Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) celebrated two milestones-Jamaica’s 53rd independence anniversary and establishment of the organization.
Speaking to a packed audience at JCA, Ontario’s premier kathleen wynne recognized the many contributions of Jamaican Canadians to the province and to Canada.
The keynote speaker, Toronto Star columnist, Royson James listed the countless positive contributions of Jamaicans to Canada and urged the audience to work harder on promoting the achievements of the Jamaican as well as the entire Black communities in Canada.
Among those recognized in the evening, Fitzroy Gordon of G98.7FM , received a Special Recognition Award. He announced that he received a licensee to start up the first Caribbean television station in Canada.
Police chief Mark Saunders and the Consulate General of Jamaica Lloyd Wilks were part of the dignitaries attending the gala.
The JCA is a non-profit charitable organization that has provided important cultural and social services to the community for 53 years. The JCA offers a wide range of culturally sensitive services, which support the diverse needs of the Jamaican, Caribbean and African-Canadian families, especially youth.