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Podcasting Project

April 12, 2015

I’m creating a podcast documenting how Canadians think about bodies, health and sport. It will focus on stories of how individuals experienced, thought about or contributed to noteworthy events, social movements and controversies.

Right now I am looking for people who won a “gold crest” or “Award of Excellence” from the Canada Fitness Awards in the 1970s and 1980s. These were a series of tests (shuttle run, 500 and 50 metre run, chin ups) that you may have done in phys ed class as a kid. If you – or people you know – were Canada Fitness Award all-stars, please get in touch!

Please email me at with your story.

Not a Canada Fitness Award winner? I’m also looking for folks with memories of other events and programs of the 1970s and 1980s for future work:

• The Canada Home Fitness Test “Fit Kit” (see photo)
• ParticipACTION
• The 1988 Calgary Olympic Games (and especially the theme song “Can You Feel It”)
• Women’s Health Movement Activism

Fit Kit image

Nancy beale
April 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

we did the participaction program at my elementary school…. And I remember receiving top honours… (?gold?) two or three years running.

    April 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Awesome! I’ll be in touch in about a week! Thanks, Nancy.

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