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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.

Artistes include:

  • Nadi Downs
  • C Plus
  • Nitro Body
  • The Joneses
  • Racquel
  • Ras Bagga
  • Ouda Ouda
  • Rome
  • Jomar Shepherd
  • Arlene Meredith
  • Diversity Dance Group
  • Sara Taylor
  • Infiniti Band
  • DJ Dre

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

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

Monthly General Meeting - April

April 29, 2017

Join us for our monthly general meeting.  The meeting is open to the public both Jamaicans and anyone who is interested in what our association does.

Meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary.

This meeting will focus on

  • Report on Taste of Jamaica
  • Summer events
  • New programs

We look forward to having you at our meeting.

Where: 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Apr 15

    Taste of Jamaica 2017

    Saturday, April 15, 2017
    Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N
  • Apr 29

    Monthly General Meeting - April

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    520 27th Avenue 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

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