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Olympic Bid Public Engagement

ID: 22

ListCategory: Public Engagement

Title: Public engagement

Subtitle: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid

Description: <p>The City is engaging Calgarians to help Council decide whether or not to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The goals of the engagement program are to:</p> <ul><li>Inform and educate the public about the bid process;</li> <li>Seek public input into whether or not Calgary should submit a bid; and</li> <li>Identify issues, concerns and opportunities of a potential bid, and respond to questions.</li></ul> <p>Your feedback is vital. Learn more about the engagement program below.</p> <p><br /> </p>

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2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bidPublic engagement

The City is engaging Calgarians to help Council decide whether or not to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The goals of the engagement program are to:

  • Inform and educate the public about the bid process;
  • Seek public input into whether or not Calgary should submit a bid; and
  • Identify issues, concerns and opportunities of a potential bid, and respond to questions.

Your feedback is vital. Learn more about the engagement program below.


 

 

Open house dates


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Tuesday, October 16 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Dalhousie Community Association
5432 Dalhart Rd NW

Wednesday, October 17 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Hotel Blackfoot
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE

Thursday, October 18 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Cardel Rec South
333 Shawville Blvd SE #100

Saturday, October 20 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Killarney Glengarry Community Association
2828 28 Street SW

Tuesday, October 23 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10

Wednesday, October 24 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Marlborough Community Association
636 Marlborough Way NE

...more event locations and dates to come.

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Engagement program


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ID: 38

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Subtitle: September 20 - 31

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Description: <p>​Visit <a href="/GamesBid" target="_blank">calgary.ca/GamesBid</a> for information about the bid process, and engagement opportunities.</p>

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​Learn more

September 20 - 31

​Visit calgary.ca/GamesBid for information about the bid process, and engagement opportunities.

ID: 39

ListCategory: Engage

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Subtitle: October 1 - 28

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Description: <p><strong>​Your opinion matters.</strong> Council needs your help in making this decision. Participate throughout October:</p> <ul><li><strong>Online: </strong>through The City of Calgary’s official engagement platform (starting October 1).</li> <li><strong>In-person:</strong> at <a href="/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Calgary-2026-Olympic-bid/Olympic-Bid-Public-Engagement.aspx#openhouses">open houses or pop-up events</a>.</li> <li><strong>Engagement toolkit:</strong> start a conversation with your friends, family or colleagues by downloading our toolkit (starting October 1).</li></ul>

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Engage

October 1 - 28

​Your opinion matters. Council needs your help in making this decision. Participate throughout October:

  • Online: through The City of Calgary’s official engagement platform (starting October 1).
  • In-person: at open houses or pop-up events.
  • Engagement toolkit: start a conversation with your friends, family or colleagues by downloading our toolkit (starting October 1).

ID: 40

ListCategory: Reporting

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Subtitle: November

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Description: <p>​Throughout the program, and leading up to Council's decision, we will provide information about what we heard.</p>

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Reporting

November

​Throughout the program, and leading up to Council's decision, we will provide information about what we heard.

ID: 41

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Description: <p>​For information on how to vote, go to <a href="/vote2018" target="_blank">calgary.ca/vote2018</a>.</p> <p><strong>Participate</strong> in the non-binding vote:</p> <ul><li><strong>November 6 and 7:</strong> Advanced voting from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm</li> <li><strong>November 13:</strong> Polls open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm</li></ul>

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Voting

​For information on how to vote, go to calgary.ca/vote2018.

Participate in the non-binding vote:

  • November 6 and 7: Advanced voting from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • November 13: Polls open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

ID: 42

ListCategory: City Council decision

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Description: <p>​Your feedback is vital. It will help City Council decide whether or not to proceed with a bid.</p>

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City Council decision

​Your feedback is vital. It will help City Council decide whether or not to proceed with a bid.