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Each year, during the last weekend of July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers for a weekend of parading, dining, socializing (liming) and dancing in the sunshine. This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

How did the Caribbean Days Festival come to be? It’s a great story.

Day One: July 30, 1988

At the invitation of the City of North Vancouver, we staged our first annual Caribbean Day Festival on Saturday July 30, 1988 at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. Our Society’s first-ever planning meeting was held in advance of this, at Minoru Pavilion in Richmond, BC on November 22, 1987.

The first event featured Caribbean folk dancing, Caribbean foods, arts and crafts by Caribbean artists, children’s Carnival parade, limbo and dancing to the rhythms of the ever popular steel drums.

Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar. With up to 60,000 people attending annually, it is one of the largest cultural events of its type in BC.

The TTCS of BC appreciates your support in its mission to raise awareness of Caribbean culture in BC and benefit the community at large. Please browse our website for full event location, participation, and media information. See you at the Festival!

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