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Everything posted by SkiFreak

  1. Maybe another go in the future? CBC: Is Calgary's Olympic past still a legacy, or just history? Things that have transpired over the last few days. The City still wants to do: The BMO Centre expansion (what would've been the media centre for 2026. They want to start digging the ground for it this year.) Events Centre (NHL arena) Field House Arts Commons Expansion (next to Olympic Plaza) CBC: Calgary council OKs plan for $1.5B in capital projects, including new arena, but keeps details secret
  2. And now some of the fallout from the failed bid: Global News: Calgary luge, bobsleigh upgrade projects shelved due to funding issues: WinSport
  3. Edmonton is out to lunch. For me it was a Yes for Calgary (because we have the venues), but a No for Edmonton.
  4. Whaa, it ends tomorrow. Calgary Herald: Olympic bid expected to officially be put to rest Monday I'd still like to see Calgary make another attempt at it in the future, it's just too many things are out of whack right now. The city is broke enough that they can't even afford new C-train cars. We need our two pipelines built. Locally we need the Greenline built with extension to the airport, Victoria Park build-out with new events centre, field house, and then maybe attempt another bid.
  5. At least in 2026 my kitchen cupboards won't be overflowing with Petro Canada drinking glasses.
  6. Chazz Michael Michaels will be in you Stockholm, 2026!
  7. Stockholm better bring out Chazz Michael Michaels.
  8. Results of the plebiscite should be available on this site around 10pm: http://vote2018.calgary.ca/
  9. I voted last week already. I voted yes. Results should be revealed at around 10pm (MST) tonight. I just wonder how many people are gonna screw-up the ballots though. This is the first time they are using electronic tabulating machines, so instead of just Xing your choice like on old ballots, you have to completely fill in the bubble so the machine reads it - like bubble sheets for university exams. People around here are dumb enough to screw it up.
  10. We should know by 10pm MST (Calgary time) the outcome of the plebiscite.
  11. CBC News: First look at Olympic hub around McMahon Stadium revealed ^Just for orientation, this is facing south. That's Crowchild trail on the left with the pedestrian bridge to the C-Train along Banff Trail. Looks like they're planning to turn McMahon Stadium's east parking lot into a celebration site. But I'm curious, I wonder if they are still planning to use the Stampede Grandstand for medal ceremonies? They could probably have them outside of McMahon.
  12. Calgary Herald: From renovated McMahon Stadium to new field house, a glimpse at proposed Olympic venues All over social media for the last hour. Some nice renderings.
  13. I voted yesterday. And this was in the news: Calgary Herald: It's a Yes! Canmore council votes in favour of joining 2026 Olympic bid
  14. Went to the Yes 2026 rally today. listened to speeches by various athletes including Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards and the world's fastest man in 1996, Donovan Bailey. Big speech by the mayor too. Picked up some swag; got a t-shirt and some buttons. You'll see on twitter as someone pointed out, about a quarter of the seats were empty - just bad timing. Tomorrow the advance polls begin. We'll see what happens next week.
  15. BREAKING NEWS Posted on CBC a short while ago: CBC News: Federal, provincial governments reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid
  16. Should've turned these into the first true "Green Games" and let cannabis and cannabis tourism pay for it.
  17. We've become a city of morons. CBC News: Council's Olympic committee will be asked to cancel Calgary 2026 bid and plebiscite They may have just burned thru $2 million setting up the plebiscite. Morons.
  18. I'm heading out to a 2026 open house put on by the city. I'll see what's going on.
  19. Ignore the numbers. Apparently bots are hitting the site. CTV News: Yes Calgary calls on City to dismiss online engagement results on potential Olympic bid
  20. CBC News: Alberta isn't budging on $700M Olympic commitment, despite federal government cash Finally, what the feds would be contributing:
  21. CTV News: IOC in Calgary to answer questions about potential Olympic bid Coincidentally, the Jamaican bobsled team is also in town, doing pre-season training at Olympic Park. Cool Runnings 2: Electric Boogaloo?
  22. CTV News: Province pledges $700M to Calgary's potential 2026 Olympic bid
  23. CTV News Calgary Special Report: (Video, over 42 mins): Yes or No? Should Calgary Host the Olympics?
  24. CBC: City council to decide if arena talks with Flames should resume The article has conceptual drawings of a proposed arena designed. A reporter was gauging people on the street and reactions were positive. IMHO this design is way better than CalgaryNext, although that leaves out a replacement for McMahon Stadium. The plebiscite date is approaching fast, although there is another date approaching faster: Oct 17. Been wondering how the Canadian Olympic Committee will be dealing with that. I wonder if they're gonna make Ross Rebagliati the chef de mission to Team Canada.
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