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2008 International Goan Convention
Goans Have Enriched Canada, Says Mississauga Mayor

By Ben Antao

Ben AntaoBen Antao is on the Executive of the Goanetters of Toronto, the organizers of the 2008 International Goan Convention

In August 1988 when Hazel McCallion attended the inauguration of the first International Goan Convention in Toronto, she said she didn’t know what a Goan was. Today the Mayor of Mississauga, 87, has nothing but praise for Goans.

“Goans are hard workers and have enriched Canada by their skills and knowledge; they have given Canada more than we have given them,” she told delegates at the 2008 International Goan Convention at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus. It was the second such convention and Ms McCallion was obviously speaking from her direct experience of interacting with Canadian Goans in her city, which has the largest concentration of Goans of the 10,000 or so spread out in the Greater Toronto Area.



Mr. Eduardo Faleiro's speech at the 2008 International Goan Convention
Wed Jul 23 23: 2008

Outline of the Speech by Mr.Eduardo Faleiro, Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Government of Goa, delivered at the Inaugration ceremonies of the 2008 International Goan Convention, Toronto, Canada
Photo: Edgar Silveira

Eduardo FaleiroIt is a great pleasure and a privilege to participate in this International Goan convention here in Toronto. I am given to understand that it has been well organized and that it is comprehensive. I compliment you for this. We used to hold a Global Goans Convention in Goa every year during the Christmas - New Year vacations. Reasons for discontinuing it in Goa. Last year it was held in Lisbon. this year in Toronto. Next year it may be in another continent.

I understand that one of the subjects of this Convention is the question of Goan Identity. This is a very complex subject. Essential elements of a cultural identity are certainly language and soil but it is also moulded by several other features such as religion, history, nationality, etc.



Award to Msgr. Terence F. D’Souza at
2008 International Goan Convention

2008 Convention
Mayor McCallion & Monsignor Terence D’Souza

1988 Convention
Mass Celebrant, the late Cardinal Cordeiro, Archbishop of Karachi, with Fr. Terence D'Souza & Mayor of Mississauga, Mrs. Hazel McCallion

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Click Here to Read Address given by Monsignor Terence F. D’Souza at Convention.

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Goan Convention offers connection to culture
2008-07-24 22:- Mississauga News

Flora Almeida Marlow, who hails from Goa, a state in India, travelled all the way from Montreal to Mississauga in search of all things Goan. Almeida Marlow, who was was in town with her family hoped, to take in various activities at the 2008 International Goan Convention today. The event runs until Sunday at venues in and around Mississauga, including the University of Toronto - Mississauga and the Living Arts Centre. The convention includes networking opportunities, theatre performances, cultural and musical evening, workshops and other activities.



The Goan Convention In Silicon Valley

The Goan community in the Silicon Valley of California proudly announces the convention was a successful three day event with a record registration of 297 people. We thank our sponsors for their generous support and the attendees for their whole-hearted participation!



Goan Festival celebrated in UK

Ashuntha Pereira, Gantalkatte

London, July 29, 2008: July 27 was a remarkable day for the Goans in the United Kingdom. Goans from across the country, come together to express and experience their culture and heritage during GOAN FESTIVAL.

The umbrella called SCOGO (Standing Conference of Goan Organisations) that was led by Goan Association UK which saw the coming together of various Goan Cultural Bodies and Village Associations to have a day set aside to celebrate in the UK the meaning of all GOAN things.

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Developing Countries Sustain Growth In The World Economy Conference Board of Canada

OTTAWA, July 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Thanks to the strong performance of many emerging markets in Asia and Latin America, the global economy is showing resilience in the face of the slowdown in the United States, Japan and Europe, according to the Conference Board's World Outlook - Summer 2008.

"Growth in the world economy has slowed from its pace of a few months ago, but the weakness has been largely confined to the United States and Europe," said Kip Beckman, Principal Research Associate. "Developing countries, especially those in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, have sustained their strong growth rates in part through trade diversification away from dependence on the struggling U.S economy.


Canada Curtsies To Papua New Guinea Dance Troupe
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CBC News
The case made headlines after a Papua New Guinea legislator, Malcolm Smith-Kela, threatened to retaliate by denying Canadian gas and mining companies access to their country's resources and vowing to raise the issue at the United Nations.

