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Concorde Place Suite #507 Don Mills, Ontario
Mills, Canada's First Enclosed Regional Shopping Centre
10 minutes drive away from Goan Overseas Association
property at Highway 400 & Kirby Road
Mills, a 1.2 million square foot, single-level,
fully enclosed retail and entertainment destination,
will ultimately feature 200 specialty stores, restaurants,
and entertainment venues. It will be one of the
largest centers in the region and a destination
for millions of Canadians and Americans.
on the east side of Highway 400 at Rutherford Road,
Vaughan Mills features a "racetrack" layout
to ensure easy flow to retailers. The center will
feature six unique architecture mall neighbourhoods,
six themed transition courts and a 1,000-seat food
court. The mall will contain manufacturers' outlets,
specialty retail stores, department store outlets,
off-price retailers, category dominant stores and
entertainment retailers.For full text click
immigrants needed for workforce: "We will have to attract
many more immigrants, and the country and the government
already knows that," says Canada's Labour Minister
Oct. 29, 2004. 07:54 PM
— Canada's labour minister says the country may need
to consider doubling immigration levels to help fill enormous
gaps in its skilled workforce.
And even that won't be enough to cope with the shortage
of trained workers and lagging productivity, Joe Fontana
As part of a broader review of workforce issues, Canadians
must look at dramatically boosting the number of workers
it brings in from overseas as well improving skills training
for underutilized employees, Fontana told The Canadian Press.
For full text click here
to start fingerprinting Canadian immigrants
Toronto Star - Nov 4, 2004
rules requiring landed immigrants of Canada to be fingerprinted
and photographed before entering the United States begin
to kick in this month.
The measures also apply to those who need visas to travel
south of the border for business purposes or because they
are engaged to an American. "In the end . . . we
want to know who's knocking on our door," Robert
Mocny of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said
at a news conference today. "When you know who the
individual is, you're more than happy to welcome them
into your home."
The fingerprints and photos will be filed into a database
so officials can check people against terrorist watch
lists and a national crime database. The new regulations
are part of the anti-terrorism program called U.S.-VISIT
that started checking all foreign visitors arriving by
air and sea in January.
Fingerprinting and photographing will begin at the Blue
Water Bridge at Sarnia beginning Nov. 15 and be implemented
at 17 other Canadian border crossings by year's end.
Canadian citizens will be exempt from the new measures.
organizes '50S - '60S BLAST FROM THE PAST
of e-mail by Tim de Mello on goanet@GoaNet.org
pics at: http://photos.yahoo.com/timdemello)
For a second year, The G.O.A. Toronto organized
a '50S - '60S BLAST FROM THE PAST DANCE on Saturday,
October 30th, 2004.
The event was hosted at The Forum Banquet Hall in
Rexdale. The dance attracted over 250 people made
up of a cross-section of Toronto's multicultural mosaic
although more than half comprised Goans. This was
a demonstration of how popular the music from that
era still is across racial groups. For full text click
Pic by Tim de Mello
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
Voice Canada offers it's Sympathies to Joel D'Souza on the
demise of his mother, Mrs. CONCEICAO MARIA D'SOUZA
who passed away in Assagao November 5, 2004
preparations in full swing
preparations for the infrastructure needed for the International
Film Festival of India, which will begin later this month,
have reached a feverish pitch. Plush reclining seats, cup
holders, big screens will give a new twist to movie watching
in theatres in Goa. The sleek multiplex at the old GMC complex
boasts of four Harkness screens, Christie’s projection
equipment, Dolby Digital EX three-way surround sound, DTS
technology and automated masking. For full text click
Rodrigues appointed governor of Punjab
army chief general (retd) Sunith Francis Rodrigues
was named the new governor of Punjab on November 8.
According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué,
General Rodrigues will also function as the administrator
of Chandigarh. “It’s a big challenge”
was how General Rodrigues reacted on being named as
the governor. General Rodrigues happens to be the
first person of Goan origin to be appointed the governor
of any State in the country. For full text click
to host world's longest dance party
Radisson White Sands Resort Goa announced that it would
host 'The World's Longest Dance Party. Starting December
29, 2004, the party will go on well over 65 hours non-stop.
The event will also coincide with the New Year celebrations.
The party plans to break the previous Guinness record for
the longest dance party, which lasted
for 53 hours. Approximately 50 dancers will be selected
for the competition. The party will be held at Radisson's
Gravity Pool with world class DJs. Around 5000 guests form
all over the world are expected.
"Health Tourism is not a passing fad but is here to
stay but at much accelerated rate in future. Goa being a
major tourist destination, we have treated many foreign
nationals for various conditions. All of them were satisfied
with their stay at the NUSI hospital and have been recommending
this hospital to their friends who visit Goa. An endoscopic
spine surgery was performed on a British national and this
made a front page story in The Daily Mail in UK. Since then,
we have been flooded with inquiries on various orthpaedic
conditions,' says Bismarck Martins, the Executive Director
of the Apollo NUSI Hospital in Chinchinim, Salcete, in an
interview with Ronita Torcato.
