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Blizzard Island

★★★★½

Blizzard Island Tracey Allen, a 10 year-old Nova Scotia girl, and her nine year-old brother Wayne find intrigue while rummaging through an old chest. Their father, a sea captain, keeps many strange things — but none stranger than a mysterious necklace. This "special" necklace transports them to the magical world of Blizzard Island. As the children quickly find out, the ...

AkaArgon Quest (U.S. title)
Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Blue Rainbow, The

The Blue Rainbow's host and creator, Lutia Lausane, spins tales of giants and monsters and fantasy, punctuated with original songs she plays on her Celtic harp. Michael Kennard and John Turner also performed in The Blue Rainbow for three seasons as the clowns Dirk & Drock. CHSJ-TV sold the series to Global Television in 1989

Original Airdates1984-2000
TypeSeries

Bob and the Teens

Bob and the Teens was a teen show seen daily Monday through Thursday on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. The show invited four different teenage students to visit on the program every week. The four students (two boys,two girls) selected from Winnipeg High Schools participated in such activities as: Pick The Hits, will this recording be a hit or a miss?; Front Pag ...

Original Airdates1961-1963
TypeSeries

Bookshop

Bookshop presented 52 half-hour programs produced by CKY-TV Winnipeg for children up to 12 years of age. Each episode was built around a theme which was the focus of the story along with craft exercises and the exchanges which took place among such characters as Witchkin and Piccadilly the Clown.

TypeSeries

Buckshot Show, The

★★★★½

Buckshot Show, The The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick fro ...

Original Airdates1967-1992
TypeSeries

Buddies, The

★★★★★

Two Canadian astronauts on a lonely refuelling station demonstrated bilingual tolerance-when they weren't hoarding food capsules and oxygen canisters or ejecting each other into airless space. Quebecois Latuque (who wore one) was a sentimental slob who melted when Mama Latuque made her weekly phone call ("Bi Bi...Bi Bi...do you love your mother, Bi Bi.. ...

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

Bunch of Munsch, A

★★★★

Bunch of Munsch, A A Bunch of Munsch was a series of animated tales based on the stories based on the books of Robert Munsch. The stories used humour and fantasy to confront issues like peer pressure, hygiene, etc.

Original Airdates1991-1994
TypeSeries

Busy Fingers

For many years Betty Nickerson produced a series of art programs for the Department of Education in Manitoba. Busy Fingers on CBC Winnipeg was a visual extension of the art curriculum, but one of Betty's abiding concerns was with the variety of artistic expression among children of all ages in many countries of the world. Producers: Jean McKay, Ron B ...

Original Airdates1958-1962
TypeSeries

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The The Busy World of Richard Scarry was a 13-part animated series which brought to life Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Sergeant Murphy and the whole Busy Town cast known from Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Each show contained three different stories, and the strange vehicles— like banana and tomato cars—were sure to charm the little ones.

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Calling All Children

★★★★

Talented tots from two to twelve moved into the spotlight on CBC Winnipeg's Calling All Children. The show was presented over CBWT-TV weekly with Bill Guest as master of ceremonies and was designed to develop talent of youngsters up to 12 years of age. Singers, musicians and dancers appeared on the show and an invitation was extended to viewers to vote ...

Original Airdates1958-1962
TypeSeries

Calling All Safety Scouts

★★★★½

In this series, the characters from "We Live Next Door" demonstrate various aspects of personal safety. Through quizzes, personal demonstrations, songs and games, we learn about the various risks a young person can face and gives advise as to avoid mishaps. Children who think ahead and think of others can become safety scouts like Henrietta, the main ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Camp Cariboo

★★★★

Camp Cariboo As the title suggests, an attempt is made to bring all the fun of summer camp to television. Knowing that children of this age group are attuned to fast-paced action, the pace is moderated by the recognition that young viewers want to interact directly with the programming they watch. To that end, the show is set in an idyllic camp setting where there i ...

Original Airdates1986-1989
TypeSeries

Caravan

Caravan For three summers, the CBC aired Caravan, a weekly bilingual show that used the format of a circus with Guy Mauffette as ringmaster Monsieur Loyal. The hour-long "live" three-ring circus visited towns in Quebec and Ontario (and the Atlantic provinces in the final season), bringing the excitement of the big top to the boys and girls of that town. Include ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

Care Bears, The

★★★★½

Care Bears, The Get ready, there's fun and excitement brewing in the clouds of Care-A-Lot! This charming animated series follows the Care Bears as they tackle the most difficult job of all: growing up. The Care Bears help each other and their friends come to the right decisions about life's little problems based on what their feelings tell them, good and bad. These lov ...

Original Airdates1985-1988
TypeSeries

Catch Up!

★★★

A follow-up to the 1977-1978 series After Four, Catch Up! was an afternoon showcase for young Canadian performers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers which starred Christopher Ward and Margot Pinvidic, with the Christoper Ward Band. Featured on some episodes were: Winona Zellenka, a 12-year-old cellist who played a pop tune with the Christopher Ward Band ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Children's Checkpoints

★★★★

Children's Checkpoint was a series of short educational and entertainment program segments introduced by anchorperson Mary Clare and her talented roving reporters Lydia, Geoff and Amanda. The program aired Saturday mornings on NTV in Newfoundland.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Circle Square

★★★★

Circle Square Circle Square was a syndicated variety show for children with themes which contribute to the mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. The show was conceived in the tradition of evangelical television, combining information and personal experience. In each program, the children learned to resolve social (interpersonal relationships ...

Original Airdates1975-?
TypeSeries

Close To The Earth

Don Elder produced this half-hour, weekly nature program for young people (9 to 12 years old). The series focused on the environment and wild animals found in Canada. Among the creatures covered were birds, frogs, snakes, turtles, praying mantis, beavers and porcupines.

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Club 6

Club 6 was a local Toronto variety show for teenagers. The show was a spin-off from Dick Clark's American Bandstand- a compromise between teenagers' dancing and a public affairs show. Each show featured one school giving some attention to the achievements of its pupils while the hosts in general, including the studio audience of some 200 young people, e ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

Colonel Loonar

★★★★★

Colonel Loonar Colonel Loonar, a rousing rocketeer, provided a fantastic fallout of high shooting humour and fun to young viewers in the early 1960's. This simple-minded spaceman packed a rocketfull of jokes, outer space stories, cartoons and gags and an odd collection of some of the funniest characters in show business. Produced at CFCN-TV in Calgary, Len Carlson ...

TypeSeries

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