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Friday, March 7, 2003 to Friday, May 23, 2003
EVENT: Konkani Classes   (every Friday except Good Friday)

Konkani Classes in the GTA - Final Notice
Konkani classes will be held at St Matthew Catholic School - 280 Kingsbridge Gardens Circle (Classroom #1). The closest intersection is Hurontario and Hwy. 403. The classes will begin on March 7 and continue every Friday - except Good Friday - until June 13 ). Fourteen (14) classes in all. Time of the classes will be from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The tutor will be: Joao Manuel Pereira

The curriculum will be:
1. The teaching of colloquial(i.e. spoken) konkani - the main objective.
2. Some basic differences of the language in North Goa vs. South Goa, between Christians and Hindus, between Konkani and Marathi.
3. A basic overview of how Konkani is written in the Devnagari and Roman

There will be a cost associated with this course. The following will have to be paid for:

a. the school janitor
b. the tutor and materials

The fee will be determined by all participating at our first meeting. The individual costs will be tabled and we will collectively decide on an appropriate fee for the course. The anticipated the fee for the 14 week course to be approx. $80.00 which works out to be just over $5 per evening.

Tim de Mello
1658 Woodeden Drive
Ontario, L5H 3S5, CANADA

Saturday, March 8, 2003
EVENT: Bowling - Cherry Hill Playdrome
Organized by: Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)

For more information please contact Tony Barros at

March 21, 22, 23 2003
EVENT: Toronto Retreat/Bible Convention/Healing Service: March 21, 22, & 23
Organized by:  

Annual Bible Convention and Healing Service will be held in March 2003, led by Rev. Dr. Augustine Vallooran, V.C., PhD., (Divine Retreat Centre, India). Gospel singers from Divine Retreat Centre, Glen La'Rive & Teresa Christopher, will also be present at the convention. The convention will be held at Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Dr. (Location Map & Driving Direction), Toronto, Ontario, on Friday, March 21, 2003 (6.30 P.M - 9.30 P.M), and Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23, 2003 (9 A.M.- 6 P.M.). (Registration: Free). Main celebrant and homilist on Saturday, March 22nd would be Most Rev. Richard J. Greco, D.D, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.

There will also be a Family Renewal Gathering at St.Johns Hall, (Lituanian Martyrs' Church), 2185 Stave Bank Road:, Mississauga, Ontario (Location Map & Driving Direction) on Saturday, April 5th & Sunday April 6th, 2003 (9 A.M.- 6 P.M.). The Registration Form is available on-line, please click on the registration form link above to get a printable format. Completed registration form along with payment is to be received by us not later than March 28, 2003. Seats are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Also check our on-line Convention/Family Renewal Gathering Flyer.

Sunday, March 23, 2003
EVENT: Feast of Patron Saint Joseph
Organized by: Dr. Ribeiro Goan School - Nairobi

DR. RIBEIRO GOAN SCHOOL - NAIROBI calling all ex-students to celebrate the feast of Patron Saint Joseph on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
Mass: 3.00 p.m.
Followed by Fellowship

Mark these dates on your calendar

September 13, 2003 - 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance
September 14, 2003 - Picnic

For further details contact:

Roque Barreto 905-859-1942       Arthur Braganza 416-620-1553
Victor Cardozo 905-479-0254 Xavier Carvalho 905-794-0630
Norman D'Costa 905-452-1295 John J.D'souza 905-451-2527
Danny Fernandes 416-621-7942 Elsie Fernandes 416-286-8337
Tony/Vivien Fernandes 905-607-4564 Claude Gomes 416-299-0492
Bel Remedios 416-499-5354


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, May 18th, 2003
EVENT: Out of Africa Extravaganza

Out of Africa Extravaganza

Africa: One continent, many cultures.. Grab your spirit of fun and let's get together to celebrate our diversity

Venue: Halton Hills Banquet Hall
3090 Steeles Avenue West - Hyw 401 W-25 S
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 A.M.
Cost: $65.00 (Inclusive Drinks, Buffet Dinner, Dance)
Ages: 18 yrs to Golden Plus
Dance to the African Rhythms of Naked Flame & DJ Fatz
Authentic African Prizes -
Special Traditional Performances
& Habeeba's Egyptian Belly Dancers
Dress: Elegant African Costumes

Limited Tickets - Reserve early for tables of 10 to avoid disappointment
For information & tickets please call -
Tim Remedios @ 905-819-0708. Raphael Fernandes @ 905-272-4792
Cheques to be made out to: Tim Remedios, 6460 Eastridge Road,
Mississauga ON, L5N 4K8

Saturday, June 7, 2003
EVENT: "Annual Walk-A-Thon"
Organized by: Goan Charitable Organization (Toronto)

You can make a difference

Come and support our
"Annual Walk-A-Thon"
on Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:00 a.m.
at Lakeshore Promenade (in Mississauga)
* Free BBQ * Free Refreshments * Free-T-shirts and prizes for participants
Have a great time and help your brothers and sisters in need in our community.

Sunday, June 8, 2003
EVENT: Feast of the Holy Spirit


Come celebrate the Feast of the Holy Spirit
on June 8, 2003 at St. John's Lithuanian Hall
2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga
(Major intersection: Mavis/Queensway)

Mass followed by Social
Enjoy authentic Goan cuisine and hospitality
Live Band and DJ

For tickets contact:
Francisco Barretto - 905-607-2143
Rosie Cabral - 416-494-4540
Tony Fernandes - 416-568-3289
Sara Ferrao - 905-569-6609
Ethena Silveira - 905-785-1505

Saturday, August 2, 2003
EVENT: Annual Picnic - Princeton Country Club, West Windsor
Organized by: Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)

For more information please contact Tony Barros at

Saturday, September 13, 2003
EVENT: Gala Dance Commemorating 75th Anniversary
Organized by: Nairobi Goan School Ex-students

Saturday, October 18,2003 (tentative)
EVENT: Whist Drive - Venue (TBD)
Organized by: Goan Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)
For more information please contact Tony Barros at

Saturday, December 20, 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

Goan Konkani Troupe - Toronto - Tiatr

The Goan Konkani Troupe (GKT) will be holding their next production in the early spring of 2003.

The GKT welcomes new members. Dues are only $4 per annum. New members and supporters are needed for the following:

  • Actors, musicians, singers, of all age groups for the main production.
  • Solo artists, stand-up comedians, duets, and other entertainers for between scene performances.
  • Set designers, stage hands, light and sound technicians for assistance behind the scenes.
  • Distribution of fliers promotions, ticket and programme sales.

Participating members are entitled to complimentary tickets for performances.

For further information please contact: Lourdino Rodrigues @ 416 244 7923, e-mail Santano Rodrigues



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