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CONTRIBUTED Louise Paquette (left), the Jamaica Tourist Board’s business development manager, with Jamaican delegates and wellwishers following the announcement that Jamaica will be the host destination for the 2018 Kiwanis Club’s Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention.

Jamaica to host 2018 Annual Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District Convention

Jamaica was announced as the host destination for the 2018 Annual Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District Convention at the 2017 conference, held recently in Ottawa, Canada. Representatives from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) were at the convention in Ottawa for the announcement. Approximately 450 Kiwanians attended this year's convention, including 70 delegates from Jamaica.

"We are thrilled to be the host destination for the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention in Jamaica in 2018," said Marcia McLaughlin, deputy director of tourism, marketing. "This will be a great opportunity for us to showcase the amenities at the Montego Bay Convention Centre and our unmistakable Jamaican hospitality to this diverse group of delegates."

The Eastern Canada and Caribbean District of Kiwanis is one of the largest and most diverse of the 50 districts that comprise the Kiwanis family, stretching from Ontario to Newfoundland in the north, and extending down through the Caribbean, from The Bahamas to Suriname. The Montego Bay Kiwanis was instrumental in bringing this conference to Jamaica in 2018, with the Jamaica Tourist Board's business development manager, Louise Paquette, helping to promote the 2018 event at this year's convention.

The 2018 convention in Jamaica is set for May 2018. The JTB Canada team will be promoting the convention to the Kiwanis membership over the coming months to capitalise on this opportunity and bring as many delegates as possible to experience Destination Jamaica. 

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