Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network

L’heure des quilles

Network: Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network

Broadcast Run: 1957 to 1978

Broadcast Medium: Television

Every Sunday, from 1957 to 1978, Radio-Canada broadcast the bowling program L’heure des quilles. The hosts were, in turn, Roger Baulu, Michel Normandin, Raymond Lebrun and Guy Ferron, accompanied by the play-by-play announcer Yvon Blais. As an indication of the astounding popularity of this bowling program at the time,  in 1961, L’heure des quilles attracted some 2.6 million TV viewers.

Written by Yvon Chouinard – January, 2006