CBC Television Network

Summer Festival

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1980

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired weekday afternoons during the summer of 1980

This hour-long public affairs program replaced The Bob McLean show
during the summer months. It was a program that celebrated Canada’s
heritage by visiting regional fairs and festivals. A typical show might
feature the Lobster Carnival in Prince Edward Island ,or Klondike Days
in Edmonton. The show included resident astrologer Geof Gray-Cobb and his predictions for the week.

Each regional program had a different host: Riki Turofsky in Toronto,
Marilyn MacKay in Windsor, Arvel Gray in Winnipeg, Beth Harrington in
Halifax, Amanda Hancox in Prince Edward Island, Jo Green in Edmonton,
Debra Kaye in Vancouver, and Shirley Newhook in St. John’s.

Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005