When GFYYC announced that it was looking for a new Ambassador to be involved in its day-to-day work of providing resources to Calgary’s burgeoning gluten-free committee, no fewer than three of my friends sent me the link to encourage me to apply. I guess you could say that my passion for living a gluten-free lifestyle is something that’s easy to see.
My name is Rae Lemke Sprung, and I’m pleased to be coming on board with GFYYC to help bring the Calgary gluten-free community more recipes, reviews, events and information to help lead the best gluten-free lifestyle possible. You may have read some of my work here before – I’ve contributed some restaurant reviews and participated in the Voice of GFYYC program in 2014. I live in the NW with my husband, Craig, where I work on freelance communications projects and am a nanny for my four-year-old niece.
I have celiac disease and went gluten-free in December of 2012; my family has a large number of celiac individuals, so I’ve been accustomed to gluten-free alternatives at Christmas dinners and family reunions for a long time. I’m really excited to bring my personal knowledge of living gluten-free to the community.
The thing I’m most excited for right now, though, is hearing the reasons you look to GFYYC as a resource and what we can do to grow our community and provide you with useful information. In the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing a survey to find out what you need from us and what you look forward to seeing on our website and social media. We’re also always available to hear your thoughts and suggestions on our Twitter account, Facebook page, or by email at contact [at] gfyyc [dot] com. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!
It’s great to meet you all. Take care and enjoy your holiday season!