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After a month of traveling the country in April and seeing far too much snow for my liking, I think it might be safe to say that spring has finally arrived with the start of May (or maybe even summer, depending on where you are). And thank goodness for that! So let's kick winter to the curb and get on with what's happening!
We're On Pinterest!
We finally got on board with all the pinning (we couldn't resist after getting all of Aimée's tips). You can find us here. We'd love to have you follow us and our goal is to follow all of our members who are on pinterest so if we're not following you yet, leave your handle in the comments and we will. We'll be pinning lots of member content, our restaurant roundup crew's reviews, blogging tips and more!
April Winners from Janes and Arla
It's time to announce our lucky member winners for April!
First up is the monthly random member draw from our Weekly News sponsor, Janes Family Foods. Random.org chose the winner from our 985 members and it is...
#237: Jenelle Antolin from I Taste and See! Congrats Jenelle - you've won some free product coupons from Janes! Melissa will be in touch via email to get all your mailing details.
Next up is our Featured Member Blog winner for April from our Featured Blogger sponsor, Arla foods. This is chosen from our list of featured bloggers for April by Random.org. And this month it is...
Bryan Picard from The Bite House! Congrats Bryan, you've won $25 worth of gift certificates for your choice of Tre Stelle, Castello, Apetina or Dofino cheese (or a mix of all of them!). Melissa will be in touch via email to get your mailing details.
Dorset Cereals - sample, blog and win!
Dorset Cereals is offering 15 Food Bloggers of Canada members free samples of their entire seven-recipe product line. 10 samples are available for FBC members in Ontario and 5 for FBC members in BC. Check out the offer in the Members' Only ares (login for details!)
Cook it. Share it. Live it. Food Revolution Day 2013 is May 17th
Food Revolution Day 2013 is a day for raising awareness and education to empower people to make better food choices, something we know you, dear Food Bloggers of Canada members are already passionate about. It’s a day for people to come together in homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. With your professional know-how in the Canadian food community we are reaching out to ask you to get on the Food Revolution Day bandwagon and participate! Find out how here.
Mother's Day is This Weekend
Not sure where to take Mom out this weekend for her special day? No fear, our intrepid restaurant crew will have their favourite picks for brunch in their cities on Wednesday so stay tuned for some great ideas later this week!
The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free
FBC member Jeanine Friesen from The Baking Beauties is the latest proud author in our membership with her new book, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free (Adams Media) which was released in March. You can read more about the book, as well as ordering information right here. Congrats Jeanine! (and we have some plans to get one lucky member a copy of Jeanine's book so stay tuned!)
Back with the second half of our mammoth list of new members. We're just shy of 1000 and stay tuned - we've got some goodies lined up for all of you to celebrate when we hit that milestone!
- Food is Life (ON)
- The Local Kitchener (ON)
- Dish 'n' the Kitchen (AB)
- Locavore Girl in the City (ON)
- The Experimental Cupcake (ON)
- The Healthy Maven (ON)
- The Culinary Chase (NS)
- Fat Girl Food Squad (ON)
- Afrolems (ON)
- Healthy Husband Happy Wife (ON)
- Chez Julien (QC)
- Food For Thought (ON)
- Ramblings From the Complex Mind of a 20 Something (QC)
- Katheryn's Kitchen (AB)
- On Crawford Street (ON)
- Happy Gourmand (BC)
- Food & Recreation (ON)
- Big Plate, Small Bites (BC)
- Running on Real Food (BC)
- BarrhavenBites (ON)
- Alyssa Luckhurst (ON)
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.
Melissa, Mardi and Ethan