Glenda was born in Halifax and
raised in Ottawa.
Father: Vivian F. Braganza, born and raised in
Pune. Son of Custodio Braganza (Santa Cruz) and
Clara Pinto (Bastora).
Mother: Marlene J. Melford, born and raised in
Bombay (Byculla). Daughter of Vincent Melford (Bombay)
and Connie Alphonso (Calangute).
Her father emigrated to Canada in 1969 and mother
emigrated in 1974, the year they were married (in
She has an older brother named Justin who is three
years her elder.
Glenda married Michael Woffenden on July 24, 2004.
Mike was born and raised in Montreal. He is of Irish/Polish
descent. His family name originated in Holland.
Glenda’s hobbies include: classical ballet
(14 years of training, since childhood), sketching,
drawing, painting, weight training, some choreography
Her last visit to Goa and Pune was during a family
holiday in the summer of 1992. She is hoping to
return in the near future to visit and tour with
Mike who has never been to India.