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A Future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in BC

Working under the leadership of Líl̓wat (Lilwat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the 2030 Feasibility Team is exploring the possibility of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in British Columbia. This is an Indigenous-led, privately funded process that can and should set a precedent for how we work collaboratively as sport leaders, government officials, Indigenous communities, and venue hosts to review opportunities that can greatly benefit our country and its citizens.

These Games can be a beacon of hope, inspire us to live healthier, to find harmony with the land, to lift each other up, and to build a stronger Canada. Indigenous-led, the Games will leverage and enhance the lasting legacies of Vancouver 2010, while accelerating our shared journey of reconciliation. These will be an inclusive, sustainable, climate-positive Games that will drive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share, while creating legacies that reflect the priorities and needs of a new generation of Canadians.logo-games-engagement-2030-olympic-paralympic

Why Now?

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Canada to see a nation proudly share its treasures, with open arms and glowing hearts. And 12 years after the Vancouver 2010 flame was extinguished, you can still feel the afterglow today.

The chance to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that remarkably is open to us once more. Hosting another Games in the region will leverage and enhance the powerful legacy of Vancouver 2010, creating new Olympic and Paralympic legacies to support the evolving needs of a new generation of Canadians.olympic-games-vancouver-2010-bobsleigh

A future Games would give us all a chance to remember what it felt like to truly come together as a country, united in pride and passion. It’s an opportunity to renew the venues, programs and partnerships created by Vancouver 2010 and that continue to move our communities forward today.

And most of all, as an Indigenous-led initiative, it’s a chance to advance a collective commitment to reconciliation, amplify the voices of Indigenous communities and engage with Canadians to reimagine what a Winter Games can be, and how they can help build a better and stronger Canada.

We have the ability to create a Games that will not stand in the shadow of Vancouver 2010, but proudly and boldly beside it, building on the legacies of the past and envisioning an even stronger, more resilient future. We did it before. And we can do it again.

olympic-games-vancouver-2010

A Games Concept of Three Circles

By following guiding principles that include being fiscally and environmentally responsible, building on 2010 venue legacies, considering weather for outdoor events and creating a Games atmosphere for athletes, spectators and residents alike, the Games concept formed naturally into three circles - a sacred symbol in Indigenous cultures, reflected in the shape of the world, the sun and the moon, and demonstrating the interdependence of all forms of life. The circle shows equality between partners and welcomes everyone to the table.

The three circles, proposed in this Games concept to host 2030 sport events, cultural programming and celebrations are Whistler (Lil'wat and Squamish territories), Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories), and Sun Peaks (Adams Lake, Little Shuswap Lake and Neskonlith territories). Read the initial hosting concept here. map-venue-2030-olympic-games


These Games are a chance to remember our past, renew our present as we emerge from the pandemic, and reimagine our future as a nation that holds Truth and Reconciliation, sustainability and our physical and mental health paramount.


Reconciliation - the Heart of the Games

Through the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations' invitation to the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee onto their land and into the conversation, the Nations set the operating terms and have governance-level oversight over every stage of the project. Work will be done following Indigenous protocols and the values of respect, inclusivity, and community throughout every step of the process, and will implement the priorities and principles outlined in TRC91, DRIPA and UNDRIP.

reconciliation-games-vancouver-2030

Moving Forward Together

Just as Vancouver 2010 was a catalyst for economic, cultural and community growth, a future Games in BC is a unique opportunity to accelerate progress and create new legacies. These Games will leverage and enhance the lasting impact of Vancouver 2010, and enact positive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share.

This Indigenous-led concept as a strong vision rooted in being a good steward of the water, land, mountain and sky, and includes world-class venues. It can be delivered by people with the necessary skills and experience, focused on leaving lasting legacies to benefit future generations, while helping a new generation develop their own skills.

A future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games can remind us that there are more things that unite us than divide us. It will take all of us working together in purposeful action towards reconciliation.


We are all in one canoe, sharing our energy to move forward.



