Qatar: The much awaited day of the year, Friday, October 24, 2014, the Goan Welfare Association (GWA) had its annual beach blast 2014 (picnic) at Al Wakra Family Beach. The most beautiful and exotic place to have lot of fun. Picnickers were all fun lovers who were thrilled and excited to make GWA’s family day a great success.
As the vivacious crowd got to the picnic venue on the sandy shores of Al wakra beach and in the midst of pleasant weather, the GWA president Simon D’Silva, welcomed everybody and assured that the day will be full of fun and entertainment. The day then started with a prayer led by Sharmilla Fernandes followed by an energizing breakfast.
The most popular and fame of May Queen Ball, DJ Glorio played melodious nonstop scintillating and foot tapping music for the entire day, rocking the shores of wakrah beach while the picnickers danced and had a gala time. Everyone appreciated and enjoyed the music.
The top legend of hosts in town Archie D’Mello, former Office Director of Qatar Airways CEO and Delfi Fernandes, Finance and Admin. Manager at Inchcape Shipping compered the event. Both set the mood of the crowd with games & dance, ensuring every individual had their rocking time.
At noon, after a brief offering by Janice Borges, sumptuous lunch was served catered by Maaza. It was a day full of fun, laughter, games, food, beverages and lots of socializing and reminiscence. It was a great community gathering ensuring that everyone is having a good time.
The winners of various games and activities were presented with fabulous prizes. Some of the lucky winners were; traditional cock fight for men were Grahan Pinto and Joel Fernandes, sack race were Rupesh D’Souza and Kevin Lobo, Lorraine Figueredo claimed first place for duck walk while Vanlee Trinidade came second. Passing the plates were Loretta Trinidade and Janice Borges. Chaddi down game for mixed couples were Andrea Braganza and Sharmilla Fernandes while passing the plate with hand across the stomach won by Rupesh and Celia D’Souza.
Prizes for passing the parcel for kids game won by Lionel Sera and Levroy Trinidade. Mega game prizes were claimed by Allan De Souza, Juliana Fernandes, Lorraine Figueredo, Raizel Rodrigues and the mega prize won by Seby Fernandes followed by many spot prizes during the gala time.
Goan Welfare Association president Simon D’Silva profusely thanked GWA committee members for their valuable time and unconditonal support extended at all times including others who have helped to effectively plan and execute the event. He also thanked everyone for coming and making this event a great fun day in the memory lane of GWA.
The picnic ended up late in the evening and all returned to their daily lives feeling enriched by the experience, well fed, well entertained and tired from the activity of the annual picnic. It is yet another best events of GWA for the entire family to just get together with the other families and was appreciated by all.