Message from the President
Big welcome to all!
Our association started 50 years ago on the night of November 30, 1966 and shares a very special bond with our country Barbados which gained its independence on that day.
The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc. aims to showcase Barbados in all its beauty, foster friendships and connect our communities locally in the National Capital Region and abroad.
Over the years the association has maintained its relationship with our homeland by supporting projects such as Camp Sunflower, the Barbados Public Library, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Lupus Association, wheelchairs to the Ministry of Transformation and most recently in 2012 sponsoring the Mavericks Soccer Club during a visit to Toronto.
The association continues to also support organizations in Canada such as the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Sickle Cell Parents Support Group, CHUO Community Radio, Phoenix Basketball Club and Canadian Cancer Society to name a few.
Our social activities are varied throughout the year. We encourage you to join us in celebrating 50 years of our association and of Barbados attaining nationhood.
We invite you to check out our calendar of events and we extend a warm welcome to you, your family and friends to join us.
I hope that you will enjoy your visit to our site and that you will share your experience with others.
Sandra Asgill - President
NEW LOCATION!! NEW TIME!!
The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting and will be held on Friday, May, 25th @ 7:00 pm
Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3
The Barbados (Ottawa) Association Inc., would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks for all who came out to support our Annual Bajan Lime on Saturday April 28th, 2018! We had amazing day, with lots of visitors throughout the day enjoying delicious Bajan cuisine, great music on behalf of DJ Selekta Shellz and of course great company. This year could not have been a success without the community support, amazing volunteers who donated goods and their time, as well as the wonderful staff at the Masonic Ottawa Centre.
A special thanks to the Barbados High Commission, BTMI and Soca Boat for their support.
Congratulations to the winners of the Raffle giveaway: Hyrol Springer who won the beautiful Bajan Basket of treats on behalf of BTMI, and Nadia Saikaley who won the bottle of delicious Eldorado Rum on behalf of Soca Boat!
Here is the 30-page souvenir magazine from the 50th Anniversary Gala.
Click on the magazine to read more!
The Barbados 50th Anniversary Song