Gluten-Free Cookie Exchange at the CEC

A group of Bay residents gathered at the CEC on December 15 to enjoy a gluten-free cookie exchange. Attendees, who regularly cook and eat gluten-free to accommodate the dietary needs of themselves or a family member, each brought one variety of holiday treat to share, so that everyone went home with an assortment of baked goods, after sampling the offerings, of course!

Organizers Monique Glover and Sharon Jessup Joyce, who are gluten-free, planned the event as a kick-off to launch regular meetings of a local gluten-free group to share tips, recipes and dishes, and possibly shared purchasing of ingredients that are more expensive or challenging to source.

Look for more information about the new group here in the new year.

RCMP Constable Sian Houston Guest of Honour at CEC Holiday Party

CEC volunteers, members and clients gathered on December 4 to celebrate the festive season, and to honour RCMP Constable Sian Houston, who officially ended her posting in Tantallon that day. Sian and her husband, also an RCMP officer, were leaving the next day for their respective new postings in Alberta.

During her time in Tantallon, Sian provided exemplary service to our entire community, and her support of local not-for-profits’ activities was nothing short of amazing. Nearly 40 members of the community gathered at the party to thank Constable Houston and wish her well. Gifts were presented by the Community Enterprise Centre and the Seniors’ Association.

In her thank-you remarks, Sian said she looks forward to taking up her new duties as the coordinator for the RCMP’s domestic abuse work in Eastern Alberta, adding, however, that Tantallon and its people are very special to her.