The Barbados Association of Winnipeg, Inc. (BAW) was founded in 1977 by a young University of Manitoba student, Mrs Antoinette Zloty (nee Simmons) and members of the Barbadian/Canadian community. It was still only in its fledgling and informal stage when His Excellency Mr. Lonnie Taylor, High Commissioner for Barbados in Canada, hosted a reception in Winnipeg in June of that year. He was surprised to find that his countrymen in this city had not yet established a formal and thriving association as their counterparts had done in other major Canadian centers. The Association has grown increasingly active in community service over the years. It has become extremely keen to render assistance to other ethic organizations in Manitoba and has maintained very friendly relations especially with Caribbean groups in Winnipeg.
Much more than just the sun, sea and sand usually associated with a Caribbean island, Barbados has an incredible range of holiday activities for almost every interest and taste. In fact Barbados boasts of more attractions per square mile than any other Caribbean island!
This page was last updated: September 16, 2017
Barbados Association of Winnipeg Inc.
Events for 2017
January 8th - Monthly Meeting
February 5th - Monthly Meeting
March 5th - Monthly Meeting
April 2nd - Monthly Meeting
May 7th- Monthly Meeting
June 4th - Monthly Meeting
June 24th - 40th Bajan Night (Glenwood Community Centre)
July - No Monthly meeting
July 23rd 40th Barbados Picnic (Bus Trip TBA)
August - No monthly Meeting
September 10th – Monthly Meeting
September 23rd - Workshop
October 1st - Monthly Meeting
November 5th - Monthly Meeting
November 18th - 40th Independence Dinner & Dance
December 3rd - Monthly Meeting
*All monthly meetings take place at Bronx Park Community Centre (720 Henderson Highway).
Hello, I am Gregory Gaskin, president of the Barbados Association of Winnipeg (BAW). On behalf of the member organizations, individual members and the executives of the BAW thank you for visiting our website.
The BAW is dedicated to supporting the Barbadian and Caribbean community both in Barbados and Canada. A non-profit organization, the BAW provides assistance to Barbadian and Barbadian - Canadians.
Bajan Night, our signature fundraising event has been held each year since 1979. Bajan night is held on the 3rd
Saturday in June, at which guest enjoy a fabulous Bajan dinner, live entertainment, a sampling of the Barbadian cuisine, dancing and of course, good Bajan company. I invite you to Join us at this annual gathering of Bajans, Canadians and all who love Barbados.
Thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers!
THE BARBADOS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 2172
Canada R3C 3R5