Monthly General Meeting
The next monthly general meeting will be held on July 29, 2017 at the Winston Heights Community Centre 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the the public. We look forward to seeing you there.
Celebrating Jamaica 55
The JCAA will celebrate Jamaica’s 55th birthday with a number of events. We look forward to seeing you there as we share our pride for our nation. The events scheduled are:
- July 30 – Church Service on Sunday at the Berean International Church of God, 1111 33rd Street NE, Calgary
- August 5 – Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall at 12:00 noon
- August 5 – Civic and Cultural Ceremony at Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE at 6:00 p.m.
All events are open to the public and we look forward to having a great time celebrating Jamaica 55.
Scholarships are available
The JCAA is committed to supporting the growth of those investing in academic pursuits. You may be eligible for one of our annual scholarships. Check our scholarship requirements and send in your application.
- Iconic salon
- Julzz Creation
- Griffiths Insurance and Financial Services
- Natty’s Heritage Wholesale
- Caribbean Choice Foods
- Lloyd’s Patty Plus
- Affordable Plumbing
Show your membership card and inquire about the discounts you get. Conditions apply.
Independence Church Service
Come worship with us as we celebrate Jamaica 55.
When: Sunday July 30, 2017
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.
Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural Ceremony
Come join in the celebration of Jamaica 55. 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. On the event we will have greetings from local political and community leaders. The evening will end with cultural performances from:
- Jomar Shepherd
- Racquel Ramsumair
Music and mingling follows. The event is FREE and open to the entire Calgary community.
Remember that our celebrations continue on Sunday August 6, 2017
- Church Service – Sunday August 6, 2017 at 11:0 a.m. at the Berean International Church of God
Summer Picnic and Volunteer Recognition
Let’s have some fun in the summer sun. Food, music and great company. We will celebrate the support from our volunteers as well as enjoy family time with our members.
When: August 13, 2017
Where: Site #9 Edworthy Park
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Veggie Burger
- Hot Dog
- Potatoes, green salad, roll, corn kernel, coleslaw
Caribbean Heritage Sports Day
Come represent Team Jamaica at the Caribbean Heritage Sports Day
When: September 9, 2017
Where: Rotary Challenger Park
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Team Jamaica will be represented in athletics, soccer, basketball, cricket, netball, volleyball and dominoes. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or call 403-775-1235
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 2017
Come ring in 2018 in a warm, Jamaican style. Share great food, great music and great company.
Date: December 31, 2017
Cocktails @ 7:00 p.m. (paid bar will be open)
Dinner @ 8:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Formal
More details to follow. Plan to attend!
Independence Church ServiceSunday, July 30, 2017Berean International Church of God, 1111 33 St NE, Calgary
Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural CeremonySaturday, August 5, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
Summer Picnic and Volunteer RecognitionSunday, August 13, 2017Edworthy Park Site #9
Caribbean Heritage Sports DaySaturday, September 9, 2017Rotary Challenger Park
Annual General MeetingSaturday, October 28, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
New Year's Eve Gala 2017Sunday, December 31, 2017Executive Royal Hotel
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.