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Events : MFS Cricket Report 2015
on 2015/9/1 0:20:00 (683 reads)

By Reynold Sequeira

At the tournament concluded yesterday Mango Friendship Series (MFS) 7 overs a side tournament, the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) fielded a spirited XI to contest two other teams in Pool B to make the semifinals.

The Sunday crowed and MAC supporters witnessed big hitting by Skipper Santhosh D'Souza who had to retire on 30 as maximum allowed and opener Samson Soans cleared the ropes almost a dozen times with some lusty hitting. Good rearguard action by Sanjay Castelino and Alwyn Mathias kept MAC in the hunt on both occasions. Some good fielding in the deep end by Nelson Menezes and inner field positions by Vidya Alvares and Nina Crasta kept the run rate achievable.

Later, the spectators saw some penetrative bowling by Peter Crasta, Joel D'Souza, Ronald D'Souza and Olwin Pereira, but MAC fell short of wresting the initiative on both occasions.

MAC gratefully thanks its members and supporters, the MFS Organizers and officials and the MAC cricket team who have vowed to return stronger and victorious next time around.

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Celebrate Monthi Fest (Feast of Nativity) on September 13, 2015:

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Local News : Radio Mango Mania 2015 on September 18th
on 2015/8/19 0:10:00 (521 reads)
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Radio Mango Mania 2015

Events : Celebrate Monthi Fest (Feast of Nativity) on September 13, 2015 - Flyer
on 2015/7/28 19:28:12 (1475 reads)

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MAC Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary 2015

Events : Kon-Can Summer Track and Field 2015
on 2015/7/10 12:24:34 (645 reads)

Report: Olivia Moras
Pictures: Olivia Moras and Suneetha D'Souza

Kon-Can Summer Track Meet 2015 was held on Saturday 4th July 2015. Dynamic event was organized by KonCan (Konkani speaking Goan and Mangalorean community in Canada) under the leadership of Leo Lopez. The event was arranged at St. Marcellinus Secondary School ground at Mississauga. Co-sponsored by Mangaloren Association of Canada (MAC) yet another Mile Stone event which will be remembered for years. So much talent exhibited by all participants from both our community.

Organizers did a fabulous job by conducting such an outstanding event which will go on for many more years to come. Sports is a big part of our life. Participants specially youngsters and parents appreciated the opportunity and were all praises. Congratulations to all the Winners. Appreciation goes out to all those who participated. Volunteers were great and cheerful. Looking forward many more such events in the future from KonCan.

Here is the online photo album:

Local News : Young Canadian honoured with royal accolade
on 2015/7/5 23:13:50 (707 reads)
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Aaron Joshua Pinto, 24, was among 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to receive the inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award handed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself at a very special, star-studded ceremony in Buckingham Palace last week.

High-profile guests like David Beckham, David Walliams, Sir John Major, Rob Brydon, Duncan Bannatyne, Steve McQueen, Stephanie Linus, Gemma Cairney, Jamal Edwards, and John Bishop attended the ceremony to congratulate the recipients.

World-renowned footballer David Beckham told the audience: "I was fortunate to work with some incredible captains and managers throughout my career each bringing their own qualities to leading a team. As a captain myself there was no prouder moment for me then when I led my country into a major tournament. I'm honoured to be here today to celebrate your achievement, with people like you I have no doubt the world will be a better place."

Former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major said: "The Commonwealth is a unique institution. History has seen nothing like it, and the future is unlikely to have anything to compare with it. You exemplify the very best of what the Commonwealth is today, and our hope for what it will be tomorrow."

HRH The Duke of York, HRH Princess Beatrice, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent also attended the event, along with former BBC Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton.

Aaron and the others were recognized by HM The Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.

"This is a very special award in that it is the first of its kind to be named after the Queen. Her Majesty is extremely passionate about the Commonwealth and this award was set up to encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders in those countries", Samantha Cohen, assistant private secretary to the Queen, said at a royal briefing in the South Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace.

The Award recipients all received a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK in association with Cambridge University.

