Video Discussion Topics:
Why was hosting the Olympics so important to Calgary's development?
The Saddledome is known as an icon in our city. What other Calgary buildings might be considered iconic? Why?
What other structural and cultural legacies resulted from the 1988 Olympics?
Do public spaces such as Olympic Plaza, have value? Why or why not?
What is 'urban sprawl'? What impact does it have on the provision of services and roads? What might be some alternative ways to 'grow our city'?
What were the planning issues that arose from hosting the Olympics? (i.e.: transportation, accommodation, facility location and costs)
Activity 4 - Discover your Community
Debate and Deliberate
Research what a city must do to win a bid for hosting the Olympics
What are the pros and cons of hosting the Olympics?
Write about Olympic stories? Survey friends or family about personal Olympic stories.
Design/plan a "winter" city
Field Trip Ideas
Canada Olympic Park, University of Calgary Skating Oval, Canmore Nordic Centre, WinSport at COP
Links - Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Six