Once a year the Bellingham Washington Gluten Intolerance Group hosts a Community Awareness Event.
This year we have quite the line up of events to entertain and inform. Spread over THREE days, Kelle Rankin-Sunter and her crew of volunteers are hosting some amazing people.
Best of All is that this is a FREE event to the attendees.
So come and see the amazing line up of speakers, taste the equally amazing samples and ask the questions that have been percolating in your mind.
If you are a Gluten-Free vendor and would like to host a table, feel free to contact me to arrange the details.
The Bellingham Gluten Intolerance Group is pleased to be able to offer to the general public
FREE of charge this annual event which features speaker/cooking demonstrations,
gluten free products/manufacturers samples, local restaurants GF samples,
gluten free book sale, silent auction, donors’ drawing, a panel discussion,
children’s GF meeting area (R.O.C.K. – Raising Our Celiac Kids),
a “Ask the Nutritionist” and “Ask the Naturopathic Physician” reference tables
and many other exciting and educational opportunities regarding
a gluten free lifestyle. Please Join Us !
2008 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Oct. 30 thru Nov. 1, 2008 at St. Luke’s Health Education Center
Thurs., Oct. 30 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – St. Lukes HEC – Meeting Room A
Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN – “How Gluten Affects the Brain”
to read more about Dr. O’Bryan, click here to visit his website
Friday, Oct. 31 – 9 AM to 4:30 PM, St. Luke’s HEC – Meeting Room C
9:30 AM – Gluten 101 – Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter, BGIG Team Support Leader
11 AM – Making the Chef Your Ally – Chef Sean, Trumpeter Public House in Mt. Vernon
1 PM – Cruising Gluten Free – Heino Sunter, experienced “cruiser”, GF advocate
2:30 PM – Developing a GF Emergency/Travel Kit – Mary Jensen, educator/gluten free traveller
SATURDAY, November 1, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM – St. Lukes HEC
11 AM – Speaker – Shauna Ahern and “Chef” – Cooking Demonstration
Shauna is The Gluten Free Girl , awarded “Best New Blog of 2006″ as well as Amazon Books
2007 Best New Cookbook for 2007. Her entertaining style will surely entertain as well as
educate while she and Chef demonstrate a gluten free cooking technique. Chef Dan’s creations
can be found at The Impromptu Wine Bar Cafe in Seattle.
10:30 – 11 AM (closed during speaker presentation) then 12 Noon to 3:30 PM – Food Sampling – Representatives from Local Restaurants, Meal Preparation Companies, GF Manufacturers, all will be set up to offer samples of their GF products and answer questions. There will also be a “static samples” area.
Ongoing – Ask a “Health Question” – Tom Maltere, Certified Nutritionist and
Dr. Jean Layton, Naturopathic Physician will be on hand in our “health room” along with BGIG
members to help answer your questions on health and the gluten free diet.
Ongoing – R.O.C.K. Meeting Room – Raising Our Celiac Kids- Bring the kids along to meet others their own age who are learning how to live gluten free. Specific to kids, GF food samples will be available as well as GF kids activities. A great place to find our more about our local ROCK group.
1:30 PM – Panel Discussion – Members from our BGIG Board and a special guest or two will be ready to answer your questions in a open forum a great place to get answers – even if you didn’t think of the question !
On-Going – Silent Auction, GF Book Sale, Donors’ Drawing, BGIG Reference Table