Seriously Gluten-Free - Episode 3

Take a tour behind the scenes at Oggi foods. Gluten-Free, peanut free, kosher and organic frozen pastas and pizzas made in Montreal.

Updated Quebec & Montreal GF Restaurant Guides

We have just published the latest updates to our Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurant First-Step Guides.  There are two guides - one for Montreal, Laval, and the Montérégie, and one for the other regions in the province.  These are minor updates, with a small number of changes to each guide since our previous editions from October 1st, 2016.

To get these guides, go to the Restaurants page.

Whether you are travelling in one of the regions of Quebec, or simply want to go out to dinner for the evening, it can be a challenge to find a place where gluten-free dishes are available. These guides should be considered a first-step in helping you find a place where you can dine without worry. These guides do not replace the vigilance that any person who must dine gluten-free must have in order to dine safely.

Montreal and Area Guide updates

Restaurants added:

  •   Saint-Constant location of Amir
  •   L'Imprévu in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
  •   Café Espace Passerelle in VIllery/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension
  •   Tamalera in Plateau Mont-Royal

Restaurants removed:

  •   Fusion d'Asie in Laval (closed)
  •   Le Riverain in Ormstown (closed)
  •   McGill college location of Resto Végo in downtown Montreal (closed)
  •   Casa Grecque in Lasalle

Quebec (except Montreal and Area) Guide updates:

  • Bistro Bistro Évolution et traiteur in Lévis
  • Zone Express Santé in Blainville

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Quebec Chapter AGM to be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2pm. This will be followed by our Annual Member Baking Contest and a talk from dietitian Alana Battiston on Strategies for Strengthening the Immune System. Please see event details below.

CCA 2017 Survey

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for all Canadians who cannot eat gluten.  The CCA has launched a national survey to better understand what gluten-free Canadians want from the CCA and how they feel about the programs and services.  

We appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your opinions with us. It should take no more than 10-12 minutes. The results will only be looked at in groups - your answers will never be linked to you personally. Tell us what you think!

Click here to complete the survey.

Online Strength Training Seminar

For our older members many of whom are prone to osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Canada has organized an online Strength Training Seminar.  Here are details and the link to register:

In partnership with the Fall Prevention of Community of Practice, Osteoporosis Canada presents:
 
Part 1: Importance of Exercise, Strength Training, Balance and Posture Training for Fall Prevention
Date: December 9, 2016 | Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm| TSM#: 61078973
Presenter: Lora Giangregorio, PhD
Associate Professor – Department of Kinesiology
University of Waterloo
 
To register for this event, please visit:
www.osteoporosis.ca/health-care-professionals/beyond-the-break/

 

Holiday Food Drive/Guignolée for needy GF individuals and families

We all know the extra costs involved in eating gluten-free.  If you are on a low income allowance or Welfare, those extra costs mean your diet is very restricted.  This is especially difficult at Christmastime.

If you can, please consider supporting the GF Holiday Food Drive/Guignolée being initiated by Louise Sans Gluten.

When?
Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 5 pm 

Where? 
Louise Sans Gluten
475 Dumont Avenue, Suite 109
Dorval, QC, H9S 5W2
(514) 631 3434

 

GLUTEN-FREE HOLIDAY DINNER AT "LA CASA PESCARA"

We are invited to join the members of the Celiac Disease Gluten Free Quebec Facebook Group, organized by Mario Caluori, for a GF Italian meal at La Casa Pescara. 

Please call (514) 892 9856 or email info@celiacquebec.ca to reserve a spot for this meal by midnight on Sunday November 20th. The cost will be $20-30 per person, depending on what you order.

When and Where?

Saturday, November 26, 2016
5:30pm 10:00pm

La Casa Pescara
6752 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC, H1N 1C9

Note that the Celiac Disease Gluten Free Quebec Facebook group is not affiliated with the Canadian Celiac Association - Quebec Chapter.

Bake Night

Holidays without gluten, no problem!

The holiday season is approaching. You are worried about missing out? A guest is gluten sensitive? Come learn how to easily adapt recipes to please everyone. On behalf of the Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, you are invited to attend a basic bilingual information session on gluten and an informative preparation demonstration of typical recipes such as turkey gravy, maple tarts, shortbread cookies and an apple cranberry crisp. Recipes will be provided.

When & Where?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Provigo, Vaudreuil-Dorion
501 Avenue Saint-Charles
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
J7V 8V9 Canada

Cost: $30.

To sign up, please call: 450-455-6161 (ask for Veronique Bergeron)

Montérégie Health Promotion Fair

The 3rd Annual Monteregie Health Promotion Fair will be held on October 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brossard Socioculture Centre, 7905 San Francisco in Brossard.

All members are encouraged to visit our booth to support us. The Health Minister Dr Gaetan Barrette will be there.

In addition our President will be giving a talk on Gluten-Related Disorders and the Gluten-Free Diet fro 11am to 12 noon.

The Canadian Celiac Association will be participating in the Specialty Food Expo

This fun, tasty and informative event is the perfect place to visit for community members living with special dietary needs and food allergies.

During these two days you can come and discover, sample and save on hundreds of products while learning from leading experts in: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Diabetic Friendly and low FODMAP diets.

The event will take place at Place Bonaventure, 800 de La Gauchetière West, Montreal On Friday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Entry free: By donation (cash or non-perishable food item) to either The Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, the Fondation Québecoise de la maladie coeliaque or Moisson Montreal. Which charity your donation goes to and the amount of the donation is your choice. Every dollar helps!
 
Come learn, discover, sample and save on products while making a position difference in your community!

Drop by our booth (number 217) to say hello!

For more information visit:
http://expospecialitesalimentaires.ca/english/