Tuesday, July 19, 2011





Monday, 18th July 2011
By: Bertilla De Souza

The Villagers of Calangute joined together on July 17th, 2011 to celebrate their Twentieth Anniversary  and the Feast of Patron St. Alex. The Social was held at Europa Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and was well attended by well over 300 Villagers and guests.

The day began with Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Rodrigues with the Villagers  themselves making up the choir, under the leadership of Edlyn De Souza.

Following the Mass it was festival time with a mini-bazaar where numerous eats, spices, pickles etc. were on sale. The Band,Harmony and DJ Carlito with the famous  Star Singer Cheryllyn  Flower got the crowd to the dance floor.

The sit down dinner prepared by Portuguese Chefs included Pasteis de Bacalhau, Rissoes, Caldo Verde (Soup), Salads, Chicken, Roast Beef with Parisian Potatoes & Mixed vegetables, Rolls & Butter, Desserts & Coffeee /Tea.

The floor show included  a Rumba performed by Bernard & Juliana Ribeiro

The President of the Calangute Association, Canada, Antonio Mascarenhas raised the toast and after the speech  the Villagers sang the famous song “Uddon Guelem”.

Congratulations to the President, Antonio Mascarenhas and his Committee for doing an outstanding job. Everything went on smoothly and we all had a wonderful time.  Charles De Souza was elected the President for 2012-2013.

Post as forwarded by Mr. Antonio Mascarenhas 

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