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Newsletter. Issue 2008-25. December 06, 2008
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World Alliance of Goan Overseas Association (WAGOA)

Antonio Mascarenhas of Toronto & Calangute nominated the official representative of WAGOA in Goa. In addition, Antonio will also represent the World Alliance of Village Associations of Canada. ? Click for details
Quebec Goan Association ? St. Francis Xavier Feast Celebration

The QGA is pleased to announce that preparations are well underway for the feast of our "Goencho Saib", Saint Francis Xavier. The event is sponsored this year by the family of Tony and Jane Fernandes.

Date: Saturday, November 29th, 2008
Location: Saint Suzanne Church, 9501 Gouin Boulevard West, Pierrefonds, QC, H8Y 1T7

Mass will start at 6:30 PM sharp. As per tradition, a social gathering will follow in the parish hall.

Dinner tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, November 16th, 2008.

Adults (Age 11+): $15.00
Children (10 and under): $10.00

Adult Menu
Snacks, sorpotel or chicken, shami kabab, pulao, channa dal, salad, dessert, tea or coffee

Child Menu
Snacks, chicken, pulao, fries, salad, dessert and soft drink

To purchase tickets or for any specific inquries, please contact either Mary Silveira at (514) 685-2563 or Rose de Souza at (514) 744-1905.

Hoping to see you all in great numbers!
Melissa Fernandes
QGA Secretary
Mark Your Calendars
Toronto- Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Ex-Students Reunion? September 26, 2009

The 11th Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Ex-Students Reunion will take place in Toronto on Sept. 26, 2009. There will be a week of festivities leading up to the Grand Ball on that night at the picturesque Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton. We are planning a Pub Night; trip to Niagara Falls, a golf tournament and a picnic on Sept. 27. Individual classes will also have a day set aside to hold their own mini-reunions during the week.

So please go ahead and make your travel arrangements and, in the coming weeks, we will list the names of the committee members and their email addresses to answer any questions you may have.

Please make sure you check this web page from time to time for further details.

Silu Fernandes,
Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Ex-Students.

For updates visit: http://dr.ribeiro.goan.school.googlepages.com/schoolreunions.html
e-mail contact:

P.S.: The Railway Goan Institute (later Railway Institute) will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Ex-members are planning to hold on an event a week before the Goan School function. The Goan School ex-students will be throwing their full support behind this event.
The Railway Goan Institute, Nairobi Kenya
Founded 1909 ~ Incorporated into the Railway Institute 1967

See: http://www.goacom.com/culture/biographies/rgi/rgi.htm

Members of the Railway Goan Institute and those who worked for the Railways or whose parents were employed there, or lived in the Railway neighbourhood, are planning a ?Homecoming? in Toronto to celebrate the Centenary of this famed institution. This event will take place in conjunction with the Ex-Students Reunion as noted in the announcement above, in September 2009.

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further information..

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