Tagged Olympic Bid

Advanced voting for Olympic plebiscite now open

By Matty Hume, November 6 2018 — Advanced voting for the 2026 Calgary Olympic bid plebiscite is now open. Calgarians can visit a polling station — with one on the University of Calgary campus in MacEwan Hall open tomorrow — from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 7 to vote ‘yes’ or…

Cost a rising concern in 2026 Olympic plebiscite

By Matty Hume, October 24 2018 — On Nov. 13, Calgarians are hitting the polls to tell city council whether or not they believe the City of Calgary should go forward with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The ‘yes’ or ‘no’ plebiscite is legally non-binding under the Municipal Government Act, meaning the results…

City Council proposes divine intervention to pay for Olympics

By Evan Lewis, March 27 2018 — The formal bidding process for the 2026 Winter Olympics will begin any day now and Calgary City Council is still working to persuade citizens that it’s worth the cost. Requests have been made to the provincial and federal government for funding the Games, with uncertain feedback. As a…

The tasks facing the newest members of city council

By Jason Herring. Illustrations by Samantha Lucy Throughout Calgary’s 2017 municipal election, the pervading narrative was one of change. Early polls suggested that Bill Smith, not incumbent Naheed Nenshi, led the pack in the mayoral race, while many candidates vying to unseat an established councillor focused more on their opponent’s weaknesses and the city’s desire for…

Calgary should not pursue an Olympic bid

By Barrett Schultz, September 29, 2017 — Whether it be a new hockey arena or the potential 2026 Olympic bid, Calgary is buzzing with talk of sports infrastructure. The 1988 Games happened a lifetime ago and it feels like the city has waited long enough for a new Olympic bid. On the surface, it’s fun,…

Calgary well-equipped for Olympic bid

By Saima Asad, January 24 2017 — Many Calgarians grew up hearing glamorous stories about when the Winter Olympics were held on home ice in 1988. Now, we may have the chance to experience that wonder in our own lifetimes. Calgary City Council received  a report at their Jan. 23 meeting intended to evaluate the…

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