Monday, December 13, 2010

OUR CONDOLENCES


We at Californiangoans deeply mourn the passing of Mr. Sabino Colaco in Goa.Our heartfelt sympathies to his family here in Redwood City, Savio and Maria Rodrigues.We were honored to meet him when he was here in 2009.He was a part of our San Joao 2009 celebrations as our guest judge for the cooking competition.We will miss him. May his soul Rest in Peace. Amen.

Friday, August 27, 2010

CALIFORNIANGOANS WORLD GOA DAY/SPORTS DAY

The Californiangoans World Goa Day/Sports Day was organized on August 23rd at Rengstorff Park , Mountain View, CA, USA. This event was a great opportunity for all the Goans to share our culture and heritage not only with other Goans but also with fellow Americans through the various sports events and our home cooked Goan food. Thanks to the team work of all people involved, especially to Franky and Maria, Savio,Sharron and Graciano , Phillip, Jeff, Ruie,Manu, George, Noel, Selvyn and Manuel.We were also blessed to have Fr. Daniel Periera( from Goa) present at the event.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

CALIFORNIANGOANS IV ANNUAL SAN JOAO 2010

Yet another successful  Californiangoans San Joao party.The event started with the traditional San Joao Song followed by Cooking competition, Housie, Lemon and Spoon Race, Tug of War[Marrried v/s Bachelors(mens)], Tug of War[Married v/s Single(Womens)],Cockfight, Soccer[Married V/s Bachelors(mens)] and the 2010 Raffle draw.The day concluded with everyone taking a dip in the lake to celebrate the San Joao festival.

WINNERS:-
Cooking Competition-
1st Place-Maria Rodrigues(Kalwachi Xaccutti)
2nd Place-Jose Fernandes(Goan Fish Masal)
                 Ruie Fernandes(Add Maas)
3rd Place-Phillip Lopes(Sorpotel)
Housie-
Jaldi- Mario
1st line-Pelsi
2nd line-Jose
3rd line-Franky M
Lemon N Spoon Race-
1st Place-Jackson & Janice
2nd Place-Fhal & Achita
Tug of War(Mens)-
Married
Tug of War(Womens)-
Single
Cockfight-
Pelsi
Soccer-
Married
Raffle Draw-
1st Prize-Jimmy
2nd prize-Orlando
3rd Prize-Tuk Tappa
4th Prize-Flyod Cortez
5th Prize-Godfrey
1st Consolation -John
2nd Consolation -Ruie
3rd Consolation -Vicky
4th Consolation-Joseph
THANKS TO:-
Dominic Manuel-San Joao Banner
Celeste Lourenço-For helping with the San Joao crowns and the props for the party
Mario Fernandes-For being a judge at the cooking competition.
Thereza-For being a judge at the cooking competition.
George Pires-For being a judge at the cooking competition.
Savio-Feni and photos
George Godinho-Chicken Biryani
Jeffi-Water Baloons
Phillip-Event Coordination
Armando-Event Coordination
Ruie- Event Coordination
Maria-Event Coordination
Sharon-Event Coordination
Franky-Event Coordination
Firmino-Event Coordination
---Watch pictures and videos from the event below--

Californiangoans IV Annual San Joao 2010

SAN JOAO 2010_Part 1 of 3

SAN JOAO 2010_Part 2 of 3 ( Californiangoans, California, USA)

SAN JOAO 2010_Part 3 of 3 ( Californiangoans, California USA)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Californiangoans Easter 2010 Video

The Californiangoans Easter 2010 video has finally been uploaded to YouTube. This video was captured by Mario Rodrigues de Navelim and subsequently given to Savio for editing, hence the delay in uploading it to YouTube. But the memories of that fabulous party is still fresh in our minds as we look forward to yet another great day of fun, festivities, food and Feni. That day is just around the corner and it is the Feast of San Joao ( Saint John the Baptist).
Raffle tickets are still on sale and the draw for fabulous prizes will be held on June 24, 2010 at the San Joao Day celebration.
Enjoy the Easter 2010 videos by clicking on the links below. These videos are in three parts.



Monday, May 3, 2010

CALIFORNIANGOANS V/S MEXICO(GAME III)

Game III between the Californiangoans and Mexico was held on May 1 at the Rengstorff Park in Mountain View, Ca.The game ended up in a tie.Clifford was the sole scorer for the Californiangoans. The final score was Californiangoans 1-1 Mexico.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

North Goa V/S South Goa (Match IV)

North Goa reclaimed their Soccer title today after defeating the South 7-4.Both teams were tied 3-3, but during overtime the North Goans scored 4 more goal giving away just 1 to claim victory.
Team line was as follows;
North Goa:- Caitano, Gracian, Phillip, Ruie, Joseph L
South Goa:- Clifford, Pelsi, Joseph, Franky F, Frances(Sub), Firmino(Sub).
Scorers:- Ruie-3, Gracian-3, Phillip-1, Franky-1, Pelsi-1, Joseph-1, Clifford-1.
Final Score:- North Goa -7 South Goa- 4
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

