Calgarians rebelled against the mother hens

Big forces were at play in the campaign to vote yes to hosting the Olympics. But public distrust was a more powerful force

Calgarians rebelled against the mother hensYou’ve probably already read and heard a lot of so-called experts explaining why the people of Calgary voted against a bid for the 2026 Olympic Games. A lot of the analysis misses the mark. On the surface, it appeared this venture was tailor-made for a city known for its entrepreneurism, can-do spirit and accomplished winter…

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics

Why not pioneer an Alberta climate change caravan resettlement program as part of an emerging new west?

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics“Back to the future!” This thought echoes in my brain as I contemplate the imminent plebiscite on whether Calgary agrees to the omnibus International Olympic Committee, provincial and federal offers to co-fund the Winter Olympic Games again, along with some $390 million in Calgary municipal taxpayer dollars. While most Calgarians who were part of the…

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bid

‘On a business perspective, there’s nothing you can do better in a city than the Olympics’

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bidTen prominent Calgary business leaders spoke out on Thursday in support of the city bidding for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. They say hosting the Games would  provide the spark Calgary needs to put the city back on the global stage. They say the Games’ exposure will allow them to better market their…

Calgary Chamber of Commerce supporting city Olympic bid

‘It’s time now to give the business community a further voice to drive the Calgary can-do vision forward’

Calgary Chamber of Commerce supporting city Olympic bidThe Calgary Chamber of Commerce came out Thursday in support of the city’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. But it’s urging the bid committee to bring the business community fully on board to shape a winning vision for the Games. “If we can keep the bid financially modest and the vision…

2026 Olympics an incredible opportunity for Calgary

The benefits from the Games are clear and will bring powerful economic advantages to the Calgary region at a critical time for Alberta

2026 Olympics an incredible opportunity for CalgaryOn November 13, Calgarians will get to shape the future for our city when they vote whether we put our name forward to the International Olympic Committee as a possible host of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. I am a firm believer hosting the Games would help accelerate Calgary’s Economic Strategy and will…

Calgarians need to chase a dream together

Emma May talks about her role in the grassroots movement Yes Calgary 2026 and why she believes the city needs the Olympics

Calgarians need to chase a dream togetherEmma May is the co-founder and brand and culture officer with Charles Real Estate in Calgary. Explain what your role is in the Olympic 2026 bid for the city. May: I’m a volunteer with Yes Calgary 2026. Essentially, I’m part of a group of citizens who like the idea of hosting the Olympics. I help…

Calgary office vacancy rate expected to peak at around 28%

Greg Guatto of Aspen Properties believes it will be a while before another office building is built in the city

Calgary office vacancy rate expected to peak at around 28%Greg Guatto is president and CEO of Aspen Properties. What's happening in the downtown Calgary office market? Guatto: It feels like the market is stabilizing. There’s still a glut of vacancy and not much growth in the use of office space. Twelve of the past 15 quarters had negative office absorption, but now two slightly…

Our View: Olympic Games 2026 is what Calgary needs

There’s no question that Calgary could use the massive economic stimulus that hosting the Games would bring

Our View: Olympic Games 2026 is what Calgary needsEditorial board Calgarians will decide the future of our bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games when they vote in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. We urge citizens to give this bold undertaking an enthusiastic thumbs-up because the business case is strong. There is fierce debate over the risks and benefits that might come from…

Why Olympic decision 2026 matters to every Calgarian

The conversation around hosting the Games is an opportunity to unite different age groups and mindsets

Why Olympic decision 2026 matters to every CalgarianA generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. Calgary city council votes on 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…

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?

There’s so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to our community

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?A generation after the 1988 Winter Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Calgary council votes on 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…