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Governance

BCOCCA is an umbrella organization of nine Caribbean Cultural Associations based in British Columbia, Canada.Read more...

Becoming a BCOCCA Member

Principal membership consists of participating Cultural associations which are representative of the West Indian Islands in the Caribbean and the CARICOM nations Read more...

BCOCCA President - Neville Thomas

As President of British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on behalf of the Caribbean Community to identify and execute Community Building initiatives which embrace BCOCCA'S mandate.

 

 

Map Details for Antigua and Barbuda

 

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The Purposes of The Antigua and Barbuda Association of British Columbia are:

  • To provide a forum for discussion of matters of interest to Antiguans and Barbudans living in British Columbia;
  • To institute and promote activities that will enrich the cultural heritage of Antiguans and Barbudans;
  • To establish channels of communication between Antiguans and Barbudans living elsewhere;
  • To promote Educational Activities in the community through specific planned programs;
  • To assist individuals and groups in Canada and other Communities in time of need;
  • To raise funds to be used solely for the execution of the planned programs and activities approved by the membership;
  • To build and strengthen relationships between the Antiguan and Barbudan Community and other communities

 

“THE NATION OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA”

Antigua and Barbuda Is a Twin-Island Nation at a Latitude of 17.061 degrees North and a Longitude of 61.796 degrees West in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Antigua is 108 square miles (280 km) and Barbuda 62 square miles (161 km) located 27 miles (40 km) North of Antigua.  The Nation is located 250 miles South-East of Puerto Rico and North-West of Barbados.

A population of about 90,000 – mostly of African descendant.

Antigua has an Award-Winning State-of-the-Art Airport which accommodates major Airlines which transport international passengers to and from the Islands. Additionally, Antigua has a modern Harbor which facilitates the visits of some of the World’s most popular Cruise Lines. The Tourist Industry is a major contributor to the Nation’s economy,

Antigua and Barbuda boast some of the most Luxurious All-inclusive Hotels in the Caribbean and is the perfect destination for any traveler. Voted several years in a row as the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination, considered as the Romantic Capital of the World.

The Beach is just the beginning with 365 white and pink sand, one for every day of the year.

The Nation of Antigua and Barbuda has something for everyone! The Budget conscious as well as the Luxury traveler - accommodations, adventure and many dining options.

 


Where Antigua and Barbuda are located:

 

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Flag and Coat of Arms

 

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Board Members - Antigua and Barbuda Cultural Association of BC 

                                                                                                                    

President:                          Alston Jacobs     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vice-President:                 Genevieve Richards    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary:                          Constance Henry

Treasurer:                          Neville Thomas    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director:                             Jerome Daniel    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Coordinator:           Vacant

Past-President:                  Edward Morrissey    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

ANNUAL SOCIETY EVENTS

  • AGM - Every Spring
  • August - Family Picnic
  • November - Independence Event
  • December - Christmas Brunch

WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO DATE

  • Raised and donated over $30,000 (EC) to Hurricane Emergency Relief
  • Donated 3 ISO Container Loads of Hospital Supplies
  • Awarded Educational Grants to BC Youth
  • Provide Support To Bereived Families
  • Support Our Community Building Initiatives
  • Celebrating 20 Years in 2020 

COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITY:

  • Fund Raising
  • Outreach
  • Awards

 

 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:

  • Education Grant            

 

INFORMATION CONTACTS:           

Phone 778-840-2859, 604-274-6550

www.Official Government Website

www.On-line Website Link

www.Antigua-Barbuda.org

Antiqua and Barbuda Digital Nomad Residence Program 

Note(s):

1.     (BCOCCA): British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations

2.     (CCHSG): Caribbean Community Health Support Group

3.     (ISO):            International Standards Organization.

 

BarbadosThe Barbados Cultural Association of BC (BCABC) was formed when like-minded expatriates of Barbados addressed the absence of a formal forum for the exchange of cultural ideas among themselves, and with others who share an interest in the cultural affairs of Barbadians.

 

Membership

 

Membership is open to the general public

 

Website

 

www.barbadosbc.ca

 



 

 

Executive


President: Renita Drakes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Sharon Shreeves - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary: Nerissa Allen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer: Natasha Campbell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directors (Members at Large): Clavia Alleyne & Roger Moore
Immediate Past President: Raphael Drakes

 

 

Mailing Address


P.O. Box 33504
Surrey, BC V3T 5R5

GrenadaThe Grenadian Cultural Association of BC (GCABC) was incorporated on July 21, 1998. Its aims and objectives are:

  • to develop and maintain a sense of unity among Grenadian in BC to act as a resource for Grenadians in BC
  • to promote awareness of Grenada within the community

 

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Brief history of Grenada


Grenada was discovered 1498 by Christopher Columbus. It was named, "La Grenade" and also known as the "Isle of Spice". Grenada changed hands 14 times before coming under British rule until February 7, 1974 when it was granted nationhood. The year 2014 marks the 40th year of Grenada's Independence from Great Britain.

 

Grenada is known for its aromatic spices, white sandy beaches, friendly people and cultural festivals

 

Official Tourism Website

 

Message from the President

 

For the past 16 years our Association has supported and received tremendous support from the Caribbean community and the community at large. By attending our fundraising events, you made it possible for us to meet some of our obligations to the charities we support locally, nationally and internationally. I would like to take his opportunity to thank you for your many years of assistance and we hope you would continue to support us in our future endeavours.

 

 

Charitable Donations: Some Past recipients
Covenant House: Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Co-op Radio: Vancouver, BC
Boca Secondary School (Grenada)
Princess Alice Hospital (Grenada)
Christian Education Centre (Grenada)

 

Executive Members


- President: Gail Bonner
- Vice President: Neil Niles
- Treasurer: Don Murray
- Secretary: Robert Gabriel
- Past President: Monifa Ayinde

- Director: Betty Murray
- Director: Albertha Gabriel
- Director: Diana John
- Director: Karen Griffith
- Director: Helena Georg

 

Membership

 

Membership shall consist of the following:

 

Grenadians and their dependents, associates and juniors, who are willing to observe the guiding principles of the Association.

 

Full membership - shall be open to all Grenadians 18 years and over and their dependents who are willing to observe and accept the guiding principles of the Association.

 

Associate Membership - shall be open to those 18 years and older who are not eligible for full membership and who are willing to observe and accept the guiding principles of the Association.

 

Prospective members will be admitted only upon written application. Each application must be endorsed by a member of the Association, in good standing, and will be filed with the Secretary.

 

Application Form – (We will soon have an application form available here to download)

 

Membership Fees

 

Family membership: $30.00 per year
Single membership: $20.00 per year.
Associate Membership: $30.00 per year
Youth Membership: $5.00 per year

 

Meetings

 

Meetings are currently held on the third Friday of each month (except for July and August) at Cameron Centre, Burnaby, BC.

Yearly Events
• Independence Gala - includes dinner, cultural performances and dance
• GrenFest – Grenada Food Festival
• Summer Family Picnic
• Grenada Tea and Fashion Show
• Annual Children's Christmas party hosted by United Children's Christmas Club.

 

Contact Us

 

Mailing address: #309-1190 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7T9
Phone: 604-942-9618
E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our Vision

"British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) is a Leading Advocacy Linkage Community Awareness Umbrella Organization consistently providing reliable and dependable Programs and Initiatives for its Members."