Gluten-Free Events Calendar

If it’s gluten free and happening in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, you’ll find it listed here! From tastings to contests, farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise!  Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire!

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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
May 24 all-day

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University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

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A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

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Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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Embrace Your 15% Off Epicure Discount Code
May 24 all-day

Epicure Good Food Mission

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Epicure is offering the gluten-free community its own discount code. Use ‘ THESCENE-1027 ‘ at check out until 11:59pm Friday, May 31st.

  • Applies to all sales – even those already discounted.
  • For direct purchases from Epicure website. Not available via Epicure Ambassadors. 

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  • * 15% off  (before taxes/shipping)
  • * The Celiac Scene does not benefit financially from Epicure sales.

Everyone loves Epicure because it’s delicious! But did you know?! All of Epicure’s products are gluten-free! 

✅ 100% Gluten Free
✅ 100% Peanut / Tree Nut Free (excluding coconut)
✅ No added MSG
✅ Little to no sodium
✅ Little to no sugar
✅ No artificial flavours/colourings/additives/preservatives
✅ Non-irradiated
✅ Kosher certified
✅ Halal certified

Epicure NEVER uses eggs, shellfish, crustacean, sulphites or pork in any of their products. Even if a product’s name or recipe seems geared towards meat, the dish can be easily adapted for use with veggies, tofu and fish instead! Learn more here!

Click here to view Epicure’s ‘Never Ever Ingredient List.’

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Epicure Guarantee: “We know you will love our products! If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Epicure products within 90 days of your purchase, we will exchange or fully refund your purchase.”

Epicure’s Customer Experience team can be reached at customerexperience@epicure.com or 1-888-595-6363 for any and all questions from recipe ideas to shipping concerns.

Read all about The Celiac Scene’s Epicure Tour!


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Epic Box Program ALL 100% GLUTEN-FREE food subscription box!  Take the guesswork out of safe-for-celiac cooking!

Sign up month to month or for 3, 6 or 12 months

Discover the joy of effortless cooking. Subscribe to Epicure’s Monthly Epic Box Program and solve your dinner dilemmas with epic meal solutions, exclusive surprises and endless inspiration.

Packed with the ingredients to make healthy and delicious 20-minute meals,  delivered right to your door each month, it’s never been easier to decide on dinner with a variety of customizable meals that feed four people or more.

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Step 1: Subscribe today and get your Epic Box delivered monthly
Step 2: Choose from on-pack directions or find recipes online
Step 3: scan the QR code on the package and access tons more recipes

  • Each Epic Box includes:
    • Seven Tasty Products: Some months may feature a jar in place of a sachet, or even an exclusive product for an extra-special treat!
    • One Printed Recipe Card: Follow along with an inspiring and easy-to-understand recipe card, putting your new ingredients to good use.
    • Recipe eBook containing fun themed recipes for each month.
  • Save time & money
    • Your monthly Epic Box ships for free! Use the ingredients to make healthy and delicious meals in 20 minutes at less than $4/serving. Pause your subscription at any time for up to 2 months, forward to a friend or purchase a subscription as a gift.
  • Eat good food
    • All of our ingredients are gluten free, sodium and sugar conscious, and lovingly created in adherence to our Never Ever List®.
  • Enjoy the flexibility
    • Your Epic Box is non-perishable – you can enjoy the meals at your own pace. With customizable recipes, cook with the fresh ingredients you have on hand or what’s in season/on sale to reduce food waste.
  • Give back with your subscription: For every Epic Box you receive, Epicure donates 7 meals to families in need across North America.

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SO MANY WAYS TO EXPLORE EPICURE!

Enjoy this Taste of Summer!

All the Possibilities!

  • Delicious images, clear  ingredient labeling, allergen listing, recipe ideas and coming soon, how-to videos, ratings & reviews!

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Epicure’s Summer 2023 Catalogue – 52 pages of products, recipes & inspiration.

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EPICURE RECIPES – ALL RECIPES ARE GLUTEN FREE!

