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Celebrating Black History Month

February 24, 2018

The Caribbean community associations are joining forces to celebrate Black History Month.  This will be a educational, entertaining session as each island provides a sample of their history and legacy. Join us as we recognize the achievements of black pioneers and trailblazers.

When: February 24, 2018
Where: Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8th Avenue NE
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

Where: Evergreen Theatre, 1709 8th Ave NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Taste of Jamaica 2018

March 31, 2018

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.

Our line-up of artistes for this year includes:

  • Arlene Meredith (Gospel)
  • Jomar Shepherd (Gospel)
  • Essence of Praise Choir (Gospel)
  • Aphrodit Espanioli (International diversity)
  • Alom Dance Group (International diversity)
  • Westwinds Musical Society (International diversity)
  • Ouda Ouda (Reggae)
  • Supa Cee (Reggae)
  • Steele (Reggae)
  • Powerhouze Band with Nadi Downs (Reggae)

Special Kidz Zone with rap sessions with the Police, Fire Dept, JCAA and a financial institution.  Plus .. a Kids Talent show.  Fun for the entire family

We also have our Taste of Jamaica raffle

  • 1st prize – Jamaican Vacation for two (2) – air and hotel
  • 2nd prize – Jamaican Rum Basket from Appleton Estates
  • 3rd prize – Jamaican Food Basket from Grace Foods

 

See raffle Terms and Conditions for more detail

Book the date! Check our Gallery for shots from Taste of Jamaica 2017

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

Monthly General Meeting - April

April 28, 2018

Come participate in our Monthly General Meeting.  This meeting will provide updates on our 2018 plan, give feedback on recent events like Caribbean Black History Month celebrations, Taste of Jamaica, etc. and share other important information on what’s happening in the community. The event is open to the public. We will be launching our membership promotion at the meeting … bring a friend and win prizes!!

Where: Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

 

Where: Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $Free

Theme meeting - Karaoke Night

May 26, 2018

You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA).  After a short update on the 2018 plans the evening will be a theme night.  This month it will be about having fun doing karaoke.  Bring you signing talent to the fore while enjoying the vibes. Refreshments will be provided.

This meeting is open to members and visitors. There is no cost to attend. Anyone who has an interest in the Calgary and Jamaican communities is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you!
Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $Free

Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

September 8, 2018

Come represent Team Jamaica at the Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

When: September 8, 2018
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 info@jcaalberta.com or call 403-775-1235

Where: Rotary Challenger Park
From 9:00 am

New Year's Eve Gala 2018

December 31, 2018

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, 2018
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
Cost: TBD/person

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.

Fireworks

 

Where: Executive Royal Hotel 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Feb 24

    Celebrating Black History Month

    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Evergreen Theatre, 1709 8th Ave NE, Calgary
  • Mar 31

    Taste of Jamaica 2018

    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
  • Apr 28

    Monthly General Meeting - April

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
  • May 26

    Theme meeting - Karaoke Night

    Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Sep 8

    Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

    Saturday, September 8, 2018
    Rotary Challenger Park
  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve Gala 2018

    Monday, December 31, 2018
    Executive 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:

 

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

To fulfill our objectives we create operating plans each year.  These operating plans are aligned to our strategic plan 2016-2021.

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