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Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta

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Promoting Jamaican culture in Calgary






The 3rd annual Caribbean Heritage Sports Day is scheduled for September 10, 2016 at Rotary Challenger Park.  We will have teams in netball, basketball, cricket, soccer and track and field.  Come be part of Team Jamaica as we defend our all-round title.  Register to be part of the team by email to info@jcaalberta.com or call our Youth Coordinator, Faith Greaves, at 403-605-7437.  Registrations must be completed by August 31, 2016.  Let's have fun as we represent our culture.

The JCAA will hold its regular monthly General Meeting on August 27, 2016 at Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE starting at 7:00 p.m.  We will discuss recent events, upcoming events and plans for a new building.  All are welcome to attend.


The Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA) was formed in 1980 out of a need to share the Jamaican culture with the wider Calgary community. The association was registered in 1982

Since it's inception, the JCAA has initiated and/or supported several community events and participated in activities in Jamaica, within and outside the City of Calgary. The Association has been an integral part of the Caribbean Community Council and it's Caribbean festival, Carifest, participating in such activities as the Parade, Ms. Carifest Pageant, the Gospel Concert and the Sunshine Festival.  Our signature event is Taste of Jamaica which is a showcase of Jamaican cuisine, arts and culture.  This event has been hosted by the JCAA for over twenty years.

In order to maintain communication among its members, the JCAA publishes a quarterly newsletter, hosts a number of social events throughout the year, and hosts a general meeting on the last Saturday of each month.



  • 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 satisfactory development
  • To respond to diverse social needs
  • To provide leadership and opportunities to enhance the economic, and cultural integration within the Canadian society


The Executive for 2015-16
President Donnovan Simon
Vice President Robert Shippie
Asst. Secretary
Anice Thomas
Roseta Shippie
Treasurer Verona Sinclair
Public Relations Officer Christopher French
Membership Secretary
Asst. Membership Secretary
Heather Harding
Youth Coordinator Faith Greaves​
Social Coordinators Anthony Singh
Mike Brown
Immediate Past President Bob Arthurs

The executive term is for the calendar year of 2016 with new elections slated for the Annual General Meeting on October 29, 2016.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
  • Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta
  • P.O. Box 22264
  • Bankers Hall
  • Calgary, AB, T2P 4K1
  • 403-775-1235
Social Media

Get Involved

Do you want to volunteer with the JCAA?
Would you like to be a volunteer with the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta? Please contact us and we will let you when an event is being scheduled. If you would like to know what we are planning this year, look at the Calendar of Events for more information.
Read the newsletters
Please read the newsletters sent to keep the membership updated on what is happening in the JCAA