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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.

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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    Torch Bearer from coast to coast

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    A moment I'll never forget

    17 days 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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