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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917948-6
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 186 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-917949-3
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 186 pages
  • Keywords
    • Canadian trivia,
    • 1960-1980,
    • Popular culture,
    • Advent of TV,
    • Sports in Canada,
    • Canadian moviemakers,
    • Canadian musicians

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Growing Up Canadian
Canada and its Youth Come of Age 1960-1980
by Clyde Woolman

The generation that came of age from 1960 to 1980 had front-row seats to the events and personalities that laid the foundation for the Canada we know today. As the generation matured, so too did the country. Chapters range from TV to sports, music to business, and stage to screen. A section includes the lengths individuals went to be “cool.” Another features Canada’s attempts to deal with the big brash neighbour-nation to the south. Equal parts history, pop culture, and trivia, the events and personalities that shaped Canada for years to come are presented with wry humour. Whether you choose this book for entertainment, for nostalgia, for easy-to-read history, or for quirky trivia, you will be reminded of how much change has occurred in Canada over a lifetime.

"A must read for those of us coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s. It's like watching a humour-infused feature film of the time when our generation and country were younger." —Dave Brummitt "Reading Growing Up Canadian is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket of nostalgia. With witty, informative, and quirky anecdotes, Woolman reminds us of people and events which helped shape our generation and country. This is an entertaining read that brought back memories and put a smile on our faces." —Tiberio and Sandi Reis "Clyde Woolman hits it out of the park with his compilation of popular Canadian culture from 1960 to 1980. It really took me back and laughed out loud. This is the perfect read to share with family and friends." —Maryanne Mackinnon

Clyde Woolman is the author of Smugglers at the Lighthouse (2010), Yurek: Edge of Extinction (2013), Edubabble (2018), Hepting’s Road: A Novel of Teaching (2018), High School Edubabble (2020), and Dragons at the Schoolhouse Door (2020). A former history teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools, the author is a bona fide member of the 60-80 generation. Clyde lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and cat.


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