2018 BMX Alumni Family Picnic Online Ticketing


Scroll down for important information on this year's event and instructions on how to submit your information. Once you have read the restrictions and instructions, you can click on the blue logo for BMX-Toronto ticketing site.  

LOCATION CHANGE

The 16th Annual BMX Alumni picnic has been moved in 2018 from public Centennial Park in Etobicoke to the private Father Kamber Park in Mississauga.  It is located on Mississauga Road just south of Eglinton.  Entrance to the park is south of the church at 4525 Mississauga Road.

RESTRICTED ACCESS

All attendees MUST purchase a ticket to attend this private event (see instructions below).  No tickets will be available at the gate.  The tickets includes lunch and tea as well as games registrations.   Attendance will be controlled from all access points.  There is ample free parking onsite in designated areas.

EARLY BIRD

Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  All ticketing will be online this year.  Please ensure you have purchased your tickets in advance and print them for verification at the venue.  Early bird pricing ends on June 30th, 2018, 3 weeks prior to the event.


PARK RESTRICTIONS

Father Kamber Park has a strict NO PETS policy.

No barbeque cooking is permitted in the park.

Alcoholic beverages are banned outside the bar area.

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3 EASY STEPS in the PROTECTED SITE:- 


STEP #1 – TICKET SELECTION
Once you have read these instructions, you can scroll down to the blue BMX-TORONTO logo and click on it to open the ticketing site in a new window.  There, the access password is (case sensitive) 'mapuca' (without the quotes).  You will scroll through these instructions again to enter your ticket order at the bottom of the page and click on 'REGISTER NOW'


STEP #2 – PERSONAL INFORMATION
Enter ALL Personal and Address information under “Attendee 1”. The items with a Red Asterisk * are mandatory. For family purchases, you may click the box to ‘Use Attendee #1’s information for ALL attendees’ and edit the first name. If not, enter personal information (including valid email addresses) for each guest, ignoring Kid’s information for Adult Ticket.
For ‘Kid’s Tickets’ please complete all the requested information including the age and gender which is required for games participation.
You cannot ‘PROCEED TO PAYMENT OPTIONS’ if mandatory fields are not completed.


STEP # 3 – REGISTRATION CHECKOUT
After verifying your purchase, you can select our PayPal payment processor where you can pay by credit card or your PayPal account.
You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your ticket(s). Please print and bring these tickets to the event.
For those who cannot do online payments, select ‘Invoice’ and follow instructions for making offline payments.


BMX-Toronto in the news - Navhind Times Mar. 9/17

Thanks to all who made the 2016 BMX Family picnic a great success.  Please click on the images below for Ivor, Trevor & Archel's photographs of the event.

Sponsors for the 2016 14th Annual BMX Family Picnic:

Main Sponsor - Edgar De Souza, De Souza Financial Corporation
Games Prizes - Consolidated Group of Companies - Chris Hinn
Band :  Big Foot Band
Kids lunch : Paulo Carvalho - Pizza Pizza Limited
Tea sponsor : Sharon D'Costa
BMXer Parent Sponsor : Ivor Mendes  IM Realty Service Inc. Brokerage
Volunteer Lunch -    Celina Fernandes / Yolanda Lobo / Karen Beckett / Kenny Casmiro / Bosco Pereira
Green Supplies  -    Kevin & Lisette Saldanha - Creditview Animal & Bird Hospital
Volleyball prize sponsor - Matthew & Evelyn De Souza
Ladies Throwball Sponsor -  Bernie Dias - Beauty Supply Outlet
Soccer shootout sponsor: Remo & Marina Lobo
General Expenses -  Vince Miranda (Goan Krazy)
                                 Antonio Da Gama & Maria Dolores Canal - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Dr. Suresh (Suri) & Eileen D'Mello - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Yvor and Angie Fernandez - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Venny & Primose Miranda - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Robert & Beatrice Zuzarte - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Donald & Queenie Sequeira - in honour of Late Tony Santos
                                Carol Santos - in honour of Late Tony Santos

THANK YOU! 
FOR MAKING OUR 
13th ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Click here for photographs and Photoshows from the picnic.  

If you wish to share your own, please register on this site and 

upload your pictures to the 2015 Family Picnic category HERE.

Thank you for making our 10th year Anniversary 
BMX Alumni Reunion celebration such a success.  
If you have any pictures of events you attended that you would like to share, please register on the site (top of the bar on the left of this page) and upload them in your own folder under BMX 2014 Reunion Category.

 

History of BMX

BMX July 2004 

Toronto, Canada.


In the summer of ’02, a group of BMXers met in a Pub to host Lucindo Faria, who was vacationing in Toronto.  They reminisced the good old times at Britto’s and Xavier’s, and their conversation apparently went on to friends and colleagues of that era and their whereabouts.  Aided by ‘the brew and good spirits’ this conversation seemingly turned nostalgic, and an informal meeting of a few known buddies was immediately planned to work out the possibilities of a sort of a ‘small’ reunion of all those near & dear Brittonians, Xavierites and of course the girls from St. Mary’s.


Anatole France the noted French author and Nobel Laureate (Literature 1921) is known to have said “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act”.  ‘Dream’ they did, all that was left to be done was ‘Act’.


This task was not going to be easy.  The committee was aware that there were a few previous attempts made in the past by other groups to organize a get-together which did not materialize for some reason or the other.


A few meetings followed, networking evolved, thanks to the Internet and Email, the committee grew into one large family, not just the BMXers, but their spouses too, and the rest as many of you know is history – The first BMX reunion was held in Toronto, a.k.a. BMX REUNION 2004.


Apart from a very successful week long reunion, the committee earmarked $25,000 in bursaries for meritorious students pursuing post high school education.  The first 8 recipients were selected early this year.  BMX has also identified itself within the Toronto mainstream.  We have donated $1000 to local charities, and since 2003 have been organizing annual picnics for BMXers, their families and friends at the Centennial Park.


‘Future Dreams’ include possible communal retirement plans and the possibility of enhancing financial assistance to deserving students or projects is on the cards.


George Bernard Shaw is known to have said, “you see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”


What Mapuca has is a “live” Volcano.  No other town in the world has three well established institutions situated with such close proximity and producing such an abundance of Talent and intellect.  We all owe that to the sacrifice and dedication of our peers to whom we will always be indebted to.


The committee and their spouses:


Joe & Pam Nunes 

Remo & Marino Lobo

Rolfe & Albertina Fernandes 

Clara & Xavier Fernandes

Trevor & Rita D’Silva 

Max & Joan Menezes

Kevin & Lisette Saldanha 

Sidney & Monica Mendes

Aggie & Jenifa D’Mello 

Myra & Paul Remedios

Hyacinth & Freda D’Souza 

Joe & Sandra D’Souza

Stephen & Lorna Ribeiro