  • Meal Type: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner, Dessert, Appetizers, Small Bites, Side Dishes, Beverages, Sauces & Condiments. Learn more …
  • Dietary Preferences: Dairy-free, Garlic-Free,  High Protein, Sugar Conscious, Low Sodium, Onion Free, Vegan, Vegetarian. Learn more …
  • Cooking Method: Air Fryer, BBQ, Microwave, No-Cook, One Dish, Programmable Pressure Cooker, Instant Pot™, Sheet Pan, Slow Cookers, Roasts, Steamers, Stove Top, Wok. Learn more …
  • Protein: Beef, Chicken, Poultry, Pork, Vegan Vegetarian. Learn more …
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Search Recipes by Occasion (within each category – shop by price!)

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Search Recipes by Meal Plans – Complete with Shopping Lists

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Epic Life Challenge

  • Join the Epic Life Challenge to achieve healthy, lasting weight loss—no potions, magic bullets, or deprivation required. Backed by science, this program will help you learn new eating habits and provide training from nutrition, fitness, and mindset experts. Plus, there are hundreds of dollars in weekly prizes! Participants lost more than 70,000 pounds in our last challenge. Learn more …

More About Epicure

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Sylvie Rochette & Amelia Warren

Since day one, Epicure has embraced its vision to inspire good. Sylvie Rochette founded Epicure in 1997 with a passion to answer every family’s eternal question: What’s for dinner? Sylvie’s response has given rise to a food movement that today has nourished and changed millions of lives. Now, Sylvie and her daughter, Amelia Warren, continue that legacy, helping time-starved families connect across the table to share epic food, eat healthier and live better lives. 100% women-owned.


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Mizu Real Fruit Ice Cream Food Trailer @ Various Locations
May 24 all-day

ADDED MAY LONG WEEKEND APPEARANCE: Sunday, May 19 – Holden Lake Farm from 3-5pm  :)
Mizu May 2024 ScheduleConfirm daily locations at Mizu Real Fruit Ice Cream FacebookInstagram • All appearances are weather dependent

Upcoming Standard Events

  • Fridays – Spectrum School in Victoria –  May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 & 31 | June 7 & June 14 from 5:30 – 8:30
  • Mondays & Tuesdays – Transfer Park in Ladysmith –  starting May 13 & 14. Time to be determined.
  • Tuesdays – Parksville Summer by the Sea 6-9pm June 4 – August 27
  • Thursdays – Commercial Street Night Market, Nanaimo Thursdays 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, June 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 22
  • Saturdays – Duncan Farmer’s Market from 9am – 2pm unless otherwise
  • Sundays – Cedar Farmer’s Market 10am to 2pm May 12 to October 27

A taste of New Zealand in the heart of Vancouver Island!

Jamie has switched to ORGANIC fruit, taking her soft serve flavours to a whole new level!

Mix your favourites – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mixed berries, banana, mango or pineapple – with ice cream or vegan soft serve made with coconut and cashew ‘milk.’ Served in a gluten-free, vegan waffle cone. No added colours, flavours or sugar.

NEW! Pre-order ‘Pints-to-Go’ via https://mizu-real-fruit-ice-cream.square.site!

Order via PM on Facebook or via DM on Instagram
Payment in advance by e-Transfer, Square or Cash.

Book the Mizu Trailer for your special event! Contact Jamie at  Mizurealfruiticecream@gmail.com • 1-250-319-5212 • Instagram

Mizu’s Real Fruit Ice Cream trailer is often at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Beach, but please confirm today’s location via Mizu’s Facebook Page or Instagram Account for daily locations and times!


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For years, Jamie Lynn has been obsessed with owning her own ice cream trailer. Lucky for us, she made her dreams – and ours – come true! Catch her before she flies away to chase another dream – obtaining her pilots’s license!

Jamie and her husband Vinny, a heavy-duty mechanic by trade, built the ice cream trailer from scratch, then decorated it with images ofd beautiful berries. You can’t miss it at Departure Bay Beach in Nanaimo or at a host of special events. Look for the line up!


