2018 News

January 2018

Members of SDCA attended the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and Celebration in San Diego, California on Sunday January 14, 2018.  SDCA members were sporting new Caribbean apparel.

February 2018

Over 60 persons attended SDCA Multicultural Unity Dance fundraiser on February 17, 2018 at SisterLocks in San Diego, California.  We also celebrated Rae Russell birthday.  A good time was had by all.

March 2018

About 80 persons attended SDCA Multicultural Unity Dance fundraiser on Saturday March 17, 2018 at SisterLocks in San Diego, California.  A good time was had by all.

March 2018

SDCA, Inc. feed over 200 homeless people in downtown San Diego, California at the corner of 16th and J Street Saturday March 10, 2018.

April 2018

About 70 persons attended SDCA, Inc. Aries Fundraising Dance on Saturday April 14, 2018.

June 2018

COMING SOON

2017 News

January 2017

2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. CELEBRATION


Below are photos of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in San Diego and Los Angeles. The San Diego celebration was held on Sunday January 15, 2017, while the Los Angeles celebration was held on Monday January 16, 2017. In Los Angeles, over 500,000 spectators and participants attended the parade. This years, SDCA, Inc. placed particular emphasis on exposing youths about the ideals Dr. King and the civil righs movement tried to uphold.

February 2017

SDCA, INC. VALENTINES PARTY FUNDRAISER


Over 100 persons attended the SDCA, Inc. anuual valentines fundraising dance on Saturday February 11, 2017.  A good time was had by all.  Caribbean food and drinks were on sale.  This event was held at SisterLocks in San Diego, California.

February 2017

SPIN NIGHT CLUB


Elton Cumberbatch, SDCA, Inc. president, teamed up with international reggae artists Papa Michigan and Michael Palmer for a night of relaxation and promotion at Spin Night Club in San Diego, California on Sunday February 19, 2017

February 2017

CITIZENS AND FRIENDS OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ANNUAL CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS PARTY


The SDCA family attended the CFTT Annual Carnival/Mardi Gras celebration in Carson, California. Over 200 attendees attended the festive event, which featured the "Ole Mas Competition". The lady in white in the picture is limbo dancing champion Shemika Charles.  This event was held Saturday February 25, 2017 at Sol Night Club in Carson, California.

March 2017

THIS EVENT WAS HELD FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017


Caribbean Costume and Model Night at Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge In San Diego, California was a success.

March 2017

ST. PATRICK's DAY GREEN AND WHITE FUNDRAISING PARTY


Over 200 persons attended the annual SDCA St. Patrick's Day Green and White fundraising party. A good time was had by all. This event was held Saturday March 18, 2017.  This event was held at SisterLocks in San Diego, California.

April 2017

SPREADING JOY TO THE HOMELESS


SDCA feed over 200 persons in downtown San Diego on April 8, 2017

June 2017

SDCA OFFICIAL COSTUME BAND LAUNCHING PARTY


Over 200 persons attended SDCA official band launching party for San Diego Carnival 2017. Held June 3, 2017 at SisterLocks in San Diego, CA.

June 2017

SDCA AT HOLLYWOOD CARNIVAL 2017

JUNE 24, 2017

August 2017

 THE FIRST ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WEST COAST MULITICULTURAL CARNIVAL AND FESTVAL HELD SAT AUG 12, 2017 AT QUALCOMM STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. 


Over 5,000 attendees were at this first event.  SDCA, Inc. anticipates an audience in excess of 20,000 at the 2018 carnival and festival.

September 2017

The 5th Annual SDCA Unity Fun Day and Potluck was held on Sat September 30, 2017 at Mountain Hawk Park in San Diego, California.  The Belizean Punta Artist Lil June was the featured performer.

October 2017

About 80 persons attended the SDCA Libra Birthday Bash on October 14, 2017.

November 2017

The Scorpio Birthday Bash was held on Sat Nov 18, 2017 at SisterLocks in San Diego, California.  This year we celebrated Sherell Carter birthday.

November 2017

SDCA feed and distributed blankets to more than 200 homeless people in downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving Day 2017.

December 2017

 SDCA, Inc. held its Annual Christmas Awards Banquet on Sat Dec 16, 2017 at the La Mesa Country Club in La Mesa, California.

December 2017

SDCA feed and distributed blankets to more than 200 homeless people in downtown San Diego on Christmas Day 2017. 

2016 News

January 2016

MARCUS B CARIBBEAN COMEDY SERIES


Members of San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. attended the Marcus B Caribbean Comedy Series at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA, featuring Majah Hype. Over 800 supporters were in attendance at the event, which featured a dance at the end of the comedy show.  This event date was Sat Jan 30, 2016.


