Brampton, Canada: A city so diverse, dwelt by so many cultures from every corner of the world, also houses a big number of our very own 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., who organise many cultural events to the members of the associations providing 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 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 is organising Monthi Fest on September 7, 2013 as their first event and the details are as below:
Date: September 7, 2013
St. John Fisher Church and Hall
300 Balmoral Dr.
Brampton, ON L6T 1V6
Holy Mass in Konkani and English at 3:00 PM
Offering of Flowers to Mother Mary and Distribution of Sugar Cane (Kobu) 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cultural Program followed by authentic Novenm dinner 4:30 PM onwards.
$15 for an Adult
$10 for children between the age 4 & 12
Children below 3yrs are FREE
(Price includes Snacks, Vegetarian Novenm Dinner and Cultural Program)
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 & Max Mendes - 289-814-0786
Nancy & Walter Lobo – 905-785-3724
Colette & Stan Goveas – 416-400-2353
Ingrid & Mavy Pereira - 905-230-6706
Priya & Naveen D’Souza – 416-840-6434