Since 1988 we have been providing joint programs of exploration in the arts, sport, and education. Essentially what we do is bring people together who have a curiosity about each other. We are dedicated to bring together people with a common interest, share an honest image of each other’s reality, and encourage and facilitate collaboration.
Check the dates and invite President, Jonathan Watts to drop by for a coffee to say hello. If you wish you may also schedule for him to make a comprehensive presentation about a Cuba trip to your group. He is ready to meet at school, your home, rehearsal venue, in the gym… as you wish… morning, lunch, afternoon and evening time slots available…
BRITISH COLUMBIA – BCMEA Conference, River Rock, Richmond – October 20 to 22, 2016
ALBERTA – MCA, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff – October 20 to 22, 2016
NOVA SCOTIA – NSMEA Conference, Kentville – October 27 to 28, 2016
ONTARIO – OMEA Conference, Niagara Falls – November 3 to 5, 2016
QUEBEC – FAMEQ Conference, Valleyfield – November 24 to 26, 2016
OTHER– If you are in another region and/or would like to meet on other dates go ahead, just click the “WANT TO BOOK A MEETING, CLICK HERE!” button above, select OTHER on the survey, tell us your details and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Who's Behind Canada Cuba
It’s so much more than a band trip. It’s become an unforgettable experience among all band members. The Cuban students demonstrated what is actually important in our lives and gave me a totally new understanding of ‘having fun’…
Terrific experience, this was my 4th trip with a team and the best ever… the Cuban athletes were highly skilled … great attitudes … the coaches were great in running drills and instruction.
Cuba was an amazing opportunity for me. Before the trip I had a small idea of what it would be like, or what I thought it would be like, and it knew it was going to be fun, but I got so much more out of the trip than I originally thought…
MARVELOUS! I have done 30 band trips over my career and this was the absolute best. Our performances, then hearing, interacting and sharing with the Cuban music students was inspiring to us. The hands on percussion workshop and vocal ensembles allowed us to learn different styles and understand Cuban rhythms. We have gone to Cuba three times with Canada-Cuba Sports & Cultural Festivals. The focus is on interacting with the people and being a part of their culture and customs. This experience is authentic, real and invaluable. You experience music from beginning to end.
Thank you. We were completely satisfied with all the arrangements. The organization and quality of the activities, events and competitions was first class. A highlight was the opportunity to interact with the Cuban players, coaches and officials.
What a fantastic trip! It was an honor for us to meet, work and perform with the professional Cuban choirs. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. We have toured extensively in the past, this tour was by far the best organized, and the easiest.
The knowledge, experience, caring and professionalism of our guide was so appreciated. We enjoyed all our interactions with the Cuban people, especially the students at the school in Cienfuegos. Highlights included out interactions with the Provincial Concert Band, the traditional Cuban music ensemble and music schools. I intend to return for a 5th tour in 3 years. Our band trip to Cuba was a profound experience touching our very souls. If you are looking for a truly worthwhile experience for your band students…go for it! The people at Canada-Cuba Sports & Cultural Festivals are excellent.
I would do it again in a heartbeat… the Cuban athletes and coaches were competitive, spirited, skilled, friendly and willing to socialize and share…
Excellent! Students got to train with athletes of their skill level and at the same time learned about Cuban culture, history and people… a once in a lifetime experience… we’ll be back