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Upcoming Events

New Year's Eve Gala 2016

December 31, 2016

Come ring in 2017 in a warm, Jamaican style.  Share great food, great music and great company.
Date: December 31, 2016
Cocktails @ 7:00 p.m. (paid bar will be open)
Dinner @ 8:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Formal

Dancing to the sounds of RnR Sounds with Trevor and Lady Redz continues until 2:00 a.m.  Champagne at midnight with lots of prizes and surprises all the way through the event.

*** Special “Take the Elevator Home” room rates for those attending.  Check with the hotel for special rates as low as $89/night

Where: Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23 St NE
From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
Cost: $$80 per person

Monthly General Meeting - January

January 28, 2017

You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA)

We will discuss the 2017 plan, proposals for an operating location and provide an update on plans for Taste of Jamaica 2017

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!
Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Taste of Jamaica 2017

April 15, 2017

Come enjoy a showcase of Jamaican culture … food, music, dance, poetry, language and more….

This festival has been going for more than 20 years as the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta shares the rich, warm Jamaican culture with Albertans. Entry to the event for all adults includes a sample of real Jamaican cuisine – Jamaican dumplings, jerk chicken, patties and our national dish of ackee and saltfish. The event is filled with performances from local artistes as well as showcases of Jamaican culture all around the venue.

Information on tickets and artistes to follow soon!

Book the date! Check our Gallery for shots from Taste of Jamaica 2016

Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
From 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve Gala 2016

    Saturday, December 31, 2016
    Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23 St NE
  • Jan 28

    Monthly General Meeting - January

    Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Apr 15

    Taste of Jamaica 2017

    Saturday, April 15, 2017
    Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N

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:

 

 

Meet Our Executive Team

Membership

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:

Family
$30 CAD
Individual
$20 CAD
Student
$15 CAD
Senior
$15 CAD

Benefits to being a member of JCAA

  • Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Social events
  • Member discounts
  • Business opportunities

Apply By Mail

Print the JCAA Application Form and mail to:

Membership Secretary
Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
P.O. Box 22264
Bankers Hall
Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1

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Objectives

  • 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

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