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A Future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in BC

Working under the leadership of Líl̓wat (Lilwat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (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 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.

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.

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.

Now, more than ever, we need the power of something larger than ourselves to inspire us to set our sights higher, bring us together, and let us dream big once more. 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.


The 2030 Opportunity

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. We believe that together, we can build a shared vision for the Games and how they can benefit communities, businesses, organizations and Canadians.

From taking meaningful steps in advancing reconciliation and addressing climate change, to driving economic impact and increasing community engagement, these Games will create legacies that reflect the priorities and needs of a new generation of Canadians.

Reconciliation - the Heart of the Games

The Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have invited the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee to collaborate on the important technical work of assessing the feasibility of a 2030 Games concept.

By inviting the COC and CPC onto their land and into the conversation, the Nations set the operating terms and have governance-level oversight over every stage of the project. We are proud to be following Indigenous protocols and the values of respect, inclusivity, and community throughout every step of the process, and implementing the priorities and principles outlined in TRC91, DRIPA and UNDRIP. Image of Tewanee Joseph at the MOU Signing event

Reimagine

A future Games opens the door to a new generation of dreamers and doers to make their mark on the world. Our goal is to build on the best of Vancouver 2010, and reimagine it more fully with a lens of reconciliation and building resilient communities. Our vision is for an inclusive, sustainable, climate-positive Games that accelerates progress across a broad range of initiatives, and that will drive deeper impact for our communities using the strong roots that were created by Vancouver 2010.

Driven by an Indigenous-led partnership of Nations, sport partners and governments, this project gives us the chance to not only reshape the way in which Canada hosts an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, but also how Canada and the world approach reconciliation. Beginning with the power of an invitation, an unprecedented Collaboration Agreement and Memo of Understanding between the Four Host First Nations, the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee was the first step in a streamlined bidding process for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Hosting a future Olympic and Paralympic Games in the region will accelerate positive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share. By attracting investment and showcasing new technologies and solutions for affordable housing, green energy, health & wellness, these are a new Games for a new generation.

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.

A Future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in BC

Working under the leadership of Líl̓wat (Lilwat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (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 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.

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.

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.

Now, more than ever, we need the power of something larger than ourselves to inspire us to set our sights higher, bring us together, and let us dream big once more. 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.


The 2030 Opportunity

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. We believe that together, we can build a shared vision for the Games and how they can benefit communities, businesses, organizations and Canadians.

From taking meaningful steps in advancing reconciliation and addressing climate change, to driving economic impact and increasing community engagement, these Games will create legacies that reflect the priorities and needs of a new generation of Canadians.

Reconciliation - the Heart of the Games

The Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have invited the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee to collaborate on the important technical work of assessing the feasibility of a 2030 Games concept.

By inviting the COC and CPC onto their land and into the conversation, the Nations set the operating terms and have governance-level oversight over every stage of the project. We are proud to be following Indigenous protocols and the values of respect, inclusivity, and community throughout every step of the process, and implementing the priorities and principles outlined in TRC91, DRIPA and UNDRIP. Image of Tewanee Joseph at the MOU Signing event

Reimagine

A future Games opens the door to a new generation of dreamers and doers to make their mark on the world. Our goal is to build on the best of Vancouver 2010, and reimagine it more fully with a lens of reconciliation and building resilient communities. Our vision is for an inclusive, sustainable, climate-positive Games that accelerates progress across a broad range of initiatives, and that will drive deeper impact for our communities using the strong roots that were created by Vancouver 2010.

Driven by an Indigenous-led partnership of Nations, sport partners and governments, this project gives us the chance to not only reshape the way in which Canada hosts an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, but also how Canada and the world approach reconciliation. Beginning with the power of an invitation, an unprecedented Collaboration Agreement and Memo of Understanding between the Four Host First Nations, the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee was the first step in a streamlined bidding process for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Hosting a future Olympic and Paralympic Games in the region will accelerate positive change by giving communities, businesses, organizations, and the public a common dream to share. By attracting investment and showcasing new technologies and solutions for affordable housing, green energy, health & wellness, these are a new Games for a new generation.

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.

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