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Competitor at King and Queen Show 2007Competitor at King and Queen Show 2007 (Photo: Pierre Dubeau)

Thanks to everyone who made Scotiabank Caribana 2008 a resounding success.

CBC ignited Toronto with all the rhythms and revelry of the Caribbean this summer as the media partner of the internationally renowned Scotiabank Caribana Festival 2008.

Check out a photogallery of great images from CBC cameraman David Donnelly.

On Saturday, August 2nd, CBC hosts Christine Birak and Andrew Craig brought you an hour of spectacular mas band music, dance and costumes. Garvia Bailey met revelers along the parade route. If you missed our parade coverage, stay tuned - it will be available on this web site.

Festival Coverage

Coverage kicked off on Tuesday, July 15 as the festival launched at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. CBC Radio One 99.1 and CBC Television's News at Six covered the stories and people that make up the Caribana experience. Our radio and television items are available for you here in the right-hand column.

The main events included Scotiabank Caribana Junior Carnival, Scotiabank Caribana Gala and the Scotiabank Caribana King & Queen Show.

CBC's First Annual Calypso Tent

On Wednesday, July 30, CBC Radio 2 held a special concert at Glenn Gould Studio featuring nine former Caribana Monarchs. The concert is now available online. Crowned in past festivals, these performers' sweet calypso rhythms lifted audiences to their feet (more »).

More Caribana Features

Checklist Before You Go
Consult our checklist of must-haves.
Map Parade Route
Where will you be when the action happens?
Glossary Caribana Lingo
Unlocking phrases and words from the festival.
Garvia Bailey
Your View Caribana Stories
Share your favourite festival story.
EVENT SCHEDULE Don't miss it...
Concerts, shows, activities and food: so much to enjoy.
Float singer
on-air Tune In!
Caribana on CBC Radio and Television.
PHOTOGALLERY See the spirit
A rainbow masquerade on display.
Timeline Caribana History
Who can forget the year when...
Salivating mouth
Recipes Caribana Cuisine
Contribute your favourite flavours.

Parade Route Map