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An Invitation – G.O.A. Summer Games 2013, Toronto – July 20 to 27, 2013
- Published on Sunday, 23 September 2012 10:24
Posted by : Joel D'Souza
G.O.A. Toronto will be hosting the Summer Games next year, from July 20 – 27, 2013. They will be having numerous events – like track & field, soccer, volleyball, hockey, basketball, and possibly ping-pong, badminton & golf. We are hoping we will have enough players to put teams together, so we can represent the SF Goan Institute in most of these events.
How about combining the games with a family vacation, so you can be part of this Olympic style celebration in Canada? Hats off and sincere thanks to our sports Captain Lino Rodrigues, who has volunteered to lead and coordinate this entire event. Please email him if you have any questions -
He has the passion and enthusiasm, so let’s give him our full support and encouragement.
We have less than 10 months to go. So please “Save the date” and keep Lino posted on your plans, interest and availability. Feel free to share this email with others you know who might be interested. We won the 2012 GI Soccer and Volleyball Rolling Trophies this year at the Picnic/Sport day and we are confident that we have the talent to come back with some Olympic medals! Off to Canada in 2013 – Let’s do it!
Click on the following links for the flyer and letter:
The following are excerpts from communications we have had with the organizers: I am really excited that your association is considering participation. We will kick of the week with track and Field on the 20th of July 2013, and close the games with a grand ball on July 27th. The Soccer and Hockey games will be held during the week in the evenings, both will be held indoors on quarter of the field. It will be a 7v7 tournament. The Volleyball will be 6-a-side and Basketball 3 or 5 a-side. If there is enough interest we will run badminton, table tennis and golf. We will have the following teams : Co-ed Under 12; Boys and Girls Teenage teams, Adult men and Adult women; Over 40. We will arrange accommodations and transportation as required. Accommodations will range from Hotels to University rooms, the latter at more reasonable cost. We will arrange car rentals for all our visitors, I personally deal with Enterprise and will be able to negotiate preferred rates. We also have a hospitality committee which will arrange any day trips - wine tours/midland/Niagara falls, etc.
There are a lot of restaurants close by and even some Goan ladies who will prepare our Goan food for sale. We are expecting a good response from the US and Canada even though we have reached out to the world.
The whole intention of putting these Summer Games together is to revive our affiliation with our sister Associations.
Our vision at the G.O.A is to have these summer games held every 2 years, and if possible to rotate them from one North American city to another.
In Unity we will make this Project successful.
All the planning is at a very preliminary stage, but we will keep you updated.