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Listing of Jamaica 50th Independence Celebrations 2012 in Canada

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On August 6th 2012 Jamaica celebrates its Jubilee 50th year of Independence. Across Canada there will be Jamaica 50 celebrations.  We have compiled a list of Jamaica Independence celebrations in Canada. You are invited to join the fun and festivities in Canada. Here are the Jamaica’s 50th Independence events in Canada. If we missed your event please email us a [email protected]

50 years of Contemporary Art in Jamaica
July 12 August 16, 2012
1:30pm -8:00pm Daily
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Art in Jamaica!  Masterworks from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica will be featured at the Art Gallery of Mississauga during a 6 week exhibit.

Taste of Jamaica Dinner and Dance,
Saturday July 21, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
707 Galaxy Banquet Hall
475 North Service Road East, Oakville, Ontario
Tickets are $65.00 per person or $500.00 for a table of 8
Dress to impress in your Jamaican colours (semi-formal attire)
 For more information: Irie Cuisine Restaurant 905-338-0599      or Creative Plus Hair Salon at             905-337-8268      

CanJam Festival 
Saturday, July 21, 2012
11 Polson Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A4
8:00pm until 2:00am       
The CanJam Festival presents a celebration of the fusion of Canadian and Jamaican Culture. With approximately 300,000 Jamaicans living in Canada, the cultures have intertwined over the years resulting in a fusion of creative bold energy.
The Festival will include a mix of Music, Fashion, Film and Art from both countries. The main stage event features top international Reggae Artistes; Freddie McGregor, Khago, Anthony B, Etana and Leroy Gibbons.
Celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence during CanJam festival at Sound Academy.
Purchase your tickets NOW to have your name entetered in a draw to win a trip to Jamaica

$35 Limited advance on-line at CanJamfestival.com
$50 Regular Advance Ticketmaster.com
$100 VIP advance CanJamfestival.com
$150 VIP access

Jamaican Canadian Association Annual Independence Gala
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Admission: $75
Jamaican Canadian Centre
995 Arrow Road, Toronto
Information:(416) 746-5772
WHAT: Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Festival featuring activities for children, youth and seniors
WHEN: Sunday, August 5, 2012
WHERE: Holland Park
King George Blvd & 100th Ave, Surrey
Across from King George Skytrain Station
MORE INFO: Reggae Music, Food, Artistic Performances, Tug of War, Soca Music, Games, & much more.
Volunteers needed in the following areas:
– The Kidz Zone (to assist with the kids games & activities)
– Youth Zone (3 on 3 Basketball)
– The Seniors Zone (to assist with the Seniors Area)
– Performers of various talents for our stage show
– Park Patrol/Maintenance

Jamaica Flag Raising Ceremony
August 5, 2012 7:00 am -  2012 5:00 pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada

Jamaica Independence Thanksgiving Service
August 5, 2012 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Revivaltime Tabernacle
4340 Dufferin Street (south of Finch Ave. West), Toronto, ON, Canada
Jamaicans are a blessed people and are renowned for giving thanks to the Almighty for our many
blessings. The celebrations of Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee would not be complete without a Thanksgiving Service.

JAMBANA- Jamaica50 Village
August 6, 2012
1:00 pm -  9:00 pm
Jones & Jones
Downsview Park
35 Carl Hall Rd, Toronto, Canada

Jamaica Independence 50 Gala
August 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South)
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario , M5V 3L9 , Canada

WHAT: Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Association of BC invites you to celebrate their Independence Gala
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2012
WHERE: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown – Crystal Ballroom
6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC
MORE INFO: Cocktails at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM
Music By Lover’s Choice Supreme Sounds
Tickets: $65

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