Vintage Slideshows

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The Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness commemorated Team Nova Scotia's participation in the 1981 and 1983 Canada Games by creating narrated slideshows of the athletes' accomplishments. The curated presentations are made up of digitized slides and the narrations were originally recorded on cassettes. The music found throughout the presentations is known as the "Canada Games Song" or "Look Out World." This song was originally written for the first ever Canada Summer Games in 1969, which were held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Box containing a curated Nova Scotia slideshow on the 1983 Canada Winter Games held in Sagueany/Lac-St-Jean, Quebec

The Canada Games Council's collection includes three slideshows produced in the 1980s. The first provides a lead-up to the 1981 Canada Summer Games, which took place in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It reflects back on the 1977 Canada Summer Games in Newfoundland and encourages athletes to do their best for the upcoming Games. The second slideshow was created following the 1981 Games and offers commentary on the successes and challenges experienced by Nova Scotian athletes. The final presentation was produced in 1985 and describes Team Nova Scotia's achievements in the 1983 Canada Winter Games, held in Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean, Quebec.

Vintage Slideshows