As we close another wonderful and fun filled year 2011, we reminisce back on all the amazing things we have done together this past year. We are grateful to each of you for the friendships and fellowships that have made this year both wonderful and exciting. We are thankful to our sponsors whose support has been invaluable to the success of each event. And we are indebted to the many volunteers who put in countless hours and hard work in service to their fellow Mangaloreans. Your dedication continually instills pride in our culture.
This year our festivities included an exciting Social and an eventful Picnic. In keeping with our cultural traditions, we celebrated the solemn season of Lent with Konkani Stations of the Cross and our high feast Monthi Fest. We celebrated the Holy Mass in Konkani every first Saturday of the month. Finally, we rounded out the year with a rocking Christmas Party that combined felicitating our beloved spiritual director Fr. Edwin, who also turns 75 years.
The Christmas Party held on December 10 helped ring in the season, spreading joy and festive cheer to all present. Fr. Edwin was honoured in the traditional way by being presented with a Maan Patr created by Mr. Gerry D'Mello and beautifully read out by Mr. Ivan Lobo. The kids enjoyed themselves singing Christmas Carols and receiving gifts from Santa. DJ Donald kept everyone on their toes dancing all evening.
Pictures of the event are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111661886819143260572/Xmas2011
The Executive Committee of the Mangalorean Association of Canada wishes each and every one of you a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. We look forward to celebrating with you the different events of 2012. Please mark your calendars for the Family Social scheduled for April 14, 2012.
With warmest regards,
Mangalorean Association of Canada