Calling on my Canadian friends

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 10:44pm
nutfree's picture
Joined: 05/18/2001 - 09:00

pHelp, Going to Hotel Club Tremblant with the boys in August. Have any of you been there, know anything about this resort ? I am also not aware of how the nut allergy is handled in Canada. Do ambulaces carry epi,.what do i say in the hospital?br /
The resort says they are very aware of the nut allergy and that their counselors are epi trained but.....I am more worried since my french is not good. Does any one out there have a card they give to the waitstaffbr /
explaiing the danger of the nut allergy before they order, you could send me, in french or any ideas of food to stay away from/p
pPLEASE.............i thank you./p
pMay your day be not to hot, its very hot here already./p
pthanks again/p

Posted on: Sat, 06/29/2002 - 7:37am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

I noticed that no one has responded to your posting. Most of Canada, (certainly urban Canada), is fairly 'with it' when it comes to peanut and nut allergies. I'm afraid that I know nothing about Quebec and their attitudes and knowledge. It's a very different place.
The Hotel Club Tremblant looks quite nice so they are probably more likely to know how to handle the allergy. Here's their website:
Email them or call or both and ask. I'm sure that they've dealt with these questions before.
Don't forget to load up on Nestle chocolate before you head home.

Posted on: Sat, 06/29/2002 - 9:30am
nutfree's picture
Joined: 05/18/2001 - 09:00

thanks so much for responding to my post. I have spoken to the Hotel but am still VERY nervous. I am still holding out that someone has been there and could give me inside information and advise, so PLEASE any one who has been there????
I appreciate the link to their website for i am truth be told, computer dumb...
But listen, tell me about NESTLE, i don't know, thanks.
take care.

Posted on: Sat, 06/29/2002 - 11:14am
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Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Hi there
I have personally never been to Club Tremblant, although I've been to Tremblant before it became a resort...
I can tell you that in Quebec, people are fairly aware of food allergies, since it's on the news often. Daycare around here are forbidden to have any peanut and peanut products, and it's a health recommendation to wait till a child is 4 or 5 years old before offering peanuts. So if you have to deal with someone who has young children, chances are quite high that the person will be aware of food allergies. If you deal with a teenager, chances are good that they'll be aware of it, cause it's likely he or she grew up with the peanut restrictions.
I would be very very wary of having to deal with someone who is old enough to be a grandparent, or an adult that never had kids. Those people are not as aware as the rest of the population.
That being said, the campaign to educate people here has been very strong about peanuts and peanuts products but has totally ignored cross-contaminations. For example, my son is now starting soccer. I told all other parents that he had a peanut allergy, and please be careful when selecting the popsicles for after the game (parents take turn in bringing the treats). Well, so far, not a single one has brought treats that were not exposed to peanuts, while no one brought an explicit peanut treat. So if you're worried about cross contamination, you'll have to ask a lot of questions.. People are totally clueless about cross contamination, even if they think they're allergy aware.
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Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2002 - 4:03am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi there,
I am in Ottawa....close enough to Tremblant. Many of restaurants are allergy aware in this area. In Ottawa Ontario, right next door to Quebec, the ambulances carry epi (this is where I am ). I can find out if they do in Gatineau..Tremblant area. Email me at [email][/email]. I can make some phone calls for you.
Also, do not be afraid of trying to find someone English to speak to at resort. Nearly everyone is bilingual at these places as they have a tremendous amount of english Canadians visiting. Contact me :-)

Posted on: Wed, 07/03/2002 - 9:20am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I am also in Ottawa. My daughter just went on a field trip to LaFleche Caves this spring and I called the regional coordinator for emergency services to check and the ambulances in Gatineau do carry epinephrine. In my case the closest hospital was the Hospital in Maniwaki.
I just phoned them and was told that the hospital in Maniwaki would be the one to serve Mont Tremblant as well. Here is a link to the hospital's website where you should be able to get more information:
One note - it has been extremely hot and humid here the past week and there is an advisory to avoid strenuous activity if you have asthma (that's the point of a holiday anyway, right?)
by the way, don't forget to visit a chip wagon (we are famous for them around here). And in Canada Nestle has a nut free plant so Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Mirage, Aero and KitKat are safe as well as Cadbury Caramilk (in case you want some chocolate while you are here)
take care
Oh - and I just want to add that the Gatineau area is very bilingual, partly because it is so close to the border with Ontario. For example, I just spoke to the EMS coordinator and the hospital in English with no problems whatsoever. Don't worry about the French and enjoy yourself!
And by the way if you have anymore questions feel free to contact me - my email in my profile is out of date and you need to use [email][/email]
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Posted on: Sun, 08/11/2002 - 1:33am
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Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Re-raising for nutfree.

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