20 Minute Workout


20 Minute Workout Each show of this provocative aerobic exercise series started off slowly with stretching and limbering up before switching into high gear with an exhausting variety of movements that flowed into one another. The program had a fluid, sensuous look to it, unlike other exercise shows with their straight-on camera angles. The show's creator, Ron Harris, des ...

Aka:20 Minute Workout
Original Airdates1983-1985

Beny Sport Review, The

In The Beny Sport Review, Al McCann introduced viewers and sports celebrities on the order of Eskimo quarterback Don Getty and Canadian curling champ Matt Baldwin.

Original Airdates1957

Bowling For Dollars


Bowling For Dollars Bowling For Dollars was a "franchised" game show produced and broadcast by local TV stations all across North America. CKND Winnipeg and CKCO Kitchener were the only Canadian stations airing versions in Canada. The Canadian game was a five-pin version. Each bowler had a maximum of three turns. Players who bowled three successive strikes won the pot bu ...


Canadian Fisherman

Canadian Fisherman was an eight-part series on game fishing in Canada. Each program was produced in a different region and concentrated on the kinds of game fishing in that region. For example, one program from the prairies included a demonstration on how to cook whitefish Indian-style and the British Columbia episode explored the inside passage of the ...

Original Airdates1968

Canadian Superstars

Television networks developed the idea of packaging competitions among athletes to fill time during intermissions of hockey or football games. The Superstars contest purported to determine the greatest all-round athlete. It required participants to choose seven sports in which to compete, excluding their own sport. The choices were swimming, tennis, row ...

AkaCanada Superstars; World Superstars
Original Airdates1977-1981

CBC Championship Tennis


Six of the world's top amateur tennis players competed in two round-robin competitions in 1967 and 1968. The players in the 1967 series included Ronald Barnes, Manuel Santana, Nikola Pilic and Roy Emerson. The players in 1968 were Samanathan Krishnan, Tom Okker, Manuel Santana, Thomas Kock, Vic Seixas and Mike Belkin. Each week through, two of these six ...

Original Airdates1967-1968

CBC Sportsweekend

CBC Sportsweekend CBC Sports covered a wide variety of events and competitions for its Saturday afternoon overviews. Often, the broadcast was divided into two major segments. After a year's run titled Saturday Sports Special, the program adopted a different format and title, Sportsweekend. The title later changed to CBC Sports Saturday, an exciting and fast-paced ...

AkaSaturday Sports Special; CBC Sports Saturday
Original Airdates1979-

Cross Canada Curling

CBC's World of Sport presented this annual series featuring Canada's top curlers. Cross-Canada Curling was video-taped in three Canadian cities and appeared on Saturday afternoons on the entire CBC-TV network. Competitors represented the same eleven categories (one rink from each of Canada's provinces plus one from Northern Ontario), which made up the C ...

AkaCross-Canada Curling
Original Airdates1961-1965

Cross-Country Ski School


The Sun Life Cross-Country Ski School was telecast Saturday mornings on CBC-TV, beginning the first week in January, 1980. It repeated for several more winters. Stephan and Luise Sander, Canadian national cross-country ski team members, demonstrated the diagonal stride, double poling, climbing and downhill techniques, turning, waxing, proper equipment a ...

AkaSun Life Cross-Country Ski School; Sun Life Ski School
Original Airdates1980

Exhaust Tones

Exhaust Tones was a Sunday show designed for motor racing enthusiasts on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. Host Phil Reimer, who had taken part in auto racing events on the west coast, covered the Manitoba sports car, motorcycle, go-kart and hydroplane racing scene, and presented film of races and rallies, both local and international. Assisting Mr. Reimer was T ...

Original Airdates1961

Feelin' Good

Produced in Regina by the CBC, Feelin' Good was a daily half-hour on physical fitness, with Judi Osborne.

Original Airdates1980

Fish'n Canada Show, The


Fish'n Canada Show, The Fish'n Canada is one of Canada`s longest-running fishing shows. It is a series for the angler, with hosts Reno and Angelo Viola who travel to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations across the country to find out where and how to catch the best sports fish.

Original Airdates1989-

Football Huddle

Jack Wells and Blue Bomber coach Bud Grant showed filmed highlights of the most recent Bomber games, and commented on the plays and strategy that won or lost the games. There were also interesting weekly guests. Viewers were invited to send in questions on football, which were answered on the show. Producers George Kent, Frank Rasler

Original Airdates1956-1961

Free to Fly

This aerobic workout series for children is presented by children and inspired by their own games and fantasies. Each 15-minute program in this medically approved series contains a warm-up, aerobics, and a cool-downthat will leave the participants relaxed and feeling great. With specially written musicand animated effects based on children’s art, the 2 ...

Original Airdates1984

Golf With Stan Leonard


Stan Leonard, with the help of commentator Ted Reynolds, offered several, television courses in basic golf from the Point Grey Golf Course. The courses were divided into thirteen, fifteen minute lessons. The second season was more advanced than the 1960 season which dealt with the fundamentals of golf. A new way of giving golf lessons on TV was emp ...

Original Airdates1960-1965

Jim Coleman Show, The


On this fifteen minute broadcast for late Friday evenings, Toronto sportswriter Jim Coleman presented sports news and interviewed sports personalities.

Original Airdates1956-1960

Let's Do It


Let's Do It was a CBC series of 11 half-hour programs combining tips on physical fitness, billiards, table tennis, badminton and tennis. Producer: Bob Moir

Original Airdates1974

Manitoba Outdoors

Manitoba Outdoors was a Winnipeg sports program, hosted by Don McLean, CJAY-TV field service director, and Jim Farrell, the channel's news editor. Each week, the show featured reports on camping, fishing, hunting, holidaying, wildlife conservation and resort areas in Manitoba and the work of the Manitoba Federation of Game and Fish Associations.

Original Airdates1961-1962

Sports Probe

Sports Probe was a mixed bag of editorial comment, interviews and film clips hosted by Mike Anscombe. The weekly series aired on Global from 1974 to 1985.

Original Airdates1974-1985

Sportsmen's Corner

Per Holting and Don Wittman shared the spotlight weekly on CBC Winnipeg's Sportsmen's Corner, a 30-minute sports package which featured interesting items for both the sports fan and sport participant. Detailed looks at spectator sports with special guests were handled by Don Wittman while Per Holting hosted the outdoor portion of the show.

Original Airdates1961-1962

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