Timeline

Recent changes to the IOC’s Future Host Election process have provided significant cost savings for future hosts, presenting an opportunity for Canada to develop a more sustainable project and master plan. Learn more about the IOC's new Future Host process here. This new process has resulted in a streamlined bidding timeline, lower cost to bid, and more flexible hosting requirements.timeline-games-2030-engagement

A Future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in BC

Working under the leadership of Líl̓wat (Lilwat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the 2030 Feasibility Team is exploring the possibility of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in British Columbia. This is an Indigenous-led, privately funded process that can and should set a precedent for how we work collaboratively as sport leaders, government officials, Indigenous communities, and venue hosts to review opportunities that can greatly benefit our country and its citizens.

These Games can be a beacon of hope, inspire us to live healthier, to find harmony with the land, to lift each other up, and to build a stronger Canada. Indigenous-led, the Games will leverage and enhance the lasting legacies of Vancouver 2010, while accelerating our shared journey of reconciliation. These will be an inclusive, sustainable, climate-positive Games that will drive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share, while creating legacies that reflect the priorities and needs of a new generation of Canadians.logo-games-engagement-2030-olympic-paralympic

Why Now?

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Canada to see a nation proudly share its treasures, with open arms and glowing hearts. And 12 years after the Vancouver 2010 flame was extinguished, you can still feel the afterglow today.

The chance to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that remarkably is open to us once more. Hosting another Games in the region will leverage and enhance the powerful legacy of Vancouver 2010, creating new Olympic and Paralympic legacies to support the evolving needs of a new generation of Canadians.olympic-games-vancouver-2010-bobsleigh

A future Games would give us all a chance to remember what it felt like to truly come together as a country, united in pride and passion. It’s an opportunity to renew the venues, programs and partnerships created by Vancouver 2010 and that continue to move our communities forward today.

And most of all, as an Indigenous-led initiative, it’s a chance to advance a collective commitment to reconciliation, amplify the voices of Indigenous communities and engage with Canadians to reimagine what a Winter Games can be, and how they can help build a better and stronger Canada.

We have the ability to create a Games that will not stand in the shadow of Vancouver 2010, but proudly and boldly beside it, building on the legacies of the past and envisioning an even stronger, more resilient future. We did it before. And we can do it again.

olympic-games-vancouver-2010

A Games Concept of Three Circles

By following guiding principles that include being fiscally and environmentally responsible, building on 2010 venue legacies, considering weather for outdoor events and creating a Games atmosphere for athletes, spectators and residents alike, the Games concept formed naturally into three circles - a sacred symbol in Indigenous cultures, reflected in the shape of the world, the sun and the moon, and demonstrating the interdependence of all forms of life. The circle shows equality between partners and welcomes everyone to the table.

The three circles, proposed in this Games concept to host 2030 sport events, cultural programming and celebrations are Whistler (Lil'wat and Squamish territories), Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories), and Sun Peaks (Adams Lake, Little Shuswap Lake and Neskonlith territories). Read the initial hosting concept here. map-venue-2030-olympic-games


These Games are a chance to remember our past, renew our present as we emerge from the pandemic, and reimagine our future as a nation that holds Truth and Reconciliation, sustainability and our physical and mental health paramount.


Reconciliation - the Heart of the Games

Through the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations' invitation to the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee onto their land and into the conversation, the Nations set the operating terms and have governance-level oversight over every stage of the project. Work will be done following Indigenous protocols and the values of respect, inclusivity, and community throughout every step of the process, and will implement the priorities and principles outlined in TRC91, DRIPA and UNDRIP.

reconciliation-games-vancouver-2030

Moving Forward Together

Just as Vancouver 2010 was a catalyst for economic, cultural and community growth, a future Games in BC is a unique opportunity to accelerate progress and create new legacies. These Games will leverage and enhance the lasting impact of Vancouver 2010, and enact positive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share.

This Indigenous-led concept as a strong vision rooted in being a good steward of the water, land, mountain and sky, and includes world-class venues. It can be delivered by people with the necessary skills and experience, focused on leaving lasting legacies to benefit future generations, while helping a new generation develop their own skills.

A future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games can remind us that there are more things that unite us than divide us. It will take all of us working together in purposeful action towards reconciliation.


We are all in one canoe, sharing our energy to move forward.



