Friday, December 25, 2009

Californiangoans Christmas 2009

The IV Annual Californiangoans Christmas party was held at Sitara Indian Restaurant after the midnight mass on 24th Dec(25th morining). The party started with a Champagne toast and delicious Goan food followed by some awesome music by DJ Stanley, which brought everyone to the dance floor. Later, there was a round of Housie followed by Beer drinking which was won By George Pires, Savio Rodrigues and Micheal.The womens beer drinking was won by Maria Monteiro and Sharron Esteves.Prizes were awarded to all the winner and to all those who have been helping put together all the Califoniangoans events. The rest of the night was spent dancing to more great music by DJ Stanley and john.
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Thanks to the following people who made the event happen:-
Firmino-For working hard to put the whole thing together.
John Fernandes-For his hard work from day one and arranging the Location.
Franky Fernandes-who like always worked constantly during the event so that everything went smooth.
Maria Monteiro-Sorpotel, Fish Fry,Canopies
Maria Rodrigues-Xaccutti, Chana
Caitano-Chorisa Puffs
John-Canopies, Chorisa Puffs
Janice-Beef Roast
Phillip-Fruit custard
Dj S
tanley-For the great music
A big thanks to Sitara Indian Restaurant for providing the restaurant to host our party.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Californiangoans Thanksgiving 2009

The Californiangoans Thanksgiving 2009 was held at George and Olivier's Place on 26th Nov. Thanksgiving which is traditionally a American Family celebration began when the pilgrims who first came to America shared their first harvest with their neighbouring Indians to give thanks to them for teaching them how survive the dreaded winter.Our Thanksgiving celebration was a opportunity for all of us to take a break from our hectic life and to get together with our friends and family and enjoy some home cooked Goan food.
Thanks to the following people who helped make Thanksgiving happen:-
George and Olivier-For being the hosts and for the barbecue
Maria Monteiro-For Biryani, Aad Maas, shrimps
Sharron Esteves-For Xaccutti, beef cutlets
Maria Rodrigues- For Caldin
John & Franky Fernandes-Beef fry and Salad
Frank Monteiro-Pudding
Celeste Larson-Pumpkin Pie
John Fernandes-Fruit Carving(pumpkin & fruits)
Derrick Coelho-Fruit Carving(Watermelon)
Mr. Sabino & Mrs. Bernadette- For Performing Prayers to bless the occasion.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Californiangoans Calendar 2010

The Californiangoans Calendar 2010 will be ready shortly. All proceeds of the sales will go to the Club.If you would like to see what the Calendar is going to look like please click on the picture below.
Special Thanks to:-
Savio Rodrigues, William Rodrigues(Goa) and Raj Tilak Naik(Goa)
who worked hard to make the Calendar happen.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All Souls Day (Dia De Finados)

All Souls Day (Dia De Finados in Potuguese) which is related to the Halloween Day in America or Dia Dos Mortos in Mexico is celebrated all over Goa on Nov 2nd. It follows the All Saints day feast held on Nov 1st. People across Goa hold masses for their loved ones and others, praying safe passage to the eternal life in heaven. It is followed by the Alemacea Jevon.This practice is very similar to te one in Mexico and Brazil. In America it has evolved into what is now known has "Haloween" (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day and the night before it called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween). No matter what is is called across the world, it brings people together. Alemachea festa porbi soglenk !.............

Please click on picture below to see pictures from across the world in celebration of this day

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Californiangoans Vs Mexico Game III

The third game between the Californiangoans and Mexico ended up with Mexico winning the Game 2-1 .Gracian scored the goal for Califoriangoans.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Californiangoans Vs Mexico (Game II)

Game II between the Californiangoans and Mexico was held on Sept 28th.The game ended up in a tie, thanks to the equalizer goal by our star Graciano. The final score was Californiangoans 1-1 Mexico.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Californiangoans Vs Mexico

Californiangoans played Mexico on 7th Sept at the Rengstroff Park in Mountain View.
The game ended up in a tie, with Ruie scoring 2 goals for the Californiangoans. Hopefully with a little more practice we will beat them at the upcoming game.
Thanks to Franky Monteiro for making the game happen.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our First ever Harvest Festival & Sports Day was a huge success

