MFSI 12th Annual Cricket Tournament

It’s that time of the year again. MFSI is proud to announce 12th annual cricket tournament.

This year all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Mangalorean Association of Canada’s Fight Hunger project. So come out, participate and PLAY YOUR PART TO FIGHT HUNGER!

Registration deadline is August 1, 2019. So make sure you make those teams fast. Only the first 8 teams to register will be guaranteed participation.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8 AM
Teramoto Park

MAC Summer Family Picnic on June 22nd 2019

Soak in the sun!  Play some games!  Win some prizes!  Enjoy a potluck and a day out with family and friends!

Join us in large numbers at the Annual Summer Picnic organized by the Mangalorean Association of Canada on June 22, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Meadowvale Conservation Park – Area C. Details in the flyer.

Mangalorean Association of Canada celebrates Family Social – 2019

Report by Janet D’souza

Photographs by Sunil Bantwal.

Glittering chandeliers!  Vibrant and colorful décor!  Glitzy and spectacular evening wear!  It was an evening unparalleled in its celebration, ambience and execution.   The Annual Family Social organized by the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) on May 4, 2019 at the Payal Banquet and Convention Centre was a resounding success with over 500 guests, an astonishing number of sponsors, amazing gifts and a surprise event.  The Social was hosted by emcee, Melwyn D’Silva who ensured the completion of a flawless program; the live band, Big Foot, who enchanted the guests with their riveting vocals and all time classics and DJ, Kaya whose pulsating music got people flocking on to the dance floor.

The festivities started at around 7 pm with the emcee formally welcoming the guests and introducing the President of MAC, Manohar Pais.  Announcements for delicious appetizers and housekeeping rules followed and once done, the band set up the tone for the evening with some mellow music that beguiled the guests to sway and dance.  Line dancing was next and everyone, novices and the experienced, enthusiastically participated in it.    

The crème de la crème of the Family Social was the Jive dance competition.  The competitors performed with consummate perfection and unparalleled technique much to the excitement of an enthusiastic crowd.  It was definitely a difficult decision for the judges who determined the 3 winners after 2 sets of music and pre-determined rules.  The top winner was Derryl and Melanie Vaz; the second winner was Lloyd and Ayesha D’Costa and the third winner was Raveen and Natalia Lobo.  A surprise Salsa presentation was then performed by Angelo and Kathy De Torres, with their sensual movements and fluid swaying rhythmic steps.  Their energy and liveliness captivated the audience and in a wonderful spirit of community and camaraderie, both stayed on stage to teach a few Salsa movements to the guests.

Rev. Fr. Henry Alva 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 at 9.30 pm and was an amazing and ample buffet of salads, vegetables, meat and desserts that were delicious and satiated all types of tastes and palates.    Manohar Pais, President of MAC then addressed the audience, welcomed and introduced his new Executive Committee, thanked the guests for their support and participation, recapped the accomplishments of the association and highlighted the generosity of the sponsors. 

Sponsors contribute to the development of the association and provide them with the means to grow and fulfill their objectives and also generate immense goodwill within the community.  The sponsors for MAC are its pillars of strength never failing to demonstrate their abundant munificence.  2019 was also spectacular as MAC had sponsors from across the world spreading from Ontario to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Mangalore, India.  In recognition of their support and in appreciation for their continual encouragement, the sponsors were called upon, welcomed on stage and each was honored with a rose.  The amazing door prizes and 50/50 draw attracted the attention of guests who rushed to buy tickets.  The much awaited raffle and 50/50 draw was a huge success with 50% of the collection going towards Sneha Sagar, an orphanage for children in Mumbai.

A noteworthy mention to Sunil Bantwal, the photographer, who worked tirelessly to capture moments and memories that will be treasured by all guests.   An event of this magnitude requires the strong shoulders, selfless support, time and skills of an entire village and the Mangalorean community came together as one to volunteer to make this Family Social an overwhelming success.  MAC recognizes and thanks the collaboration and help of its guests, members and volunteers who with their passion and enthusiasm embodies the motto, “Together we make a difference”. 

