Gluten-Free Events

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Gluten-Free Living Classes @ Thrifty Foods
Jan 21 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Do you want or need to go gluten-free?
Dial into the diet once and for all. Enjoy a happier and healthier 2017!
RSVP [email protected] reserve your spot. Next class is February 17th.

Gluten Free LIving Classes

This crash course on transitioning to a gluten-free diet is open to anyone wishing to address wheat and gluten allergies or sensitivities, as well as those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Led by knowledgeable celiac volunteers, this intense two hour session covers what to eat and what not to, where to shop, where to dine and generally how to live  gluten free in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The class will orient and assure. You are not alone in making this huge lifestyle adjustment!

Provided at no cost to Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) members and accompanying  family or friends.  Join the CCA at the class for $65. Pre-registration required. [email protected]. Classes January 21, February 18, 2017 …

Receive a host of helpful information and a Celiac Scene GF Goodie Bag to Go! 
Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Living Gluten-Free with Thrifty Foods • Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas • Bake My Day • Bard’s Beer • Benjamin’s Bites • B-Tea Kombucha • Cascadia Gluten-Free Foods • Cloud 9 Specialty BakeryCorn Thins by Real Foods • Country GrocerDeep Cove Market • Giddy Yoyo • Gluten-Free Beginnings by Lisa Cankier & Kathy Smart • Gluten-Free Resource Directory – Canada • Glutenull • Great Bear Paleo Bites • Grimm’s Fine Foods • Hertel Meats • Lifestyle Markets & Select Stores • Living Naturally AutoimmuneNoodle BoxO’Doughs • Okanagan Rawsome • Olive Grove Restaurant • Pepper’s FoodsPortofino Tested-to-Be-Gluten-FreePure Nutrition Consulting • Rock Cod CafeRoute 14 Sooke • Royal Nuts • Sante Gluten-Free Cafe • SCREAMIN BROTHERS • Stella’s Perogies & Ravioli • Taco Revolution Food Truck • The Joint PizzeriaThe Uncommon Carrot • Thrifty Foods • Total Prepare • Wendels True Foods • Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro • Wise Bites


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Living Gluten Free

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If you are living gluten free,  Thrifty Foods has got you covered! From cooking staples to bakery indulgences, Thrifty Foods offers tasty, gluten-free options in every aisle.  Recipes, support and everything you need to make your gluten-free lifestyle easy, healthy and totally satisfying!

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Thrifty Foods Tasting Panel are experts at innovating. They’ve made substitutions in hundreds of recipes, recreated them in their test kitchen and taste-tested them until they are just right. All we need to do is shop, slice and dice for guaranteed deliciousness! Learn more

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• Search by Ingredient i.e. chicken, avocado, fish, salad and even prep times and themes …


Gluten Free Living Classes

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Learn How to Be Gluten Free! Two-hour information sessions are open to anyone adversely affected by gluten: celiacs, gluten sensitive, and the wheat allergic. No diagnosis needed. Learn how to eat and live gluten free from the experts: the Victoria Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. Receive information, optimism and plenty of gluten-free goodies to go from The Celiac Scene.


Registered Dietitian

Meet Jessalyn

Thrifty Foods is proud to have been one of the first grocery companies to offer customers personalized, in-store support from a Registered Dietitian. Jessalyn O’Donnell loves introducing people to great food choices, delicious recipe ideas and useful tips for living a gluten-free lifestyle. Contact Jessalyn.


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Is there is a specific product you are looking to locate that is not listed? Pease call your local Thrifty’s or get in touch with Thrifty Foods by email.

If you’d like to be first to know about great new products, contact Jessalyn. She’ll make sure you will be among the first to know!

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As Manager  of Nutrition Services, Jessalyn loves  to introduce people to great food choices. Join her in-store for a stroll through the aisles where she’ll show you how to connect the dots between great gluten-free food products and good health.  Jessalyn is an expert at managing complex nutritional needs, food sensitivities or allergies.


Gluten Free Resources

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Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Authentically Mexican, locally-produced, Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Chips
Hand-made right here on Vancouver Island from organic, non-GMO corn! 