Goa" Info Mag
Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha released a new magazine
"FindAll Goa" Published by M's Findoll Communications
and Publications, Parra, Bardez recently. Published monthly,
"FindAll Goa" will be available at the airport,
major bookshops, hotels and selected general stores.
Nov. Assagao, Goa. CONCEICAO MARIA D'SOUZA.
Wife of late Theofilo D'Souza (Ex-Eldoret, Kenya).
Mother of late Especiosa, Joel (Joseph)/Lena Dias
(Ex-Mombasa), Maria/Salvador Mascarenhas (Corjuem),
Anne/Romanus Lobo (Pune/Siolim). Grandmother of Sharon/Melwyn
Gonsalves (Dubai), Selima/Francis Pereira (Vagator),
Roussel, Michael, Clive, Aloma, Ralph and Carl; great-grandmother
of Daniel (Dubai) and Crisel (Vagator).
to her son Joel (who provided us with the Goa News),
November 16, 2004 - 7:30 p.m.
1st anniversary mass in loving memory of Molly Rodrigues
offered by her husband Marcus Rodrigues at the Epiphany
of Our Lord Church, 3200 Pharmacy Avenue (Pharmacy and Finch),
Toronto at 7:30 p.m.
[Montreal] celebrates "St. Francis Xavier's Feast"
of the number of members who expressed their views about
the ticket prices for the St. Francis Xavier's Feast, the
Board of Directors decided to change the rates.
St. Francis Xavier's Feast will be held on November 27,
2004 at St. Suzanne's PARISH HALL. We will have our own
private Mass which will be celebrated in the Parish Hall
at 6.00 p.m. This will be followed by the Social, Dinner
and Dance Every one is welcome to attend as in previous
years. However, those wishing to eat the meal must buy their
Dinner Coupons in advance.
The Coupons will be sold for:
All Adults: $10.00
All Children from 5 to 14 : $4.00 (A children's
menu will be served)
Members must let us know in advance if there are any children
who will be needing a meal.
All those who buy the Dinner Coupons will be eligible for
the Door Prizes.
All who bought Coupons at the previous rate will receive
full refunds for the difference.
All coupons must be bought before November 12 to give the
caterer enough time to prepare the quantities needed for
2) POSTER CONTEST: The Four Categories
for the Contest are 5 to 8 years; 9 to 12 years, 13 to 16
years, and 17 to 20 years.
Size: No larger than 22 by 30 inches. Poster
should be about the special exposition of the body of St.
Francis Xavier in Goa this year. Posters must be sent to
me or to Sharon, our Social Secretary before November 8,
2004. All posters will be displayed in the hall, and special
prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category. Contestants
must write their name, age,
date of birth, and address with telephone number on the
back of the poster.
For listing of events in 2004 please click
Social Events Committee) Toronto
Platinum Room inside the Joker Nightclub, 318 Richmond
416.319.2782 Scarborough 416.885.6317
North York/Pickering 416.817.4918
Saturday November 20th, 2004
Annual Christmas Dance
Liuna Gardens, 526 Winona Road North, Stoney Creek,
Ontario L8E 5E9
Sit-Down Dinner @ 6:30pm
Flame & DJ Carlito
Martyres (905) 575-8405 (Hamilton & Area)
Vina Coutinho (905) 276-1963 ( Mississauga & Area)
Charlotte Moraes (416) 624-8812 ( Toronto & GTA
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The solemn high mass will commence with the Enthronement
of Our Lady at 5:45 p.m. sharp
Place Banquet and Convention Centre
65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke
(Hwy 27/Albion Rd)
Children 6 to 12 years: $15
Children under 6 years: Free
(Order your tickets early to avoid disappoint.)
to the sounds of “NITE FEVER” and DJ “FATZ”
Navelim Fest Order Form click here or by clicking the
Saturday November 27, 2004
Goan Association - St. Francis Xavier Feast
||The Goan Overseas
Association of Chicago
Suzanne's Church Hall
Life Member: $10.00
Other Adults: $15.00
Children 5 to 14 $5.00
Mass will be at 5.00 p.m. and will be followed by
the social and dance. All are invited to attend.
HOWEVER, we will not sell food coupons in the hall.
Any member who wishes to eat dinner at the function
will have to purchase the dinner coupons in advance.
This is to ensure we do not run out of food as has
happened in previous years.
PLEASE NOTE: These tickets must
be purchased by November 5, 2004. On November 6
the prices will increase to Life Member: $15.00,
Other Adults: $20.00 and Children $7.50. No tickets
will be sold after November 12, 2004. Any one who
wishes to purchase the dinner coupons should contact
a member of the Committee. Any one who wishes to
help sell these dinner coupons can let me know.