"[The Canadian Immigration agents] seemed, in my mind, somewhat arrogant,]"

Comment by : Sheila posted on
Tue, Jul 22, 08 at 02:00 AM

Are we becoming more american than the americans. I would love to believe that someone had more information than we are being given in this news article. Having said that, in my heart and using my common sense and knowledge about power mongers I have to believe that this is a shameful incident and that the ban should come off and that Canada needs to come up with the money to have the dancers return. Shame on the person (s) responsible for this



UAE Opens For Visitors Of All Nationalities
24 Jul 2008, 1254 hrs IST,PTI

DUBAI: The UAE will allow visitors of all nationalities to enter the country on a tourist visa under the new rules that come into effect next week. At present, nationals from 79 countries including India, other countries of the Indian subcontinent and Middle East, are not eligible for tourist visas. They only have access to a visit visa.



Konkani For Everyone

The Following is reprinted from page 2 of the Publication “Konkani For Everyone” published for the 2008 International Goan Convention

Language is the greatest single gift and achievement of the human organism. Every language is an organ of perception, not simply a means of conveying ideas. The first mass medium, language confers order on both speaker and hearer. It provides identity. As an instrument of thought and imagination, it serves to penetrate and know both Nature and knower alike. (Excerpt from Electric Language – Understanding the Present. By Eric McLuhan)

Our homeland Goa, and our Konkani language, are integral parts of our Goan heritage. As Goans living abroad, events in Goa are beyond our control. But we have a choice; we can use or lose our language. If we relinquish Konkani, we also surrender our identity.

The purpose of this publication is to fulfill a responsibility – that of ensuring our language, and therefore our identity, survives in the various Goan communities worldwide. For a language to survive it has to be spoken. Traditionally a child would receive this knowledge from the cradle –hence the words “Mai Bas”, the mother tongue. However, as Goans moved away from their homeland, the pressures to conform and to succeed in their transplanted lands meant the sacrifice of their language. The speaking of Konkani was even reprimanded in Goan schools overseas.

Over the years many Goans born and raised abroad have come to realize that they are missing out on an important facet of their identity and culture. Goa is now a tourist paradise with hundreds of thousands flocking there every year. Konkani culture through music, song, and tiatr, has spread all over the world. This publication is intended to be a starting point for learning to speak Konkani. The words and phases are those used in everyday life, in the home, and in the streets and villages of Goa. It does not purport to be the official source of the language as used in the government, the churches, and schools in Goa. This publication on it’s own will not enable a reader to speak and understand Konkani. The language needs to be heard and spoken if it is to survive. Those who know Konkani should take the lead, use it in the home, among family and friends, and at Goan cultural events.


Goan Family Values

Aires Rodrigues wants NRGs to feel closer to home via internet content in the mother tongue

There is this story of a Non Resident Goan (NRG) who came to Goa on a two week vacation from Florida after 12 years. He complained endlessly to the relatives he was staying with that Goa was noisy, dirty, smelly, disgusting and primitive and he would never visit Goa again. When he returned to the States an office colleague asked him if he had enjoyed his vacation. He beamed and told his friend of his experiences. The people were very friendly and welcoming. Everyone took an interest in him and even people outside the village showed signs of recognition when they saw him again. But particularly heart-warming was the way even distant members rallied around to welcome him. He said, “The concept of the family is alive and kicking in Goa, not like here. I just cannot wait to go back next Christmas.”


News Clips from India

Indian Mujahideen, who? when? where?
July 28th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot –

After the blasts in ‘IT city’, Bangalore last week and serial bombings in Ahmedabad on Saturday, India , people want to know more about Indian Mujahideen. The unheard group ‘Indian Mujahideen‘ have claimed themselves the responsibility of several civilian attacks in India. Phone calls and a 14-page manifesto e-mail sent by the Indian Mujahideen to over 20 media houses including some foreign news organizations, before Saturday’s serial bombings Ahmedabad.



British Professionals Get Lessons In Indian Etiquette
24 Jul 2008, 0930 hrs IST,IANS

LONDON: Kissing Indian women goodbye is out for young British businessmen and professionals flying out to India to explore new job opportunities. And visitors should be mindful of something that every Indian knows - their hosts are terrible at timekeeping. These pointers to how to go about your business in India are part of etiquette classes being offered by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) - the British government's lead organisation supporting the promotion of bilateral trade, business and investment.



