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Arkert, Helen Margaret. "The Development of Physical Education and Recreation in Alberta." Thesis (M.Ed.). University of Alberta, 1953.

AB: This research study traces the organizational development of sport and recreation in Alberta from pre-European contact to the early 1950s. Each historical period studied is further organized by sport, with archery, horse racing, games, lacrosse, dancing, lacrosse, football, cricket, baseball, curling, hockey, shooting, tennis, golf, polo, track and field, basketball, rugby football and bowling all receiving mention. Important institutions are studied and include: the role of missionaries, the Y.M.C.A., service clubs before the First World War and the growth of professionalism after the Second. Physical education is used as a unifying theme throughout the paper and serves to demonstrate the process by which the education system has helped to develop sports in Alberta.

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