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Abuelo's Tortillas

Specialty flavors and salsa verdes only available at market appearances or at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet in Courtenay

There is only one way to make the perfect tortilla … by hand!” Abuelo’s corn tortillas are produced with pride in the Comox Valley from carefully selected, organic, non-GMO corn flour and tested well water, in a 100% gluten-free facility.  Hand-cut and flavored with real beets, garlic or habenaro chilies for a taste experience like no other. Find Abuelo’s year round at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market and at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet where you can purchase specialty flavors (cinnamon) or salsa verdes so fresh – and without preservatives – that no retailer can stock them! Check Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla’s Demo Schedule here.

Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Tortilla Chips are available at the following Island retailers:

Abuelos Corn Tortillas
Powell River, BC:
Ecossentials
Gold River, BC:
Strathcona Park Lodge
Campbell River, BC:
Healthyway Natural Foods
Discovery Foods Willow Point
Socal Restaurant & Bar
Discovery Foods Oyster River
Cortes Island, BC:
Cortes Natural Food Co-Op
Courtenay. BC:
Edible Island
Atlas Café
Union St. Grill
The White Whale Restaurant
Quality Foods
Sweet Surprise
Hen & Hog café
Marine Harvest
Comox, BC:
Avenue Bistro
Cumberland, BC:
Seeds Foods Market
The Waverly Hotel
Sunshine Organics
Hornby Island, BC:
Hornby Island Co-Op
Qualicum Beach, BC:
Village Bulk Foods
Tidal Tacos
Heaven on Earth
Port Alberni, BC:
Healthy Habits
Nanaimo, BC:
Island Natural
Ladysmith, BC:
Wild Poppy Bistro
Duncan, BC:
Communty Farm Store
Victoria, BC:
Sante Gluten-free Café
Red Barn-Latoria
Red Barn-Mattick’s Farm
Red Barn-West Saanich
Red Barn-Vanalman
The Market on Millstream
The Market on Yates
Lifestyles Markets
Peppers Grocery
Niagara Grocery
SPUD.CA
Local General Store

B-Tea Kombucha @ Victoria Health Show
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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North America’s first live Kombucha will be appearing at the
Victoria Health Show
Saturday 10 – 6 • Sunday 11 – 5
B-Tea Kombucha  – fermented tea rich in probiotics • prebiotics • polyphenols • vitamins • organic enzymes • amino acids
is completely safe without refrigeration and best of all – available in a break-proof containers.


b-tea-kombucha-canadaWhat is Kombucha?

  • pronounced “com-BOO-chah.”
  • a fermented tea naturally rich in prebiotics and probiotics.
  • raw and organic with a slightly sour-sweet-fizzy taste
  • nutritious,  low in calories, caffeine and sugar

For centuries Kombucha has been brewed throughout Asia and Eastern Europe.  Kombucha was introduced to North America by people who had traveled to Asia and learned of its nutritive effects and its cleansing and detoxifying potential.

Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea fermented with a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) and yeast (in the form of Medusomyces gisevi). In seven days, the tea is transformed into a refreshing, effervescent, lightly astringent beverage LOW in calories/sugar and FULL of living probiotics.

What is B-Tea Kombucha made of?

  • B-Tea uses only 100% raw and organic ingredients, juices, and extracts without preservatives, sugars, chemicals or artificial colors.
  • Pilsner Laden Water from the Czech Republic
  • Darjeeling Black Tea and Japanese Bancha Green Teas antioxidants
  • Organic brown cane sugar, consumed during the fermentation results in tea low in sugar and naturally carbonated

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GREEN TEA LEMON BALM – Lemon balm offers mental clarity, concentration, relaxation and an aid for digestive issues. Green Tea Lemon Balm is B-Tea’s most popular flavour – a perfect combination of calm and sweetness.


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GREEN TEA – 100% Japanese Bancha Green Tea, this is classic Kombucha. It enhances energy, mood, mental acuity and revitalizes metabolism. Japanese Bancha Green Tea is the foundation of B-Tea’s kombucha products. Refreshing and rejuvenating!


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ORIGINAL (BLACK TEA) – Original and most powerful, Black Tea is made for traditional kombucha lovers. 100% organic, Darjeeling Black Tea is a source of antioxidants and nutrients.


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TRANQUILITY (GREEN TEA ALOE VERA) – 100% organic Aloe Vera extract aids in detoxification, digestion, and immune system support. Enjoy calming rejuvenation with every sip.


