Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream by Michelle Peters-Jones
Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream by the Tiffin Box as seen in the FBC Flickr Photo Group

brought to you by Janes Family Foods.

It's the last day before summer is unofficially over and the mad rush to fall and the holidays begins.  For many, this is the "real" New Year - a fresh start that comes with the start of a new school year.  So make the most of this "last day" of summer and look forward to what the coming fall has to offer! We know we have lots of new things coming your way this fall so be sure to stay tuned!

Monthly Winners With Janes and Arla

It’s September which means… time for August winners!

First up we have free product vouchers from our Weekly News Sponsor,  Janes Family Foods, for one randomly drawn member.  Random.org brought up member 347 which is...Life in the Lower Mainland! Congrats Simon.  Melissa will be in touch for your mailing details.

Next up we have $25 in gift certificates from our Featured Member Blog sponsor, Arla foods.  This goes out to one of August’s Featured Member Blogs and we had five Featured blogs last month. Random.org chose…#4 – Culinary Cool.  Congrats Nicole – Melissa will be in touch shortly for your mailing info!

We’ll have more Septemeber winners the first week of October!

FBC Toronto Tweet-Up - With Feast!

For our GTA members, we're hosting a tweetup this week with the gals from Feast: An Edible Road Trip.  Come join us for an informal meetup this Wednesday from 7-9pm at Bellwoods Brewery and meet Dana and Lindsay from Feast.  They've got lots of great stories about where they've been and where they're headed and it's a great chance to meet some fellow local food bloggers.  The event is free and you can register through EventBrite.

The Calgary Food Bloggers Bake Sale

Celebrating it's THIRD year, the Calgary Food Bloggers Bake Sale is happening this Friday from 5-9pm at the Calgary Farmers' Market (during the 2nd annual Sundown Chowdown).  Organized by Vincci from Ceci n'est pas un food blog, this year's event will benefit the Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.  What a great cause this year guys!

This is such a great way to see our Calgary members giving back to their community!  If you are in the area be sure to check it out and get yourself some tasty treats while meeting some of your favourite local food bloggers!  Check out the awesome list of Calgary FBC members who are participating!

Start From Scratch Fall Intake (Calgary & Saskatoon)

Start From Scratch is the brainchild of Dan Clapson from Dan's Goodside.  Along with fellow FBC Member Jacinthe Koddo from Food With Presence, and their team of instructors, they run this innovative program to get university students active in the kitchen by showing them how easy and fun it is (not to mention better for you and your budget).  They are now accepting applications for fall intake into their Saskatoon and Calgary programs.  If you know of a new university student who could use a little help in the kitchen, you might want to point them in this direction!

RELATED:  The Weekly News: December 19th

Weelicious Back to School Lunch Giveaway

Our favourite memories of heading back to school include freshly sharpened pencils, planning that first day back outfit of new clothes and getting to see all our friends after a long summer break.  Not to mention a shiny new backpack or lunchbox!  We can all use a little help figuring out healthy lunches that are quick and that people want to eat so be sure to check out our Weelicious giveaway along with her Back To School Lunch tips.  You can win a copy of her new book, Weelicious Lunches - all you have to do is share your favourite Back to School Memory!

Share Your Favourite Back to School Lunch Posts

Got some lunch box winners?  We want to see them.  Visit our PIN IT Facebook post and share up to two of your blog's favourite recipes or restaurants that are great for back to school or work lunches.  We'll pin them to our Pinterest Members Lunch board!  And be sure to check out our lastest awesome member boards for Cookies and Pies - they've taken off and we're seeing a lot of repins on them both!

New Members

A big welcome to all our new members this week - great to see so many new faces!

New Business Member

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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