The next General Meeting of the association will be held on May 28, 2016 at the Winston Heights Community Centre 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will have a presentation on Immigration Issues: Understanding the Programs and the Law. We will have presentations from attorneys Kari Schroeder (Odessey Law group) and Robyn Smith (Atlas West Law). The meeting is open to our members and anyone interested in the activities of the association. Updates on recent activities and plans for 2016 will also be discussed. We look forward to an energetic meeting.
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.
|Vice President||Robert Shippie|
|Public Relations Officer||Christopher French|
Asst. Membership Secretary
|Youth Coordinator||Faith Greaves|
|Social Coordinators||Anthony Singh
|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.