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Newsletter. Issue 2004-09. Apr. 30, 2004
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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!

Goan Soccer League (Toronto)
For 2004 Events go to:http://www.goansoccer.com/gsl/index.php

Saturday May 08th, 2004
Event: May Ball 2004
Organised by The Goan Overseas Association of Chicago
Venue Crown Jewel
1730 S, Elmhurst Road,
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 758-8225
Cordinally invites you to its first function of the year.
Time : 6:30 P.m to Midnight Entertainment  
Appetizers : 7:00 - 8:00 Dinner : Buffet Style
Dinner : 8:30- 9:30 Attire : Appropriate
Dancing : 9:30- Midnight Parking : Free
Cash Bar  
Tickets (Admission Per Person.)
Members   Non Members  
Adult $25.00 Adults $40.00
Juniors(9-18) $15.00 Juniors (9-18)
Children: (0-8) Free Children (0-8) Free

Paid membership is for the calendar year.To give potential members a chance to take advantage of the special rate, the committee has extended the deadline to pay membership due to saturday, May 1, 2004.
Lee Gonsalves,
President GOA Chicagoa.

Saturday May 22nd, 2004
Event: A Marian pilgrimage to Our Lady of Velankani
Organised by Goan Association of NJ

The Goan Association of NJ, Inc. is planning a Marian pilgrimage to Our Lady of Velankani at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 22. The pilgrimage will include mass, rosary, a tour of the Cathedral and its crypt and the adjoining John Paul II Museum.
Departure by bus will be at 7:30 AM and return by 9 pm from Central New Jersey.
Pick up will also include Delaware residents.
Cost will be $24 per seat if all 49 seats are taken. The bus company needs to know by March 8, 2004.
If you are interested, please send your check to the Goan Association of New Jersey Inc, P.O. Box 335, Cranbury, NJ 08512, by March 1, 2004.
If the required seats to fill one or two buses are not taken, we will still go on the pilgrimage, but car pools will need to be organized. Lunch is available at the Shrine cafeteria or can be brown bagged. If you have never been on this pilgrimage or taken the tours, they are well worth your investment in time and money. So sign up and give your spiritual side a
For details call Mike Alvares at (302) 239-3147 or email

Saturday May 22nd, 2004
Event: Konkanni Drama - "Chukh"
Organised by D’Costa Financial Group
Time 2.00 p.m.
Proudly presents for the second time in Canada
Another Scintillating International Konkanni Production "CHUKH"( MISTAKE)
Written and Directed by Mike J.Alphonso
Produced by: Francis D
Chukh is a popular Konkanni drama staged thrice to rave reviews in London, England.

Venue Stephen Leacock CollegiateInstitute
2450 Birchmount Road, [North of Sheppard] Scarborough

Sunday May 30th, 2004
Event: The Feast of the Holy Spirit
Organised by Celebrated by the Villagers of Margao

Venue: International Banquet Hall
5835 Kennedy Road, Mississauga
(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia

Live Band "Shade" & DJ "Fatz"

For tickets contact:

Rosie Cabral 416-494-4540 Tony Fernandes 416-568-3289
Sara Ferrao 905-569-6609 Tony D'Cunha 905-567-6460
Ethena Silveira 905-785-1505    

Saturday June 05th, 2004
Event: "Annual Walk A Thon"
9:00 a.m.
Lakeshore Promenade
(in Mississauga)
click here to view the map.
  • Free BBQ
  • Free refreshment
Download Pledge Form.

Have a great time and help your brothers and sisters in need in our community

For More on the Goan Charitable Organization click here
Please make a pledge : send e-mail to with you name & pledged amount

Sunday June 13rd, 2004
Event: The Feast of St. Thomas 29th Annual Aldona Social
Claireport Place Banquet & Convention Centre65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke, OntarioMass: 12:00 p.m. sharpDance to the music of DJ Fatz
Tickets: (Purchased before May 27)  
Adults: $27.00 Children: (ages 4 -12) $10.00 (3 and under free )
Tickets: (Purchased after May 28)  
Adults: $37.00 Children: (ages 4 -12) $15.00
Appetizers Onion Bhajias/ Pakoras
Caldo Verde SoupVeal ParmagianShrimp MasalaHot & Spicy Chili Chicken Singapore Style NoodlesVegetable Fried RicePlain RiceEggplant Curry Tossed SaladRoast PotatoesItalian Mixed VegetablesVegetable TrayDinner rolls
Assorted Fruit Platter Caramel Pudding Pineapple Pluf Assorted Cakes Jello Coffee & Tea
Children's menu
Ticket Order
For further information contact:
Fiona Pinto-De Souza - President 905-278-1403
Trevor De Souza - Treasurer 416-497-4386
  Click to download & print ticket order form.

Friday June 25th, 2004
Organised by G.O.A. Senior Young Adults & Young Adults
Time: 8:30 pm - 2:00 am -*BOAT SAILS 10:00pm SHARP*

GOA Summer Boat Cruise, an annual event that kicks off the TO summer.
This year, we will feature two DJ's, one spinning Reggae, Soca, Hip-Hop, while the other spins Retro & Top-40 Dance. Yes, folks, there is something for all ages! It's gonna be a blast!

OUTDOOR EVENT - The Boat sails on time, RAIN OR SHINE!!!
Dinner Included
Tickets : $25 Members $35 Guests
No Refunds, Advance tickets only! Cannot pick up tickets at the door!

Saturday June 26th, 2004
Event: Picnic
Organised by The Goan Overseas Association of Chicago
Via Veneto 6340 N.Lincoln Ave. Chicago.773-267-0888

Saturday July 3rd, 2004
Event: Grand Reunion of BMX

The St. Britto’s, St. Mary’s and St. Xaviers college of Mapuca are having a Grand Reunion on July 31 in Toronto , with ex-students expected from UK, Goa, Austraila, Spain, US, etc…

For further info. please contact the President of BMX, Mr. Joe Nunes at

Saturday July 3rd-5th Monday, 2004
Event: 7th biennial GOA convention in Toronto
Organised by Goan Organization of America

Convention venue in Toronto: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conf Center.
Call the hotel at 905-639-4443 before June 1, 2004 to get the reduced rate of $US74 per night for standard room - up to 4 adults. To get the reduced rate mention "Goan Organization of America".
Cost to attend convention, including meals but not hotel:

BEFORE May 15, 2004, US$139 for ages 13 & over: US$69 for ages 5-12; under 5 free.
AFTER May 15, 2004, US$150 for ages 13 & over: US$69 for ages 5-12; under 5 free.
Contact: Guirish Sardesai at 905-639-7369 or email: for more information and to register.

Saturday October 23rd, 2004
Event: Taste of Goa
Organised by The Goan Overseas Association of Chicago
Via Veneto 6340 N.Lincoln Ave. Chicago.773-267-0888

Saturday December 04th, 2004
Event: Christmas Dance
Organised by The Goan Overseas Association of Chicago
Via Veneto 6340 N.Lincoln Ave. Chicago.773-267-0888

Sunday June 26th - Sunday July 3rd, 2005
Event: Zanzibar SJCS Reunion
Organised by St. Joseph's Convent School (later Tumekuja School), Zanzibar

Zanzibar SJCS Reunion
A reunion of former Students of St. Joseph's Convent School (later Tumekuja School), Zanzibar, is planned for the week of June 26 - July 3, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. Initial plans include a dinner dance on Saturday, July 2, a picnic on July 3, a tour of Niagara Falls and a shopping expedition in the Toronto Area sometime during the Reunion Week.
If you would like more information and would like to get on the mailing list please write to me asap. Jo Birkmeyer

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