It was forty years ago today, on July 17th 1977, the Quebec Goan Association was first established. Since then, we have come a long way and we have accomplished a lot.
To celebrate this milestone, we are planning a special event on September 30th, 2017 at Buffet Il Gabbiano, 1550, rue Lapierre, Lasalle, Quebec H8N 2R2. We invite everyone to bring along your family and friends to kick start our celebrations in style as this will be an unforgettable event.
Let me take this opportunity to thank each one of you who have contributed a great deal and worked very hard to keep this association afloat. Congratulations and a ‘’Happy 40th Anniversary’’. Let the celebrations begin! Finally, from here on, I wish nothing but the best for our association and I envision a great future.
Blanche Da Costa
Tune in to CBC Radio One 88.5FM "All in a Weekend" on Saturday, June 24th between 8.30 and 9.00am.
CBC Host, Sonali Karnick will interview QGA President, Blanche Da Costa regarding the St. John the Baptist celebrations in Goa on 24 June and how this day holds a special significance for Goans.
The musicians performing the Sao Jao song will be our Cultural/Entertainment Directors, Antonio Da Costa and Kninoshka Ribeiro.
Please visit the link: cbc.ca/allinaweekend
Here is a link to the article on Goan festivities on St. Jean Baptiste Day. Happy Sao Joao to all!
You are all cordially invited to a Book Launch of our very own artist, 'Valerie Drego' on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the Dorval Library. 1401 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval H9S 2E5. The Quebec Goan Association wishes her every success.
WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED TO INFORM YOU THAT OUR ‘MUM AND DAD’S DAY’ EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 AT 12.30PM AT THE SAME LOCATION.
THIS IS DUE TO THE SEVERE FLOODING IN AND AROUND THE VICINITY OF PIERREFONDS.
THOSE OF YOU, WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT ON MAY 6, NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN US IN JUNE. SEE YOU THEN!
"OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THIS DISASTER’’
Sat. May 6, 2017: Mum and Dad's Day - Lahore Karahi, 14329 Pierrefonds Blvd, Pierrefonds, QC H9H 1Z2 (venue & date changed due to flooding) Sat. June 10, 2017: 3955 Sources Blvd, D.D. O. QC H9B 1Z6
Sat. July 29, 2017: Goa Carnival Picnic - Centennial Park, 2983 Lake St. Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2L1
Sat. August 19, 2017: World Goa Day Picnic - Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park, 3555. Douglas B. Floreani, Ville St. Laurent, Qc
SAT. SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 - QGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Buffet Il Gabbiano, 1550 Rue Lapierre, Lasalle, QC H8N 2R2
Sat. October 14, 2017: Youth Bowling Night - Venue to be announced
Sat. November 4, 2017: Darts, Dinner and Dancing - Royal Canadian Legion, 9721 Chemin de la Côte de Liesse, Dorval, QC H9P 1A3
Sat. December 2, 2017: St. Francis Xavier's Feast - St. John Fisher Parish, 120 Summerhill Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 2L7
Sun. March 25, 2018: QGA 41st AGM - Venue to be announced
Blanche Da Costa – President
Felix D’Sa – Vice President
Zia Braganza – Secretary
Durida Pereira – Treasurer
Kninoshka Ribeiro – Cultural/Entertainment Director
Antonio Da Costa – Cultural/Enterainment Director
Olivia De Mello – Youth Director
Annette Rodriguez – Director
Ellina Fernandes - Director
Ivan Paes – Director
Luiza D’Sa – Director
Lydia D’Souza - Director
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Quebec Goan Association for re-electing me as your President for a third consecutive year. It is a real privilege and pleasure to be able to represent my community.
This being the 40th anniversary of the QGA, we have planned a great year ahead. The calendar of events has been sent to you so please mark down these dates on your calendar. I know I can always count on you to come and support our many events as you have done in the past.
Now is the time for our children, youth and young adults to get more involved in our club. We need you to come and attend our events and volunteer your services in any capacity so we can build a great community. .
Together with my team, I will do my best to deliver.
Dev Bhorem Khorum/Thank you,
Blanche Da Costa
The QGA committee is looking forward to seeing you at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
of The Quebec Goan Association.
The details are as follows:
DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
TIME: 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
LOCATION : St. Michael's and all Angels Church.
15556 Cabot Street
DIRECTIONS: Take Route Transcanadienne O/Autoroute 40 O,
Take exit 50 toward Boulevard Saint Charles
Merge onto Voie de Service N
Turn right onto Rue Charles E Frosst
Turn right onto Boulevard Brunswick
Turn left onto Boulevard de Salaberry
Turn left onto Rue Sommerset
Continue onto Boulevard Jacques-Bizard
Turn left onto Rue Cabot
See you then!
The High Commission of India will be celebrating the 70th Independence Day of India, on Monday, 15 August 2016, at 10 Springfield Road, Ottawa (Tel: 613-744-3751/52/53).
The Flag hoisting ceremony will take place at 0900 hrs. sharp. National Anthem, reading of President of India’s address to the nation and a brief reception over simple refreshments, will follow
All members of the Indian community and friends of India are cordially invited.
3 August 2016
The Government of India has launched a scholarship Program for Diaspora children interested in pursuing Higher and Technical Education in India.
Submission of Applications:
Applicant shall submit SPDC APPLICATION FORM (available on the website of Ministry of External Affairs www.mea,gov.in along with the required documents (scan copy) by 31st August 2016. Only APPLICATION FORMS submitted online will be accepted.
List of selected candidates will be posted on the website of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) www.mea.gov.in on 1st October, 2016.
Candidates shall give their consent about acceptance of scholarship through e-mail to Ministry of External Affairs within 7 days of publication of the 1st list of shortlisted candidates.
Quebec Goan Association