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Jamaican Canadian Community Rallies around Dixon Family

Toronto ON. January 7, 2012 – The collective love and sympathy of the Jamaican Canadian Association members go out to the two surviving children and other members of the Dixon family of Brampton who died tragically during a visit to their native island of Jamaica last week. Garieno “Keil” Dixon, his wife Nadeen “Diane” Dixon and her Mother Marie Myrie-Smith, left the family home to take their two-year-old son Nekeil to Spanish Town Hospital. While overtaking a line of traffic on the Old Harbour Road, the car driven by Mr. Dixon, collided with a truck going in the opposite direction.

“The JCA has been in contact with the Dixon family since the tragedy occurred,” stated JCA’s President Audrey Campbell. “We have assured them that they are not alone and that the community is fully prepared to offer any assistance and support to the family during this difficult time”.

As a show of support to the children and family and to assist with funeral and other related expenses, the Jamaican Canadian Association along with other community partners including CHRY Radio, Total Prayz Production, The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations & Jamaica Ex- Soldiers is hosting a fundraising concert on Sunday, January 15, 2012 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Jamaican Canadian Centre, 995 Arrow Road, Toronto. A minimum donation of $10 well be collected at the door.

A Memorial Church Service will be held on Saturday January 14, 2012 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at North Park Worship Centre, 395 North Park Drive, Brampton.

The JCA is a non-profit charitable organization that has provided important cultural and social services to the community for 50 years. The JCA offers a wide range of culturally sensitive services, which support the diverse needs of the Jamaican, Caribbean and African-Canadian families, especially youth.

For more details please contact:
Jamaican Canadian Association
Phone: (416) 746-5772