square feet exhibitor hall. To view the full benefits of being our sponsor, please click here. Register now as our exhibitor or sponsor!

For more details, please contact 204-772-6979 or email at info@manitobaceliac.com. Together, we can make this event a success!

New and Exciting Monthly Event!

Manitoba Celiac Association will start having coffee nights at Cocoa Beans Bakeshop (268 Tache) the first Wednesday of every month starting November 5 from 7-9 pm.

Betsy has graciously agreed to be open at this time and serve yummy treats while attendees discuss about what’s new here and around the globe in Celiac and gluten sensitivity related topics.

On November 5, Lisa Rigaux will be talking about “Probiotics and Lacto-Fermented Foods to Heal the Gut”. This will be an open, informal discussion where everyone can share their ideas and experiences. Lisa will discuss a different topic every month so feel free to suggest what topic interests you.

Please RSVP Lisa by phone (204-258-1043) or email (lrigaux2@sbgh.mb.ca) if attending the coffee night on Wednesday, November 5 to help Lisa organize the event better.

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/

Thank you Walkathon and BBQ Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following organizations for supporting our up coming walkathon and barbecue event:

Baby Mum-Mum
Nelson David of Canada / Celimix Brands
National Imports Inc.
All But Gluten
Lorenzo’s Specialty Foods Ltd.
Pamela’s Products
Shoal Lake Wild Rice
Floating Leaf
Joelle Rheault-Baron Independent Epicure Consultant
Winkler Meats

Please support our sponsors back! For more information about their products and services, please click on their logo found in the left and right side of this page (if available). We hope to find more sponsors as we draw nearer to our walkathon and barbecue event.

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.