Canada: New Konkani association formed in Brampton
Brampton (Canada), Jun 4: A new association, called the KCOB, has been formed to bring Konkani Catholics living in Brampton under one umbrella.
Brampton, a city so diverse, home to so many cultures from every corner of the world, also houses a big number of Konkani Catholics living in harmony with other cultures, providing a strong economic contribution to the city.
There are various registered Konkani associations in prominent cities of Canada like Mississauga, Scarborough, Ottawa, Vancouver etc, that organise many cultural events for the members of the associations providing them a platform to meet and socialise with the community. These events are predominantly organised in cities where these organisations have been formed and active. Konkani Catholics of Brampton are usually left with choosing one of these cities and are divided in their choices, thus losing an opportunity to meet other Konkani families of Brampton to cultivate a cultural bonding.
To overcome this void of Bramptoners and to harvest a fresh and much needed cultural bonding among the community, Konkani Catholics of Brampton (KCOB) was formed. The vision is to bring cultural events, entertainment, platform to know fellow community members and more over to bring Mangalorean culture here in Brampton.
KCOB will organize Monthi Fest celebration on September 7, 2013 as its first event and the details are as below:
St John Fisher Church and Hall,
300 Balmoral Dr
Brampton, ON L6T 1V6
Holy Mass in Konkani and English at 3 pm.
Offering of flowers to Mother Mary and distribution of sugarcane at 4 pm to 4:30 pm.
Cultural programme followed by authentic Novenm dinner 4:30 pm onwards
$15 for an adult
$10 for children between the age 4 and 12
Entry is free for children below 3 years
(Price includes snacks, vegetarian Novenm dinner and cultural programme)
Tickets are available with the following members of the community. Hurry, as tickets are limited and will be sold on first-come-first-serve basis:
Nancy and Max Mendes - 289-814-0786
Nancy and Walter Lobo – 905-785-3724
Colette and Stan Goveas – 416-400-2353
Ingrid and Mavy Pereira - 905-230-6706
Priya and Naveen D’Souza – 416-840-6434