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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: Celebration of the Feast of Saint Joseph - Toronto

Dr. Riberio Goan School - Nairobi
All Ex-students & Staff are invited to celebrate
The Feast of Saint Joseph
Sunday, March 23, 2003
Mass: 3.00 p.m.
Our Lady of Rosary Church
2950 Midland Avenue - Scarborough
(Just South of Finch Ave)
Mass will be followed by Fellowship in the Church Hall.
Light refreshments will be served

For further details please contract:
Claude Gomes - 416-299-0492
Elsie Fernandes -416 286-8337
Bel Remedios - 416-400-5354


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, March 30th, 2003
EVENT: Goan Professionals and Associates Meeting at @ 10.00 am

The first meeting in the new format will be held in the Boardroom of
SCI Computer Solutions
170 Brockport Drive Unit 101
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5C8
(Courtesy of Sharon Barretto)
The easiest way to find this location is to exit the Hwy 401 at Hwy 27 and turn left (West) at the first set of traffic lights (Bellfield Rd).

The Keynote address will be on "Plastic Injection Moulding" by Joseph D'Souza.

The meeting will start at 10:00 am and will end at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served.


Sunday, April 20th, 2003
EVENT: Easter Dance

invites you, your family & friends to

Time: 12:00 (noon) - 8:00PM
Location: International Banquet Hall
5835 Kennedy Rd. Mississauga
(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia)

Dance to the rhythmic sounds of
With DJ & special guest artiste,
Tammy (Vocalist)

TICKETS: Adults - $20    Children 5-12 - $15    Children 4 & under - FREE

For further details CALL

Francis Fernandes
Tel: (905) 820-1901
Cell: (416) 294-6009
Francis Joseph
Tel: (905) 602-7755
Cell: (416) 529-6070
Tony Da Costa
Tel: (905) 458-1215
Cell: (416) 571-0256

Saturday, April 26th, 2003
EVENT: Tropical Delites Anniversary Dance


Anniversary Dance

Buffet Dinner at 6.30 p.m.

Taj Banquet Hall
4611 Steeles Ave. West (West of Hwy. 400)

Dance to the island rhythms
DJ Darren and Steel Drummer NAT
playing soca, reggae, calypso.....

Members: $25.00 Guests: $30.00
Limited tickets available: Order yours today from:
Dana D'Cunha (West) 905-275-2855
Merlyn Fernandes (West) 416-464-3798
Seira Furtado (West) 416-695-3239
Elena Mascarenhas (Central) 416-544-9714
Natasha Andrade (East) 416-732-6565
Plavin D'Souza (East) 416-885-0023

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



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