Monthly General Meeting – June
Our monthly meeting will be held on June 29, 2019 at the Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave.NE, Calgary. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Our meeting will focus on the proposed review of our constitution, proposed building and other matters. Refreshments will be provided and the meeting is open to the public. We look forward to having you join us.
Carifest 2019 – Jamaica Mas Band
Come revel with us as we add our Jamaican vibes to the Carifest parade. Costumes available for male, female and children. Come be part of the fun. Send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Limited amounts available. Reggae, soca and vibes galore.
Upcoming Caribbean events
- June 8 – Riddim West by Reggaefest
- June 15 – Fish Fry with the Grenada Calgary Social and Cultural Association
- June 22 – Wine Tasting Fund Raiser with the Guyana Calgary Cultural Association
- June 22 – Lobsterfest by the St. Lucia Calgary Cultural Association
- August 16-17 – Carifest
- August 18 – Caribbean Youth Summit
- September 7 – 8 – Caribbean Heritage Sports Day
Please check with the respective associations for details about these events. Let’s all support what’s happening in the community
View our video series, Journey, where Jamaicans share their experiences as they moved from life in Jamaica to life in Calgary. Please share these videos with your friends and family planning to move to Calgary and we ask that you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more episodes of Journey.
Monthly General Meeting - June
The monthly general meeting of the association is open to the public. All members are invited to participate. This meeting’s agenda will include
- Review of operational plan for 2019
- Upcoming events
- JCAA Constitution
- Purchasing an operating location
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
FREE and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Independence Church Service
Come worship with us as we celebrate Jamaica’s 57th Independence Day.
When: Sunday July 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Berean International Church of God, 1111 33rd Street NE
Cultural performances as well as presentations relating to Jamaica’s independence will be a part of the service. We look forward to seeing you there.
Celebrations on Jamaica 57 continue on August 3, 2019 at 12 noon at Calgary City Hall with a Flag Raising ceremony and at 6:00 p.m. for a civic cultural ceremony at Evergreen Community Spaces 1709 8 Ave NE . Both events are FREE and open to the public. Come help us celebrate our nation’s independence anniversary.
Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural Ceremony
Come join in the celebration of Jamaica 57. Our event will feature different expressions of our culture all recognizing the achievements, our pride in our journey and the hope we have for the future. This year we feature our “Founders and Leaders”. On the event we will have greetings from local political and community leaders. The evening will end with cultural performances
Music and mingling follows. The event is FREE and open to the entire Calgary community.
Remember that our celebrations begin on Sunday July 28, 2019 with a Church Service at 10:00 a.m. at the Berean International Church of God, 1111 33rd Street NE, Calgary
Annual General Meeting
You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
This meeting is open to members and visitors. Anyone who has an interest in the Calgary and Jamaican communities. We look forward to seeing you!
This meeting will review the organization’s activities and achievements for the last year and elect officers for the new year. Only JCAA members in good standing are eligible to participate in the election process.
New Year's Eve Gala 2019
Come ring in the new year in a warm, Jamaican atmosphere. Great food, great music and nuff vibes. Bring your partner and make it a night to remember. Fun is guaranteed!!! Prizes and surprises!
When: December 31, 2019
Where: Executive Royal Hotel
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Dancing to 2:00 a.m
Dress code: Formal
Menu includes Jamaican rice and peas, Jerk chicken, Roast beef, vegetable medley, assorted desserts plus wine choices with dinner.
There will be party favors and champagne at midnight. Special door prizes and lots more.
Take the elevator home
For your safety and comfort, book a room at the Executive Royal hotel. This is the best rate you’ll get at any hotel in Calgary on New Year’s Eve. Make reservations directly with the Executive Royal and mention the JCAA New Year’s Eve Gala.
Monthly General Meeting - JuneSaturday, June 29, 2019Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
Independence Church ServiceSunday, July 28, 2019Berean International Church of God, 1111 33 St NE, Calgary
Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural CeremonySaturday, August 3, 2019Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8 Ave NE #2, Calgary, AB T2E 0S9
Carifest - Jamaica Mas BandSaturday, August 17, 2019Shaw Millennium Park
Annual General MeetingSaturday, October 26, 2019Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
New Year's Eve Gala 2019Tuesday, December 31, 2019Executive Royal Hotel 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary
Get to Know Us
The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) was formed in 1980 out of a need to share the Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary community. In November 1982 the association was registered as an incorporated non-profit organization under the Alberta Societies Act.
Since its inception, the JCAA initiated and/or supported several community events within and outside of the City of Calgary. We have also supported numerous activities and initiative in Jamaica. The JCAA has been an integral part of the Caribbean Community Council (CCC) the hosts of the annual Carifest and most recently the Caribbean Heritage Sports Council (CHSC) sports day. We have also been involved in supporting other major cultural festivals including Globalfest and Reggaefest. We see ourselves as an important part of the diversity fabric in our city.
Learn more about our organization by reading more about our rules, plans and recent achievements:
There are four (4) types of membership options available with the JCAA – Family, Individual, Student and Senior. Membership is renewable on an annual basis. Membership fees are:
Benefits to being a member of JCAA
- Social events
- Member discounts
- Business opportunities
Apply By Mail
Print the JCAA Application Form and mail to:
Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
P.O. Box 22264
Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1
Or Apply Online
- Please complete the all required fields.
- Click below to pay online or mail payment (cheque or money order only)
- Payment should be made to Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta.
- Once approved, your membership card (s) will be mailed to you.
- To provide social interaction among members and facilitate desirable relations with the community at large
- To advocate and represent our Jamaican community on public matters which affect their welfare, integration and development
- To respond to diverse social needs
- To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic and cultural integration within the Canadian society
- To provide social interaction among our members and the community through hosting and participating in various sporting events
To fulfill our objectives we create operating plans each year. These operating plans are aligned to our strategic plan 2016-2021.