'Tata Motors could drive Queen’s favourite car’
July 28th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANs

London, July 28 (IANS) Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata has told investors he is considering making a super-luxury version of the car that is a favourite of Britain’s reigning monarch, a British daily reported Monday. Ratan Tata, whose Tata Motors bought the marque as part of its $2.3 billion purchase of Jaguar and Land Rover earlier this year, was looking to revive Daimler, the Times reported.


News Clips from Goa

Goans Migrating For Better Jobs, Salaries
22 Jul 2008, 0313 hrs IST,
Andrew Pereira,TNN

Look closely at Goa's population and you'll notice that a chunk, a very productive component, is missing. Many Goans in their early 20s and 30s are, well, not in Goa. The reason: lack of service-oriented jobs and decent salaries. Sunil Chatim, 28, a co-team leader with Prana Animation Studios, Mumbai, left Parra six years ago. "I have Goan friends in Mumbai and we wish we could go back home. But, we will have to wait till retirement, unless we get similar jobs in Goa," said Chatim.



Goa To Appoint NRIs To State Boards, Corporations
IANS Friday 25th July, 2008

Goa is set to become the first state in India to appoint non-resident Indians (NRIs) to various boards and corporations. Putting Goan expatriates on state boards and corporations is one of our various steps to reconnect them with their roots. When this happens, Goa will be the first Indian state to accord this honour to expatriates,'' Eduardo Faleiro, former minister of state for external affairs and currently Goa's commissioner for NRI affairs, told IANS here.



Aid To Conserve Heritage Houses
28 Jul 2008, 0553 hrs IST,
Andrew Pereira,TNN

PANAJI: Heritage houses in Goa could get a new lease of life courtesy tourism. In a move that could serve two purposes, the government has announced financial assistance to owners of heritage houses in a bid to augment room capacity while also conserving heritage homes in the state.

"There are many heritage houses in the state where the owners do not have the financial means to maintain their upkeep at the standards it saw in the past," says tourism director Elvis Gomes. The government will not only offer financial aid but include a technical team comprising a senior architect, conservation specialist, structural engineer, design consultant and experts in folk art and regional art history.



Writers Discuss Impact Of Globalization On Languages
27 Jul 2008, ,TNN

PANAJI: "As an impact of globalization, language is changing very rapidly and we must think about its future," Arun Sadhu, a Marathi writer said. Speaking at the inaugural session of western and southern writers meet organised by the Sahitya Akademi, he advocated flexibility, stating that the people in remote villages are comfortable with a mixture of English and vernaculars.

"Even Indian languages are changing and borrowing from each other and people are moving towards some kind of a global language. If we were to come back a century later, we may fail to understand the language of the day," Sadhu said.



Patrolling intensified in South Goa
MARGAO: Patrolling in South Goa sensitive areas has been intensified and also security in vital areas has been enhanced, sources in the South Goa police headquarters said on Monday. We have intensified process of vehicle checking all over South Goa and held a meeting on Monday with cinema theatre owners directing them to see that no body is allowed to enter inside with bags said South Goa superintendent of police, Mr Shekhar Prabhudessai. [NT]



A hefty "Xevtto" fished out by an angler at the Panjim river side.


Heavy rains lash Goa
PANAJI: In a welcome relief to the recent dry spell, rainfall lashed almost the entire state on Sunday. The state received a seasonal rainfall of 1257.0 mm, with the India Meteorological Observatory (IMO) recording 65.9 mm rainfall over 24 hours - till 5.30 pm on Sunday. IMO officials said that spells of rain and thundershowers will occur across the state over the next 24 hours while certain areas will experience very heavy rainfall through the next 48 hours. [TOI]


Mario" Festival celebrated

The recent release of the voluminous book comprising famed cartoonist Mario Miranda's life-time contribution to art, was followed by an exhibition of his invaluable cartoon diary, which took off from the time he began drawing. Art lovers and others had the proud privilege of witnessing many of the pages of the treasurable book "Mario de Miranda" brought out by renowned conservation architect Gerard da Cunha, vide a grand exhibition. We were also witness to a "Mario" Festival at the old GMC complex, compered by art connoisseur/writer Vivek Menezes. The three-day illustrative event allowed art conscious citizens a delightful peek into one of Goa's most illustrious artists' life and his beguiling creativity through talks, discussions and even celebrated in drama by The Mustard Seed Company led by its able director Ms Isabel Santa Rita Vaz. [GoaNewsClips]


