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Glory to God in the highest heaven
And peace on Earth to those with whom he is pleased

 

Merry Christmas
&
Happy New Year


FROM

  • John J. D’Souza

  • Sadashiv Rahul

  • Uvy Lopes

  • Joel D'Souza

  • Karuna Kesarkar

  • Muriel Lucas

 
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 Greetings from Toronto East Goan Seniors Association


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 Greetings from 55 Plus Goan Association  -West GTA


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Love and Prayer Helps Couple Survive Fall Through Ice.
By Maria Fraser, Repulse Bay – Nunavut – Canada’s Arctic Circle

 

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Now is the time to prepare Sorpotel

Sorpotel is Goa's Culinary Delight. Listed below is sorpotel recipe used through the ages.
http://www.goacom.com/cuisine/recipes/meat/sorpotel.html 
 
Goan Xmas sweets

* Batica      *Bolinhos     *Cocada     *Dodol      *Koiloreo    *Kulkuls      *Patoleo     *Pinaca

Others:  http://www.goacom.com/cuisine/recipes/index.html

 
Test Your Knowlegde of Goa Trivia

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For An Identity – Paper by Giselle Dias

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To Cherish and to Share: The Goan Christian Heritage
by late by: John Correia Afonso S.J.

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to view complete article or download.

People Places and Things

TEGSA GAMES NITE – SEPTEMBER 21/07

How do you describe in one word a very successful Games Nite.
It was TEGSAtional.

Yes the crowd was Terrific, the participants were Excellent, the Games well chosen, the food Superb and the Attention to detail speaks volumes of the organizers.

If you came to win, I’m sure you Whistaway with a prize or two. If you had a lousy partner I’m sure you helped Bridge the gap to victory or did you just Scrabble your way to win first prize.

So thanks to you for coming.
To her, him and they the co-ordinators/organizers for a job well done to make this a really TEGSAtional Games Nite

 
TEGSA’s CHRISTMAS DANCE


 

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Inclement weather did not deter members from attending the Christmas Dance on Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Clement of Ohrid Banquet Hall. Members were pleasantly surprised by the sheer luxury, style and elegance of the beautifully decorated hall. The inviting ambiance of “red and green” and miniature decorated Christmas trees was the start of a memorable evening.

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Goan Seniors Celebrate Christmas
By: Muriel Lucas


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55 Plus Goan Association –West GTA members & guests came together, from far and wide to help celebrate the Greatest Feast of all…”CHRISTMAS”… with a sit-down dinner at the Oasis Banquet Hall in Mississauga. It was a resounding success, with about 250 people in attendance. It blossomed to a splendid reality of family & friends of the 55 PGA group.

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55 Plus Goan Association-West GTA
YULETIDE MEET
By Muriel Lucas.

Oh! What a night!
December 18, 2007- Mississauga Seniors Centre
 

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FIFTY FIVE PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION -West GTA
55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION WEST GTA, INC

NEWSLETTER

We had a Vision……and that Vision has come to pass, as we turn back the pages of time and reminisce to the day that we, the Executive Committee, Founding members, sat together, to figure out how we could form an Organization in the West End, (similar to our Sister Organization, TEGSA), and with only at “Ground Zero Base” to start this going …..at that precise time, it was hard to imagine, ….but if we had a Crystal Ball………Well folks,,,,,,the rest is History…………!!!!!!

As you can appreciate, we have tried to give you “the best possible entertainment you have come to expect, thus far!!!

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Goan Voice Canada Special
– Reading List for the Christmas Holidays

The following is a list of books on Goa or by Goan Authors which may be of interest to our readers:
 
Title Author Summary Click for Review
Domnic’s Goa By Domnic P. F. Fernandes A nostalgic romp through a bygone era
Released: April 27, 2007 - Kala Academy, Black Box, Campal, Panaji, Goa
Publisher: Abbe Faria Productions
ISBN 978-81-904640-0-0
247 pages, Rs 350

The Churches of Goa Author: José Pereira 9780195665413, Paperback
May 2003
Rs. 195
http://www.oup.co.in/

Goa's churches, Roman in scale, are the finest Neo-Roman monuments found in Asia. This book establishes Goa's cultural individuality, the basis for the distinctive character of the Goan church.

Folk Songs of Goa Jose Pereira, Micael Martins and Antonio da Costa. Folk Songs of Goa : Mando-Dulpods and DeknnisNew Delhi, Aryan Books, 2005, xxv, 85 p., $19. ISBN 81-7305-280-8.
 