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GINGER – B-Tea’s original ginger is made up of 70% Darjeeling Black Tea and 30% Ginger. One of the best-known digestion aids, this flavor is ideal for those seeking digestive healing.


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SERENITY – 30% Chamomile Tea,  therapeutic, revitalizing and soothing for the nervous system. A completely relaxing balm.


VARIETY PACK – A chance to experience each flavour. 

Where to Purchase!

Coming soon to 

Brought to our community by B-Tea Kombucha Canada

Chef Pola Culinary Inc.
NOURISHING BRANDS
604-263-5901 • 778-889-9872
[email protected] • Facebook • Twitter

More B-Tea Info • B-Tea FAQs

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Support gut health with living probiotics, vitamins and minerals

Although kombucha cannot heal, it supports your body so that it can heal itself.

  • Alkalize the body and balances internal pH
  • Detoxify the liver
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve digestion
  • Rebuild connective tissue and helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
  • High in antioxidants and so destroys free-radicals that cause cancer
  • Alleviate constipation
  • Boost energy and help with severe fatigue
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Reduce kidney stones in the kidney
  • High in polyphenols
  • Improve eyesight
  • Heal eczema and can be applied to soften the skin
  • Prevent arteriosclerosis
  • Speed healing of ulcers by killing Helicobacter pylori (bacterium found usually in the stomach) on contact
  • Help clear up candida & yeast infections
  • Support healthy cell regeneration
  • Lower glucose levels
Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NEW for BC and Alberta! Order Bake My Day Online – Delivered to your Door!

Find Bake My Day every week at Duncan’s Farmer’s Market with fresh, ready-to-eat gluten-free tarts, pies, turnovers, spanokopita and now sausage rolls! Created in a dedicated gluten-free facility in Duncan, BC from documented to be gluten-free ingredients, these pastries are trusted to be safe for celiacs – and guaranteed to be delicious!

When to Pre-Order for Pick Up on Saturday? contact 250-478-8450 by noon day ahead of market. Special pies require 4 days’ notice.

• Ready-to-Eat Pies, Tarts & Turnovers
• Ready-to-Bake Fruit Pies, Fruit Turnovers, Pork Sausage Rolls and Spanakopita
• Ready-to-Bake Pie Shells and Tart Shells
• Ready-To-Roll Puff Pastry Dough

Carrying retailers, restaurants and cafés … 
Complete Market & Craft Fair Schedule …
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Outlet Store 3030 Dogwood Rd in Duncan, Tues – Sat 7am to 3pm


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Great Bear Paleo Bites @ Victoria Health Show
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

BC Brand for the Grizzly Within!
Lifestyle Markets’ Booth at the Victoria Health Show
Saturday 10 – 6 • Sunday 11 – 5
Gluten-Free! Nut-Free! Egg-Free! Soy-Free! Vegan! Paleo! Organic! Non-GMO!

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Inspired by the grizzlies of BC’s rugged wilderness, Great Bear Bites are a nutrient-packed source of energy, chock-full of natural ingredients that deliver the fuel you need for your most demanding adventures. Grab a bite and go big!

Great Bear Paleo Bites was created by Tracy Lydiatt, a ‘Crossfitter for Crossfitters.’ When she met her training goals with improved nutrition, she shared her success with her peeps at her crossfit gym. They roared, “Get this paleo treat out to everyone who is into clean eating and living!” That’s us!

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Mentionables

  • Nominated for BC Food Producers Association – Best Product of the Year Award 2014
  • Finalist for BC Food Producers Association – Rising Star Award 2014
  • Winner –2011 Woman of Worth (WOW Canada) – Sustainable Living award
  • 3 time TEDx speaker on Sustainability

great-bear-bitesLemon Cran Trail Bites – refreshing, zippy, tart flavour balanced nicely with a bit of sweetness that all just floats deliciously on your tongue. Great for a mid-day pick me up …

Cocoa Goji Mojo Bites – a “chocolate lovers fix” – not too sweet, slightly salty and really dark – this bite is all serious chocolate flavour with some goji berry superfood hiding in the mix …

Apple Cinna Summit Bites – “good home cookin’ comfort food” flavour – like Grandma’s Apple Pie – sweet, warm flavours of apple, raisin and cinnamon … like a big hug! Tastes like butter but they’re vegan …


Where to Buy Great Bear Bites!