CALIFORNIANGOANS EASTER PARTY 2010

Yet another great party, thanks to all the people who made it happen. Like all the parties that we have this was another great occasion for all off us to get away from our busy schedule and meet our friends and family, helps keep "The Goan" in all of us alive.Special thanks to DJ Stanley, Jimmy, David and friends from the Bayarea Sound Wagon company who provided some great music, kudos to some great vocals by our very own Savio and Armando and thanks to all the people who labored hard to cook us some delicious Goan food.
Thanks also to:
Franky and Maria Montiero-For some great Prawn Balcheao, Gobi Manchurian and their time to help set up the place.
Savio and Maria Rodrigues- For Goan Tandoori Chicken and Chutney sandwiches.
Phillip and Janice Lopes- Beef Chili fry.
Mario- For the Veggie Caldin.
Franzie and Sharon- For Chicken Xaccutti, Fish fry and Rice
Graciano- Salad
Alldrin- Fruit Salad.
Ceaser-For making sure we got some hot food all night
Sabu(owner of Sitara Indian Restaurant)-For providing us the location year after year.
!!!WATCH THE VIDEO OF  THE EVENT BELOW!!!

Californiangoans Easter Party 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Californiangoans IV Annual Easter Party


The Californiangoans IV Annual Easter Party will be held on April 3rd at Sitara Indian Restaurant at 11:45 pm. So mark your Calenders and come join us and enjoy some great music by Dj Stanley from The Bay Area's Sound Wagon company, some mouthwatering Goan food, games and tons of prizes.
The clubs Soccer Jerseys( $40/set and $50/set ) and 2010 Raffle tickets ($10 ) will be sold at the event.
Scroll down to previous posts to see the Californiangoans Soccer Jerseys,the Prizes and draw date for the 2010 Raffle tickets.
Click on the link below to check out the pictures from last years Easter party.


SOUTH GOA V/S NORTH GOA (MATCH III)

Another great victory to South Goa. South Goa scored 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of overtime play to defeat the North. Final Score South 3-1 North.

Monday, March 22, 2010

SOUTH GOA V/S NORTH GOA (MATCH II )


The South Goan had a very good comeback in the second match against the North Goan team defeating them 8-2.

Friday, March 19, 2010

CALIFORNIANGOANS SOCCER JERSEYS

The Californiangoans Soccer Jerseys are here and will be available for sale at the Californiangoans 2010 Easter Party. Jerseys are prized at $40( includes 1 Short sleeves , 1 shorts and ! pair of socks) and $50 (1 long sleeves, 1 shorts and 1 pair of socks). Cash Only. Jerseys are available in size 40 and 42 (Goan Measurements).Place your order now by calling
John -(510)371-2942
Joseph-(510)825-5567
Savio-(650)793-3224
Ruie-(510)300-5105
Californiangoans 2010 Raffle Tickets ($10) will also be available for sale.

NORTH GOA V/S SOUTH GOA (MATCH I )


The South Goan team suffered a defeat at the hands of the North Goan team during the first match held between them for 2010.The score was 4-2.
The line up for the North Goans consiSted of Ruie, Phillip, Francis, Gracian and Joseph, whereas; the lineup for the South Goans included Frazier, Franky M, Franky F, Clifford and Orlando.

Monday, February 15, 2010

VIVA CARNIVAL 2010

The Carnival is held in Goa in February for three days and nights. It starts when the legendary King Momo takes over the state and the street comes alive with music and color. The week long event is a time for lively processions, floats, graceful dances and non stop festivity. The origin of the word Carnival is still disputed, some say it is from the Italian word Carnevale meaning "End to the Meat" and is an expression of the 40 day fatsing period of lent during which people abstain from eating meat. Another explanation comes from the term "Carrus Navalis" (ship cart), the name of the roman festival of Isis, where her image was carried to the seashore to start the sailing season. The festival consisted in a parade of masks following the adorned wooden boat that would reflect the
float of the modern Carnival.
The pictures are from an old Goan Carnival by Late Alfred Vaz and a more modern Goan Carnival


Image borrowed from wikipedia

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Californiangoans 2010 Raffle


The Californiangoans 2010 Raffle tickets are now available for sale.
Following are the prizes that will be awarded for the Raffle tickets:-
1ST PRIZE: SONY 40" LCD FLAT SCREEN TELEVISION + BLUE RAY DVD PLAYER + HOME THEATRE SYSTEM
2ND PRIZE: BOSE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
3RD PRIZE: HP LAPTOP
4TH PRIZE: CANON G11 CAMERA
5THPRIZE: WII CONSOLE
CONSOLATION PRIZES: DIGITAL CAMERA, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, FLIP VIDEO AND IPOD
Each Raffle ticket is prized at $10 and Each booklet $100.
The Draw will be held on 24th June on San Joao Day.
All funds generated through the sale of the Raffle tickets will go to the Californiangoans Club.
Californiangoans reserves the right to change the draw date and prizes without notice

Tuesday, January 5, 2010