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Council Committee Bid Corporation

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Title: Who does what

Subtitle: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid

Description: <p>The decision to bid involves many different partners and committees. These groups have been working to explore the possibility of bidding on the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games:</p> <ul><li><a href="#calgary2026">Calgary 2026</a></li> <li><a href="#secretariat">The City Secretariat</a></li> <li><a href="#assessmentcommittee">The 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee</a></li> <li><a href="#Engagement-Sub-Committee">The Engagement Advisory Sub-Committee</a></li> <li><a href="#CBEC">Calgary Bid Exploration Committee</a></li></ul>

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2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bidWho does what

The decision to bid involves many different partners and committees. These groups have been working to explore the possibility of bidding on the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games:

   

Calgary 2026


Calgary 2026 bid corporation was established in June 2018 and is working to develop a bid for Calgary to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The bid outlines the overall vision and concept for the Games, with a detailed cost estimate. Should Council and our partners decide to bid, Calgary 2026 will submit this proposal to the International Olympic Committee in January 2019.

Calgary 2026 partners

The City of Calgary has three representatives on the Calgary 2026 Board of Directors:
  • Jeff Fielding, City Manager
  • Manjit Minhas
  • Chris Lee

City Secretariat


​​The City established a working group to examine Calgary 2026’s bid exploration work, their Draft Hosting Plan Concept and proposed bid. This group provides advice to Council and the Assessment Committee, on opportunities, costs, risks and benefits associated with bidding and possibly hosting the Games.

It also ensures Council and the Assessment Committee have the information they need to make the decision whether or not Calgary should bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Our review includes examining:
 
  • Align Council Directives, decisions, policies, programs, strategies, and plans
  • Financial review including: review of proposed capital and operating budgets and potential financial implications
  • Potential funding and cost sharing options
  • Facility and infrastructure implications
  • Potential legal implications
  • Potential economic and social risks and benefits
  • Proposed governance approach
  • Risk analysis and potential risk management and mitigation strategies
See The City Secretariat Mandate for its roles and responsibilities.
 

The City Secretariat has an approved budget of $3.3 million for 2018. An approved additional budget of $1.8 million will be released in 2019, if Council votes to move forward with a bid.

The 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee


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Calgary City Council created an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee to give guidance on The City’s exploration of whether to submit a 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid. The committee is made up of:

Assessment Committee information and updates:
 
 

The Engagement Advisory Sub-Committee


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City Council appointed four local, volunteer professionals to a sub-committee of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee.

The sub-committee will ensure The City’s engagement program provides citizens with balanced information and engagement opportunities. These engagement opportunities have been put in place to understand local sentiment about a potential bid and hosting of the 2026 Games.

The sub-committee includes:

  • Loren Falkenberg, Chair
  • Marichu Antonio
  • Dani DeBoice
  • David White
 

Calgary Bid Exploration Committee (CBEC)


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The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee​ (CBEC) completed their work between June 2016 and July 2017. This team worked to determine whether hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is a good investment for the City of Calgary. CBEC’s final report is available to review.