Mizu by the PintThe Soft Serve – You Choose!

  • Gluten-free, 100% Canadian, vanilla ice cream soft serve is made with premium ingredients by Island Farms.
  • Gluten-free, vegan, vanilla soft serve is made with coconut oil and Nora’s Creamy Cashew Milk.
  • Mizu dedicates a scooper, an auger and freezer for vegan, dairy-free soft serve.
  • Choose your favourite fruit. Mizu is happy to offer combos or mixes!
  • Enjoy your soft serve in a gluten-friendly cone, a gluten cone, or in a bowl!
  • NEW! Pints of Mizu are now available for purchase! Enjoy strawberry, strawberry-banana, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry & mixed berry!

Coming soon! Special flavours like Hokey Pokey Toffee in a pint, special orders & pre-ordering.


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  • ‘Unique Cake (gluten) Waffle Cones’ and ‘Gluten-Friendly Waffle Cones’ are dairy-free, egg-free and ‘vegan-friendly.’
  • Made in a facility in Metro Vancouver that has been making waffle cones since 1982.
  • Gluten-friendly cones are made with documented to be gluten-free rice flour, arrowroot, soy lecithin, canola oil & cellulose.
  • Shared equipment is blown off and thoroughly scrubbed between gluten and gluten-friendly production.
  • Packaging is colour-coded to clearly identify gluten & gluten-friendly cones.

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  • On the trailer, gluten-friendly cones are stored in a sealed, labelled bin, entirely separate from gluten cones.
  • When you make your dietary needs known upon ordering, staff will wash their hands and put on clean gloves before handling the cone.
  • Choose your fruit flavour, mixed with ice cream or vegan soft serve.

Mizu Raincoast Rescue SocietyWhy Mizu!

  • Named after Jamie & Vinny’s beloved Belgian Malinois!
  • Got a pup? Ask for Mizu’s ‘Pet-Friendly Dog Scoop’ made with a Sugar-Free Cake Cone, scoop of ice cream and a dog treat on top!
  • 50% of Mizu’s ‘Pet-Friendly Dog Scoop’ sales are donated to Sooke’s Raincoast Dog Rescue.

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What is the New Zealand connection?

  • Mizu’s Little Gem Mixer has made New Zealand famous for its soft serve! Components are easy to remove and completely washable. What’s not to love!

 


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Taco Revolution 100% Gluten Free @ Various Locations
May 24 all-day

Taco-Rev-Food-Truck-Duncan-1Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck brings their moveable ‘Gluten-Free Fiesta’ to locations across Vancouver Island! Check their most up-to-date appearances below or visit Website Schedule •  InstagramFacebook  • call 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738)

If you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh Taco Revolution Tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own home! All 100% gluten free! Products & Carrying RetailersCatering

Stay Tuned for Special Events!


FREQUENT MARKETS:

Commercial Street Night MarketCommercial Street Night Market
Thursdays from 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2024
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo
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Qualicum Beach Farmer's MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays Year-Round 8am to Noon
644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L8
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Duncan Farmer's MarketDuncan Farmer’s Market & Food Truck
Saturdays Year-Round 10am – 2pm
200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3
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Cedar Farmer's MarketCedar Farmers Markets
Every Sunday from Mother’s Day until Hallowe’en
1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1H4
9:30 am (seniors and immune-compromised individuals) others 10am – 2pm
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Visit Taco Revolution’s The Taco Hole inside Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre (in the old concession space), right across from the Hockey Arena at 2687 James St. See map

The Cowichan Community Centre offers many different community events throughout the year. Count on The Taco Hole as your source for delicious, gluten-free food. Check the Rec Centre Events Schedule here!

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Burrito Mondays – all burritos and burrito bowls only $9.95 + GST each
Taco Tuesdays – only $3.79 + GST each


Taco Revolution Delivers

Toll-Free Number! Place an order at 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738) to collect at their current location.

