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Monthly General Meeting - September

September 30, 2017

You are invited to the monthly general meeting of the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta (JCAA). This month will be our Saturday Night at the Movies …. after a short update on key initiatives, all attendees will join in watching a movie.  Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be provided.

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!
Where: Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $FREE

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 the new year in a warm, Jamaican atmosphere. Great food, great music and nuff vibes. Bring your partner and make it a night to remember. Fun is guaranteed!!! Prizes and surprises!

When: December 31, 2017
Where: Executive Royal Hotel
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Dancing to 2:00 a.m
Dress code: Formal
Cost: $80/person

Menu includes Jamaican rice and peas, Jerk chicken, Roast beef, vegetable medley, assorted desserts plus wine choices with dinner.

Music by Eclipse Sounds with Mike and crew – great reggae and soca music to keep the legs moving and the vibes at a memorable level!!

There will be party favors and champagne at midnight. Special door prizes and lots more.

Take the elevator home

For your safety and comfort, book a room at the Executive Royal hotel for a special low rate of $89 + tax. This is the best rate you’ll get at any hotel in Calgary on New Year’s Eve. Make reservations directly with the Executive Royal and mention the JCAA New Year’s Eve Gala.

Fireworks

 

Where: Executive Royal Hotel 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary
From 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
Cost: $$80
  • Sep 30

    Monthly General Meeting - September

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    Winston Heights ​Community Centre, 520 27th Avenue NE, Calgary
  • 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 2828 23rd Street 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

Membership

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:

Family
$30 CAD
Individual
$20 CAD
Student
$15 CAD
Senior
$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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Objectives

  • 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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