Episode Guide - Yes You Can (Series) (1980-1983)

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Yes You Can
Season 1 (26 Episodes)

Sep 19, 1980 - The opener offers a profile of gymnast Elfi Schlegel and footage of high jumper Debbie Brill in action at the 1979 World Cup of Track and Field.

Oct 21, 1980 - Susan Nattrass, five-time world champion trapshooter, demonstrates the basics of her sport. Also: tips on nutrition and injury prevention. [Postponed from an earlier date.]

Oct 28, 1980 - Debbie Brill demonstrates her highjumping ability and talks about her love for her sport.

Nov 4, 1980 - Today: John Wood, Olympic Silver Medal canoeist is guest.

Nov 11, 1980 - Equestrian Terry Leibel, a member of Canada's silver medal-winning team at the 1979 Pan American Games, is the guest athlete.

Nov 18, 1980 - Toronto Argonaut running back Terry Metcalf is the guest athlete. Also: fitness and nutrition tips from hosts Kevin Gillis, coach Cuddles Ford.

Nov 25, 1980 - American diver Jennifer Chandler, Olympic gold medallist in 1976, is the guest athlete.

Dec 2, 1980 - The guest athlete is Canadian swimmer Graham Smith, winner of six gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and 1978 Canadian male athlete of the year.

Dec 9, 1980 - Twenty-year-old Leo Rautins, star of Canada's national basketball team and 1978 Junior Sportsman of the Year, is this week's guest athlete.

Dec 16, 1980 - Skier Steve Podborski, downhill bronze medallist at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid (NY.).

Dec 23, 1980 - 19 year-old Wayne Gretzky, one of the most valuable players in the National Hockey League, is this week's guest athlete.

Dec 30, 1980 - John Eaves, the two-time World Champion Freestyle skier, is the guest athlete in an excitement-packed half-hour of sports and fitness.

Jan 6, 1981 - Gaetan Boucher, who won the Silver Medal at the 1980 Olympic Games for speed skating, is this week's guest athlete.

Jan 13, 1981 - Tracey Wainman, one of the youngest figure skaters to compete in world championships, is this week's guest athlete.

Jan 20, 1981 - Ken Read, Canada's best downhill skier and winner of six World Cup races, is this week's guest athlete.

Jan 27, 1981 - Three-time World Superstars champion (1978-80) Brian Budd is this week's guest athlete.

Feb 3, 1981 - Sprinter Angelis Taylor, 1979 Pan American Games silver medallist, is this week's guest athlete.

Feb 10, 1981 - Soccer player Bob Lenarduzzi (Vancouver Whitecaps) is this week's guest athlete.

Feb 17, 1981 - This week's guest athlete is Dan Ripley, world indoor record holder in pole vault

Feb 24, 1981 - Al Oerter, four-time Olympic gold medallist in the discus, is this week's guest athlete.

Mar 3, 1981 - Golfer Sandra Post, Canada's 1979 athlete of the year, is this week's guest athlete.

Mar 10, 1981 - Larry Myricks is this week's guest athlete.

Mar 17, 1981 - Baseball star Damaso Garcia is this week's guest athlete. He gives pointers on fielding technique.

Mar 24, 1981 - Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk is this week's guest athlete.

Season 2

Jan 26, 1982 - The history of cross-country skiing. Included: development of the sport in North America and its evolution as a family activity.

Feb 2, 1982 - Swimmer Alex Baumann, world-record holder in the 200-meter individual medley, teaches the butterfly stroke to Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau.

Feb 9, 1982 - Featured today is cyclist Gord Singleton.

Feb 16, 1982 - Rick Burleson of the California Angels gives tips on playing shortstop.

Feb 23, 1982 - Outfielder Lloyd Moseby of the Toronto Blue Jays discusses the importance of concentration and demonstrates proper positioning in the field.

Mar 2, 1982 - Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos demonstrates the finer points of stealing bases.

Mar 9, 1982 - Today's program includes a profile of prima ballerina Karen Kain, who puts Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau through some warm-up exercises.

Mar 16, 1982 - Jockey Robin Platts, who has been riding race horses since 1966 when he was just 17, is today's special guest. He shows Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau how to position themselves on a horse at the starting gate, during a race, and when coming across the finish line.

Mar 23, 1982 - This week's guest is Diane Jones Konihowski, pentathlon champ who teaches Trevor and Tammy how to put a shot.

Mar 30, 1982 - Today's guest, Zenon Andrusyshyn, kicker for the Toronto Argos, talks about his unusual career and demonstrates his punting skills for Trevor Bruneau and Tammy Bourne.

Apr 6, 1982 - Today's guest is celebrated international skater, Toller Cranston.

Apr 13, 1982 - Guest: Gordie Howe.

Season 3

Oct 12, 1982 - Georgia Bulldogs running back Herschel Walker demonstrates the techniques of playing at his position.

Oct 19, 1982 - Willie Upshaw of the Toronto Blue Jays demonstrates the fundamentals of playing first base.

Nov 30, 1982 - Golfer Ben Crenshaw demonstrates how to get out of a sand trap.

Dec 7, 1982 - Boxer Shawn O'Sullivan demonstrates the left jab, right cross and left hook.

Dec 14, 1982 - Former Yankees shortstop Tony Kubek demonstrates infield plays.

Dec 21, 1982 - Tennis player Carling Bassett demonstrates the basics of the forehand and backhand swings.

Dec 28, 1982 - Track star Mark McKoy teaches series regulars Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau basic style when jumping hurdles. McKoy won a Gold Medal for Canada in hurdle competition at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last year.

Jan 4, 1982 - Jack Donohue, coach of the Canadian men's basketball team, reviews the fundamentals of the sport.

Jan 11, 1983 - World champion Terry Neilson on the basics of sailing a laser.

Jan 18, 1983 - Jeff and Judy McClintock, Canadian waterski champions, demonstrate waterski basics.

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory