35TH ANNIVERSARY AND CHRISTMAS 2014 DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATIONS

35TH ANNIVERSARY AND CHRISTMAS 2014 DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATIONS

The 35th Anniversary of the founding of SKA LONDON and the Christmas Dinner & Dance was celebrated as planned on 7 December 2014 in great pomp and style at the Metropolis Lounge and Cocktail Bar in Wembley.  The lavishly laid banqueting hall was packed to the brim and regrettably a few applications for tickets had to be turned down for lack of space.  Music supplied by Chico (Francis) swayed the crowd from nostalgic to contemporary moods with the soft drinks (on the house) overflowing.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE 2014

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE 2014

REGRETTABLY ALL TICKETS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY FUNCTION ARE SOLD OUT.  ANY PAYMENTS RECEIVED WILL BE PUT ON WAITING LIST OR REFUNDED. 19 November 2014

This is the final celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the founding of SKA LONDON.  We have chosen a special venue for the event .  Full details are in the invitations sent to all members. Please book your tickets before 25 November 2014.

SKA CELEBRATES FEAST OF MOTHER MARY (MONTI FEST)

SKA CELEBRATES FEAST OF MOTHER MARY (MONTI FEST)

SKA London celebrated its 35th anniversary on 7th September 2014 in a grand style at the All Saints Catholic Church filled to capacity. It almost looked like a fairy tale with a large number of devotes of Mother Mary and supporters of SKA LONDON turning up. The flamboyancy of the guest priest, Father Orlando with his introductory words mixed with succinct and witty anecdotes kept the audience spell bound in the beautiful church to the background of the melodious music. 

ANOTHER MILESTONE - PICNIC TO RUISLIP LIDO BEACH

ANOTHER MILESTONE - PICNIC TO RUISLIP LIDO BEACH

Following the resounding success of the picnic held in 2013 (see the pictures on our website http://www.skalondon.com/index.php?action=londonnews_inner&type=27), we are absolutely pleased as punch to have successfully organised another picnic to Ruislip Lido  Beach on Sunday 17 August 2014.  You hear of people organising anything on a shoe string.  But this picnic needed neither shoe nor string and was entirely supported by the members who attended the Sunday afternoon picnic on their own transport and brought their own food for sharing. What a wonderful way to spend the sunny Sunday afternoon on the man-made beach. All had a fantastic time playing a variety of games such as Dog & Bone, Seven Tiles, Throw Ball, Kabadi and singing nostalgic and contemporary songs. The pictures show all the activities of the picnic afternoon.

Hearty thanks to Sheila Pais for organising the games. A few others also played a leading role in making the picnic a big success: Irwyn Pais, Grace Menezes, Sunil D’Cunha, Alice Rodrigues, Pius Menezes, Ron Rodrigues. Thanks to these and the 70 plus members and their guests for attending, sharing and joining in the fun to make this community event a big success. 


NATIVITY OF MOTHER MARY - MONTI FEST - 7 SEPTEMBER 2014

NATIVITY OF MOTHER MARY - MONTI FEST - 7 SEPTEMBER 2014

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2014 is the 35th anniversary of the South Kanara. Association. As a special treat, the Managing Committee will be organising a celebration of the Monti Fest (Feast of Mother Mary), just like in the old days. The function will be celebrated in a truly Mangalorean style, and we will make every attempt to make it as traditional as we possibly can, like home cooked meal, the hymns at the Mass, the flower throwing by children.

The details of the function are as follows:

Date: 7 September 2014 (Sunday).

Time: Arrive at 12.00 noon for a 12.30 pm start.

Mass: All Saints Catholic Church, Kenton Road HA3 0UG. 

And thereafter Reception & Lunch in the Church Annexe.

PICNIC TO RUISLIP LIDO - 17 AUGUST 2014

PICNIC TO RUISLIP LIDO - 17 AUGUST 2014

Following the happy success of the picnic held in 2013 (see the pictures on our website http://www.skalondon.com/index.php?action=londonnews_inner&type=27), we are pleased to organise another picnic for 2014. The details are as follows:

Date: 17August2014

Time: 11am onwards

Location: Ruislip Lido (meeting place is highlighted in red in the map below)

We will get together to share food and drink, so please bring a little something to share (though not too much!). We will also have games for kids and families, and it will be great if you could bring any outdoor games kits which you may have (don’t worry if you don’t have).

It would greatly help us if we have an idea of the number of people attending the picnic. So could you please let us know if you are attending, and how many people.

If you have any questions, please contact Ron or myself.