The Tailor’s Daughter By Ben Antao Published: 2007
Publisher: Goan Observer Private Ltd.
ISBN 81-89837-03-6
338 pages, Rs 300 (North America $25)

What happens when the beautiful, charming and ambitious Eliza Rodricks of Nairobi comes to study tailoring in Margao and falls in love with the local bhatkar? She doesn't think twice before giving away her heart and body to the arrogant seducer Jorger Pacheco

Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Written & Illustrated by Mel D’Souza

This book covers stories that are about Mel's schooldays in Saligao in the
late 40's and early 50's
Contact :
mel.dsouza@sympatico.ca

The book is priced at C$ 9.95 per copy, plus postage, in Canada and US, via
the author. Contacts: Mel D'Souza, 21 Brentwood Drive,
Brampton, ON L6T 1P8 Tel: (905)793-6123
mel.dsouza@sympatico.ca

What's So Great About Christianity Author: Dinesh D'Souza Format:Hardcover
Published:October 1, 2007
Dimensions:256 Pages, 6 x 9 x 1 in
Published By:Regnery Publishing
ISBN:1596985178
$22.11
D’Souza, author of "Whats So Great About America," looks at Christianity with a questioning eye, but treats atheists with equal skepticism. The result is a book that challenges the assumptions of both believers and doubters and affirms that there really is something great about Christianity.

http://goa1556.goa-india.org

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Events

Goan Events in World Wide & Canada - 2008
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR 2008.

Date

Organization

Event

Saturday
January 19, 2008

Alliance of Goan Overseas Associations

WE STILL CALL GOA HOME”

Grand Dinner Dance at the Mandovi Riviera in Panjim, Goa.


Click for Link
April 3 –7, 2008

 
Dr Ribeiro Goan School
Ex-Students Reunion
Nairobi, Kenya, April 2008
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008

Dinner Dance at the Goan Gymkhana
Semi-Formal or African attire
Click for Link
July 21-28, 2008 The Goanetters Association Toronto (GNAT) International Goan Convention 2008.

Theme:
“Networking for Goans in the 21st Century”
Contact :
416-510-1347
or
416-208-9304

Click for Flyer

 

55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA
Events for 2008

Date Event Details
Tuesday
January 15, 2008

Card Games
B-bingo
Line Dancing
Konkani Cultural Hour
Doors Open 6.30 p.m.

Mississauga Seniors Centre See Note 1 below

Cost $5/ =
Cheques payable to 55PGA.
Book early to avoid disappointment

Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Card Games
B-bingo
Line Dancing
Konkani Cultural Hour
Doors Open 6.30 p.m.

Mississauga Seniors Centre See Note 1 below

Cost $5/ =
Cheques payable to 55PGA.
Book early to avoid disappointment

Tuesday
March 18, 2008
Card Games
B-bingo
Line Dancing
Konkani Cultural Hour
Doors Open 6.30 p.m.

Mississauga Seniors Centre See Note 1 below

Cost $5/ =
Cheques payable to 55PGA.
Book early to avoid disappointmen
t

Tuesday
April, 15, 2008
Annual General Meeting followed by Election of Executive for 2008-2009

Mississauga Seniors Centre – Details to follow


Note 1
 
*The Centre is located on 1389 Cawthra Road, just south of the QEW, (at Arbor Road) to the east of the Cawthra Community Centre & Arena. For transportation take Mississauga Transit bus route # 8

Note 2. For 2008 Events at Mississauga Seniors Centre will take place at the THIRD TUESDAY of each month unless otherwise noted.

Note 3. Please register by mail or email to attend events. This can be done by mail or email:
Mailing address: 55 Plus Goan Association-West GTA
100 City Centre Drive P.O.Box 2097
Mississauga,Ontario L5B 3C6

Email: 55PGA.seniors@gmail.com

Note 4. Admission for events besides AGM is $5.00 payable at door to cover hall rental, coffee.tea & light snacks.


Click to Download Form to join 55 PGA or renew membership for 2008


 Obituary
 

+Felicia (Fernandez) Elijah

+Felicia (Fernandez) Elijah passed away in Jersusalem on Sunday, Dec 9, 2007, at age 82, after a long illness. Felicia was the widow of Sam Elijah, formerly of "Mumbai". They have lived in Jerusalem since 1974 and are survived by her brothers, Anthony in Portugal, Noel in Orilla,Theo in Mississauga, Leo in Hamilton and Ralph in Bombay India.

The funeral mass took place in the NotreDame Church in Jerusalem with interment in Mount Zion Cemetery



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