Following are the winners of the different sports meets:

100 meters (Boys)

First Place-Selwyn

Second Place-Orlando

100 meters (Girls)

First Place-Rachel

Second Place-Sharon

300 meters relay (Team event)


Needle and Thread


3-Legged Race


Housie (Bingo)

Jaldi 5-Siddhu

Horizontal line-Janice

Full House-Manuel







Joe was awarded the Californiangoans Sportsman of the Year 2009 award.

Thanks to everyone who participated and all the people who were involved in making it a great event. Especially: For the delicious Patoyos by Maria M, Sharon and Janice. Thanks to George and gang, Carmo, Alldrin,Maria R, Maria M, Sharon, Janice for all the food . A big thanks to Savio for his help capturing the memories through his photography and thanks to Ruie and Firmino For being the MC's for thr event.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The Californiangoans Harvest festival and sports day will be held on August 17th at Rengstroff Park, Mountain View, Ca from 10am-8pm.
Most of the team events will be played in league format and will start 2 weeks before and the finals will be held on August 17th. Please register your team asap. Entry fee will be charged for only team events.
For details and to register call:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

San Joao Party 2009

The San Joao party held at Almaden Lake park turned out to be a huge success. Thanks to all the people who helped get the party together and to all who attended. With support like this, our parties will only get better!

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The day started with passing around of the San Joao crown followed by some tasty beef and fish appetizers cooked by chef Carmo Martin. Joseph Lourenco welcomed everyone before announcing the events of the day. Mr Savio Rodrigues read us a letter from Fr Daniel Pereira. Fr, Pereira helped us organize a mass in Konkani earlier in the year. Savio also brought life to the party by singing a few San Joao songs. He was joined by Johnny, Janice Lopes, Maria and Franky Monteiro, and Gracian and Sharron Esteves. Fnally a San Joao toast was made with Goan Feni and the party really kicked off.
Mr Firmino then took over to start the events for the day.

The first event for the day was a tug of war between the Bachelors and the Married Men. The Bachelors triumphed!

Mrs Harriette Pinto, Mr Sabino Colaco and Mr George Pires helped to judge our cooking contest which was next. The choice were difficult to make but we finally had our winners:

1st place- Maria Montiero( sorpotal)

2nd place- Maria Rodrigues(Shrimp caldin)

The next event for the evening was penalty kicks in which George Godinho and Rafael were the winners. George was also the first to score as well as the highest scorer.

The next event was one we all remembered, Needle and Thread, won by Franky Montiero and sharron Esteves
A round of housie provided with the following winners

Jaldi 5- Pelsi

Any line- Ligor

Full House-George

The main event for the evening, and the one we were all waiting for, was the Raffle! The winner were:
1st prize-Jaime Gomez(Raffle #0872) -42 inch LCD TV

2nd prize-Jackson D'souza (Raffle #0885) -Bose Home theatre system

3rd prize-Santosh walker (Raffle #0797) -Hp Laptop

4th prize-George Pinto (Raffle # 0145) -Sony Camcorder

Consolation 1-Janice Frois (Raffle #0862) -Digital Camera

Consolation 2-Jackson D'souza (Raffle #0952) -Ipod

Consolation 3-Phillip Lopes (Raffle #0491) - Tom Tom Navigator

Special thanks to:-

Firmino-for sponsoring raffle prizes

Franky & Maria montiero- For sponsoring cash prizes
George pinto- For the feni( What would San Joao be without the feni)

Harriette Pinto- For assisting in the judging
George Pires- For assisting in the judging.

Sabino - for making the San Joao crown and for assisting in the judging
Anoopam Bhatia- For Sponsoring drinks

Alldrin D'souza and Jimmy- For selling 14 and 11 raffle books each

Monday, June 22, 2009

Konkani Mass Held At Mountain View

A big thanks from the Californiangoans to Fr Daniel Pereira and everyone involved in organising a konkani mass at the Roman Catholic church in Mountain View, California.

