Interview with Gary Bowie

Title

Interview with Gary Bowie

Description

Gary Bowie is a prominent member of the Alberta sports community. Bowie obtained a PhD in sport and recreation in the 1950s and worked in both Canada and the United States as a coach and a post-secondary educator. In this interview, Gary talks about his role in organizing the 1975 Canada Winter Games, held in Lethbridge, AB. He mentions the formation of various committees, challenges with transportation, and government relations. Gary also reflects on broader themes regarding the role of sport in the community during the 1970s, and the benefits of youth sport in training young athletes for the world stage.

Subject

Industry / post-industrialization
Community Partnerships
Volunteering
Government Relations
Unity Through Sport
Canadian Identity
Organizing the Canada Games
Sport & Recreation in Canada

Date

2020-10-08

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-023

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Bowie, Gary

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

1975

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- Alberta -- Lethbridge
The United States

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

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

Alberta
Coaching
Education
Phys-ed Community
Canada Winter Games
Lethbridge

Files

gary.PNG


Citation

“Interview with Gary Bowie,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/48.