Activities

Bens 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, July 20, 2014

FORMAT : “Texas Scramble”
RULES 

Number of players in a team – 4

All team members hit from the tee and the best shot is chosen.  The others then pick up their balls and everyone plays the next shot from the spot where the best drive finished.

The process continues until the ball is holed. Minimum of four drives from the tee should be taken from each player and the score for the hole should be stated under the player’s name whose drive from the tee was chosen”

Entries close on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with:

Greg Motha, John Fernando, Janahan Chandradas, Eric Motha

Entry Fee $50 – Includes ‘Green Fee’ and snacks

Please list members of your team/s

Fellowship / Awards – Details to follow.

Payment on or before the closing date to ensure your participation – cash or cheque in favour of : “Old Bens – BC”

For further info: Eric Motha 604-951-3745

VENUE

FRASERGLEN GOLF COURSE

36036 South Parallel Road

Abbotsford BC  V3G 2K4

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • OBA Committee Meeting -Friday April 11,2014
  • 18th Annual General Meeting -Sunday June 15,2014

Please diarise and keep the dates free -thanks.

Eric

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Mylora Sidaway Golf Club -Richmond BC
Tee Off -10.00 am

Social/Awards/Dinner – 3 pm onwards at Club House-Forest Manor Apartment Complex
14935(150th Street/100th Avenue) Surrey BC

Members/Guests desirous of joining in the Social must confirm with payment of $10 on or before July 10.

July 28, 2013 – 17th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Club House

‘The Orchards”
16233( 82nd Avenue/162nd Street)
Surrey BC

Distinguished Old Ben Prof. Lakshman Soysa is expected to attend the AGM.

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BENS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2012

Twenty four golfers participated in the inaugural Golf  Tourney held at the Mylora golf course on the 12th of August.

Please click to view news snippet & photos  

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From: Eric Motha

Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:43 AM

Subject: Calendar of Upcoming Events

SATURDAY JUNE 09, 2012 – 8.00am to 1.00pm

“DOOR IS OPEN” (Mother Teresa) – Project in Vancouver to serve meals to the needy.

Sunday June 24, 2012- 7.00PM

16TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Venue: Sagewood Amenities Centre, 8638-159 Street Surrey, BC

The notice of meeting,annual report & audited financial statements will be mailed in the first week of June 2012. Meeting will be followed by fellowship & dinner.

Sunday August 26, 2012 (tentative)

BENS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2012 (Details to follow subject to booking of Golf Course).

Eric Motha

President

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The Saints Quadrangular – Toronto 2011

Sep 17, 2011  Photos by Ralston Anandappa

View Album    Play slideshow
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BENS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE – AUGUST 28, 2011

Bens Annual Pilgrimage to the Martyrs’ Shrine at Midland, Ontario,on Sunday, August 28, 2011 and the mini sports meet (click link above for photos).

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15th Annivesary Dinner Dance – May 27, 2011
Photos by Terry De Vaz
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Members Nite – November 2010 <— click this link for text & photos
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From: Eric Motha
Subject: Members Nite 2010
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010, 10:30 AM
The annual Members’ Nite took place at the Sagewood Amenity Center in Surrey on Saturday November 27,2010.
The function witnessed the Bens and their spouses renewing their bonds of fellowship and ties to their alma mater in an aura of  camaraderie with a festive air filtering through the fleeting hours on a  placid evening. The spirit of cheer and bonhomie prevalent  was an indication of the cordiality and  togetherness that exists amongst alumni which extends beyond British Columbia to our members in Calgary,Edmonton,Portland & San Francisco.
The socialising  amongst those who graced the occasion was noteworthy and everyone was treated to a sumptuous Sri Lankan dinner preceded by the ‘spirit that cheers’.
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Quadrangular Nite – 12th June 2010 – Photos by Priyan Jayetileke

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INAUGURAL QUADRANGULAR NITE 2010 – June 12,2010
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Venue: Madras Dosa House, 5656 Fraser Street (Fraser/41st), Vancouver

Date: Saturday June 12,2010  Time: 7.00PM (PST)

Dinner: Sri Lanka Buffet      Dress code: Casual

Parking: Car pooling recommended (where feasible) in view of possible parking constraints in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

Eric Motha
On behalf of the organizing committee

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TCK OBA Cricket Sixes – Monday May 24, 2010 (Victoria Day)

The 2nd annual cricket sixes & touch rugby sevens organized by the Old Trinitians will take place at Ryall Park, 920 Ewen Ave, New Westminster, BC – 10AM to 5PM

BBQ, food and soft drinks, shelter areas are on the cards.