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Great Bear FAQ’s 

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Jan
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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
Jan 22 all-day

Sante is Serving Seasonal Specials Throughout December! 

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Golden Milk Latte made with turmeric, pepper, honey, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon and your choice of milk or dairy alternative!

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Chocolate Donuts made with your choice of peppermint or candied orange glaze! Made with love but dairy free!


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Every day is Sunday Brunch at Sante Gluten-Free Cafe!

Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5

Choose from a potpourri of sweet or savoury options and so much more – all guaranteed to be gluten free! Vegan or vegetarian, dairy, egg or soy sensitive, sugar-free or paleo  options available! Your requirements and preferences will always be respected and your presence,  cherished.

Staff at Sante share in  preparing each menu item and can direct your choices based on their intimate knowledge of every component ingredient.

Enjoy a mostly vegetarian motif of nuanced soups, salads and savoury sandwiches that are good for you and that taste great.

Smore CheesecakeDon’t let that fool you! Sante’s most popular items are their changing array of house-made, decadent desserts – some dairy-free, some sugar-free, some soy-free but always gluten-free.

About Sante Gluten-Free Cafe

Sante’s owner, Hanna Kofman is a foodie first and a celiac second.  Quality is her priority. Hanna established Sante Gluten-Free Cafe in March 2010 so that local and visiting gluten-free diners, their family and friends could enjoy delicious food, in a completely safe environment. Since then Sante has attracted a loyal following of foodies seeking options that meet their dietary requirements. Visit Sante’s Celiac Scene Feature Page.

Sante gluten free cafeHanna and her staff carefully research every ingredient allowed on the premises and the products they choose to carry. Gluten is not allowed on the premises, nor is outside food, in order to protect customer safety. Sante’s is committed to sourcing the season’s best, freshest produce, organically grown whenever possible.

Sante comprehensive inventory of unique, quality gluten-free products are carefully curated, locally sourced and frequently at the lowest price in Victoria. Staff are ready to assist you with your purchases or take special occasion orders. Ask Sante about catering your next event. Your complete satisfaction is Sante’s highest priority.

Free internet. Take out. Coffee to go. Child-friendly. Wheel-chair accessible.
Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5
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Gluten-Free Sunday Breakfast @ Six Mile Pub
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Breakfast at Six Mile Pub! ‘GF’ means ‘Great Food that is Gluten Free!’

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Six Mile Pub pulls out all the gluten-free stops – every Sunday! Gluten-free hotcake stack, eggs benedict, omelettes, hash browns and amazing desserts! Gear up with a Mimosa, a Caesar or even a gluten-free Bard’s Beer! Gots Kids? Ask to be seated in the Family Room and order from the Kids Menu!

Find Six Mile Pub at 494 Old Island Highway in View Royal, British Columbia • 250-478-3121 • Free Parking • Accessible • Six Mile PubFacebookTwitter


sunday-breakfast-six-mile-pubBEAT BREAKFAST SANDWICH – Bacon, Egg, Arugula and Tomato on GF bread, served with roasted tomato and hash-brown. 

THREE CHEESE OMELETTE – European style 3 egg omelette filled with cheddar,  jack and mozzarella, served with roasted tomato, toasted GF bread, preserves and hash-browns 

EGGS BENEDICT – Poached Saanich Farms eggs on house cured back bacon, toasted GF scone and hollandaise, served with roasted tomato and hash-brown 

HOTCAKE STACK – Light and fluffy GF pancakes layered with seasonal coulis and compote, maple syrup and butter 

BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST – Rich and decadent house made brioche in custard, topped with cream cheese, maple syrup, pineapple compote and butter (allow time for GF orders)

ORDER FROM THE LUNCH MENU!  Full lunch service starts at 10am on Sundays! Kids menu always available until 9pm!

The kudos continue  – it is not necessary to call ahead to announce a gluten-free diner, but those with additional sensitivities will be treated like royalty by letting chefs know ahead of time at 250-478-3121. They’ve yet to meet an allergy they have not been able to accommodate.