Before receiving his award at Buckingham Palace, Aaron and the other young leaders met for breakfast with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron as well as executives of the UK headquarters of the global social networking company Twitter, and the BBC World Service.

After the awards ceremony, the recipients attended a grand dinner at St. James' Palace, the official residence of the British sovereign, hosted by HRH The Duke of York.

Following the ceremony, the Queen's Young Leaders spent four days in the UK taking part in a residential development programme as part of the Awards package. The programme included a two day residential at the University of Cambridge to continue the online leadership course they have been taking part in since January. The Young Leaders had then went on to meet with UK business leaders, attended a reception with High Commissioners at Canada House, and visited life-changing social action projects, among other things. The residential week finished off with an intimate celebratory dinner at the top of the BT Tower in London.

This year's Award winners, aged between 18 and 29 and who come from all four corners of the Commonwealth, are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including: education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

Aaron Joshua Pinto was born in Bahrain and came to Canada with his family after the Gulf War. He recently completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts at Western University, focusing on International Relations and French.

Years of passionate engagement in social issues have taken Aaron from the creches of post-Apartheid townships in Cape Town to the bustling streets of Mumbai all the way to the hilltop villages of indigena in Puerto Carreno.

Aaron's avid interest in global affairs led to his selection as a Junior Team Canada ambassador on a trade and development mission to Central and South America, as well as a domestic mission to the Canadian Arctic.

Back in secondary school, Aaron co-founded a scheme to help people in Canada who are living below the breadline. The project delivers food hampers to migrants, the elderly and survivors of abuse.

Upon returning from a year's exchange in Europe and a development internship in Central Russia, Aaron went on to establish the Canadian Youth Think Tank, an organization which offers opportunities for young Canadians to produce written articles on Canadian and global public policy news, developments and events.

Aaron was formerly a World Vision Canada Youth Ambassador, a member of the Globe and Mail Student Advisory Board and a Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Council of Canada. Aaron was previously elected as a Youth Councillor and Chair of the Mississauga City Youth Council and he was also selected to be Canada's Youth Ambassador to the Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe, engaging in negotiations for a Youth and Security Action Plan.

Last October, Aaron travelled to Ukraine as one of 90 Canadians to be an International Election Observer monitoring the Verkhovna Rada parliamentary elections.

In the past, he has also met with HRH Prince Charles and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu; climbed South Africa's iconic Lion's Head (during nighttime); and celebrated Christmas mass with the Pope.

In the long term, Aaron intends to pursue a career in international law and justice, and eventually in the Foreign Service.

"I never imagined that I'd ever be inside Buckingham Palace. I'm humbled and honoured to be one of the first recipients of the Queen's Young Leaders Award. To be presented with an Award by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of my work is an incredible honour."

"Over the course of the residential week, I've met some wonderful and inspiring people, young and old, from across the UK and beyond. From my many conversations and meetings, I've learned that, ultimately, passion and hard work can, indeed, triumph over personal challenges. It is passion for the work you do, passion for the community that can keep a person going. For me, this is most rewarding and is what continues to make me tick."

"The Commonwealth is one big family, comprised of 53 countries from across the world. Meeting the other Queen's Young Leaders has been great and I have been positively challenged by the experience. Learning about the work of these young people - from combating domestic violence on the Solomon Islands to advocating for disability rights in India to encouraging effective sustainable development and the protection of the oceans in Mauritius - this has all certainly given me a boost. I feel very encouraged and excited."

The Queen's Young Leaders Programme is an initiative established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Aaron on Canada AM, CTV News -

Video clip featuring TRH Prince William and Prince Harry -

Queen's Young Leaders of 2015 receive award from Her Majesty The Queen -

Prime Minister David Cameron Meets The Queens Young Leaders 2015 -

Highlights of The Queen's Young Leaders visit to the UK -

Queen's Young Leaders on social media -
Twitter: @queensleaders
Instagram: @queensyoungleaders
Hashtag: #QueensYoungLeaders

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