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SnowSeekers, is a legacy company of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Now our company, Seekers Media, is involved in helping tell the story of what the return of the winter games means for us in Western Canada.

On time and on budget  – is the Calgary way, and the Alberta way - of getting things done. Through Fall 2018, there are so many smart people at the table working through how these games can improve our collective future in both Alberta and BC, and ultimately, Canada.

We hope you are paying attention to this conversation. Even more, wanting to join in and become an ambassador, to help educate and inspire your friends and family on why 2026 makes sense for Western Canada. Learn more here.

As details come in, please stay tuned and in the mean time, please have a read and share some of our stories on Western Canada’s potential in welcoming back the Winter Olympics!

September 17, 2018 the Calgary 2026 Bid Co released their draft Winter Olympic and Paralympic plan concept.   Noting this was released around four years ahead of time that a traditional games “calendar of events” - have a read, learn the true facts.  Take the information, join the conversation and challenge friends and family to vote Nov 13.  www.Calgary2026.ca/en/ourplan 

For those who would like to help welcome the Winter Olympics and Paralympics back to Western Canada – think about becoming a 2026 YES Ambassador. As an ambassador you will have latest information and tools to help shape what the games can mean for anyone across Alberta and BC. Click here: www.YESCalgary2026.ca

 

Enjoy these stories, we hope you share in our passion.  Share our stories and your thoughts #SnowSeekers #Calgary2026 #Host2026 so we can engage 

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Paula Worthington
Joanne Elves
Jim Barr
Karen Ung
Lisa Monforton
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The 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary created a legacy that would span decades and shape the spirit of the city. As a kid, I remember feeling the immense pride knowing that my hometown would be the final stop on the flame torch relay and be hosting the games.

There is so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to your community. Volunteering not only benefits your community, it benefits you. Volunteering will help you gain amazing new skills that can transition easily into both your personal and professional lives, and those skills will last forever. And, just think of the new friends you'll make.

A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? The DECISION 2026 series, in partnership with Calgary’s Business, explores these and other questions. 

A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. Calgary council votes Sept. 10 on whether to keep the process alive, and its citizens will have their say in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? 

Being a legacy company of the 2010 Winter Olympics, I get “it.”

In my role as a volunteer @YesCalgary2026 ambassador, I’ve heard many comments over this summer on what people think regarding the potential of welcoming back the winter Olympics to Western Canada. Those comments ran the gamut – negative, positive and also neutral.

Destinations

Home to the 1988 Olympics, Calgary is a gateway to the Canadian Rockies and the chance to live as an Olympian at Calgary Olympic Park.

Hidden Valley is located in the picturesque evergreen forest of the Cypress Hills. The trails are diverse, offering gentle slopes for beginners, cruising terrain for intermediates and challenging runs for experts.

Approximately 260 km south-west of Calgary, Castle offers an exciting ski experience that includes one of two cat-ski operations in the province.

An ideal mountain base camp, Canmore is located approximately 75 km west of Calgary and is home to many winter adventures.

One of the world's top mountain destinations, Banff is located 130 km west of Calgary and its international airport. Norquay Ski Resort is minutes from Banff and both are set in the Canadian Rockies.

Known as one of the world's most picturesque ski resorts, Lake Louise can be found 180 km west of Calgary.

"The Shine" as locals call it, is approximately 15 minutes outside of Banff or approximately 155 km west of Calgary. On mountain accommodations are available.

Recognized as one of the world's premier winter ski resorts, the Town of Whistler and its Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is found 125 km north of Vancouver.

Located along the Trans-Canada Highway 265 km west of Calgary, Alberta, Golden is home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. 

A full mountain village, Panorama is found just outside of Invermere along the Powder Highway - 275 km south-west of Calgary, or 135 km north of The Canadian Rockies International Airport.
 

The town of Kimberley and it's ski resort is located along the Powder Highway and is so close to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, that within 15 minutes travelers have gone from airplane seat to the chairlift.

Also along the Powder Highway, Fernie Alpine Resort and the town that shares its name is located approximately 95 km east of Cranbrook's Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Jasper can be described as one of Canada's most authentic ski towns. Home to Marmot Basin Ski Resort, Jasper is located in the Canadian Rockies about 365 km west of Edmonton. Or at the end of the Icefield Parkway - rated as one of the most scenic drives in the world. 

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