Item 1 - Gym Demonstration

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Gym Demonstration

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ON00120 002-2-3-1

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  • April 1939 (Creation)

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1 film reel (17 min., 35 sec.) : b&w, si., acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome) ; 16 mm

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One film of the gym demonstration in Falconbridge, Ontario.

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00:00 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – The Department of Health Education.
00:09 A Display of Gym and Dancing given by Members of the Health Education Department in April 1939.
00:30 Mothers and Fathers.
00:58 Tiny Tots Rhythm by Tiny Tots.
01:46 Novelty Relays by Junior Boys.
02:22 Nursery Rhymes by 608 Year Girls.
02:59 Danish Gymnastics by Senior School Girls.
05:01 Jack and Jill by Junior Tap Dancers.
06:17 Apparatus and Tumbling by Intermediate and Senior Boys.
09:42 Ten Pretty Girls by Senior School Tap.
10:08 Tap Dance by Three Pretty Girls.
10:54 Exercises by Intermediate Girls Gym.
11:30 School Days by Garson Girls.
11:56 Folk Dancing by Senior School Girls.
12:32 Maids and Waitresses by Intermediate Tap Dancers.
13:04 Social Dancing by High School Girls and Boys.
14:06 Pyramids by Intermediate and Senior Boys.
15:04 Tactics by Intermediate and Senior Girls.
17:35 End.

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The demonstration was directed by Margaret Robinson and Doug Hickeson.

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Almost 400 participants attended.

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Tiny Tots Rhythm Class students: Gillian Day, Marva Sims, June Peterson, Barbara Kerwin, Dorothy Yackman, Marvia Mott, Mary Lee Chesser, Gwen Scott, Martin Chesser, Allan Galbraith, Murdock McKinnon, Alex McAllister, Doug Stevens, Bob Wilson and Malcolm Mott.

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Senior apparatus and tumbling display participants: Omer Deforge, Bert Henry, Jimmy Blake, Rolland Henry, Russell Phipps, John Rhude, Orgene Mathias, Lloyd Cull, Micky Carmichael, Ernie Rhude, Gordon Rath and Rolland McAllister.

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Girls Trio: Muriel McCulloch, Evelyn MacDonnell and Grace Wills.

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To learn more about the gym demonstration, see “Large Crowds Witness Falconbridge Gym Display,” The Sudbury Star, April 28, 1939, p. 10.

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