Tiatr in Toronto
Incredibly Entertaining!! Goemcho Avaz"
is the word that comes to mind!! Never before have
Canadian audiences of Goan descent laughed so much.
The jam-packed hall, bursting at the seams with
a crowd that sang along and totally connected with
the stars. "GOEMCHO AVAZ", the Musical
Tiatr, produced by Francis D'Costa President of
D'Costa Financial Group is definitely the best Konkani
show I have seen in Canada so far!! I overheard
scores of people saying their jaws ached from so
much cackling!! Hilarious, riotous, uproarious comedy
was the order of the day!! People were practically
rocking off their seats in side-splitting laughter,
the sounds resounding off the walls so much, the
laughter was bouncing off them.Click
here for complete article & Pics.
(Ontario) diocese to undergo massive reorganization
Catholic Register Special WINDSOR, Ont.
here for details
diocese of London — with 164 parishes and missions
and 153 priests serving a population of more than 400,000
— has announced plans for a massive reorganization
that will see clustering, amalgamation, closures and possibly
new parishes as part of a plan to be fully implemented
by June 2008.
One of the country’s largest English-speaking dioceses,
London geographically ranges from Windsor in the west
to Woodstock in the east, Point Pelee in the south to
Goderich in the north, encompassing nine counties and
seven deaneries. For full text click
to More Normal Summer Conditions ?
Weather Network's Updated Summer Outlook
ON, July 18 /CNW/
a summer that has so far featured a record number of "dull
days" in southern British Columbia, record flooding
in the southern Prairies, record heat and smog days in
Ontario and Quebec, and frequent fog days in the Maritimes
and Atlantic Canada, many Canadians are now
wondering what the rest of summer has in store.
their just-released Updated Summer Outlook, meteorologists
at The Weather Network say improving weather conditions
are on the way for most regions. As the summer progresses,
look for warmer temperatures to take hold on the West
Coast, fewer rainfall events in the Prairies, cooler,
more comfortable temperatures in Ontario and Quebec, and
warmer, more summer-like
temperatures in the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada.
full text click
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
ban in Goa till 31 July
PANAJI: The State Cabinet on July 14 approved the reduction
of the period of the fishing ban during monsoon by a fortnight,
from 15 August to 31 July. Similarly, the ban on fishing
for canoes fitted with outboard motors has been also curtailed
to 15 July. Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane told reporters
that monsoon fishing ban ends on 29 July in Karnataka and
Maharashtra while in Goa, it extends till 15 August.
expected, Shantaram romps home
PANAJI: Congress nominee and former MP Shantaram Naik on
July 14 was elected to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Goa
after he defeated opposition BJP candidate Sanjeev Dessai
by 20 to 14 votes in an open ballot system adopted for the
first time in the country.
bags national award
PANJIM: Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, a Goan filmmaker, has received
national award amongst 120 entries in the non-feature category
of 52nd National Awards for films. His directorial venture
"Eka Sagar Kinaree", a seaside story, has also
won a national award for its music direction by the music
group Dhwani. The film has received critical acclaim and
screened at various international film festivals and received
the Golden Conch for best direction at the Mumbai International
Film Festival 2005.
literally gives 'talak' to National Award winning Konkani
PANAJI: Director Rajendra Talak may laugh all the way to
the podium to collect the National Award for the best feature
film in Konkani, but he will not laugh all the way to the
bank. Former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his pre-IFFI
euphoric enthusiasm, had magnanimously announced that the
lone Konkani film to be entered for IFFI would be given
all government assistance, 8 months later and Rs.45 lakhs
poorer, Rajendra Talak still waits for the government. The
amount is a pittance for the government considering it spent
more than Rs.85 lakhs on accommodation and food for high
profile celebrities who came to party in Goa during IFFI.
Talak said he is on a high because he has got the National
award for a film, which he was confident, had a meaningful
theme. Talak now hopes that the National Award just might
goad the government to dip into its pockets.