You can visit www.marcusbentertainment.com for more information about the Marcus B Caribbean Comedy Series

February 2016

VALENTINE'S DAY BRUNCH


On this day, SDCA, Inc. had its annual Valentine's Day Brunch. This year's brunch was held at Mountain Hawk Park in Chula Vista, California and was used as a fundraiser for the organization. The day's festivities included musical entertainment, lots of food, and a raffle with prizes and surprises. Mr. Ronnie Johnson and his wife were the grand prize winners.


This event was held Sat Feb 14, 2014.

February 2016

KARAOKE NIGHT


Members of San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. attended the St. Vincent and Grenadines Helping Hands organization Karoke Night in San Diego, California. The event was the organization first event for 2016 and included a raffle and prizes for the karoke winners. Please visit www.svghh.org for more information on this organization.


This event date was Sat Feb 27, 2016.

March 2016

BINGO NIGHT


On behalf of the SDCA, Inc. family, we thank those that participated in "Bingo Night" on Saturday March 12, 2016. We sincerely thank all the participants for their continuous support toward a great cause. The SDCA, Inc. is growing because of good people like yourself who share the common need of one love, respect, and unity in the community for humanity. Together we make a difference. 


Please don't forget, SDCA, Inc. next "Bingo Night" will be on the 26 of March 2016 @ 6pm sharp at Mr. and Mrs. Maule resident:


742 Golden Sands Place, San Diego CA 92154.


Above is a photo of one of the Grand Prize Winner of "Bingo Night", Ms. Alice Gillis. 

March 2016

2016 HOLLYWOOD BAND LAUNCH


SDCA Inc. would like to thank our supporters who joined us yesterday, Saturday March 19, 2016, on the busride to Machel Montano 2016 Hollywood Carnival and Festival Band Launching Party in Los Angeles, California. Your presence truly makes a difference and it was highly appreciated. Our next excursion bus ride will be on June 25, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Cultural Festival (AKA Hollywood Carnival). Tickets usually go fast for this event so it is highly recommended that you reserve your seat asap by purchasing your ticket early. For more information, please visit our website @ www.sdca-inc.org


Also, please don't forget our Grand Bingo Night fundraiser next Saturday evening March 26, 2016. The information for this event is on our website under the events page. Once again, SDCA Inc. sincerely thank you for your continuous support. You are truly making a difference in promoting One Love, Respect, and Unity for humanity. Much love and respect to you always. Elton Cumberbatch.

March 2016

ELTON AND WAYNE WONDER AT SPIN NIGHT CLUB


SDCA Inc. president and members were present at the Spin Night Club on Sunday Night March 20, 2016 for a dynamic performance by Jamaican reggae dancehall artist Wayne Wonder. Above is a picture of Mr. Wonder and SDCA Inc. president, Elton Cumberbatch.

March 2016

BINGO NIGHT


SDCA, Inc. wants to thank Mr And Mrs Maule for letting us use their home to host SDCA, Inc. bingo event fundraiser on March 26, 2016. Much appreciation to this family. We also wish to thank all of our supporters for their continuous support. We could not of done this without you beautiful people.

April 2016

ALL WHITE PARTY


SDCA, Inc. wishes to thank everyone that attended our "All White Party" on Saturday April 16, 2016. A good time was had by all. SDCA, Inc. next fundraiser will be Saturday May 28, 2016.

May 2016

2ND ANNUAL REUNION


SDCA, Inc. and SC&VV Ltd 2nd Annual Reunion was a great success in Guyana, South America. Even though rain hampered the reunion and Elton arrival was late due to flight problems, the event still turned out to be a success. The young talents in the "Spelling B" competition gave added motivation to have this event again next year. 


This event was held Frid May 13, 2016.

June 2016


HOLLYWOOD CARNIVAL


SDCA, Inc. attended the 2016 Los Angeles Cultural Festival "AKA The Los Angeles Caribbean Carnival". Below are photos of SDCA president Elton Cumberbatch with Sir Charles and the crew, and soca recording artist KRES.


This event was held Sat June 25, 2016.

July 2016

JUNIOR REID AND ELTON AT SPIN NIGHT CLUB


SDCA, Inc. president Elton Cumberbatch attended the July 24, 2016 Reggae concert at Spin Night Club in San Diego. The featured artist for this event was reggae artist Junior Reid. Below are photos of this event.

