Barbados Association of Winnipeg

Invitation To 2021 Independence And Scholarship Awards Gala

Due to COVID restrictions, only 50 people are allowed to attend in-person. Ticket prices for in-person attendance are $60 per adult and $40 (18 years old and under). Use the form at the bottom of the page to register and RSVP. You can attend online at no cost via zoom


Barbados Association of Winnipeg


The Barbados Association of Winnipeg Inc. (BAW) was founded in 1977 by a young University of Manitoba student, Mrs. Antoinette Zloty (Nee Simmons) and members of the Barbadian Canadian community. It was still only in its fledgling and informal stage when His Excellency Mr. Lonnie Taylor, High Commissioner for Barbados in Canada, hosted a reception in Winnipeg in June of that year.

He was surprised to find that his countrymen in this city had not yet established a formal and thriving association as their counterparts had done in other major Canadian centres. The Association has grown increasingly active in the community service over the years. It has become extremely active to offer assistance to other ethic organizations in Manitoba and has maintained very friendly relations especially with Caribbean groups in Winnipeg.

Barbados Association of Winnipeg President


I am Gregory Gaskin, president of the Barbados Association of Winnipeg (BAW). On behalf of the member organizations, individual members, and executives of the BAW thank you for visiting our website.

The BAW is dedicated to supporting the Barbadian and Caribbean communities both in Barbados and Canada. A non-profit organization, the BAW provides assistance to Barbadians and Barbadian – Canadians.

Bajan Night, our signature fundraising event has been held each year since 1979. Bajan night is held on the 3rd Saturday in June, at which guests enjoy a fabulous Bajan dinner, live entertainment, a sampling of the Barbadian cuisine, dancing, and of course, good Bajan company. I invite you to join us at this annual gathering of Bajans, Canadians, and all who love Barbados.

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers!


Gregory Gaskin

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Barbados Association of Winnipeg's Scholarship Award Program

The Barbados Association of Winnipeg’s Scholarship Award Program (BAWSAP) was established in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Barbados Association of Winnipeg Inc. and the 150th birthday of Canada. .