Message from the President of Saint Lucia Ottawa Association

On behalf of the Saint Lucia Ottawa Association.   I am honored to extend my warmest greetings to my fellow Saint Lucians and Friends in celebrating Creole Heritage Month. As many of you know, the Saint Lucia Ottawa Association (SLOA) usually hosts Jounen Kweyol celebrations on the last Saturday of October. However; due to COVID 19 we’re unable to celebrate in the Nation’s Capital this year. Events Saint Lucia will be hosting Jounen Kewyol Celebrations online, to ensure that we stay safe and celebrate together around the world in the comfort of our homes.

History of Jounen Kweyol

Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) is celebrated in Dominica and Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of October across both islands, and has been held annually since 1984. … The event is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage.  It is a holiday loved by just about everyone that lives on the Island of Saint Lucia.  

The entire Island of Saint Lucia embraces their culture and spends time reflecting on the importance of protecting the heritage of St. Lucia. The holiday has a great party atmosphere with plenty of music, dancing, drinking and lots of food. The headline event of the heritage month is Jounen Kwéyòl celebrated on the closest Sunday to the 28th October each year.
Creole Day in Saint Lucia (also known as Jounen Kweyol) is simply unique, inspiring and even educational.

The executive committee of the Saint Lucia Ottawa Association, wishes all Saint Lucians, family and friends – a warm and safe Jounen Kweyol Celebrations. Wheresoever You May Rome

I encourage you to support Jounen Kweyol, Lakay nou on Sunday, October 25th by registering online on the Events Saint Lucia to participate.