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Toronto News: Goa Amigos Performs at South Asian Festival, Rogers Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
Dated 2007-07-16

Goa Amigos Performs at South Asian Festival, Rogers Masala! Mehndi! Masti! Sunday, July 29, Mainstage:

Mississauga based Goa Amigos is one of Canada’s leading Indo- Goan bands. Their music style possesses a versatile mix of traditional Goan folk to a more modern 90’s dance feel. The band well known for its versatility to perform in various languages such as English, Hindi, Konkani, Arabic and Portuguese comprises of 5 proficient and accomplished musicians from Goa with their own unique styles. Selwyn Collaco on rhythm guitar & vocals, Victor Rodrigues on Lead guitar & vocals, Richard Heynes on drums & vocals, Lawry Rodrigues on keyboards & vocals and Alex Heynes on bass & vocals .

Goa Amigos along with the dynamic dance troupe- Malaikas presenting Goan culture in all its multicultural glory - carnival time along with some traditional goan folk & masala on MMM's mainstage.

The fabulous presentation will consist of music and dance that is from Goa, a first at M!M!M!.

The band is also slated to perform in Mississauga on August 12th. 2 pm at Mississauga's Civic Centre outdoor stage



Friends of Goa and Global Goan Associations, in partnership with Gallery Attic, Goa, India, announce the `Global Goan Children Art Competition 2007' to celebrate World Goa Day commemorated on August 20 worldwide.

The Art competition is a first-of-its-kind art event which will be held simultaneously in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Macau, Portugal, Brazil, Pakistan and India in an effort to assimilate and create awareness for young global Goans towards environment and cultural preservation of Goa. The art competitions will be held and coordinated in each country by Goan Associations on the theme: Environment and Culture Preservation of Goa.

Competition will be judged in 7-14 years category in mixed media formats. Three winners will then be decided by an eminent panel of judges, while the final exhibition of winning entries of all participating countries will be held at Casa de Goa, Lisbon. Last date for submission of entries will be August 30. Participants are requested to take note of the following:
* Please include i.) Full name ii.) Birth date including year iii.) Home address/phone number iv.) Name of a school and grade v.) School address including country code name/phone number and fax number/email address (IN BLOCK LETTERS).
* Title of entry and brief description of the meaning of the painting attested with signature of your parent/teacher/guardian. Entry must be certified as being original and unaided work. Entries not fulfilling the above information will be disqualified.
* Artwork should be restricted in size to A3 dimension.
* Each participant may enter up to three pieces of artwork.
* Entries should be submitted in flat format and should remain within the specified size guidelines.
* Framed entries will not be accepted.
* Paintings that have already been shown elsewhere or accepted for another contest will not qualify for this Competition.
* Please do not include any words in the paintings.
* Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted. E-mail entries will not be accepted.
* The decision of the Judging Panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered regarding decision.
* Artwork received will not be returned. All entries will remain the property and copyright of the organizers of the
Competition. Organizers will not accept liability for loss or damage to any work submitted.
* Winning artwork may be used in publicity campaigns.
* Entries received after August 30 will be considered invalid.
* Three best judged Artwork in each participating countries will be submitted to Casa de Goa, Lisbon for the overall GLOBAL GOAN YOUTH PAINTING Contest.

Entries should be sent to: Gallery Attic, 36-40, 1st floor,
Alfran Plaza, Above Maneck Gem, Near Don Bosco School,
For more details:
Contact Ethel Da Costa (Over-all Global Coordinator)



Here is your chance to gain the recognition you deserve for all your hard work and commitment!
You know the monetary benefit a scholarship can bring, but that’s not where it ends. Just look at how future employers might perceive a scholarship recipient:

“Once a student (obtains) a scholarship, potential employers will be very impressed when they read the resumes of these students. The reason for this is because the students showed responsibility and discipline by being able to get the loan. An applicant who obtained … a scholarship is highly respected in the eyes of most potential employers. Scholarships are not easy to get, and this is why they are so valuable.” Exforsys Inc.

The G.O.A. is awarding up to $1000 in scholarships for your achievements during the September 2006 to May 2007 academic year. Please see attached for more details on eligibility and the application process, or visit our website at www.goatoronto.com. You may have questions, and if you do please feel free to contact me at .

Lydia Fernandes
G.O.A. Career & Education Coordinator

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