Subseries 2009.6.13.39 - Amateur Sports

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Amateur Sports

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2009.6.13.39

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  • 1973-1979 (Creation)

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2.2 m of textual records

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(18 October 1932-)

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Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the amateur sport functions of the Fitness and Amateur Sport branch of the Department of National Health and Welfare. Records include copies of legislation and policy relating to sport, reports, questionnaires, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, meeting minutes, brochures, posters, reference material, and speeches from Minister Campagnolo and others. Includes correspondence regarding government policies on amateur sport; the metrication of sports; Canadian hosting policies for tournaments; Canada Cup 1976; the Commonwealth Games, particularly the 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton; the Pan American Games; international ice hockey competitions, particularly at the World Cup Championships; the Arctic Winter Games; the Canada Winter Games, particularly the 1979 Brandon, Manitoba games; the Canada Summer Games; requests for financial assistance and grant applications from various sporting bodies; Hockey Canada; the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow; the Special Olympics and financial assistance for physically disabled atheletes; the effects of apartheid and racism on the Olympics; sports halls of fame; and sports award programs. Also includes alphabetical name registry files for amateur sport associations and organizations that contain correspondence and informational material related to specific groups. Contains records for Loto Canada, the national lottery that funded in part the Fitness and Amateur Sport branch, which include inquiries, complaints, and statements of opinion about lotteries from interested Canadians.

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Files maintained in original Government of Canada Subject Block Numeric Classification System.

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  • English

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