Loy D’Souza

Secretary

SKA London


2014 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

2014 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

The pilgrimage started on Thursday (17 April) at the All Saints church in Kenton at 1 pm as scheduled. A group of 47 including SKA members and their guests began their devotional journey with Rosary, hymns and prayers. The pre-booked luxury coach was on its way to Dover. The ferry crossing at Dover was smooth and calm and all had a share of food brought from home. The boat finally arrived in Calais.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

SKA LOURDES 2014

SKA LONDON is very pleased to announce a pilgrimage tour to Lourdes to coincide with 2014 Easter break.  The coach trip will start on Thursday 17 April 2014 at 1 pm at the All Saints Church, Kenton Road HA3 0UG

The return trip will start from Lourdes on Sunday 20 April 2014 to arrive back at All Saints Church, Kenton on Monday 21 April at about 11 am .

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE 2013

CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE 2013

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SKA LONDON celebrated the forthcoming Christmas with a pompous and fiery Dinner & Dance at the Visitation Parish Hall, Greenford (UB6 9AN) on Sunday, 8 December 2013. Members and their guests had a fabulous time in the richly decorated hall floating to the music of Francisco (Chico) with a truly international flavour. Interspersed with games for children and adults, Father Christmas and children fishing for their gifts in the grotto, irrestible dancing and the buffet meal made everyone feel wanting more of such entertainmnet. It’s a pity tht the joys of Christmas do come only once a year.

SKA LONDON CHRISTMAS 2013 DINNER & DANCE

SKA LONDON CHRISTMAS 2013 DINNER & DANCE

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SKA London is pleased to announce the 2013 Christmas Dinner & Dance to be held on Sunday, 8 December from 1 pm to 6 pm at Our Lady of Visitation Parish Hall, 358 Greenford Road, Greenford UB6 9AN.  The hall is a short distance from A40 and opposite Otter Road and right next to the Visitation Church. Free car parking is available.

A perfect start to get into the Christmas feeling with an afternoon full of fun including disco & live music, raffles, games and prizes and most importantly gourmet’s delight the  buffet meal.  The Parish Hall has a well stocked bar.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013

The SKA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2013  will be held on Sunday 13 October 2013, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

It will be held at the All Saints Parish Centre, Shrewsbury Avenue, Kenton, HA3-9LX.

 

The agenda for the AGM is as follows:

Welcome and Introduction

President’s report

Secretary’s report 

Treasurer’s report

Confirm new committee members

Any other business

Please attend the AGM and support your Association.

Please let the Secretary know if you are coming to enable him to arrange catering.

The AGM will be followed by a Committe Meeting (3.30 - 5.00 pm) in the same hall for Committee Members only who have been sent invitations separately.

 

PICNIC IN THE RUISLIP WOODS

PICNIC IN THE RUISLIP WOODS

One of the best outings for SKA this year was the picnic to Ruislip Lido on Sunday 11 August 2013. Guests and members totalled 40 and every one had a wonderful time on a gorgeous sunny day.  The picnickers  met up at Lido, Ruislip around 12 noon.  And non-stop six hours fun started.

SESHIYAN THOMSSON

SESHIYAN THOMSSON

BBC ASIAN Network is seeking your help in locating Mr Seshiyan Thomsson, a police officer from Chennai. It is believed that Mr Thomsson is presently in UK following the death of his daughter Georgianna.  She was at the Liverpool University. If you know his contact details, addres or telephone number please get in touch with Rahila Bano who will be delighted to speak with you:

Rahila Bano
North West & Northern Ireland Reporter
BBC Asian Network
Quay House
Media City
Salford M50 2QH 

Tel: 0161 335 6847  / 01254 841010
Mob: 07885 776 103  / Mobex 01 43166
bbc.co.uk/asian network

  • Or email the details to: info@skalondon.com

 

SUMMER SIZZLER 2013

SUMMER SIZZLER 2013

SKA’s Summer Sizzler took place on Sunday 30th June 2013. The fortunate few who manged to attend the afterrnoon function enjoyed themselves to the music by Francis (Chico) and the grand lunch/dinner from Spice Garden. It is regrettable many are called, a few are chosen. Despite the small numbers attending SKA is commited to its faithful members to give them entertainment throughoput the year. Sheila Pais our dedicated MC was a star and kept everyone occupied with dishing out prizes for a variety of reasons.  .... read on

SKA COMMITTEE MEETING

SKA COMMITTEE MEETING

SKA Committee Meeting

SKA held its midyear Committee meeting on 12 May 2013 at the Spice Garden with nine members attending

The following items were carried through:

Summer Sizzler 

Fixed for 30 June 2013 from 1 pm to 6 pm.