2017 Local Information

What’s on in Victoria


Members are cordially invited to the Canadian Celiac Association
Victoria Chapter Annual General Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12 noon
at the home of Kathleen Shoemaker
Address: 10 Lotus St, Victoria
This is a potluck, light lunch event! Please bring a dish to serve 6-8 people.
Kindly bring the ingredient list or recipe, whatever serving utensils are needed,
and a plate, cutlery, and mug for yourself.
Although the Victoria Chapter will be disbanded, retire its charitable number, and
be replaced by a more casual “support group” at some point in the future, for the
moment we are recommending that the chapter continue as it is until policies and
procedures are fully developed by National.
AGM Agenda
Report of the President
Report of the Treasurer
Election of Officers
Please RSVP by September 4 to Anne
and put “CCA AGM” in the subject line of your email.

ANTI PANIC SESSIONS are continuing in 2017

Upcoming dates for 2017

2017 sesssions are on September 16, October 21, November 18.

Sessions are not held in August and December.

Classes are held at Thrifty Foods, Admiral's Walk shopping centre at the Admiral's Road location.

Pre-registration is required.

To register, or for support or information before the next class, contact .

What are Anti Panic Sessions?

A crash course about transitioning to a gluten-free diet. The class is provided at no cost for new members of the CCA along with family members or a friend. The two hour class covers what to eat and what not to, where to shop, where to dine and generally how to live your new gluten-free life. The class orients and assures new members that they are not alone in making this huge adjustment. Led by knowledgeable local volunteers who have been through the same experience and will help you survive this transition. Contact us today to register for the upcoming session.

We wish to express sincere appreciation to Jessalyn O’Donnell,Thrifty Foods’ Registered Dietitian, who was instrumental in arranging to make the very comfortable classroom at Thrifty's available for this purpose and for Thrifty's generous ongoing support to celiacs and those with gluten sensitivity.

To view Thrifty Foods Gluten-Free Product Guide see


Campbell River has an informal Support Group of about ten people that meets at 7:00 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July and August) in the Sunshine Wellness Centre at the Campbell River Hospital. For more information, contact either Jacki Price 250 923 3638 or Carol Nelson 250 923 4319




At our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, September 18 2016 the following motion was passed:

“That the Victoria Chapter, in the absence of an executive, proceed with proper steps to disband the chapter including early cashing of its GIC, discontinue its charitable status, and assume the role of a Support Group of the CCA.”