Vars' celebrations commence today
PANAJI: The All India Konkani Parishad has decided to celebrate
the Silver Jubilee Conference in Goa in February next year
and in view of the conference, the Parishad has also decided
to celebrate 'Konkani Vars' from July 2005 to July 2006.
There will be various programmes connected with language,
culture and literature in Goa, Karnataka, Kerala as well
as Maharashtra. The 'Vars" will commence on 10 July
with a programme at Menezes Braganza Institute at 3.30 pm.
July 2005,ROQUE ANTONIO JOSE LUIS
passed away at the age of 79. Formerly of Raia, Goa,
Nakuru, Kenya and Finchley, UK.
Dearly loved husband of Maria, much loved by sons
Braulio & Santana, daughter Martha, daughter-in-law
Karen, son-in-law Placido and grandson Darren.
be sadly missed by family and friends.The family have
asked for your prayers. Condolence messages to Martha.email@example.com
Mass took place at St Mary’s RC Church, East
Finchley, London on Tuesday 19th July 2005.
July 2005,Colvale-Goa,Bunny de Souza.
from Stephen de Souza
We regret to announce the sad demise of Bunny de Souza (ex-Tanga/Moshi)
in Colvale, Goa on July 15th.2005 after a long illness.He
is survived by his wife Elsa, and children, Dennis, Derrick,
Debra,Damien, their respective spouses and grandchildren.He
was the brother of Louisa/and the late Marshall de Souza
(England),Thomas/Sabena de Souza (Toronto), Hilda/Donald
Martins (Toronto), Camilo/Julie de Souza (Tanga) the late
Angela/Gaby Vaz, the late Maria/Francis Rocha.
July 2005,Colva-Goa,Herculano A. Santimano.
Beloved husband of late Eufemiana Santimano; loving
father/father-in-law of Samson/Virginia (Canada),
Stanley/Jennifer (Muscat), Geovani/Jennifer(Kolkata),
Corina/joseph (Per-Seraulim), Felicia/Alvito (Carmona);
grandfather of Tasca, Rahul, Makushia, Serena, Anastasia,
rochelle, Daniella, Clifton, Hazel, Tanya, Joshua,
Hansel, and Abigail.
mass and burial took place at Our Lady of Merces Church,
Colva on July 19, 2005
11, 2005,York Central Hospital,GOVEAS, John
- Peacefully on Monday. Beloved husband of Lena (nee Fernandes).
Loving father of Marcia Marinier (Claude), Janice, Jonathan,
Jason, Leonard (Betty Jean Millar), Gervais and Lyndon (Lynda
Manser). Dear grandpa to Philippe, Elisabeth, Jarryd, Arun,
Sarita and Ioyan. Brother of Philomena, Anthony and the
late Fr. Benedict and Peter.
Death Anniversary Mass for Bertie Carvalho
From: "Claude Fernandes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On behalf of Lazarina & Walter, you are invited to attend
Bertie Carvalho's First Death Anniversary Mass which will
be held on Saturday, August 13th 2005 at 10:00 am at Christ
the King Church, 3674 Lakeshore Blvd. West, and thereafter
meet over coffee in the church hall. Kindly pass the word
around and for those who will not be able to attend the
Mass please remember Bertie in your prayers. Thank You.
the King Church, Etobicoke, Ont. M8W 1N6, is located on
Lakeshore Road, East of Brown's Line on the North side of
Tel No. 416-251-8983.
listing of events in 2005 please click
Events in Canada - Spring -Summer 2005
July 23, 2005
July 23, 2005
, July 24, 2005
Celebrations in Toronto
August 14, 2005
East Goan Seniors
August 20, 2005
Goa Day Picnic
August 28, 2005
September 4, 2005
September 25, 2005
October 15, 2005
November 19, 2005
December 17, 2005
East Goan Seniors
Goan School Ex-student's Committee - Toronto
3rd 2005 To December 3rd 2006.
Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations
Toronto Area Events
Meeting to Form New 55+ Goan Seniors Group
Meeting to Form New 55+ Goan Seniors Group
September 7th, 2005 @ 7.30 p.m.
of Toronto at Mississauga,(Erindale Campus) The Faculty
Club, South Building,
on Mississauga Rd. (between Burnhamthorpe Rd and Dundas
St.W Room 3140
seniors are invited to participate in forming a seniors
group (55+) serving the Etobicoke/Mississauga/Oakville/Brampton
group is expected to be similar in it's organization
and activities to the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association.
Tony & Vivien Fernandes-(905)607-4564
To register your interest please send e-mail giving
name(s) and phone number to email@example.com
Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations
On April 7, 1506 Francis was born
in the family castle of Xavier, near Pamplona in the Basque
area of Spanish Navarre. In commemoration of the 500th birthday
of this great Jesuit saint and missionary, the Indian communities
in Toronto are organizing various events and celebrations.
The Jubilee Year commences on December 3rd 2005 and concludes
on December 3rd 2006. Click
here to see
article by Fr Daryl Miranda, S.J. for
details of Celebrations.
Goa Day 2005 - Montreal: "YOUTH
will be an essay competition for our youth between the ages
of 9 and 20 years. Prizes will be awarded to the best essay
in each of the three age groups:
[A] 9 – 12, [B] 13 – 16 & [C]
17 - 20.
youth can choose to write (preferably in one's own handwriting),
on any one of the following topics: For full text click
Places and Things
Joe mp3's online!
Pereira popularly known as 'Jazzy Joe' has come a
long way since he picked up a violin in Goa way back
in 1934. Little Jazzy Joe, all of seven, set out for
his first music lessons under the portuguese solfegio
system. Lessons that would see him through show business
for the next seventy years and more! One of the pilars
in the foundation of Indian Film's music industry
and featured soloist in countless commercial recordings,
today virtuoso saxophonist Jazzy Joe is India's most
popular and accomplished jazz musician. His long and
eventful career has spanned just about every live
jazz avenue from clubs and hotels to concerts and
takes the stage to enthrall audiences with an exuberance
that has to be seen to be believed. Angel AV, Goa's
premier record label, has released Jazzy Joe's self
titled album co-produced by Colin D'Cruz and Orlando
Fernandes. The album features Jazzy Joe on tenor/soprano
saxohones, clarinet and flute with George Fernandez
on piano, Colin D'Cruz on bass and Lester Godinho
on drums. The album is available online at www.jazzgoa.com.Hear
some of the tracks from this album at http://www.geocities.com/jazzgoa/joe
use some Ayurvedic remedies, Health Canada warns
Jul 2005 CBC News
Canadians are warned not to use some Ayurvedic medicinal
products because of high levels of heavy metals, Health
Canada said Thursday. The products contain high levels of
lead, mercury and arsenic are being removed from the market.
Ayurvedic medicinal products are often imported from India
where they are used in traditional healing.Improper manufacturing
processes can result in dangerously high levels of heavy
metals in the product, Health Canada said. Heavy metals
pose a health risk because they accumulate in vital organs.
Children are particularly susceptible to heavy-metal poisoning.
Health Canada found 11 unapproved Ayurvedic medicinal products
for sale in Canada. The department includes a list of these
on its website:-
Canadians should only use Ayurvedic medicinal products that
have been authorized for sale in Canada. Consumers should
look for an eight-digit drug identification number, a natural
product number or a homeopathic drug number, Health Canada
Arsenic poisoning can cause nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting,
muscle cramps, heart abnormalities, liver damage, anemia
and reduced motor - nerve function.
Lead poisoning can cause weight loss, insomnia, dizziness,
swelling of the brain and paralysis.
Mercury poisoning can cause tremors, insomnia, memory loss,
slowed sensory and motor-nerve function, and reduced mental