Celebrating Black History Month
The JCAA will host an event to Black History month on February 25, 2017. This will be at the Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary. The event will have musical and artistic interludes and capped with a presentation from guest speaker, Dr. Michael Embaie from the University of Calgary. Admission is FREE. Please make every effort to attend so that we can make this celebration a fantastic one. Bring a guest/friend with you! Contact us at 403-775-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Celebrating Black History Month
Join us as we recognize the achievements of black pioneers and trailblazers.
When: February 25, 2017
Where: Winston Heights Community Centre
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Monthly General Meeting - March
You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA)
Taste of Jamaica 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
Celebrating Black History MonthSaturday, February 25, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Monthly General Meeting - MarchSaturday, March 25, 2017Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
Taste of Jamaica 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017Thorncliffe 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:
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