Traditional fishermen from Agonda resume fishing
CANACONA: Though the government ban on fishing is yet to come to an end, traditional fishermen from Agonda in Canacona taluka resumed fishing activities on Tuesday performing an age-old annual ritual at both ends of village shores. Umanath Pagui and Gopal Pagui, traditional fishermen of Khola village, informed that traditionally fishing activities are ushered in by appeasing hill god and sea god. Hundreds of coconuts are broken and cocks are sacrificed as offering to hill gods, while feni and toddy are poured into the sea to appease sea god. [Ashokkumar Desai, NT]


NEW DELHI: July 28: Goenkarancho Ekvot, a society of Goans based in New Delhi organized a Konkani musical event to showcase the Konkan and Goan cultural diversity to the people of Delhi. The event titles "Rasika Visru Naka Mhaka", was organized in association with Swarashri – Goa at the India International Centre, New Delhi in the evening hours of the 27th of July. This musical event was presented by the talented artists of Swarashri – Goa and was accompanied by narration in Hindi. The event was presented to audience from diffenerent walks of life to witness the beauty of music and Konkani language. The event saw attendance of distinguished people from Goa as well as non-Goans from in and around Delhi and was followed by Goan dinner.


Mapusa Municipality to get cracking on garbage
MAPUSA: Keeping in view the High Court's directive, the Mapusa Municipality will be launching its door to door garbage collection from August 1. The work of collection of segregated soil waste in all 15 wards of Mapusa shall be taken up by the civic employees from all houses. [NT]


+ Mario Joaquim Carvalho

Mario Joaquim CarvalhoIt is deep regret we announce the death of Mario Joaquim Carvalho, Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho, father of Xavier, Marian and Tony & father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia, and grandfather to Candice & Dana, peacefully in his 96th year on August 8, 2008 in Goa.

Ex Nairobi East African Railways Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho@gmail.com, tonyca1@aol.com, mcarv2000@yahoo.com


+ Cleofrida D'Souza
Cleofrida (Frida) D`Souza, 87, Ex-Dr Ribeiro Goan School teacher and Ex-Nairobi South B resident, passed away peacefully on Wed Aug. 6th in the presence of her family. Frida is the beloved wife of Vincent D`Souza and the loving mother of Joyce (& Pliny) Noronha, Class of 63, and Rayner (& Peter) Abreu, Class of 65, and grandmother to Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan & Ryan.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) for a visitation on Sunday, August 10, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 5440 Durie Rd., Mississauga on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 1 o'clock and Frida will be laid to rest at the Interment Assumption Cemetery. Condolences to: joyceandpliny@hotmail.com


William Henry Lawrence

William Henry Lawrence Father-in-law to Charles Fernandes - President TEGSA. Husband of late Leonora.

Suddenly at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Saturday,  August 2nd 2008. Dear Father of Dorothy (Charles Fernandes), Estelle (Shahid Baig) and the late Leslie (Judy). Lovingly remembered by his 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Resting at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 139 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) From 6.00 P.M. - 9.00 P.M. Wednesday.

Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11.00 A.M. at St  Martin de Porres Church (Lawrence East of Kingston Road) Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery


My brother Staff Sergeant Tate: A tribute from Goa
By Augusto Pinto

My brother Tertuliano Antonio Pinto, or Tate as we called him then, and Tony now, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, the eldest son of Marcelo and Jasmina. Evylyn Pinto-Willis is our sister. He was married to the late Flora Mascarenhas and has a 19-year-old daughter Michelle.

Tate Pinto's Memoriam can be found here:

People Places and Things

Father Darren Dias awarded PhD in Theology

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Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, First woman ever in 5000 years to be recognized as a fully enlightened master

Press Conference July 30, 2008, 1:30, Le Crystal Hotel, rue de la Montagne, Montréal, for a privileged meeting with Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi.

