Winter is in the air. Our athletes have been hard at work throughout the spring, summer and autumn months will launch into the next winter campaign in less than 50 days.
In this same time-frame, the people of Calgary and area face a decision on November 13 – with a referendum to determine if we proceed, or not, with a bid for the 2026 Games.
I welcome the Games referendum as it provides us with a clear opportunity to express our views as a community towards the 2026 Games Project.
It is my sincere hope the next few weeks give us all a chance to reflect on where we have come from and where we hope to go. I only ask that the debate be informed, fair and respectful.
To consider the 2026 Games project, may I share a life-long perspective of sport in Calgary and how our city has been transformed.