9th Annual Celiac June Fundraiser Luncheon

9th Annual Celiac June Fundraiser Luncheon

We will be a having a pizza and dessert luncheon this year!

Irene ThompsonWhen: It will be at noon on Sunday, June 10th doors open at 12:00 noon, lunch about 12:30

Where: Our regular meeting place – Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Lake Road, Lake Country

What:  The executive will be providing the gluten-free pizza, salads and ice cream. There will be 3 choices: including vegetarian. Please bring your favorite brownies for dessert!

Cost:  There will be a $10 charge for 10 and over.   Children 9 and under FREE!  Charges must be prepaid.    Cheques can be sent to our mailbox. PO Box 21031-Kelowna, B.C, V1Y 9N8  We appreciate you paying by the June 3rd.

See you at the luncheon!

Jim’s Place offers gluten-free pizza in Vernon!

By John Green

Jim's Place Exterior

I am with Jims’ Place in Vernon. We started a couple of weeks ago, and the response has been quite positive.

We started by just advertising on a sign on the side of our restaurant. People noticed it from the highway, and came in to inquire. Since then we have had several repeat customers from up and down the valley, from Salmon Arm to west Kelowna. The reviews have been good, and we are encouraged to provide more product.

What we provide is a 12 inch gluten-free crust (rice based) that is made for us by Valarosa in Kelowna. They also provide us with a triple strained tomato pizza sauce that is made in Italy, absolutely nothing but tomatoes, no dyes or preservatives. It is called Casar.

We have also been in touch with a lady in Salmon Arm who is willing to provide us with a deep dish crust that will be available to us within the next little while. Our gluten-free toppings include all fresh veggies, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, sun dried tomatoes, pineapple, mushrooms, olives, banana peppers, jalapenos and new grilled vegetables such as eggplant and yellow peppers.

We have fresh grilled chicken, sirloin and a gluten-free 100% lean ground beef, all made off premises. Freybe sausage in Vancouver is supplying us with sliced pepperettes, cervalet salami and capicolla ham, all gluten-free of course.

We cook the gluten-free on its own pans, in its own oven, cut on their own cutting board with a special knife. The pizza paddle is even exclusive to gluten-free product only.

The greatest of care is taken so no chance of cross contamination. We pride ourselves in that. The pizza is then placed in the box with a wax paper insert on the bottom. The feedback has been very positive. We are now connected to Facebook thru our website.

Our website is www.jimsplacepizza.com The site is very comprehensive and easy to navigate.

We have worked diligently to try to satisfy a need for a gluten-free product in Vernon. We feel we have done our homework and we are confident we have a good product.

The pricing is $16.95 for a 12 in pizza, cut into 8 slices. It is more than a conventional 12 inch but as you probably know the cost is quite substantially more when buying gluten-free ingredients.

Jim’s Place is located at 1600 32nd Avenue [Highway 97] just across up the hill from the hospital. You can call them at

KT’s in Vernon offers Gluten-Free Menu

KT’s Heritage Restaurant in Vernon is on the ball for Celiacs.

All their pizzas are available on an 8” gluten-free crust.  Their gluten-free pasta choices are: Lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, Spaghetti, fettuccini and penne and they are available with meat sauce, Alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, spicy tomato sauce, Rose sauce and Bombay sauce.

They also have gluten-free chicken fingers and fries, burgers, desserts like apple cinnamon pie and butter tarts.

Their children’s menu includes kid’s 6’ pizza, kid’s chicken fingers and kid’smacaroni and cheese. They also carry a gluten-free beer.

KT’s is located on 30 Ave [Main Street] next to the Royal Bank building
on Highway 97 (32nd street).  Click for a map. Takeout and delivery available!

The street address is 3127 – 30 Ave, Vernon or call 250-545-3228.  Click their logo above to go to their website.