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BrainDance 3. Standing

In these videos, Anne Green Gilbert and her students (toddlers through seniors) demonstrate variations of the BrainDance. These exercises move through fundamental movement patterns that wire the central nervous system in the first year of life. The BrainDance offers benefits such as improved mood...

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Circuit Training. Upper Body Exercises

This video demonstrates 21 different upper body exercises. Each demonstration is approximately 10-20 seconds in length. The exercises demonstrated are: 1. Push-Up 2. Fly** 3. Biceps Curl** 4. Triceps Dip 5. Triceps Extension** 6. Lat Pull Down** 7. Shoulder Press** 8. Decline Push-Up 9. ...

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Darren Zack. Fastpitch Softball

Darren Zack is a legend in the world of Fastpitch Softball. Nicknamed "Z Man" by his fans, he sets records at every level, pitching the most wins, strikeouts and consecutive scoreless innings, capturing three gold medals at the Pan Am Games. Darren actively promotes fastpitch by conducting pitchi...

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Fitness Appraisals

This video contains demonstrations of 11 different fitness appraisals. Fitness appraisals can be used for assessment but should not be used for evaluation. They provide a snapshot of students' health-related fitness levels. Developing the class benchmarks collaboratively can help students develop...

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Billy Two Rivers. Wrestling

Wrestler Billy Two Rivers became famous internationally in the 1960s then parlayed his experience into the political arena. Elected to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake for 20 years, he is now called upon for his experience and his wisdom. Today he is a senior policy and political advisor to the Na...

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Angela Chalmers. Distance Runner

Ranked one of the top three female middle distance runners in the world, Angela Chalmers competed in two Olympic Games. Angela was born in Manitoba and raised in Victoria where she carried the Canadian flag at the opening of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Already a double-gold medalist, she would s...

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Waneek Horn-Miller. Water Polo

Waneek Horn-Miller was a member of the Canadian Women's Water Polo team that won gold at the 1999 Pan Am Games. Voted MVP, Waneek became co-captain and led her team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Only ten years earlier, at age 14, she was struck to the ground by a soldier's bayonet during the Ok...

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Chief Roger Adolph. Boxing

Roger Adolph got into a fight playing basketball at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. He won the Golden Gloves in 1964, 1965, and 1966, in Tacoma, Portland, and Seattle, then turned pro. After two and a half years in England, Roger ended his professional boxing career and returned home. Chi...

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Sharon and Shirley Firth. Skating

Raised in the Northwest Territories, twin sisters Sharon and Shirley Firth were introduced to cross-country skiing at the age of 14. Their tenacity resulted in 80 medals at Canada's national championships, including 48 gold, 25 silver, and seven bronze. They were the first women to represent Cana...

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BrainDance 8. Integrating Concepts

In these videos, Anne Green Gilbert and her students (toddlers through seniors) demonstrate variations of the BrainDance. These exercises move through fundamental movement patterns that wire the central nervous system in the first year of life. The BrainDance offers benefits such as improved mood...

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Sports Injury Prevention and Assessment

This video provides a comprehensive guide to the issue of sports injury: its prevention where possible and successful treatment when prevention fails. It covers the following areas: prevention of injury, including warm-ups, protective equipment, diet and appropriate training regimes, immediate as...

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Alwyn Morris. Kayaking

Alwyn Morris won the Gold Medal in the 1000-metre K-2 kayaking event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. During his stand on the podium, he held an eagle feather high to honour his grandfather and his culture. For the next 10 years, he crossed the country, maintaining and promoting educational i...

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BrainDance 1. Introduction

In these videos, Anne Green Gilbert and her students (toddlers through seniors) demonstrate variations of the BrainDance. These exercises move through fundamental movement patterns that wire the central nervous system in the first year of life. The BrainDance offers benefits such as improved mood...

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Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth

Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. This short film is a condensed version of the feature documentary Mighty...

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Fred Sasakamoose. Hockey

In 1953, Fred Sasakamoose became the first status Indian to play in the NHL. Known for his deadly slapshot, Fred was sometimes called "the reluctant Blackhawk" because he almost refused a contract with Chicago in favour of returning to Sandy Lake reserve. After only one season, he chose to leave ...