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What's On In Goa:
* Oct 16-27: Vipasana meditation, Alto Porvorim
* Oct 23: Launch of CellOne, BSNL's cellular service in Goa
* Oct 24: Antonio Pereira Puraskar (Award) ceremony, Porvorim


The PIO Card scheme has been in use for a couple of years. Because of lack of demand, the government has lowered the fees. In Canada at least, the demand is very small. The people found the fees exorbitant.

One should wait till Jan next year if possible in getting the PIO Card. The Pravashi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi, Jan 9-11, the first convention of overseas Indians, will be the occasion to announce dual citizenship.

Indications are strong that the government would choose this event to appease overseas Indians. It was one of the recommendations of the Singhvi Committee on NRIs.

Many leading overseas Indians, including Canada's minister Herb Dhaliwal, former British Columbia Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, British MP Keith Vaz, and the many Lords in UK, ex-Trinidad and Tobago PM, Basudeo Pandey, PM of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prof. Amartya Sen, V.S. Naipaul, are some who are to attend the conference.

The Singhvi Report is available at www.indiandiaspora.nic.in and those interested in registering could do so at , .

Fee is US 200, the early bird offer $175 is over (Oct. 10).


October 6 - Mrs. Carlota Mascarenhas (Calangute-Goa. Email: )
Wish a very happy 88th birthday. May God bless and grant you a very long life.
With fondest love and kisses from your son and family: Antonio, Ruby, Maria-Renata and Roberto(Canada).

St. Francis Xavier Seniors Club ( Toronto ) East was founded in 1976. In September 2001 the club celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The object of the club is to promote social and cultural activities for its members. The members meet on Fridays for bingo and whist and on Sundays for truque and bridge. In the years program is included Rosary day in May, Litany in October, Mass for deceased members in November and thanksgiving mass in December.

There are four dances in the year and many trips and tours. Included in the sports section, are tournaments and competitions in Darts, Whist, Truque, Bridge and Singing. The club closes first week in December and reopens in the third week of January.



  • To provide moral support, financial assistance and care to the socially disadvantaged.
  • To address the concerns and needs towards the welfare of the community in all social service areas.
  • To promote the advancement of education. For those wishing to make a charitable donation or in need of assistance.
  Aloysius Vaz, Secretary Treasurer @ (905)-624-7274
Mailing address:
  The Goan Charitable Organization,
P.O. Box 5667, STN A Toronto,
Ontario M5W 1N8


DCosta Financial Group, under the banner of Friends of St. Francis Xavier and with the
blessings of Fr.Terence DSouza, is pleased to sponsor and organize the Feast of
St. Francis Xavier on the 7th of December 2002. We encourage all Catholics to actively
participate in the festivities by booking stalls to sell their wares. Goan foods and
delicacies are always a great hit and people look forward to replenishing their stocks at
events such as these. No doubt those who book stalls will profit!!! Stalls are priced very reasonably at $35.00 (10x10).

Please note that complimentary stalls will be given to various Associations so that they can make their presence known to the people at large. They are welcome to hold games and other interesting themes to attract attention. Lots of people have no idea how to contact their Village associations. This venue would be ideal and if they do well, a small donation would be welcome.

All proceeds will go towards the St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church, to be distributed as per Fr.Terences instructions.

For bookings and further details, please contact DFG at (416) 335-5314 or 1800-97DCOSTA or e-mail us at .

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