15th annual Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation gala “Jamrock”

Denise Jones

Join us for the 15th annual Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation Gala ‘Jamrock’ on Friday , October 22, 2021, at Palais Royale in Toronto.

The theme of this year’s event will celebrate One Love, the inclusiveness of all cultures, races, genders joining together to ‘be the change’ in the country we love. Guests and sponsors will come together to make a difference, celebrate, and enjoy the culture, food, music that the beautiful country of Jamaica has to offer. The Gala will also be honouring the late Denise Jones with a tribute to her life and works.

Denise was instrumental in the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation development and served on the Board tirelessly for almost 15 years. Her passion for supporting the children of Jamaica by providing much-needed access to education in the most vulnerable communities was inspirational.

Special guests include Canadian Television Journalist, Host CBC Toronto News Dwight Drummond, Inspirational Speaker, Jesse Jones; host for the ‘Bachelor in Paradise Canada’, Founder of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization Orlando Bowen, and others.


6:30 pm                      Seated Reception

7:30 pm                      Dinner service begins

8:45 pm                      Speeches, a tribute to Denise Jones, Live Auction

10:00 pm                    DJ Ian closes the event with Island vibes

WHERE:    Palais Royale 1601 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON Heated Courtyard Patio. Enter through the front doors.

Visit www.helpinghandsjamaica.com for more information.

MASK MANDATE: All participants, celebrities, vendors, and guests are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing in all shared indoor spaces, including while lining up for event registration, walking through the facility’s common areas, including going to and using the restrooms. The only exception is while seated to enjoy the food served on the tented patio. In addition, all guests and participants must undergo full Covid-19 screening upon arrival. PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

About Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation:

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF) is a North America-based organization founded in 2005 seeking to improve the lives of the next generation of children, young adults and their communities by creating a world-class education system through investment in infrastructure, health, wellness and leadership. The motto of HHJF is ‘Participate, Educate, Elevate’, they believe by providing the opportunity for an education we can eliminate the barriers to a child’s success. To date, HHJF has raised more than $2,250,000 and built 24 schools thanks to our generous sponsors and donors. Learn more by visiting  HelpingHandsJamaica.com