Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Latkes by Jennifer Molnar from the FBC 366 Photo a Day project on flickr

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It's on - the countdown to the holidays.  And we have lot of Members Only offers happening this week - be sure to log-in so you can view them all.  You wont want to miss out (and it might help you with your holiday shopping!)

MEMBERS ONLY: Canola Cookies and FBC 2013

The deadline to get your entries in for the fantastic  Canola Cookie contest is November 28th (this Wendesday!) at 4pm EST. You could win  an all expenses paid trip to FBC 2013 at Hockley Valley courtesy of Manitoba Canola Growers!  This is an awesome prize – especially if you live in Western Canada or Atlantic Canada!  While there will be one winner from Manitoba – the second spot is up for grabs anywhere in Canada.  So get your recipes in – we’d love to see you at FBC 2013.  (This is a Members Only Contest so please log-in to see the details)

MEMBERS ONLY: Soup Sisters Giveaway

If you haven't already, be sure to enter to win one of 3 copies of the all Canadian Soup Sisters cookbook (that features  some of our members as well as a who’s who of Canada’s cooking scene!).  This is a Members Only Giveaway from Random House, and the deadline to get your entry in is 11:59pm PST this coming Friday (Nov 30th).  All you have to do is tell us your favourite soup!

MEMBERS ONLY: Blurb Holiday Offer For You AND Your Readers

We've partnered with Blurb, the online publishing platform, to give all FBC members two very special Holiday offers for both you and your readers.  To get the full details on this generous offer from blurb you'll need to log-in to view this link. To ensure delivery by Christmas you must redeem this offer by December 9th.

Holiday Recipe Roundup – Join In!

Our Halloween recipe was so much fun and got so much love that we’re going to do a Holiday Recipe Roundup in December.  Send us a link to your favourite holiday recipe from your blog, along with a photo (620px wide) by December 7th, and we’ll do a special roundup post on December 12th.  You can send your entries to info[at]foodbloggersofcanada[dot]com.  We can’t wait to see what you send in!

Restaurant Roundup Coming This Week

We're getting ready to launch a new feature here on the site with some help from some terrific restaurant bloggers across the country.  It's the Canadian Restaurant Roundup and once a month we'll be showcasing some of our bloggers absolute best dining choices in their cities.  It will be smorgasbord of delicious food.  Be sure to tune in on Wednesday to see what our first Restaurant Roundup theme will be!

RELATED:  Weekly FBC News for December 9, 2013

Calgary Food Blogger Bake Sale (AB)

Thanks to Wanda from Bakers Beans and Dan from Dan’s Good Side for letting us know about the Calgary Food Bloggers Bake Sale Holiday Edition happening next week on December 8th at Casel Marché.  Proceeds will be going to Calgary Meals on Wheels.  Stacks of outstanding Alberta FBC Members will be participating (we can't even list them all here there's so many!) so be sure to check out their Facebook event page for the complete list of bloggers and, if you're in the Calgary area get out and support them and get some yummy treats!

If you're an Alberta blogger and want to get involved in the event, you can contact event organizer Vincci from Ceci n’est pas un food blog or Dan at Dan’s Good Side and they'll get you set up!

We want to hear about these kind of events where our members are going to be so please let us know! We're happy to give you a plug and a tweet or two!

New Members

Let's have a big welcome to our newest members this week.

We also have two new business members: Alex B. & Associates Media & Communications and CloudRaker Agency.  Welcome everyone!

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 Fridays at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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the ticket price will be announced before Christmas but the tickets won’t go on sale until late January – give everyone time to recover from Christmas spending!

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