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Everything Taco Rev serves is gluten-free, handmade from scratch in house and served with a passion and dedication to deliciousness and authenticity. It is our mission to deliver the exact same taco you would find on a street in Mexico. Every taco we serve, from the Chorizo Vegetariano to the Fish Taco, to the Chicken Tinga are all pulled directly from Mexico’s taco culture. We have dared to bring those flavours north and share them with you. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be; it is time for a true north Taco Revolution!

Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible: Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!


Taco Revolution FoodsIf you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own kitchen! All 100% gluten free! Buy Online or at Carrying Retailers: CLICK HERE

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Taco Revolution Caters!
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Taco Rev caters  weddings, birthday parties, staff parties, corporate events and all other kinds of public and private occasions. Taco Revolution takes care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties.” Like having an open bar, but with tacos! Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/catering

We are flexible! Wedding by the beach? No problem! Over 300 guests? We’ve done it! Exclusively vegan menu? You got it! Guests with allergies? We can certainly accommodate!

Easy is their middle name! Taco Revolution provides all necessary biodegradable service ware (plates, napkins, forks, etc.) and for an extra cost we can provide non-alcoholic drinks as well. Enjoy the peace of mind you deserve during your event!


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Hosting a small party and need help with the food? Look no further than Taco Revolution catering. We’d love to hear about it. Let us know your event date, tentative number of guest, preferred service time and venue location.

Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/taco-fiesta
Email us at: uprise@tacorevolution.ca or if you prefer, phone us at: 1(833)822-6738 (toll free)

Taco Rev provides service in Sidney, Victoria, Sooke, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Comox/Courtenay, and anywhere in between.


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Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Millstone-Farm-Sign igMillstone Organics Farm Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Store shelves are stocked with freshly milled flours, All-Purpose Flour Mix, Pancake Mix and GF spices. Whole gluten-free grains, organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest Maple Syrup,  recyclable egg cartons & cook books are also be available for purchase.


Millstone Organics Certificate of Appreciation wpMillstone Farms’ flours can be milled to order. Pre-order by phone, text 778-350-1455 or email at millstonefarmer@gmail.com. Collect in person at the farm. 

Almond Flour • Amaranth • Arrowroot Starch • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Brown Flax Flour • Brown Flax Meal • Brown Flax Seeds • Chickpea • Coconut Flakes • Coconut Flour •  Corn (tested to be gluten-free) • Cornstarch • Dried Organic Black Beans • Garfava • Vegan Chocolate Chips • Golden Flax Flour • Golden Flax Meal • Golden Flax Seed • Millet • Oat (pure from Avena) • Potato Starch • Psyllium Husk • Quinoa • Sorghum • Superfine Brown Rice • Sweet • White Rice • Tapioca Starch • Teff • White Rice • Xanthan Gum

  • Millstone Farm’s extensive line of organic flours  are stone-milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Grains can be milled up to 3 times to ensure that the flour contains the entirety of the grain.
  • Gluten-free oats are milled in a separate mill in order to protect celiacs who cannot tolerate even pure oats.
  • Whole, unmilled grains are also available for purchase.
  • Organic spices, sourced from organic suppliers from around the world,  are milled to order for optimal aroma and taste, then stored in light-impenetrable, miron glass.
  • All-purpose and pancake mixes are created in house and are xanthan gum free.
  • Also at the store: organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest maple syrup,  recyclable egg cartons, cook books & so much more.
  • Coming soon – an outdoor cob oven for rustic, gluten-free baking! Think cinnamon buns and pizza!
  • TESTIMONIAL: “My friend and I went to the most interesting family farm yesterday afternoon.  It is Millstone Farm & Organics and they specialize in organic, gluten-free grains. One can order fresh ground flours and pick up when convenient. They also have the MOST amazing vanilla, vanilla beans, and powder, fresh organic eggs, lots of interesting articles in their little shop. They also have spices which can be fresh ground, essential oils, etc. Check them out if you live on the Island.”  Diane Jenson

Millstone Farm’s  herbs and vegetables, organic soaps & wool products are focused on healthy, sustainable, zero waste living and packaged in refillable & reusable containers.

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