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MAC organized Lenten Mission with renowned preachers

By Gerry D’Mello

Pictures by Ronald D’Souza

The Mangalorean Association of Canada had a great beginning in this Year 2019 with the graceful and spirit-filled spiritual mission during the Lenten season.   The main preacher was Sr.Hazel D’Souza, a renowned preacher from Mumbai, accompanied by Rev.Fr.Roshan D’Souza.  Rev.Fr.Edwin D’Souza, the Spiritual Director of MAC was the main celebrant for all the Masses. 

Starting from March 9th the spiritual thirst-quenching retreat talks were preached on every Saturdays during the Holy month of Lent.  All talks were based on the Holy Bible. The graceful retreat was focussed on in-depth enlightenment towards the Word of God.  There was a special spiritual talk addressed to the Youth on 30th March 2019 by Sr.Hazel.  This spiritual program was held at Sts.Martha & Mary Church, Mississauga. Konkani choir with angelic singing led by Ms. Merlyn Rodrigues was soul-elevating. The turnout was reasonably good and it was encouraging to see the number was increasing week after week.  Undoubtedly, this spiritual event conducted by MAC has succeeded stirring-up the spirituality of many Mangaloreans and Goans residing in Mississauga & surrounding areas.

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Obituary: Rosy Lobo (85 years), Mangalore

Wife of late Titus Lobo & Dear Mother of our MAC EC member Ivan & Lydwin Lobo
passed away on April 18, 2017 in Mangalore, India

Funeral cortege leaves residence “Lobo Villa”, Barebail on Thursday, April, 20 at 3:15 pm.
Funeral Mass is at 4.00 pm at Derebail Church followed by burial.

Contact: Ivan/ Lydwin 905 279 0918 (home), 416 417 6882 (cell)

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Obituary: Rosy Lobo (85 years), Mangalore

Wife of late Titus Lobo & Dear Mother of our MAC EC member Ivan & Lydwin Lobo
passed away on April 18, 2017 in Mangalore, India

Funeral cortege leaves residence “Lobo Villa”, Barebail on Thursday, April, 20 at 3:15 pm.
Funeral Mass is at 4.00 pm at Derebail Church followed by burial.

Contact: Ivan/ Lydwin 905 279 0918 (home), 416 417 6882 (cell)

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Obituary: Theresa Fernandes (83 years), Bendoor

The Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) and all its members offer their sincere condolences on the passing away of Theresa Fernandes, 83 years, wife of late Charles B Fernandes, mother of Joan/Jossie Miranda, Joe/Jovita Fernandes, Clement/Verna Fernandes, Clifford/Diana Fernandes, Claude/Sandra Fernandes, Clarence/Arathi Fernandes, grandmother of the late Janice, Janine Miranda, Aquin, Dylan, Dynelle, Darren, Calvin, Candace, Charlene, Lianne & Lieven Fernandes, on Sunday February 26, 2017

May God grant the strength and courage to Claude and Sandra Fernandes, and their family to overcome this tragedy. Our prayers and support are with the family.

Funeral cortege leaves residence “Flat No #3E, Divpri”, Cdr. George Martis Road, Kadri for St. Sebastian Church, Bendoor on Tuesday February 28, at 4.15 pm. Mass at 5.00 pm.

Contact : 0091 824 2218594.

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Summer Leadership Program 2017

Attention is drawn to the up-coming government-sponsored Summer Leadership Program 2017 providing an opportunity for young Canadians to learn about politics and political process, grow professionally and gain valuable work experience while having fun and developing friendships.

About 140 young Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have an opportunity to work on Parliament Hill.

Please visit the following URL for more information:

Application Deadline: 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Youngsters from the Mangalorean community are strongly urged to make use of this opportunity.

Please note this is a government-sponsored program and Mangalorean Association of Canada acts solely as a medium to bring this information to the community it serves.

All the very best to potential participants!