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Events : MAC FAMILY PICNIC 2012 on July 7 - Flyer
on 2012/5/14 23:50:00 (1710 reads)
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To all our Mangalorean Family and Friends

Hope you have had an amazing spring and are looking forward to an awesome summer. This is a gentle reminder to mark your calenders to add the MAC Family Picnic 2012 on Saturday July 7 at Centennial Park from 10 am till Sundown.

The address is 151 Elmcrest Rd Toronto M9C 3S2 - Picnic area 1 and 2. There is a water park for kids - dont forget their swim wear.

In the spirit of charity, the Mangalorean Association of Canada strives to help the less fortunate among us. This year we will be collecting pennies for the Mississauga FoodBank and non-perishable canned food for the Eden FoodBank.

So please bring your pennies along if you wish to donate it to the Mississauga FoodBank and non-perishable canned food for the Eden Foodbank.

Looking forward to seeing you at the picnic having fun in the sun!

DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS - Flyer:


Events : MAC SOCIAL 2012 on April 14,2012 - Sponsors and Souvenir Book
on 2012/2/5 17:30:00 (4749 reads)
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Dearest Family, Friends and fellow Mangaloreans

On April 14th, we celebrated our annual Family Social 2012. This was our 10th anniversary celebration and we are filled with gratitude and stand tall and proud of all that we have achieved together as a community. In commemoration of this milestone, we released a souvenir book. This keepsake has tried to capture a decade of memorable moments.

An event this successful could not be put together without the generous support of a whole host of people to whom we extend our heartfelt gratitude.

Firstly we thank you all for coming and making it a night to remember. Live music by The Marauders rocked the house making dancing simply irresistible. Kudos to them on the Konkani numbers. Ivan DíLima - one of GTA's best emcees enthralled us all with his charm and wit. DJ Rudiiiís sound and light show was simply electric. Jason Marques - the eye behind the lens, captured the night in pictures. Here is the link:

https://picasaweb.google.com/105883243484651737848/MAC2012SocialPhotos?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLywtdHJveSYPw&feat=directlink

Thank you to our amazing dance competition participants. You really showed us all, that Mangaloreans' got Talent. Sharing the dance floor with you felt like Dancing with the Stars! To the youth dance troupe that entertains us year after year - once again you out did yourselves. Thank you to the venue - The Grand Taj. The culinary spread truly delighted our palette.

None of these great events are ever possible without the patronage of our generous sponsors to whom we are always thankful. We look forward to your ongoing support in service to our community. We show our gratitude and appreciation by encouraging you all to visit their websites and use their products and services.

Sponsors and Souvenir Book..

The service of our fellow kin, our friends and our community has brought us all an abundance of joy for the past ten years. We look forward to continuing such traditions and anticipate your continual participation and support in the various events planned for years to come.

We encourage you to be-friend us on Facebook, visit us often at www.macsaunsar.com for details on our next upcoming events. Please send us your feedback and suggestions.

With warmest regards,

Mangalorean Association of Canada
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Email: admin@macsaunsar.com
Website: http://www.macsaunsar.com

TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Mangalorean Association of Canada encourages you all to patronize the sponsors:
Sponsors and Souvenir Book..

Events : MAC CELEBRATES FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE 2011
on 2011/12/19 0:33:44 (1566 reads)


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

Events : MAC FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE 2011 on December 10 - Flyer
on 2011/10/25 14:00:00 (1581 reads)
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Mangalorean Association of Canada invites you to share in the joy of Christmas

On Saturday
December
10th 2011

Bring your children for an evening with Santa and gifts for the young
Dinner, Dancing & Carolling!

Venue:
Sts. Martha and Mary Parish
1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.
Mississauga, ON. L4X 2S5

Time: Doors Open 6:00PM

Tickets:
Adults (12+): $25
Children (5 to 11): $20
Kids below 5 FREE

CONTACTS FOR TICKETS:
Charles DíSouza - 905 670 5428 - dsouzasix@hotmail.com
Ronald Fernandes - 905 813 0458 - cynthie@sympatico.ca
Maxim D'Mello - 416 335 5106 - presmax@rogers.com
Ivan Lobo - 905 279 0918 - vanlyd@hormail.com
Leo DíCunha - 905 507 4126 - ldcunha@rogers.com
Ronald Mathias - 416 566 0766 - ronaldmathias@gmail.com

Events : MAC CELEBRATES MONTHI FEST 2011 IN CANADA
on 2011/9/14 0:00:00 (2283 reads)

The birth of our Blessed Mother, the mother of Jesus Christ and the hope of our salvation has a tremendous importance in our lives. Her nativity represents hope, infinite blessings and a time of celebration for us, her devotees. September 8th also marks an important phase in the lives of the farmers as the first harvest is blessed in churches in thanksgiving to God for ensuring a plentiful yield. This is a custom that is unique to Mangalore, a celebration that evokes nostalgia in adults and enthusiasm in children. Parishes distribute the blessed new corn which is added to milk to drink before a festive vegetarian meal symbolizing the new harvest.

The Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) celebrated Monthi Fest with devotion and splendor in the midst of 350 devoted Catholics on September 11, 2011 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Children eagerly placed flowers in honor of Mother Mary to the accompaniment ofĒSokkad Sangatha MelyanĒ and ďMoriyek HogolsiyanĒ. Gerry DíMello, a staunch supporter of MAC led the prayers, novena and assumed the leadership for the processional arrangements. The Konkani mass was led by Rev. Fr. Edwin DíSouza, Rev. Fr. Rudolph Pinto, Rev. Fr. Henry Alva, Rev. Fr. Andrew Lewis, and Rev. Fr. Kim DíSouza. The walls of the church resounded with the mellifluous sounds of the choir charming the congregation with the selection of Konkani hymns. The choir was led by Merlyn Rodrigues. MAC was deeply honored and privileged to welcome the Most Rev. William McGrattan, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto responsible for the Central region and for the ethnic communities. His Lordship participated in the Eucharistic celebration as well as the cultural program that followed the religious ceremonies. Sr. Ferdinand lent her unstinting support and showed her support with her generous donation of rosaries.

The cultural program commenced in the church hall with a light snack and the emcee for the evening, Mr. Manohar Pais welcomed the guests. With his refreshing and affable style, Manohar instantly built a rapport with the audience. Mr. Ronald Fernandes, President of MAC, with his inimitable style charmed the audience as he highlighted accomplishments and thanked the clergy, sponsors, volunteers and guests. Renita Fernandes began the program with a traditional dance; sponsors were honored with the gift a blessed candle; and representatives from the audience and MAC together with the clergy received the Novenm and drank it with milk. The highlight of the program was a tableau reminiscent of Nativity traditions, blessings and joy portrayed in a scene set in a poor farmerís home. Beautifully crafted and ably directed by Manohar Pais, the actors set the stage on fire with their natural acting talents. Ronald DíSouza, Prescilla and Cassandra DíCunha, Lucy DíMello, Naira and Nathan Menezes, Terence DíSouza and Seneca Rego are to be congratulated for their fine acting. A graceful dance in honor of Mother Mary was part of the tableau and was competently performed by Vinisha DíSouza, Clarissa DíSouza and Natasha DíSouza.

The UAE Exchange Scholarship of $500 was awarded to Clinton DíSilva by Divya Kamath of UAE Exchange and $250 in scholarship money was awarded to Michele DíMello by the generous sponsors, Reginald and Mary Fernandes. The scholarship award ceremony was presented by Janet DíSouza with the assistance of Gerry DíMello. MAC was also privileged to have Francis Fernandes Cascia, a noted Konkani writer, director and actor participate in the Nativity function. As a token of our deepest gratitude for the immeasurable work done by him for the Konkani culture and language, he was honored with a gift of a shawl. Manohar Pais spoke briefly about his achievements and the accolades showered on him and this was followed by a brief comedy appearance by the Great Man himself.

Konkan Delite catered a traditional all-vegetarian meal with the highlight of the meal being the delicious ďPathravadeĒ and the sumptuous dessert, ĎVorní. The guests commended the quality and taste of the authentic meal. Raffle prizes were announced and the evening ended with the Mando and Lavdhate. Rudi DíSouza, of Bluelite Audio did a superb job of coordinating the audio visual requirements for the event assisted by his team and Leon Lobo. Maxim DíMello is to be commended for organizing an outstanding presentation in appreciation of sponsors, the clergy and including key points of the event. Jerry Cardoza, the cultural coordinator worked tirelessly putting the numerous pieces of the puzzle together, coordinated the flow of events with the emcee and ensuring that time was maintained. MAC is indebted to all the volunteers and committee members who worked behind the scenes with the event, serving of food, arrangement of tables to guarantee the astounding success of the Monthi Fest.

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