The Saint Lucia-Ottawa Association invites you to celebrate Jounen Kweyol (Creole Day)

  • WHEN: October 22, 2016
    • DOORS OPEN @ 2PM
    • SHOWCASE @ 4PM
    • DANCE @ 9PM
  • WHERE: Jim Durrell Community Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd.

Pawòl Péyi

“…where so ever you may roam, Love, oh love your island home.”

Our anthem anticipates that the people of Saint Lucia would one day leave its shores and explore other lands.  The hope embodied within is that we would always love and stay closely connected to our native land and each other.

My early memories, following our move to Canada, are of growing up in the Glebe; every weekend friends and family would gather on Frank Street.  The camaraderie, support and sense of home that my mom, dad and the expats created were invaluable, and, in many ways, shaped all our lives.