MONTREAL, July 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi has become the first woman ever bestowed the title of Jagatguru Bhaktimayi Meera Bai in the five thousand year history of the Vaishnav Saint Society on January 22, 2007 "Jagatguru" is the highest title that can be received, and it means Master of the Universe. "Bhaktimayi" is one who is totally in devotion.



Immature? Not us, say men
27 Jul 2008, 0000 hrs IST,REUTERS

Young, single men are fed up with being typecast as immature, insensitive and sex-obsessed, with a survey finding that the majority believe in having a soul mate, aren't scared of commitment, and say real men can cry. A poll of 70,000 men, with an average age of 28, debunked many of the standard stereotypes to show that the modern man is driven by a sense of values, loyalty and family.



Alexyz, Goan Cartoonist at 6.30pm, Thursday, August 7 at ICC, Califo
Posted by: "George Pinto" georgejpinto@yahoo.com georgejpinto 
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:46 pm (PDT)

Goa Sudharop in partnership with the Indian Community Center, Milpitas, California, invites you to an exciting evening (Thursday, August 7) with famous Goan cartoonist and political satirist ALEXYZ, see www.alexyztoons.com. He will talk about "ideas sizzling relentlessly in his fertile brain" just like the title of his new book "Goa, Goan, Goaing, Gone...?"

Goa Sudharop has sponsored Alexyz's website www.alexyztoons.com and is co-sponsoring this event on Aug 7-10 with the ICC.



Come Join in the Celebrations @ Yonge-Dundas Square !!.....Incredible India....!!

Goa Amigos to perform from 10:30 am onwards at India's 61st Independence Day celebrations organised by Panorama India,
with the support of the Consulate General of India, on August 10th, Sunday at Yonge-Dundas Square (Opp. Eaton center, Downtown ).

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Please feel free to forward this event details to all your friends who may be interested in attending this great event.

As always thanks for your support in advance.

For information on all events please continue to visit the Goa Amigos website at www.goaamigos.com

Goa Amigos



The Goan and Canorient Seniors’ Clubs, the GOA and the GCO, invite you to an information meeting, to learn about a Life Lease Housing Project, for the Goan and Indo Christian (Manglorean, East and Anglo Indian,etc.) Community Seniors’ in the GTA.

Dates of Meetings:



Sunday, October 26,2008, from 3 to 6 pm: Sunday, September 7,2008, from 2 to 5 pm
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, Commander Park Hall
Forest Glen Room 140 Commander Blvd
1500 Gulleden Drive (off McCowan Road, North of the 401)
(Off Burnhamthorpe Road, East of Dixie Rd) Scarborough.

For more on the Life Lease Project Click here to download information sheet



To: All President's and Villagers of the Goan Overseas Village Associations of Canada.

I wish to inform you all that the Goan Overseas Association, Toronto and the Alliance of Overseas Goan Village Associations of Canada along with our sister associations from around the World, will be celebrating "WORLD GOA DAY"on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 by hosting a "PICNIC" at Coronation Park, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Lets showcase our rich and unique Goan culture and heritage. Request Villages to come up with unique ways to represent their Village. Be proud to be a Goan. .

Come one - Come all! Proud Villages of Goa: Salcete - Bardez - Ilhas Calangute, Parra, Moira, Curtorim, Loutolim, Raia, Navelim, Cortalim, Aldona, Siolim, Saligao, Mapuca, Panjim, Santa Cruz, Colva,Margao, Colvale, Condolim, Arpora, Tivim, Divar, Pilerne, Majorda ,Cansaulim , Pilerne, Carmona etc.

We can assure that it will be a day of fun and entertainment.Your support will be our Goan success! We "R" Goans. Please forward this e-mail to all your family and friends and be a proud Goan.

" World Goa Day was a dream which became a reality on the 20th August 2000 when the first ever World Goa Day took place. Let's keep that dream alive"

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Best wishes to all Goans around the World

Antonio Mascarenhas
Alliance of Overseas Goan Village Associations of Canada.


Quebec Goan Association Committee
"Night in Goa"

The Quebec Goan Association Committee would like to invite all members and friends of the community to an evening of Goan culture, food, entertainment and dance, entitled "Night in Goa".