Six Mile Pub Soups & Salads

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Great Food that is Gluten Free / Gluten Free Option Available

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Guarantee

Click for detailsThe 160 year-old View Royal pub that served the Gold Rush has set the gold standard for gluten free! Pub fare created with culinary flare, Six Mile is proud to serve ‘SIX-Nature’ chicken wings, deep-fried halibut and – wait for it –  safe french fries & yam fries cooked in a dedicated deep fryer!

Six Mile Pub’s Red Seal Chefs and their protégées pride themselves on meeting the needs of celiac diners and  anyone with sensitivities i.e. dairy, soy, nuts or shellfish. Please call ahead to start the conversation. Review by ‘Living with Allergies.’

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Gluten-Free Pizza is a Happy Hour Feature

Gluten-free pizza is a Happy Hour feature everyday from 3 – 5pm made with Six Mile’s Signature Sourdough Crust – gluten-free of course. Six Mile also produces its own light and fluffy gluten-free buns with a Celiac Scene Approved Secret Ingredient!

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Bun

Ask for the Riverside Gluten-Free Bun!

There’s a cozy corner,  a sun-drenched patio or a pool table just right for you. Families are welcome with a menu made with the celiac child in mind. The family room, open daily until 9pm also makes a great space for group functions, too.

B-Tea Kombucha @ Victoria Health Show
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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North America’s first live Kombucha will be appearing at the Victoria Health Show
B-Tea Kombucha is completely safe without refrigeration and best of all – available in a break-proof containers.
A fermented tea rich in probiotics • prebiotics • polyphenols • vitamins • organic enzymes • amino acids


b-tea-kombucha-canadaWhat is Kombucha?

  • pronounced “com-BOO-chah.”
  • a fermented tea naturally rich in prebiotics and probiotics.
  • raw and organic with a slightly sour-sweet-fizzy taste
  • nutritious,  low in calories, caffeine and sugar

For centuries Kombucha has been brewed throughout Asia and Eastern Europe.  Kombucha was introduced to North America by people who had traveled to Asia and learned of its nutritive effects and its cleansing and detoxifying potential.

Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea fermented with a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) and yeast (in the form of Medusomyces gisevi). In seven days, the tea is transformed into a refreshing, effervescent, lightly astringent beverage LOW in calories/sugar and FULL of living probiotics.

What is B-Tea Kombucha made of?

  • B-Tea uses only 100% raw and organic ingredients, juices, and extracts without preservatives, sugars, chemicals or artificial colors.
  • Pilsner Laden Water from the Czech Republic
  • Darjeeling Black Tea and Japanese Bancha Green Teas antioxidants
  • Organic brown cane sugar, consumed during the fermentation results in tea low in sugar and naturally carbonated

b-tea-kombucha-lemon-balm

GREEN TEA LEMON BALM – Lemon balm offers mental clarity, concentration, relaxation and an aid for digestive issues. Green Tea Lemon Balm is B-Tea’s most popular flavour – a perfect combination of calm and sweetness.


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GREEN TEA – 100% Japanese Bancha Green Tea, this is classic Kombucha. It enhances energy, mood, mental acuity and revitalizes metabolism. Japanese Bancha Green Tea is the foundation of B-Tea’s kombucha products. Refreshing and rejuvenating!


B-Tea Kombucha black-tea

ORIGINAL (BLACK TEA) – Original and most powerful, Black Tea is made for traditional kombucha lovers. 100% organic, Darjeeling Black Tea is a source of antioxidants and nutrients.


B-Tea Kombucha tranquility

TRANQUILITY (GREEN TEA ALOE VERA) – 100% organic Aloe Vera extract aids in detoxification, digestion, and immune system support. Enjoy calming rejuvenation with every sip.


b-tea-kombucha-ginger

GINGER – B-Tea’s original ginger is made up of 70% Darjeeling Black Tea and 30% Ginger. One of the best-known digestion aids, this flavor is ideal for those seeking digestive healing.


b-tea-kombucha-serenity

SERENITY – 30% Chamomile Tea,  therapeutic, revitalizing and soothing for the nervous system. A completely relaxing balm.


VARIETY PACK – A chance to experience each flavour. 

Where to Purchase!

