By Marilyn Mahnke, Halton-Peel Chapter
The CCA National Conference takes place June 7—9, 2013 in Mississauga. This year we are offering a Youth Program. Survivor Gluten Free is an educational, camp-like weekend for youth ages 7 to 16 years.
On Saturday, in a tropical island setting, the youth will work together in teams as they learn, play and sometimes compete. Fun activities will alternate with geared-to-age presentations by doctors, dietitians and successful celiacs. On Sunday morning, the youth will take a short ride to a PC Cooking School. During the hands-on cooking class, they enjoy the gluten-free foods they have created.
For those who sign up for both the Saturday and the Sunday youth programs, there is the added bonus of the Welcome Reception on Friday evening which will include a scavenger hunt.
To round out the weekend, the youth will have a party on Saturday evening including a pizza supper, make-your-own sundae bar and fun games in the hotel pool (lifeguards will be on duty). Youth can register for this party separately or in combination with the daytime programs. Check the CCA website for details of the contest to name the team tribes and where to submit your favourite recipes.
For further information about the Youth Program, contact Jaime (Youth Program Coordinator) For general conference information, email Paul (Conference Registrar). Click here to download a registration form or to register online