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Special Dietary Needs
Directly from the EAT! Vancouver Cooking Festival Press Release:
All-Star Canadian Lineup at 11th EAT! Vancouver Presented by FLAVOURS Magazine, festival responds to gluten-free demand
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – The 11th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival returns to celebrate all things food, entertaining, and culinary travel at BC Place Stadium on May 24, 25 & 26, 2013. EAT! Vancouver is proud to announce its new presenting sponsor, FLAVOURS Magazine.
Headliners on the popular Food Network Celebrity Stage include Spice Goddess Bal Arneson, Anna Olson of Bake with Anna Olson, Chuck Hughes of Chuck’s Week Off, and Vancouver’s favourite Food Concept Architect for Cactus Club Restaurants, Chef Rob Feenie.
Responding to the demand for more gluten-free exhibitors, EAT! Vancouver will highlight new vendors offering gluten-free options, cooking seminars and much more.
The BC Chef’s Association will present their Culinary Art Show and Competition. The Grand Culinary Salon Competition features dishes by aspiring chefs from high school to the professional level. In the Chocolate Competition, chocolate architects use their artistic skills to create decadent masterpieces.
While indulging in over 250 mouth-watering exhibitors, EAT! Vancouver attendees can also learn from experts on the International Culinary Stage and Grapes & Hops Stage, and explore culinary travel destinations at the World Culinary Travel Expo. The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) will return with their popular Culinary Classes where the public can up their cooking game from the school’s culinary instructors.
For all the candy lovers, Regal Confections will be at the festival delivering interactive presentations on the International Culinary Stage and handing out samples of their deliciously sweet products to festival visitors!
The Bites of Vancouver, Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion, and Cheese Seminars presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, will showcase local restaurant menus, new sips from wine, beer and spirits vendors, and how to best prepare and eat Canadian cheese.
More than 40,000 visitors are expected to attend over the three-day weekend. Tickets are $16 for adults ($14 online), $14 for seniors, and $9 for youth aged 13-16. All advance ticket holders will be included in a draw to win a Weber barbecue, valued at $1000+.
For information and tickets please visit www.eat-vancouver.com.
Directly from the GI Society Press Release:
Our 9th Golf Marathon will hit the fairways on Monday, September 24 at Northview Golf and Country Club’s Canal Course.
Gastrointestinal illness affects millions of Canadians; chances are you or someone you know suffers with a digestive health issue. This is your opportunity to help and have some fun too!
Here’s how it works:
Golfers gather a minimum of $500 in charitable donations before the event (donors receive tax receipts for 100% of their donations).
On September 24 Golfers receive breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and the use of a cart to play unlimited golf!
We end the Marathon day with a lively draw during which everyone receives a generous prize.
If you have any questions or comments, please call 604-875-4875 or check out the Golf Marathon blog: http://badgutgolfmarathon.wordpress.com/
Directly from the Gastrointestinal Society Press Release:
Golf Marathon 2011 Ever Wish You Could Golf All Day?
On September 26, 2011, join us on the green for a whole day of unlimited golf in support of GI health and wellness.
Unlike a traditional golf tournament, there is no fee to enter, and just as for a walk-a-thon, you will gather pledges from friends, family, and colleagues, raising a minimum of $500 [amount reduced, was $1,500] in charitable donations. They’ll get tax receipts for 100% of their donations. You’ll get to play as many rounds of golf as you wish.
Actively participating in this popular fundraising event helps to increase public awareness, provide critical patient information, and support medical research in the GI field. But there’s more … it could also help dramatically improve your golf game! When else can you have unlimited access to a golf course all day long?
Players gather donations from business associates, friends, and family one of two ways. You can accumulate pledges on a ‘per-hole’ basis, so the more you play the more you raise for this cause. Alternatively, if you like a more relaxed pace, you can choose to gather ‘flat’ donations and enjoy the course at your leisure, perhaps a round in the morning and another in the afternoon. It’s your choice!
We get you ready to go with an early breakfast and even deliver lunch and snacks to you on the course so that you can maximize your playtime. Once the day is done and your holes tallied up, enjoy a delicious feast together with the other marathoners. Every player receives a reward, with extra special attention to fun prizes and incentives for ‘most holes played’ and ‘most money raised.’
This event takes place on Monday, September 26, 2011 at Northview Golf and Country Club. For the exclusive use of Golf Marathon participants, we’ve reserved the beautiful Canal course, which was designed by Arnold Palmer.
To participate, you are responsible for raising a minimum of $500 [amount reduced, was $1,500] in charitable donations, although players are encouraged to raise as much as possible. By raising a minimum of $1,500 in donations [amount reduced, was $2,500], you may bring along a friend to drive your golf cart, watch you play, and share in the fun!
We have many ideas for you to gather pledges and we’ll give you tips to get you going. Your friends will look at you with wonder when you tell them you plan to play 100 holes in one day – but you can do it! If each of the 40 players raises $2,500, then we will reach our goal of raising $100,000.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Participation is limited. Call Gail Attara at 604-875-4875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up now for tons of fun while supporting this worthwhile cause!
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
GK Media Inc is pleased to present three Health Check Recipes.
The following recipes are used with permission from Marco Webber, JR Chef Competition 2009 - Health Check Category, First Runner-up.
The three recipes that Marco entered in the competition are:
The Vancouver International Jazz Festival starts June 26th and runs until July 5th, 2009.
The BC Lions home opener is Friday July 10th, 2009.
Taste of Asia is on July 4th and 5th, 2009 at the Summer Night Market.
City TV’s Taste of the City is on July 18th, 2009.
Sun Peaks Wine and Culture Festival is July 17th to 19th, 2009.
Living Gluten Free Community Meet Up is on July 14th, 2009.
Thanks to Nutrition Wellness Centre for adding the special dietary needs badge to their site. If you wish to add a special dietary need badge to your website or blog please go here: Special Dietary Needs Badge
Cravings Restaurant and Lounge and The Fish House in Stanley Park have produced special Celiac friendly menus. Please look under the special dietary needs information on their listings for the link to the Celiac menus.
The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research is promoting the Sit or Squat feature on their website.
GK Media Inc is pleased to be presenting an ongoing collection of recipes from Whitecap Books.
The recipe that will be featured today is Veggie Calzones from the cookbook Everything Flax edited by Linda Braun.
To win a copy of the Everything Flax cookbook please enter our April 2nd, 2009 newsletter draw.