Report : Nancy Mendes, Pics: Sunil Bantwal
Toronto, Apr 6, 2016 : Canara World Foundation hosted a splendid 'Canara Kala Saanz' cultural extravaganza on Sunday April 3. The power-packed evening of entertainment began with the curtain raiser song 'Kala Saanz Kala Saanz' specially composed and dedicated by Gerry D’Mello to the popular annual event. This year’s event was held at the Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga and had an overwhelming audience.
Nancy Mendes in her address welcomed the guests and announced the highlights of the events to follow.
The evening flowed magically with the melodious music and songs sung by local artistes Sonia Monteiro, Anita Prabhu, Aditi Pinto, Vanessa D’Souza, Lawrentina and Clementina D’Souza, Manohar Pais, Wilson D’Souza and Gerry D’Mello. The audience laughed their heads off to rib - tickling jokes performed by Flavian Pinto, Rony Monteiro, Santosh D’Souza, Raymond Monteiro , Max and Nancy Mendes.
This year’s Canara Excellence of Education Award was announced by Miriam Pinto and the awards were presented by Irene Mathias to Nicole D’Souza in the junior category, and by Gilbert D’Souza to Lawrentina D’Souza in the senior category.
Max Mendes in his vote of thanks thanked the MC, actors, singers, all the volunteers, sponsors and musicians Joyson D’Souza, Gordon D’Souza, Ian Sequeira, Alexandria Selvan. He specially thanked Oliver Sequeira, the music director, Gerry D’Mello, singing coordinator and Manohar Pais, the drama director. On concluding his speech he handed over the mike to Gerry D’Mello, who thanked the singers and musicians profusely for their commitment, enthusiasm and participation.
The highlight of the event was the much - awaited comedy drama 'Kazarachi Dotorn' written by the late M P D'Sa. The acting was par excellence and each one performed their role to perfection - Novro by Rony Monteiro, Mirniam by Manohar Pais, Padhryab by Flavian Pinto and Botler by Wilson D’Souza. The audience were in splits of laughter watching this drama and went home with nostalgic memories of their childhood days.
Flavian Pinto thanked the drama director, artistes and prompters Precilla D'Cunha and Viyona D’Souza. He also thanked the volunteers who helped with the props and stage management. Manohar in turn thanked his team for delivering a superb performance.
The MC for the evening Donald Alva conducted the event in a smooth and flawless manner.
The sponsors for this mega event were:
Canadian Canara Vision Inc
Max Mendes – Max Mendes Group
Flavian Pinto - Sunlife Financials
Martin Menezes - Red Crest Mortgages
Felix D’Souza - Rightfit Blinds
Ravi Fernandes - Trinity Auto Centre
Oliver Sequeira - Cargo Link Worldwide Ltd.
Nelson D’Costa - Chartered Accountant