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Monthly General Meeting - June

June 29, 2019

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.

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

Independence Church Service

July 28, 2019

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.

Where: Berean International Church of God, 1111 33 St NE, Calgary
From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural Ceremony

August 3, 2019

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

Where: Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8 Ave NE #2, Calgary, AB T2E 0S9
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $Free

Carifest - Jamaica Mas Band

August 17, 2019

Join the JCAA Jamaica Mas band as showcase Caribbean culture in the Carifest parade.  Get your costumes and be part of the revelry.  Get your costumes by contacting carifestparade@jcaalberta.com.


Where: Shaw Millennium Park
From 9:00 am
Cost: $FREE

Annual General Meeting

October 26, 2019

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.

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

New Year's Eve Gala 2019

December 31, 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.



Where: Executive Royal Hotel 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Jun 29

    Monthly General Meeting - June

    Saturday, June 29, 2019
    Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
  • Jul 28

    Independence Church Service

    Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Berean International Church of God, 1111 33 St NE, Calgary
  • Aug 3

    Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural Ceremony

    Saturday, August 3, 2019
    Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8 Ave NE #2, Calgary, AB T2E 0S9
  • Aug 17

    Carifest - Jamaica Mas Band

    Saturday, August 17, 2019
    Shaw Millennium Park
  • Oct 26

    Annual General Meeting

    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve Gala 2019

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    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


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:

$30 CAD
$20 CAD
$15 CAD
$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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  • 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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