Events

Upcoming Events: 


Pancake Brunch and Auction - May 6, 2017

Moncton Celiac Chapter is hosting a PANCAKE BRUNCH AND AUCTION
May 6th, 2017,  from 11:00 to 2:00
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Highfield Baptist Church, St. George Street, Moncton
$5 per person – $3 for children 10 and under.
Please bring items for the auction.
Items can be something old that you no longer need, something new, Gluten Free Baked goods, etc.
For more information call Sheila Parker at (506)536-1867
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Gluten Free Fair June 3/ 2017


We are very excited to announce our 3rd Gluten Free Fair this coming June! We had a great turnout last year with over 500 attendees. Come join us to learn about a large variety of gluten free products. There will be samples to try and products to buy!

Where:  Riverview Coverdale Centre
            50 Runneymeade Road
            Riverview, NB

            10am - 3pm

Hope to see you there!

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Gluten Free Fair June 11th, 2016

Riverview Coverdale Centre

50 Runneymeade Road

Riverview, N.B.

10am – 3pm

Hope to see you there! 


Our Sponsors:  

Introducing one of our returning sponsors, The Cackling Goose Market in Sackville NB. They have a Gluten-Free dedicated kitchen and their products are also vegetarian. The Cackling Goose Market also has many options that are dairy, soy, and corn free. Come to the Gluten Free Fair on June 11th to check out there delicious food!

Another returning sponsor is Duinkerken! They are a company from PEI that provides delicious gluten free products such as cake and cookie mixes. They will be present at the fair with finished products of some of there mixes. We are thrilled to have them back again this year.

We would like to welcome back Sobeys as a sponsor again this year! Come check out there table on June 11th.

Want to welcome a new sponsor to the fair this year - Corn Crib! Check out their store for a wide selection of natural and gluten free products!

Would like to announce another return sponsor - Sweetseeds!! They provide a healthy snack food that is gluten free, dairy free and nut and peanut free.  These bars are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.



Thank you to all the above Sponsors! 

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Moncton Celiac Chapter is hosting a PANCAKE BRUNCH AND AUCTION

May 7th from 11:00 to 2:00
Doors open at 10:00
Highfield Baptist Church, St. George Street, Moncton
$5 per person – $3 for children 10 and under.
Please bring items for the auction.
Items can be something old that you no longer need, something new, Gluten Free Baked goods, etc.

For more information call Sheila Parker at (506)536-1867

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GLUTEN FREE FAIR JUNE 11TH, 2016

Riverview Coverdale Centre

50 Runneymeade Road

Riverview, N.B.

10am – 3pm


We are excited to announce our 2nd Gluten Free Fair this coming June! We had a very successful event last year with over 500 attendees. Come join us to learn about a large variety of gluten free products available. There will be samples to try and products to buy.

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Gluten Free Fair June 20th, 2015

Riverview Coverdale Centre

50 Runneymeade Road

Riverview, N.B.

10am – 4pm


Pancake Brunch & Auction May 2nd, 2015 

Winners of our 2013 Raffle Draw

$500 Ultramar gift card -  Lisa Watts, Riverview

$250 Walmart gift card - Jeanette Hache, Bathurst

$150 Sobeys gift card - JJ Leadbetter, Moncton


Christmas Festive Dinner Dec. 1, 2012

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Winners of our 2012 Raffle Draw.

 

3rd Prize  -   GPS -------- Kim Gaynes, Salisbury  

2nd Prize -   Painting ---Janice Worth,   Riverview  

1st Prize -   $500.00 Gas --Sylvie Brooks, Riverview 


Dr. Peter Green—Recap from 2011 National Conference


At the 2011 annual CCA conference, held in Ottawa, Dr Peter Green spoke on the Sunday morning to what is new in
adult and pediatric celiac disease.
 
Some Estimates:
There has been a 5 fold increase in the prevalence of CD since the Korean War, 
*that men are more under-diagnosed than women, (as women tend to request diagnosis more,)
*that all nationalities are vulnerable,
*that ingestion of gluten before 4 months of age in babies and after 7 months of age seems to increase the prevalence,
*that it seems alright to feed babies a small amount of gluten between 4 and 7 months old and that this can help prevent
the onset of CD if given while still breast-feeding,
*that babies born by caesarian section have different microbial,
*that children affected by the Rotovirus infection more frequently get CD.
 
Celiac disease can be mild or severe at any age and there is no correlation between the severity of symptoms and the de-
gree of villous atrophy found by an endoscopy.
One can now use a swab test to determine if one has the genetic markers DQ2 or DQ8 and therefore predisposed geneti-
cally to develop Cd.

He claims, the average amount of time of the onset of severe symptoms until diagnosis, has now been reduced to 3 – 4
years from 11.   After diagnosis, some people gain weight if underweight and some lose weight if overweight, but this is
also correlated with working with a dietitian as well as the GFD.
 
Submitted by: Margaret Duthie
 
Malignancies are greatly reduced on the GFD, for example, papillary thyroid cancer is 23 times higher if NOT on the
GFD and one has CD.
One’s mortality rate is 50% higher if not on the GFD and one has CD. Once on the GFD, one’s mortality rate is the same
as for the average person.
 
Follow-Up Treatment:
Dr Green now recommends a follow-up biopsy after 5 years to check if the degree of villous atrophy has improved or
not. Apparently less than 50% of people normalize their biopsy’s completely and so they must still be ingesting some
gluten.
 
Emphasis on the importance of Follow- Up Care:
Persons with CD need follow-up care as much as persons with diabetes and thyroid problems. The GFD is NOT a heal-
thy diet, as wheat flours are NOT fortified.   Dr Green recommends that persons with CD take a regular strength gluten-
free multivitamin pill daily. He emphasized REGULAR strength, as too much of some vitamins can be toxic. He also
recommends a calcium supplement.

GF related disorders:  Gluten Ataxia, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Non-celiac sensitivity
We learned from keynote speaker Dr Dan Leffner on the Saturday of this conference that there is now ongoing work to
develop alternative tTg tests to look for gluten sensitivity in areas other than the gut. For example, this would enable tes-
ting for persons with neurological symptoms when they ingest gluten.
 
Other recommendations:
That non-CD family members undergo interval testing every 3 – 5 years.
Work is needed to research the connections between CD and mental illness, for example, it is now known that gluten
antibodies can stick to the brain and lead to such things as increased depression. Studies on functional brain studies are
planned.
A data-base on biopsies needs to be developed, as there are large regional differences in how biopsies are read and how
many samples are taken. Dr Green often sees and diagnoses people who have had multiple biopsies. People with higher
incomes tend to be diagnosed more and older people tend to be diagnosed first with osteoporosis and then with CD.  For
the average person with CD, it takes 30 grams of gluten per day to induce inflammation.
Dr Peter Green is the Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York – see
www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu