Frequently Asked Questions
When is Jamday?
Jamday 2017 is on Saturday August 12, 2017.
what time do the doors open?
The doors open at 12:00pm and close at 10:00pm
where can i get tickets?
Where can I park?
Free parking is available at the Canada Post Headquarters at 2701 Riverside Drive.
how can i get to jamday by the oc transpo bus?
You can get to the Jamday 2017 festival by taking the 87 South Keys and getting off at the Riverside/Ridgewood stop. It's about a 7 minute walk from the bus stop. There is also a shuttle available from Canada Post to Jamday.
can I smoke on the premises?
Absolutely no smoking is permitted on the premises.
What happens if my picture is taken by a jamaican ottawa community association photographer while i'm at any jamday event? (e.g. jamday, the churcH service, the flag raising ceremony)
By coming to the Jamday festival, you are agreeing that any photo taken of you or in which you may appear may be used by the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association for any purpose and this shall constitute your consent to such use.
can i leave my ticket at the gate for a friend or family member for jamday?
No. Neither J(O)CA nor the volunteers will be responsible for any items left at the gate or in the volunteer tent
can i bring my pet to jamday?
No. Mooney's Bay is a dog-free zone. However, medically assigned pets (e.g. Guide dogs) are allowed.
will there be any food or drinks available at Jamday?
Yes! There will be an abundance of food vendors there! Not only will there be Jamaican cuisine, but there will be a variety of other types of food there as well.
Can i bring a camera to jamday?
Personal cameras (e.g. cellular phone, smart phone) are permitted, however, professional video cameras are not.
can I bring a cooler to jamday?
No. Personal coolers are not permitted at the event.
can i bring my own food and drink to jamday?
No. There is no offsite food and/or drinks permitted on the premises unless there is a medical reason.
when is the Church service?
The Church Service will be on Sunday, August 6th, 2017
where will the church service be held?
what time does the church service begin?
The church service begins at 3:00pm
how much does it cost to attend the church service?
The church service on Sunday August 6th is free to attend
when and where is the flag raising ceremony?
The Jamaican Flag will be raised at City Hall on Sunday August 6th, 2017. The flag will be raised at sunrise and will be lowered at sunset.
how much does it cost to attend the flag raising ceremony?
The Flag Raising Ceremony is free to attend.
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is there a shuttle to the event?
Yes, there will be a shuttle available from Canada Post to the Jamday event.
What is the host hotel for Jamday 2017?
Interested in learning more? See our guidelines for the Jamday Code of Conduct.