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Inaugural Meeting to Form New 55+ Goan Seniors Group

Inaugural Meeting to Form New 55+ Goan Seniors Group


Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 @ 7.30 p.m.


University of Toronto at Mississauga,(Erindale Campus) The Faculty Club, South Building,
on Mississauga Rd. (between Burnhamthorpe Rd and Dundas St.W Room 3140

All seniors are invited to participate in forming a seniors group (55+) serving the Etobicoke/Mississauga/Oakville/Brampton Area.

The group is expected to be similar in it's organization and activities to the Toronto East Goan Seniors Association. Click for details...

For Information:

Contact Tony & Vivien Fernandes-(905)607-4564


To register your interest please send e-mail giving name(s) and phone number to info@goanvoice.ca

St 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.

World Goa Day 2005 - Montreal: "YOUTH ESSAY COMPETITION"
There 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.

1. Each youth can choose to write (preferably in one's own handwriting), on any one of the following topics:

a) Why do I call myself Goan.

b) What does it mean to be Goan.

c) How does it feel to be a Goan living abroad.

d) What do I like about Goa and Goans?

2. The article should be about 250 words, but not less than 100 words. The chosen topic must be clearly indicated at the beginning of the essay and the persons name at the end.

3. The contestants Name, Age, Address and Phone number must be provided on a separate sheet, and stapled to the essay.

4. All essays must be submitted by 2.0pm at the Montreal WGD_2005 picnic on August 20, 2005.

5. The essays will be judged by a panel; and the decision will be final. The winners will be announced and the Prizes will be awarded at the ‘QGA – VARIETY SHOW’, on October 15, 2005. These essays will then be posted at our site and could be posted on Goan forums on the net.

Felix D’Sa
Tel: 450 676-8560

Please Note:
See you, your family and friends at the World Goa Day picnic.

Venue: Parc Agrignon, Lasalle. (Entrance near METRO station)
Date: Saturday, 20 August 2005
Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm [EARLY BIRD GIFTS – while stocks are available].
Pot-Luck Lunch. Bring a dish {Goan if possible), your drinks, chairs, umbrellas, etc. etc. [all your picnic stuff]. LOTS OF FUN AND GAMES, WITH PRIZES GALORE!!!!!.

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