Bens will participate in both events- we need a few more to sign up for the rugby. Young Bens pls. note.

The other schools participating : Trinity, St. Thomas’s, Royal, St. Sylvester’s(Kandy) and probably St. Anthony’s(Kandy).

Pls. attend with your families & friends and cheer the Bens in good camaraderie in the spirit of SPORTS and enjoy the day’s programme with the Thomians, Trinitians, Royalists, Sylvestrians and combined schools/ubc.

Eric Motha

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Dear member,

The Missionaries of Charity(Mother Teresa’s order) have invited all well wishers to join them in a Day of Recollection on Saturday March 27, 2010 9AM to 2PM at CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH 2475 E.48th Ave (Nanaimo/48th Ave), Vancouver, BC

The programme will include Holy Mass, Reflections by Fr.Anthony Ho, Reconciliation and Adoration.

The Old Bens in BC have established an ongoing rapport with the ministry of the Rev. Sisters in view of our participation in the ‘Door is Open’ projects.

During this penitential season of Lent it behoves us to accept this invitation and  endeavour to participate in the special day in a spirit of sacrifice.

Thank You.

Eric Motha

p.s. This is the schedule I received from Sr. Damascene for the Day of Prayer on  March 27th:

  • 09:00 a.m.  Holy Mass at Corpus Christi Church
  • 09:30 a.m.  Holy Rosary
  • 10:00 a.m.  Coffee Break in the Gym
  • 10:20 a.m.  Father’s Talk (Fr. Anthony) in the Gym
  • 11:20 a.m.  Break
  • 11:30 a.m.  Father’s Talk (Fr. Anthony) in the Gym
  • 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
  • 1:00  p.m.  Father’s Talk (Fr. Michael) in the Gym
  • 1:40  p.m.  Exposition in the Church, Confession
  • 2:40  p.m.  Benediction

If anyone wants to bring any dish they are welcome to do so. The Sisters will also offer some food.

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DOOR IS OPEN – PROJECT 4 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2009

Dear member/spouse/benefactor,

Bens, family members and friends will gather on Saturday November 21st, 2009 at 9.00 AM to manifest our concern and care for the less privileged in our social milieu.

Project 4 assumes a special significance in view of the month of November being dedicated to  our departed family members and those who were near & dear to us during their sojourn on earth.

LOCATION:  MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY
373 East Cordova Street (Cordova/Dunlevy), Vancouver, BC

You could assist in this act of charity with your participation & prayers and if you so desire make an offering in memory of a loved one.

Please make out your cheque in favour of: St.Benedict’s College OBA-BC and hand it over to a fellow Ben or mail to:

Eric Motha
#127 – 15225 -105 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1R9

Donations will be individually acknowledged.

“There is hunger for ordinary bread and there is hunger for love, for kindness,  for thoughtfulness and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much” – Mother Teresa

God bless.

Eric Motha

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BOWLING (5 pin) SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2009  6.45PM

VENUE: PORT COQUITLAM BOWLING

2263 MCALLISTER AVENUE, PORT COQUITLAM, BC

ENTRY FEE: $ 5.50 (1 game) and $9.25 (2 games)  –  Includes shoes & taxes

The Bowling session is SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION being received from intending particpants by SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2009.

MEMBERS’ NITE  START TIME: 8.15 PM

FEE: $ 7.50  – ADULTS   &   $ 3.00  – CHILDREN (6 TO 12 YEARS)

PLEASE CONTACT:  ERIC (604-951-3745) or DESMOND (604-597-2464)