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2026 Olympic and Paralympic Symposium

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Mount Royal University

4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

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At its core, the 2026 bid forces every Calgarian to weigh the pros and cons of a decision, to consider the costs and estimate the benefits. And, one of the largest events in the world, this is complicated.

Over the next month there will be well-intentioned and passionate people trying to persuade you on the merits of a Yes or a No vote. The choice to invest (or not) in new sport, cultural, transportation and housing assets is not about the Games, rather it is about the impacts that will result and affect (or not) every facet of Calgary.

Your job is to cut through the clutter and attempt to make your own objective decision, rooted in your own values and beliefs, informed by evidence. In joining us on November 1st, you will have taken a critical step in equipping yourself with credible, relevant, information. How this information sifts through your values and beliefs is a process unique to each Calgarian, but a process worth undertaking.

This is a big complex question. A multibillion-dollar question, yes. But it’s also a question of how our city — and our citizens’ lives — might be changed for generations. Some ripples will be positive, others not so much. Participate in the shaping of your city, in an informed manner.

Join us on November 1st and discover what you may be saying No, or Yes, to.


Opening address:

Mary Moran

Panel speakers:

Catriona Le May Doan

Dr. Trevor Tombe

Erin Waite

Lois Appleby

Jason Ribeiro

Dr. Norman O'Reilly

Jolan Storch

Russell Reimer

Caylem Simeon

Closing remarks:

R. Scott Hutcheson

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4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

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