If any one wants to donate door prizes please let
me know. (Tel. 626-8516)
The Four Categories for the Contest are 5 to 8 years;
9 to 12 years, 13 to 16 years, and 17 to 20 years.
Size: No larger than 22 by 30 inches.
Poster should be about the special exposition of
the body of St. Francis Xavier in Goa this year.
Posters must be sent to me or to Sharon, our Social
Secretary before November 8, 2004. All posters will
be displayed in the hall, and special prizes will
be awarded to the winner of each category. Contestants
must write their name, age, date of birth, and address
with telephone number on the back of the poster.
For more details they can e-mail me at email@example.com
Maria de Souza Secretary/Telephone Committee Co-ordinator
Saturday December 04th, 2004
||The Goan Overseas
Association of Chicago
Saturday December 04th, 2004
the Saint Francis Xavier Exposition in Toronto
St. Francis Xavier Church
5650 Mavis Road, (Mavis & Matheson),
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Friends of Saint Francis Xavier invites all to come
and join in the celebration of the feast of St. Francis
The solemn procession will start
at 10.00 a.m. with the relic of St. Francis Xavier
and Choir. Joining in the celebrations will be the
many Goan Groups covering Cultural, Social, Seniors,
and Sports activities. The procession will be followed
by solemn high mass.Celebrant : Monsignor Terence
Thereafter the congregation is invited to a Family
Fair in the Church Hall, with food stalls, gift tables,
Everyone is invited (Admission is Free)
For further information on participation, contact
292-1653 or fax: (416) 292-07
Sunday December 05th, 2004
Year of the Exposition, St. Francis Xavier Feast
*Adults-Members - $15
*Non-Members - $18
*Children 5-10 - $12
or Stall info call :
D'Sa at 905-824-8406
Hema Pereira at 905-502-6103 (West)
SeiraFurtado at 416-695-3239 (Etobicoke)
Ken Menezes at 416-724-1946 (East)
BANQUET HALL. 5835 KENNEDY RD MISSISSAUGA (South of
Britannia on Kennedy)
Mass @ 12:30 sharp, followed by a Great Lunch.
* Stalls available (buy your Christmas goodies)
* Lively Music & Entertainment
* Lots of Prizes for all Ages!!
Places and Things
The world's biggest book has been written about the leader
of one of the world's smallest countries. Croatian author
Hrvoje Sosic has claimed a new world record with his biography
of former Croatian president Franjo Tudjman. The mammoth
publication has 3,604 pages and weighs 12 kilos - the equivalent
of 12 bags of sugar - and will be the biggest ever when
it goes on sale this week.
Sosic told daily newspaper Jutarnji List: "It is the
biggest ever book about a country's leader. There are no
such books on people like Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill
or Charles de Gaulle." Tudjman, also a former Yugoslav
army general, led Croatia to independence in 1991.
University PHD for goan student
Dr Ravi Xavier Fernandes, a resident of Tollecanto in Velim,
was the first Goan student pursuing MSc in Chemistry from
the Goa University to be awarded a PhD degree from the University
of Karlsruhe in Germany. He was awarded this prestigious
degree as Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences. Published
in Germany, Dr Fernandes' thesis is titled "Shock tube
investigations of the reaction kinetics of small unsaturated
hydrocarbon species" by Cuvillier Verlag (Publishers),
Goettingen. The thesis has been recognised as a very significant
contribution to the field of combustion kinetics.
Passport Office eases the passport application process for
GATINEAU, Nov. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Passport Office is taking
further measures to facilitate the passport application
process. As ofNovember 1, 2004, a previously issued Canadian
passport that is either still The Passport Office eases
the passport application process for Canadians GATINEAU,
Nov. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Passport Office is taking further
measures to facilitate the passport application process.
As of November 1, 2004, a previously issued Canadian passport
that is either still valid or submitted up to one year after
its expiry date, will be accepted as supporting identification.
For full text click here
Safe Seniors Calendar to be launched in Toronto and York
TORONTO, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - B.A.S.S.I.C. is a partnership between
police, fire, government agencies and community groups dedicated
to making seniors safer in our communities. B.A.S.S.I.C.
is proudly launching its 2005 Safe Senior's Calendar. With
the generous support of The Co-operators insurance, 150,000
calendars will be distributed to seniors in the GTA, and
across Canada, free of charge!
The calendar will feature a different safety message each
month, including pedestrian and driver safety, fraud prevention,
a variety of health issues, and a comprehensive resource
list with telephone numbers and web addresses.
In addition to the calendar, B.A.S.S.I.C. will be officially
launching its new website, http://www.bassic.ca
which will feature important safety information and provide
access to a variety of presentations from participating
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