Monday, May 25, 2009


The Californiangoans 3rd annual "San Joao" party will be held on 24th June 2009 at the Almaden Lake Park, San Jose, Ca.
Event Timing:
11.00am-Late night

Event Highlights:
Raffle ticket Draw-
$10 per ticket
1st prize: 42inch flat screen tv
2nd prize: Bose home entertaiment system
3rd prize: Hp laptop
4th prize: Sony camcorder
Consolation prizes: Ipod, Camera, Tom Tom etc

Cooking competition-
One category (Main course )
No limit to number of entries
$10 entry for each dish
prizes for first and second place
Food will be judged on taste and authenticity
Final day to sign up and pay for your entry is June 15th

Tug of war-Five participants per team (Ladies encouraged to participate)
$10 entry per team($2 per head)

Threading the needle- Something for the ladies

Housie(Bingo)- Housie(Bingo) tickets will be sold at venue

Sunday, April 12, 2009


The Californiangoans 3rd Annual Easter party held at Sitara restaurant turned out to be a big success with a huge turnout. Thanks to all the people who joined us, a special thanks to our contributor's as well as people who worked hard to make it all happen. The party started at Midnite on the 11th saturday night and went on until 6am the following day.To view the pictures from the party please click on the picture below.Hope to see everyone at our next event.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We at Californiangoans are proud to present our 3rd annual Easter celebrations on the 11th of April on saturday night, on the eve of easter starting at 12midnite at Sitara Indian restaurant located at the intersection of lawrence and homestead.Please come join us along with your friends and family and help make this Easter a time to cherish.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Viva Goa! Viva Californaingoans!
We proudly announce our victory in our first ever match played against an outside team(Guatemala).

Bravo to all the team members who played hard for this victory.
The score was 6-1
Scores were:
Frazier -3

The Californiangoans team jerseys are in the in first stage of production.They will be up for sale soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The 2009 californian calendars are ready and now available for sale.We only have a limited availibility ,so please call and reserve your copy now.
The calendar includes major holidays in USA as well as Goa so it will be easy for us to keep track of all such days.Please call the following numbers to book a copy:
Carmo 510-3007799
Joseph 510-8255567
Ruie 510-3005104
John 415-2611754
Johnny 650-3845008

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The Californiangoans first ever Carnival will be held on Sunday, February 22nd, starting at 11am. The festivities will be held at Marijane Hamann park in San Jose .
The list of events for the day are:

Cooking competition-
Two categories (Main course and Desert)
No limit to number of entries$10 entry for each dish
Cash prizes for first and second place
Food will be judged on taste and authenticity

Final day to sign up and pay for your entry is February 10th

Face Painting competition-
Two participants per team (Face painter and paintee)

will be judged based on creativity and Carnival theme
$5 entry fee,p
aint and brushes will be provided.
Gift Cards will be awarded
On spot or advance entries allowed

Tug of war-
Five participants per team (Ladies encouraged to participate)

$10 entry per team($2 per head)

Housie(Bingo) tickets will be sold at venue

And many more games,food and drinks.
For directions click on the park name above.
If you have Questions or suggestion or to register,
Please Call -Carmo 510-3007799
Joseph 510-8255567
Ruie 510-3005104
John 415-2611754
Johnny 650-3845008
Jose 650-2487838
or leave a comment below.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


We at Californiangoans are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Edwin Fernandes,brother of Ozwin Fernandes and Melwin fernades and son of Mr.Domnic Fernandes and Mrs Piedade Fernandes. Edwin passed away on 17 jan 2009 in Goa, India. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Ozwin and his family. We know how difficult this must be for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Edwin was a kind, gentle soul. He worked at Breads of India,California,USA. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Californiangoans wishes one and all a happy and prosperous new year.
Charles Lamb said that "New Year's Day is every man's birthday".
So let's forget what negative things happened in the past and move on to a brand new year full of positive attitude as if it were a new life.

Look forward to our Californian Goan Calender which will be for sale soon.