Here are the important details for the event:
Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2008.
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre
1945 Parkfield Avenue, Dorval, Quebec
H9P 1T8
(514) 633-4001
Tickets: Adults - $20.00
Children (Ages 7 – 12) - $10.00

This Goan Folklore Extravaganza will be complete with a meal (including entrée, main course and dessert), as well as a Ballroom Dance Competition.

Reserve your tickets asap (before the September 7th 2008 deadline), by contacting Mary Silveira (514) 685-2563 or Rose De Souza (514) 744-1905.

Kind Regards and we look forward to seeing all of you in September,
The QGA Committee


Goan Events in World Wide & Canada - 2008





Saturday, September 13th, 2008 Calangute Association, Canada 2008 Calangute Social  Click for Flyer
Sunday September 28, 2008 Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association of Toronto (CLR) CLR Social

At Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga
Contact: monize2@sympatico.ca 

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Please mark you calendars for the following exciting events:
All events will be held at Commander Hall Arena, unless otherwise advised.

TEGSA is off on a summer Holiday
We wish all members an eventful and safe summer with your family and friends
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Message from TEGSA Social Secretary

T E G S A …. O my …. TEGSA.

Had it not been for you where would TEGSA be? Yes, we have Fun Fridays at Commander Blvd. but you the members are in Command. We all have bright ideas and I am sure you do to – maybe brighter. So why don’t you help us with some of the upcoming events. Just look at the list our TEGSA Committee has come up with. By the time you receive this communiqué the Picnic would have been blessed with showers or maybe even struck by lightning. But who cares, there is always Casino Rama to recover your losses or let me quote what most gamblers say “I broke even” The key word here is BROKE.

Next we have Masala Chow Patty. Now is this Indian, Chinese or just Tegsalicious?

In September come to Bollywood then go on to enjoy Autumn delight and Line dancing. Ladainha in October and Mass for Deceased Members in November and again Line Dancing. After all this is over maybe we can enter a TEGSA team for the Canadian Idol. Bowling – now that’s by far the most popular event of the year. Can you imagine – just 3 balls to knock out 5 pins – ridiculous? Come and enjoy the Goan Fish Curry October 3, 2008. Of course how can you forget our Halloween Party? All Ghosts welcome. The Christmas Dance on December 13th, unlucky for some, maybe, but please do come you may get lucky that night.

Friday Sept 5, 2008 Bollywood

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Friday Sept 19, 2008 Autumn Delight and Line Dancing

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Friday October 3, 2008 Goan Fish Curry Night
Friday,October 17, 2008 Ladainha (Litany)
October 10 & 24
November 14 & 28 Fri
Line Dancing with Natty

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Sunday October 19th,2008 Mixed Bowling Extravananza @ Markham Bowling Centre  (Sold Out)

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Friday November 7, 2008 Mass for deceased Members
Saurday, December, 13, 2008 Christmas Dance

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Click to download form to join TEGSA or renew membership for 2008

Health & Wellness

Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water
Could be useful to know.

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks .



80% Of Strokes Are Preventable
Much like heart disease, many strokes are caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle. Knowing your risk factors and living healthfully are the best bets to avoid a stroke.
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Study Facts on Diabetes Type 2
July 23rd, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi

Diabetes 2
If a person is type 2 diabetic, there is a greater risk of being depressed, if been diagnosed as being clinically depressed, then the doctor should be on the lookout for diabetes. The researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that who were being treated for type 2 diabetes had a 52 percent higher risk of developing symptoms of depression.

Type-2 diabetes is defined as non-insulin dependent diabetes which is the most common form of the disease and can usually be controlled by diet, exercise and medicines. Dr. Stephen Paolucci, chairman, Division of Psychiatry, Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, said, one of the most important things that happens when a patient is diagnosed with a mental disorder is to have a comprehensive physical exam.



Doctors Point to Poverty as Major Cause of Illness

New report shows how poverty impacts health and what doctors can do to help address this growing health-care crisis

TORONTO, July 29 /CNW/ - A new report by a group of Ontario doctors highlights the ways in which poverty affects the health outcomes of adults and children and the role health-care professionals can play in reducing the impact of poverty on people's health. The report, "Why poverty makes us sick," authored by The Ontario Physicians Poverty Work Group, reveals that poverty substantially raises the rate of chronic illness, infant mortality and lowers life expectancy.


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