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September 29, 2012
Ist Annual Celiac Awareness Festival*

1st Annual Celiac Awareness Festival

(From the press release.)*

Throughout the month of October, Galloway's Specialty Foods offers customers education on how to live with celiac disease, introduces new gluten-free products and gives instruction on gluten-free baking.

Celiac Awareness Festivities include:

Gluten-Fre Living with Dr. Miranda Wiley ND: Thursday, Oct 11th,  5:30 to 6:30 (Burnaby), and Thursday, Oct 18th, 5:30 to 6:30 (Richmond)
Gluten-Free Education with Lorraine Didrickson, President of Canadian Celiac Association - Vancouver Chapter: Sunday, Oct 14th, Noon to 3 p.m. (Burnaby)
Gluten-Free Baking with Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition: Thursday, Oct 25th, 1 to 3 p.m. (Richmond), and Saturday, Oct 27th, 1 to 3 p.m., (Burnaby)
(sample lavender gluten-free multigrain cookies).

Other events:

Saturday, Oct 6th: Richmond invites customers to the Renovation Celebration for tastings, door prizes, specials, and Annie's Flourless Filbert Cake.
Saturday, Oct 13th: Bernardin rep Darlene Tanaka prepares wine jelly and salsa. Burnaby 1 to 2 p.m.; Richmond 3:30 to 4:30 p.m..
November 11:  Noon - start of the annual baking supplies sale and 4th Annual Christmas Fruitcake Contest (34 entries last year).

About Galloway's:

Richmond News readers voted the Richmond store BEST SPECIALTY FOODS STORE.
Burnaby NewsLeader readers voted the Burnaby store BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE.

Since 1936, Galloway's has been Vancouver's place to discover healthy, hard-to-find food items found around the world. Tradition began when David Galloway upgraded his Gastown pushcart for a store on Seymour Street (followed by Robson, Denman, Davie, Pacific Center, Richmond). In 2003, Annie Muljiani purchased Galloway's from her father, Ali (who bought the store from Galloway in the 70s), and expanded into wholesale, computerization, bulk packaging and online shopping.

When shopping at the newly renovated Richmond store or the two-year-old Burnaby store, customers often reminisce about the spicy aromas and experiences of shopping with their mothers or grandmothers at the Robson Street store. Galloway's still sells dried fruit, nuts and spices, as well as 9000 products, from Indian chutneys to 350-plus spices, 27 wheat-free flours to a range of gluten-free foods. And Galloway's is still the go-to destination for chefs, food lovers, home cooks, moms and dads.

Galloway's central locations offer plenty of free parking and the Richmond store is minutes from the Canada Line. Online shopping means you don't have to leave home.

"Galloway's has always been my first choice to get any especial ingredient!" says award-winning Chef Hamid Salminian of Diva at the Met.

"With its quality spices and reasonably-priced, one-of-a-kind items, Galloway's contributes to Vancouver's gourmet food lanscape," says Julian Bond, Executive Chef and Program Director at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. "It's a place where future chefs at PICA get inspired."

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