The Canorient Seniors Club of Toronto
Loving retirement after 37 years of working for a bank. As a teenager in Karachi, I had always been keen on volunteering and contributing in my own way. In Canada, I happily continued to volunteer in different areas at the bank, horticultural club, food banks, choirs, church ministries and Canorient. The legacy of my involvement in Canorient at the Main Body and most recently as Acting President of the Seniors Club comes from my dear parents who were very involved at the time of its inception. They and many other seniors' contributions helped to create the vibrant club that it is today. I remain committed to volunteering in my new role as President and thank each of you for your support of the club throughout these past many years. I look forward to working with my committee and members during these difficult times to serve and keep our club members engaged virtually. Hopefully, we can all look towards better days with hope and faith in God.
Love travelling, so working in the airline industry made that easy....have now retired and busy working in the garden which I love, though the green thumb is not in my genes........it's all brown!
Joined the Canorient soon after we immigrated to Toronto, to keep in touch with our community. Have not done much volunteering, so when asked to I was quite surprised, but accepted and I'm delighted to give my all.....soooo here I am!
I have been in the Accounting profession even before I migrated to Canada in 1975 and enjoy what I am doing.
I have been a member of the Canorient Seniors for the past 4 years after my retirement. I love travelling, cooking
“Live your values. Live the life you want to lead”.
I have been a proud member of this great association for over 39 years. My husband, Pompie, and I consider ourselves fortunate to have a way to interact with our community since arriving in Canada. Over the years, we have attended many fantastic events and have a number of fond memories. After retiring, I decided to stay active by volunteering my time to plan and co-host fun-filled events for the Seniors’ club. Bringing joy and having a positive impact on our community has kept me motivated during these unprecedented times.
In my free time, I have many passions I enjoy pursuing. One of my greatest passions is food. I love exploring new restaurants with my family, as well as preparing exotic cuisine. Of all my food experiences, high tea with my daughter is my favourite. I also nurture my artistic side through knitting. I taught myself how to knit following YouTube videos and continue to hone my craft with every new pattern. My family also enjoys travelling and can’t wait to plan our next adventure once the pandemic is over.
I am extremely proud to serve on this Board, and look forward to working with all of you to bring entertaining and engaging events to our Members. Let’s keep innovating to keep the good times going!
Stay healthy, stay safe.
Belen Gonzales Mansey
In December 1989, Mervyn, my husband, introduced me to Canorient Association. Since then, I have been attending social functions and other activities held at the club with him.
A retired Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner, (CPA - PCP), I am looking forward to volunteering as a member of Canorient Seniors' Committee. The position was offered and I accepted, simply because I love to have fun, provide community services and enjoy the company of the group. I am willing to assist at the club when we meet in person.
Hoping I can meet up with your expectations!
I live to enjoy life.
My professional days of being a Buyer are over so I thought I would venture out into the world. As I have been seriously working most of my young life, I thought it was time to start having some fun. So having known a few of the members I started with the outings as a guest to the Casino's and enjoyed the get togethers every second Thursday and the wonderful Christmas dances which got me interested enough to be a member. I never thought I would be a member of any club but, when I heard and saw how much fun everyone had I decided to see for myself and I'm glad I did. !!!!.
I have now been a member for about 5 years or more and have enjoyed every minute of it. Even got into having fun Belly dancing with some of the very talented ladies. So when Marilyn approached me to help out as a director, I thought why not !!! I hope I can be an asset to the committee and be able to come up with ideas of how to further entertain our members.
Immigrated directly from Goa, India to London, UK in the mid-60s.
Worked there for 40+ years.
After retirement immigrated to Toronto, Canada.
I live in North York and in my spare time, which I have plenty of, I am an avid Bridge player.
I joined the Canorient Seniors Club committee, along with my late husband Kevin Valentine Fernandes in 2016. We decided to serve on the committee, in order to give back to our seniors, as my late Mum (Marie Miranda), used to enjoy going to the Seniors Club for their events.I love to cook, bake, keep a clean home and enjoy reading, keeping in touch with our seniors, not forgetting family and friends.
This will be my 5th year on the committee, I hope sincerely I can make a difference with our new team, as alone we can do so little, together we can achieve much more.
John (Pompie) Gois
There are so many reasons why my wife, Mavis, and I enjoy being proud members of the Canorient Association. Over the past 39 years, I have participated in a variety of ways - I’ve been on the board of the Main Body, played ‘Santa’ for the Children’s parties, and now I’m a dedicated director on the Seniors’ board. I can’t imagine not being a member of this great Association. In addition to supporting our community, I volunteer for our parish and have volunteered for United Way and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. These years have brought immense joy and satisfaction to me