The first QGA Board of Directors meeting for the term 2016 - 2017 was held
on April 2nd, 2016 during which an exciting calendar of events was planned for the upcoming term.
The new committee consists of the following members:
President: Blanche Da Costa
Vice President: Felix D'Sa
Secretary: Zia Braganza
Treasurer: Durida Pereira
Entertainment/Cultural Directors: Annette Rodriguez & Antonio Da Costa
Youth Director: Olivia D' Mello
Director: Carmelita Rasquinha
Director: Ellina Fernandes
Director: Lydia D'Souza
Director: Luiza D'Sa
Auditor: Tommy D'Souza
Please mark down your calendars for the following Calendar of Events (2016-2017):
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Mother’s Day (please see details below)
Saturday, June 11, 2016- Father's day picnic (Centennial Park, DDO)
Saturday, July 16, 2016 – QGA Pre-40th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - World Goa day picnic
Sunday, October 23, 2016- Viva Goa
Saturday, November 12 or November 19, 2016 - Darts Dinner- Dance
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - St Francis Xavier's Feast (Sponsors Lawrence & Viena Silveira & family)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Winter Fest
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - AGM
Note: Details of these events will be communicated in a timely manner.
If you know of anyone not receiving emails from the QGA then kindly contact me or any of the committee members at your earliest.
Mother's Day details:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at noon
Buffet Fu Lam, 3500 Boulevard De La Cote Vertu, Montréal, QC H4R1P8
(Bus Nos.121W & 196S from Cote-Vertu Metro to Place Vertu - Buffet Fullam on opposite side of Plaza Cote Vertu)
Children: (5 to 10 years) $10.00
Children: (2 to 4 years) $3.00
Soft drinks, tea/coffee (unlimited) are included in the price. Wine/Liquor on sale by Fu Lam
* Tickets are being sold for this event and can be obtained by contacting any committee member so please hurry up and buy your tickets so we can give our final count to the restaurant by 16th April.
The newly elected committee has gone all out to ensure a variety of fun filled and culture enriched events. We are confident of your support, attendance and enjoyment at these events so let's make it happen together. Viva Goa! Viva QGA!
I thank you once again for the delightful honor you have bestowed upon me by re-electing me as your president for another term.
This year, my focus will be to encourage our youth and young adults to actively participate within our association. I will need help from all the parents to encourage your children to get involved. Please encourage all those who are 18 years and older to apply for membership. I strongly encourage all non-active young adult members to please step forward and do your part in offering your valuable ideas and attend our many different events. You should all feel proud of this wonderful association, as without you, there is little hope or future for this club.
With your continued co-operation in attending the many fun-filled, culture enriched events planned for this year, we hope to grow in numbers. Please watch out for our next email outlining my new committee and our calendar of events. Mark your calendars off!
Once again thank you for the extraordinary confidence which you have placed in me. I hope to continue in proving myself worthy of that confidence.
Let’s celebrate Easter with joy and peace in our hearts. Happy Easter to you and your family!
Dev bhorem khorum / Thank you,
Blanche Da Costa
Quebec Goan Association