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to take part in the Toronto SuperCities Walk for MS
on Sunday, April 13th, at Sunnybrook Park

Check-in: 8:30 am       WALK Starts: 10:00 am

It's a fun, one-day, non-competitive, 5 and 10 km walk for a great cause!

Sunday, November 16th 2003
EVENT: Navelim Social
Union of Navelim Invites you to celebrate The Fest of Our Lady of The Holy Rosary.
Music by Blindfold Test & D.J.Darren
Time: 12:00 Rosary, 12:30 Mass, followed by social
Venue : St Peter & Paul Banquet Hall, 231 Milner Ave. Scarborough
Tickets: Adult $28
Kids $15 (between age 3-13)
Please contact committee members for tickets
Sency Gomes
Kurt Fernandes 416-850-0579
Ludger Gomes 416-282-0231

Sunday, November 16th 2003
EVENT: International Goan Women's Appreciation Day
International Goan Women's Appreciation Day is being celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and world-wide (in Goa, etc.).
The gorgeous Lake Merritt Sailboat House at 568 Bellevue Avenue,
Oakland, CA 94610. View picture of facility at
TIME: 11AM-2:30PM
DATE: NOV 16, 2003, SUNDAY
TICKETS:$15 for adults (includes lunch), age 18 and over,
$10 for children (includes lunch),
age 4-18 Children under 4 free-Kids facilities available including free baby sitting

Saturday November 22nd, 2003
EVENT: Ven Fr Agnelo - Platinum Jubilee
Fr. Agnelo Devotion Center Rockville, Maryland
Invites you to Come and Celebrate the Third Annual Mass and Platinum Jubilee of the 75th Death Anniversary of Our Venerable Fr. Agnelo DeSouza Of Goa, India

On Saturday November 22, 2003 At 1:00 p.m. at
St. Catherine Laboure Church
11801 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Followed by a Reception at:
Wheaton-Claridge Recreation Center
one block from the Church
At 11901 Claridge Road

Directions: From Capital Beltway I- 495 take MD 97/Georgia Avenue Exit 31 towards Wheaton, move onto left lane. Go about 1.5 miles and veer left onto MD 586/Veirs Mill Road. Go about 1.5 miles and the Church is on the right at the corner of Veirs Mill Road and Claridge Road.

For information contact:
Armande Condillac (301) 927-4648
Agnelo Gonsalves (301) 924-2100

Wednesday November 26th,2003
EVENT: An inaugural meeting
Venue: Our Lady of the Rosary Church (parish hall) 2950 Midland Ave,Scarborough (just south of Finch Ave)
All seniors are invited to participate in forming a group (55+) serving the Scarborough/Pickering/Ajax/Markham/Thornhill/North York area.

An inaugural meeting is planned on Wednesday November 26,2003 at 7p.m. sharp.

To register your interest in the group please e-mail:

Saturday, November 29th 2003
EVENT: The Friends of Saint Francis Xavier
Invites all Goans to come and join in the celebration of the feast of St. Francis Xavier
On Saturday 29th November 2003
At St. Francis Xavier Church
5650 Mavis Road, (Mavis & Matheson),
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

A solemn procession at 10.00 a.m. with the relic of St. Francis Xavier and an honour guard provided by the Knights of Columbus, and a Goan Konkani Choir will grace the celebration. Followed by solemn high mass
Celebrant : Fr. Terence D'Souza
Thereafter the congregation is invited to a Family Fair in the Church Hall, with food stalls, gift tables, etc..
Everyone is invited (Admission is Free)

For further information on participation, contact
Evelyn De Souza
(905) 270 -9165
John J. D'Souza (905) 451-2527
Lazarus Pereira (416) 292-1653 or fax: (416) 292-07

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003
EVENT: Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Organized by: Son's and Daughters of the Goan Tailor's Society
Mass will be held at Christ the King Church.
(3495 Confederation Parkway, Mississauga, Tel 905 270 1133)
at 7:30 p.m. followed by a social gathering in the Church Hall - Downstairs.
Saturday, December 6th, 2003
EVENT: Feast of St. Francis Xavier's Dance
At 6:00 p.m. at the Royal Banquet Hall,
(185 Statesman Drive, Mississauga, Tel 905 564 7895)
Tickets: Adults/Seniors:- $20:00
Children: 6-12 Years:- $10:00
Children: 0-5 Years:- Free
For details & tickets Contact
Tony Fernandes 905 823 3067 Tony Cunha 905 567 6460
Babush Barreto 905 785 0061 Nash Fernandes 905 858 0581
Fatz Fernandes 905 824 6418 Suku Gomes 905 819 1825
Antonio Fernandes 905 858 - 8461 Rosy Cabral 416 494 4540

Saturday, December 06th, 2003
EVENT: Christmas Dinner Dance
Organized by: GOA Chicago
Time : From 6:30pm to 12:00 pm
Venue: At the Crown Jewel, 1730 S. Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines IL Tel: (847) 847-758-8225
Intersection of Elmhurst Rd/Oakton Rd
Here are the details of the program
6:30 PM Doors open.
7:00 PM – 8:00PM: Cocktails/Hors d'oevers and Open bar.
7.30PM: Our Chief guest from Greenland “Mr. Claus” will entertain and distribute presents to your children. (Parents please bring your presents before Santa arrives)
8:00PM – 9:00PM: Dinner with music (Open Bar closed 8:00pm-9:00pm)
9:00PM - Dancing until midnight (Bar open 9-11)
To summarize, you will have appetizers, open bar (free drinks), Santa's grand entrance, three main course dinner buffet and a great live band.
Seating is limited so please RSVP ASAP.
RSVP before November 24th, 2003
Please visit the site below for information for the Christmas Dance

Saturday, December 20th, 2003
EVENT: Holiday Ball at Ukranian Cultural Center, Somerset
Organized by: Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)
For more information please contact Tony Barros at

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