Yes You Can

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Yes You Can
Presented byKevin Gillis
Trevor Bruneau
Tammy Bourne
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons3
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1980 – March 29, 1983

Yes You Can was a Canadian children's television series broadcast on CBC Television from 1980 to 1983. Hosted by singer Kevin Gillis, and co-hosted by Trevor Bruneau and Tammy Bourne, the half-hour live-action series was sports-themed and encouraged fitness and good health. Also featured were the comedic Coach Cuddles Ford (played by Patrick Ford), and two animated characters, "Harry Hog" and "Body Man", voiced by Michael Magee.

Each show also featured an appearance from a professional athlete, such as Gordie Howe, Karen Kain and Toller Cranston.

The show was written by Jack Hutchinson and Jamie Wayne, produced by Bill Hunt, directed by Ron Piggott and executive produced by Michael Lansbury.

Reruns of Yes You Can aired in the launch schedules of TSN and YTV.

Kevin Gillis went on to create and produce The Christmas Raccoons animated special - which led to The Raccoons on Ice and the Raccoons animated series. Many of the songs Gillis used the Yes You Can series were later re-recorded and used in the Raccoons animated series.

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