Coming soon to 

Brought to our community by B-Tea Kombucha Canada

Chef Pola Culinary Inc.
NOURISHING BRANDS
604-263-5901 • 778-889-9872
[email protected] • Facebook • Twitter

More B-Tea Info • B-Tea FAQs

what-is-b-tea-kombucha

Support gut health with living probiotics, vitamins and minerals

Although kombucha cannot heal, it supports your body so that it can heal itself.

  • Alkalize the body and balances internal pH
  • Detoxify the liver
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve digestion
  • Rebuild connective tissue and helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
  • High in antioxidants and so destroys free-radicals that cause cancer
  • Alleviate constipation
  • Boost energy and help with severe fatigue
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Reduce kidney stones in the kidney
  • High in polyphenols
  • Improve eyesight
  • Heal eczema and can be applied to soften the skin
  • Prevent arteriosclerosis
  • Speed healing of ulcers by killing Helicobacter pylori (bacterium found usually in the stomach) on contact
  • Help clear up candida & yeast infections
  • Support healthy cell regeneration
  • Lower glucose levels
Great Bear Paleo Bites @ Victoria Health Show
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

BC Brand for the Grizzly Within!
Lifestyle Markets’ Booth at the Victoria Health Show
Gluten-Free! Nut-Free! Egg-Free! Soy-Free! Vegan! Paleo! Organic! Non-GMO!

great-bear-bites-gluten-free-journey

Inspired by the grizzlies of BC’s rugged wilderness, Great Bear Bites are a nutrient-packed source of energy, chock-full of natural ingredients that deliver the fuel you need for your most demanding adventures. Grab a bite and go big!

Great Bear Paleo Bites was created by Tracy Lydiatt, a ‘Crossfitter for Crossfitters.’ When she met her training goals with improved nutrition, she shared her success with her peeps at her crossfit gym. They roared, “Get this paleo treat out to everyone who is into clean eating and living!” That’s us!

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Mentionables

  • Nominated for BC Food Producers Association – Best Product of the Year Award 2014
  • Finalist for BC Food Producers Association – Rising Star Award 2014
  • Winner –2011 Woman of Worth (WOW Canada) – Sustainable Living award
  • 3 time TEDx speaker on Sustainability

great-bear-bitesLemon Cran Trail Bites – refreshing, zippy, tart flavour balanced nicely with a bit of sweetness that all just floats deliciously on your tongue. Great for a mid-day pick me up …

Cocoa Goji Mojo Bites – a “chocolate lovers fix” – not too sweet, slightly salty and really dark – this bite is all serious chocolate flavour with some goji berry superfood hiding in the mix …

Apple Cinna Summit Bites – “good home cookin’ comfort food” flavour – like Grandma’s Apple Pie – sweet, warm flavours of apple, raisin and cinnamon … like a big hug! Tastes like butter but they’re vegan …


Where to Buy Great Bear Bites!

Keep Tabs on what the Bear has got to say! 

Great Bear FAQ’s 

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Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Jan 24 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*
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TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*


Pirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that, the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too!

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Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

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Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free (with the order of a regular meal)
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!
MONDAYS closed from October 1st to May 1st

Sun-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm   Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you.
Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Welcome to Gluten-Free Paradise!

ellen-baynesThe Celiac Scene™ is the premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to the restaurants we trust and the local gluten-free products we love! We even tell you where to purchase them, at the very best prices. Enjoy national ‘celiac’ news, local reviews and a non-stop gluten-free events page to keep you connected. The Celiac Scene is your gateway to Gluten-Free Paradise!

Gluten-Free FAQs

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition for making antibodies to gluten. When gluten protein – found in wheat, barley and rye – is ingested, autoimmune antibodies not only attack the gluten, they also damage the lining of the small intestine. Symptoms may include digestive pain, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue. The resulting malabsortion of nutrients can lead to slowed growth and development in children and anemia, osteoporosis and fertility issues in adults. Untreated celiacs are also at an increased risk of developing digestive cancers and other autoimmune diseases. The only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life. The world-wide incidence of Celiac disease is estimated at 1 in 100. Of the number of people with Celiac disease in Canada, less than 5% will be properly diagnosed in their lifetimes despite the existence of a simple, prescreening blood test. Learn more …

Is there a test for Celiac disease?

