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Government of Canada, Fitness and Amateur Sport, 1988. 200pp, paper. $35.00 (10 or more copies $17.50 each). ISBN 0-921824-00-9. Distributed by 3 S Fitness Group Ltd., Box 5520. Station B. Victoria, B.C. V8R 6S4. CIP

Reviewed by Elizabeth Woodger

Volume 17 Number 3
1989 May

Canadian Fitness Sourcebook, issued under the auspices of Fitness and Amateur Sport Canada, was planned by a committee of physical fitness experts. The aim of the publication is to serve as a reference and buyer's guide for professionals in the sports and fitness field. The sourcebook fulfils this expectation perfectly. It is an essential purchase for those seeking fitness information and, with regular updates, could become the standard tool for locating current fitness information across Canada.

Well organized and easy to read, the book lists and describes fifty-eight non-profit organizations that address the fitness aspect of physical activity. The second section of the book consists of an annotated list of print and audiovisual materials together with their prices and suppliers. It is worth noting that 25 percent of the resources listed are available free on request. They cover a wide variety of applications-fitness for young children, teenagers, the elderly, the handicapped, etc. The materials were all reviewed for technical accuracy before being included in the book. Eighty-six suppliers of the fitness resource materials are listed, with their names linked to the resources by an identification code.

The indexes are well prepared and enable the user to move quickly from resource (alphabetically or by topic) to supplier. School libraries and physical education departments should purchase this resource book for access to current physical fitness information in Canada.

Elizabeth Woodger, St. Mary’s High School Kitchener, Ont.
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