Interview with Andre Gallant

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Title

Interview with Andre Gallant

Description

Andre Gallant has worked as an organizer of the Canada Games for over two decades. Beginning as a summer intern in the 1980s and leaving to pursue other ventures in 2008, Andre supported, attended, and contributed to the Games at a federal level, and also witnessed the incorporation of the Canada Games Council. In this interview, Andre explains how the Canada Games were organized on a broader scale and offers an insightful government perspective on things like determining host societies, building new infrastructure, and the connection between the Games and Canadian identity.

Subject

Sport & Recreation in Canada
Organizing the Canada Games
Government Relations
Technology
Industry / post-industrialization
Volunteering
Inclusivity in Sport
Canadian Identity
Canada Games Council
Host Society Bidding
Built Legacy
Media
Canada Games Family
Drug Testing/Anti-Doping Movement
Unity Through Sport

Date

2020-08-31

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Format

video

Language

English

Identifier

CGOH-005

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Gallant, Andre

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada).

Temporal Coverage

1967
1971
1981
1983
1985
1988
1991
1993
1999
2000
2001
2003
2005
2007
2009
2017

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- Ontario -- Ottawa
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Sydney
Canada -- Yukon -- Whitehorse
Canada -- Saskatchewan -- Regina
Canada -- Ontario -- London
Canada -- British Columbia -- Kamloops
Canada -- Quebec -- Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Interview Keyword

Community
Government
Politics
Canada Games Council
Experience
Leadership
Sport
Kids


Citation

“Interview with Andre Gallant,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, http://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/39.