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Independence Church Service

July 30, 2017

Come worship with us as we celebrate Jamaica 55.

When: Sunday July 30, 2017
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.

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 5, 2017

Come join in the celebration of Jamaica 55.  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.  On the event we will have greetings from local political and community leaders.  The evening will end with cultural performances from:

  • Jomar Shepherd
  • Racquel Ramsumair
  • Lenky

Music and mingling follows.  The event is FREE and open to the entire Calgary community.

Remember that our celebrations continue on Sunday August 6, 2017

  • Church Service – Sunday August 6, 2017 at 11:0 a.m. at the Berean International Church of God
Where: Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $Free

Summer Picnic and Volunteer Recognition

August 13, 2017

Let’s have some fun in the summer sun.  Food, music and great company.  We will celebrate the support from our volunteers as well as enjoy family time with our members.

When: August 13, 2017
Where: Site #9 Edworthy Park
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Chicken
  • Hamburger
  • Veggie Burger
  • Hot Dog
  • Potatoes, green salad, roll, corn kernel, coleslaw
Where: Edworthy Park Site #9
From 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

September 9, 2017

Come represent Team Jamaica at the Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

When: September 9, 2017
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

Annual General Meeting

October 28, 2017

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

New Year's Eve Gala 2017

December 31, 2017

Come ring in 2018 in a warm, Jamaican style.  Share great food, great music and great company.
Date: December 31, 2017
Cocktails @ 7:00 p.m. (paid bar will be open)
Dinner @ 8:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Formal

More details to follow.  Plan to attend!



Where: Executive Royal Hotel
From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
Cost: $per person
  • Jul 30

    Independence Church Service

    Sunday, July 30, 2017
    Berean International Church of God, 1111 33 St NE, Calgary
  • Aug 5

    Jamaica Independence Celebrations - Civic Cultural Ceremony

    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27th Ave NE, Calgary
  • Aug 13

    Summer Picnic and Volunteer Recognition

    Sunday, August 13, 2017
    Edworthy Park Site #9
  • Sep 9

    Caribbean Heritage Sports Day

    Saturday, September 9, 2017
    Rotary Challenger Park
  • Oct 28

    Annual General Meeting

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • Dec 31

    New Year's Eve Gala 2017

    Sunday, December 31, 2017
    Executive Royal Hotel

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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