MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR CALGARY 2026
Sport can bring positive change. Now, you have the chance to prove it.
Indeed, the plebiscite in Calgary to vote yes-or-no for a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an opportunity to prove the power of sport to create positive change. But, as a member of the Canadian Olympic Family, this vote is more than an opportunity — it’s your responsibility.
Your journey, your work and (especially) your Olympic voice are examples of the positive impact sport can have. And whether you live in Calgary or not, now is an urgent time to make that voice heard. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ADVANCE VOTING: Nov. 6, 7 | VOTING DAY: Nov 13.
- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & SHARE YOUR STORY
A simple, authentic message from you could make all the difference in bringing the Olympics and Paralympics back to Canada. Show your network in Calgary how the Games shaped your life. Prove to them how the legacy of a Games at home can change the future of both their city and sport in our country.
“The big picture is about more than just money,” two-time Olympian and Calgary native Helen Upperton told media recently. “It’s more than just 30 days of sport and competition. It’s everything the Games leave behind.”
We’ve seen the power of a home Games.
The Games of Montreal 1976, Calgary 1988, Vancouver 2010 and (most recently) Toronto 2015 not only helped shape those cities, they kick-started movements in Canadian sport, the effects of which benefited many of us and thousands, if not millions, of others.
“It’s more than just 30 days of sport and competition. It’s everything the Games leave behind.”
Support swells when we host a Games. With it comes funding from the private and public sectors for high-performance and young athletes alike. World-class facilities become available and corporate relationships are rejuvenated. Yes, this means we can perform and train better, but it also makes sport more accessible for the next generation.
Right now, the decision to give these same opportunities to future athletes and coaches is in the hands of Calgarians. Whether on your own ballot or in your message encouraging your networks to vote, your voice will surely influence that decision.
It’s with this in mind, we now need to show Calgary how beneficial hosting a Games can be for that city and for the Canadian sport system.
For every member of our Olympic and Paralympic families, it’s a responsibility we should embrace.