July 2016

B.FFRENCH COLLABORATIVE


B.FFrench Collaborative and Wolf-pack Entertainment held its first annual Caribbean Carnival Indoor Beach Party at the Spin Night Club in San Diego, California. In attendance were Elton Cumberbatch, SDCA, Inc. president; Aaron Alaniz, SDCA, Inc. secretary; and Aisha & Dejah, two of SDCA, Inc. public relation directors.


This event was held Sat July 30, 2016.

August 2016

SDCA 4th ANNUAL UNITY FUN DAY


San Diego Caribbean Association, Incorporated held its 4th Annual Unity Fun Day and Potluck at Admiral Baker Park, in San Diego California. Over 300 persons were in attendance for this fun full day of festivities. Later that night, a fundraising party was held at Sista Locks. This event was held Sat Aug 20, 2016.

September 2016

HOMELESS FOOD, CLOTHING, AND BLANKET DISTRIBUTION


San Diego Caribbean Association, Incorporated held a food, blanket, and clothing distribution drive in Downtown San Diego, California.  This event was Sat Sept. 3, 2016.

September 2016

GUYANA MEDICAL RELIEF FUNCTION


San Diego Caribbean Association, Incorporated president Elton Cumberbatch attended a Guyana's Medical Relief function where money and medical supplies were donated to help Guyana.


This event was held Sat Sept. 10, 2016.

September 2016

FIRST CARNIVAL COMMITTEE MEETING


San Diego Caribbean Association, Incorporated held it first 2017 San Diego West Coast Caribbean Carnival and Festival planning committee meeting.  In addition to the meeting, SDCA, Inc. welcomed new members to the association.  Held Sunday September 11, 2016.

September 2016

FIRST CARNIVAL INAUGURATION PARTY


San Diego Caribbean Association, Incorporated had its 2017 San Diego West Coast Caribbean Carnival Inauguration Party.  Over 200 persons attended this event which was held at Sister Locks.  Held Sat Sept 24, 2016.

October 2016

BINGO NIGHT


SDCA, Inc. had its third bingo night for the year at Sister Locks.  Plenty prizes and surprises were distributed to winners. Stay tuned for SDCA, Inc. next bingo night.  Held Sun Oct 2, 2016.

October 2016

SECOND CARNIVAL COMMITTEE MEETING


San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. had its second San Diego West Coast Caribbean Carnival and Festival meeting on Sunday October 16, 2016 at Sisterlocks. 

October 2016

SOCA FETE PARTY


San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. had its Soca Fete and Costume Party at Sisterlocks in San Diego. A good time was had by all.  Held Sat. Oct. 22, 2016

October 2016

LAS VEGAS CARNIVAL


San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. family attended the Las Vegas Latin Caribbean Carnival Parade of The Bands in Las Vegas, Nevada. A fun time was had by all.  Held October 30, 2016.

November 2016

ST.  VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION


SDCA, Inc. Vice-President, Shane McNeil, attended St. Vincent and The Grenadines 37th Independence Anniversary Celebration at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood, California.  Held November 13, 2016.

November 2016

SDCA THANKSGIVING DINNER


San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. had its annual "THANKSGIVING FOR THE HOMELESS" food, clothing, and blanket distribution in downtown San Diego, California. Thanks to all those that volunteered their time, energies, and contributions for this worthy cause. A very special thank you to all the young people that participated this year. SDCA, Inc. hopes these young people see the importance of helping those that are less fortunate in our community.

December 2016

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AWARD BANQUET


San Diego Caribbean Association, Inc. had its 4th Annual Christmas Awards Banquet at Marina Village in San Diego, California. The event honored those that made positive contributions to SDCA and to our community.  Held Sat Dec 17, 2016

December 2016

CHRISTMAS DAY HOMELESS FEEDING


SDCA, Inc. had it annual Christmas Day homeless feeding. Below are comments based on the event.


Elton Cumberbatch: 


Good evening everyone. Today event was a great success. We fed over 200 homeless with some delicious Caribbean style meal. Special thank you to those who came out on such a special day to give back to the community. We all had a great and enjoyable time. 


Benita, your kids did a great job serving the food. That's a great reflexion on you.


Benita Dufresne:


It was an honor! We're glad be part of it. We're proud to serve the community. Blessings to you and all of the other members who came out. That is a greater reward than any amount of money. One lady was having a bittersweet moment. She was happy because we came out to serve on this special day. I offered her a hug...man...she held on to me to let it all out. I can tell she has not received that compassion in a long time. I was blessed to be there. If you still have that video clip please share it with me. I received way more than I gave today. Thanks for asking me to join SDCA LT!

December 2016

NEW YEARS EVE DANCE


Over 100 persons attended SDCA, Inc. annual New Years Eve Party. Above are pictures of the event.