Yes! There are two pre-screening blood tests that can determine whether your body makes the antibodies that are associated with Celiac disease:

  • tTg: IgA anti-transglutaminase antibody test
  • Total Serum IgA

While these blood tests are very sensitive, they are not 100% accurate. If the tTg test is positive or the IgA test shows a deficiency, a duodenal biopsy is required to make a diagnosis. Collected under mild sedation, evidence of damage to the lining of the small intestine is definitive proof of Celiac disease.

*Blood tests and intestinal biopsies are diagnostic services that are provided at no charge to residents of British Columbia. See Medical Services Plan.

Ask to be tested if you have unexplained iron deficiency, osteoporosis, brittle type 1 DM, a family history of Celiac disease, have experienced 3 months of frequent diarrhea, weight loss, dairy intolerance or exceptional gas and bloating. Learn more …

Can I be diagnosed if I’ve already gone gluten free?

It is essential that prescreening blood tests and the biopsy be performed while a person is consuming gluten in order to measure the antibodies associated with the disease and observe associated damage to the small intestine. Test results may appear falsely negative if gluten has already been removed from the diet.

Adults should consume 10 grams of gluten (4 slices of bread or equivalent) for at least 1 month prior to testing. Children should consume 5 grams of gluten (2 slices of bread or equivalent).

It may take 2-3 months on a gluten challenge to turn the tTg and biopsy positive. Because it can be very uncomfortable to reintroduce gluten to one’s diet – the gluten challenge is truly a challenge – consult your medical care provider about being prescreened for CD BEFORE choosing to go gluten free. Learn more …

Can I view my test results online?

Yes! My e-health  offers a fast and secure method for patients to receive their results electronically. As soon as results are released from the performing lab, they’re available online in my ehealth. A variety of secure technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. My ehealth is a free service available to residents of British Columbia registered with the Medical Services Plan and is available in 4 languages. Learn more …

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Individuals with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) experience digestive symptoms that are similar to those experienced by individuals with Celiac disease. Like celiacs, their symptoms improve when gluten is eliminated from their diet. Unlike celiacs, their bodies do not create antibodies to gluten, nor do they exhibit the damage to the small intestine that is the hallmark of Celiac disease. People with NCGS are at no greater risk of developing additional autoimmune conditions or digestive cancers. At the moment, there are no tests that can prove whether one has NCGS. A diagnosis of NCGS can be made when tests for Celiac disease are negative. It is estimated NCGS affects 6-10% of the population. Learn more …

Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Little Sister to Celiac Disease

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is an inherited autoimmune disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters. Like Celiac disease, ingesting gluten triggers an immune system response that deposits inflammatory lgA antibodies under the top layer of skin.

The lgA deposits result in eruptions similar to the beginning of a pimple. This painfully itchy rash may progress to red, raised patches of skin that develop into small, watery blisters. The itching and burning of the eruptions are severe and the urge to scratch them is intense. Eruptions commonly occur on pressure points – around the elbows, the front of the knees, the buttocks, back, shoulders, face, and scalp and typically occur on both sides of the body. Sixty percent of those diagnosed are men and the most common ages at diagnosis are between 15 and 40 years old.

A small biopsy of unaffected skin, next to an eruption that reveals the presence of IgA deposits confirms a diagnosis of DH. A strict gluten-free diet for life is the only treatment, but the diet should only be started once a diagnosis has been made. The medication Dapsone may be prescribed to ease symptoms until the gluten-free diet reduces the severity and frequency of eruptions. Learn more …

Why can’t I just go gluten free?

Knowing whether or not you have a chronic autoimmune disorder is important to your future health and the health of your family. There may be a price for choosing not to know.

• Screening for Celiac disease is free in British Columbia
• Blood samples can be collected at your local out patient laboratory
• A diagnosis will tell you how strict your diet needs to be
• In conjunction with a lifelong commitment to the diet,  health complications may be reduced
• Your doctor can better monitor your health for other autoimmune disorders
• Celiac disease is genetic. A diagnosis confirms for your family that they may also be at risk
• Familial screening provides an early diagnosis for those with latent (asymptomatic) Celiac disease
• A diagnosis offers eligibility for future therapies that require a definitive diagnosis
• You may qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Credit
• If Celiac disease is ruled out, your doctor can proceed to test you for other disease(s)
• You can save money on gluten-free food if celiac disease is ruled out! Learn more …