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Events : MAC celebrates Family Social 2018 in grandeur
on 2018/6/10 0:09:31 (106 reads)

News: Janet D'Souza
Pics: Jerson Marques

The walls of Payal Banquet Hall, Mississauga reverberated with toe tapping and hip swinging music and the cheers of over 500 guests as the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) concluded another successful social event, the annual ‘Family Social’ recently.

It was an exceptional accomplishment with a fusion of activities and music. People abandoned their inhibitions and danced to the pulsating music of reggae, hip-hop and the melodious strains of the waltz and jive. The band, Memory Lane and DJ Kaya made the event even more memorable with their fantastic music and singing.

With a warm welcome at around 7 pm, Kenneth Alemao, the compere, announced the 'Family Social' formally open to the festivities. The band started with some mellow music to get everyone warmed up and in the mood. Announcements for delicious appetizers and house keeping rules followed and once done, line dancing was up next. Everyone enthusiastically participated in line dancing which can be great fun and liberating, but at the same time requires choreography, precision, coordination and collaboration.

The pinnacle of the 'Family Social' was the dance competition. There were two categories: Jive and Cha Cha Cha. Both categories were open to all and there were 10 registrations for the event. In two rounds, six couples were shortlisted based on their performance and technicalities. With unparalleled excitement and cheered on by an animated crowd accompanied by exhilarating music, the couples performed their dances extraordinarily well. Sadly, there could only be three winners. The jive competition was won by Lloyd and Ayesha in the first place, Raveen and Natalia in the second and Kenneth and Trina, the third place. In the Cha Cha Cha category, the winners were Raveen and Natalia (1st place), Nikhil and Aurea (2nd place) and Wilson and Karen (3rd place). While the guests recovered from the excitement of the competitions, Memory Lane played music to entice the youth onto the dance floor who responded with unbridled energy and liveliness.

Fr Edwin D'Souza led the Grace and he thanked God for showering his blessings and encouraged the association to continue their contributions to the community. Dinner was served which was a spectacular buffet of salads, vegetables, meat and desserts created to please all kinds of palates and fussy eaters. Manohar Pais, the president of MAC addressed the audience, thanked the guests for their support and participation, summarized the triumphs of the association and highlighted the generosity of the sponsors.

The main sponsor, Alex Khuzel of Sutton Real Estate, addressed the audience and gave away prizes to the winners of a quick draw. CC, the Financial Centre Manager (Sun Life Financial) also spoke briefly to the audience and gave away prizes. Each sponsor was honoured was welcomed on stage and presented with a rose. The attractive door prizes and abundant raffle prizes entranced and allured the guests who rushed in a frenzy to buy tickets. The much-anticipated raffle was an extraordinary success with a 50/50 draw. The winners of the raffle draw were John D'Souza, Manuela D'Cunha and Milton D'Mello. MAC will generously donate its 50% of the winnings towards a charity of its choice.

A special note of appreciation goes to Jersen Marques who captured the event with his lens. He helped create memories with his amazing pictures and captured moments that will be treasured by all the guests. MAC expresses its gratitude to the guests who attended the 'Family Social' and ensured its overwhelming success. MAC acknowledges and applauds the support, commitment and dedication of all its members and volunteers who worked hard to organize an event of this magnitude.

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For sponsors of the event click on below link:

Events : MAC Family Summer Picnic 2018 on Saturday June 23rd
on 2018/5/22 21:31:27 (204 reads)

MAC Family Picnic 2018

Events : MAC SOCIAL 2018 on May 5th - Flyer
on 2018/2/15 16:15:54 (804 reads)

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for this event. Please contact us by email at

MAC Social 2018 Sponsorship Letter and Details

MAC Social 2018

Events : Forthcoming Events of 2018
on 2018/2/4 10:50:00 (605 reads)

Mark your calendars for the forthcoming events of 2018 from MAC:

MAC Social: May 5, 2018:

Family Picnic: June 23, 2018:

Martyrs Shrine Pilgrimage: July 28, 2018:

Monthi Fest (Feast of Nativity): September 9, 2018

Konkani Mass - Second Saturday of every month - 6pm at Sts Martha & Mary Church, unless marked:
January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018( 6:45pm)
March 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 12, 2018
June 9, 2018
July 14, 2018
August 11, 2018
September 9, 2018- Feast of Nativity
October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 08, 2018

Lenten schedule of 2018:

Way of the Cross in Konkani followed by Mass on following days:
February 17 and 24
March 3, 10 and 17
March 24, 2018 - No Service

Events : MAC Kids’ Christmas Special 2017!
on 2017/11/17 2:50:00 (509 reads)

Save the date!

December 9, 2017.

Let's get together for a little jingle ‘n’ mingle with our kids!

Please join the MAC community on this very special occasion as we celebrate the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Kids’ party starts at 7pm soon after the Konkani Mass celebration at Sts Mary & Martha Church, Mississauga.

Kids, adults, singles, couples, families… all are invited.

Check the flyer below for more details.

See you there!

MAC Christmas Flyer

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