April Annual General Meeting

All are invited to attend

The Canadian Celiac Association Manitoba Chapter’s
Annual General Meeting
April 1, 2017 at the Maranatha Evangelical Church
910 Sturgeon Road
11 am to 1 pm

Members are asked to bring a potluck item for our cold lunch and a Gluten Free donation for Winnipeg Harvest.

The “Gluten Free 101”course for the newly diagnosed will be offered from 9:15 to 10:30 am.
Red River Co-op will present information on marketing Gluten Free products in their stores.
Meyers Drugs will host two tables of Gluten Free samples and products for sale.

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

April 1, 2017 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Annual General Meeting, at the Maranatha Evangelical Church, 910 Sturgeon Road

April 24, 2017 – 12:00 pm-4:00 pm, Spring into Health Fair at Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, 720 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contact: 204-669-1710. The Canadian Celiac Association-Manitoba Chapter will have a display booth at the fair. Come see us and we will be glad to answer any questions you might have. All are welcome to attend.

May 6, 2017 – 9 am – 1 pm. Please join the Western MB Celiac Association in their first ever food fair! It will be held at M’s East Side Eatery, 1451 Richmond Ave E, Brandon, MB. There are door prizes to be won! Silver donations, all proceeds will help the Western MB Celiac Association in keeping their monthly meetings going, advertising, etc.

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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