Timeline

Recent changes to the IOC’s Future Host Election process have provided significant cost savings for future hosts, presenting an opportunity for Canada to develop a more sustainable project and master plan. Learn more about the IOC's new Future Host process here. This new process has resulted in a streamlined bidding timeline, lower cost to bid, and more flexible hosting requirements.timeline-games-2030-engagement

Stories from 2010

Image of a Vancouver 2010 torch bearer

For some, it was watching Sidney Crosby’s golden goal. For others, it was cheering on the Olympic torch as it passed through their hometown. From trading Olympic pins, to getting your hands on a pair of official red mittens, or seeing the spectacular Opening Ceremony for the Paralympic Winter Games, everyone has their own shining Vancouver 2010 moment.

But of all the countless memories from Vancouver 2010, the one that burns the brightest is the feeling of pride that still comes back today as we remember the 27 glorious days when all eyes were on Canada, watching us share the best of who we are with the world. From coast to coast to coast, what Canadians dreamed together, we now remember together---a shared experience that brought us all together like nothing in a generation.Image of Sidney Crosby after just scoring the Golden Goal at Vancouver 2010 

Today, the impact of Vancouver 2010 can be seen everywhere, from the places where we gather and celebrate, to countless podium finishes for our athletes. But of all the many legacies that Vancouver 2010 left behind, the most important one was belief---the confidence to not just dream big things, but to achieve them.

A future Games in the region would give us a chance to dream big once again, to make new memories and to remember the past, by acknowledging and honouring the history of the Indigenous peoples upon whose traditional territory these Games will be hosted.

We encourage you to share your story below about the impact Vancouver 2010 had on you and your community, or to share what you envision for a future Games in the region.

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    IYG/Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies

    by Wilf_316, 3 months ago

    Ever since being a great role model to my community of the Lake Babine Nation of Burns Lake, I was just getting off my lunch break and one of our elected councilors’ told me I was selected to perform at the v 2010 Opening Ceremonies.

    Unfortunately, it was too late as the elected leaders gave me the package on the last day and was working until 6pm at the time, but newly elected chief pulled some strings and I was accepted immediately.
    When we arrived and was ready to plan out the details on our performance in Squamish, they have... Continue reading

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    A Legacy Luge Athlete

    by Julie, 3 months ago
    I was lucky to be able ot attend some of the sliding sport events in Whistler. I also got a chance to dance in the opening ceremonies. By the time the olympics arrived in 2010, I was 8 months pregnant. My daughter attended many events in Whistler and Vancouver in utero. As I performed in the opening ceremoniues, many athletesfrom all countries rubbed my pregnant belly and she got the energy and spirit from the games built in to her.


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    Torch Bearer from coast to coast

    3 months ago

    The 2010 Olympic experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. The excitement started watching the IOC vote live and cheering when Vancouver won the bid in 2003. I spent the years leading up to the Games looking for ways to get involved. I was only 5 years old during Calgary 1988 but the impact of watching the Olympic torch relay pass by close to my house has been etched in my memory ever since. For Vancouver 2010, I was one of the lucky ones chosen to be a torch bearer. It was such a special moment... Continue reading

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    From Vancouver 2010 to Tokyo 2020

    4 months ago

    When Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic Games I was in grade 10, an impressionable 16 year old trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

    I was lucky enough to get to attend the Opening Ceremony with my family and I loved every single minute of it. When the athlete parade began I was transfixed. I could not keep my eyes off of the athletes, imagining how proud they must feel to be representing their respective countries. Knowing that they had made it, that this was the pinnacle of athletic competition. That single moment was so... Continue reading

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    A moment I'll never forget

    4 months ago

    Being named Vancouver 2010 Olympic Flag Bearer for Team Canada was a moment I’ll never forget. It was an honour that left me… nervous! I had my first race 36 hours after the Opening Ceremony and began to worry I wouldn’t be able to perform to my potential with such a short window of time. My friends from Squamish Nation reached out to me when they saw how nervous I was. They offered friendship and support to help me ‘open my heart and mind’ to the experience of competing at home. With their support, I realized I could indeed do... Continue reading

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