Town of Canmore

Timelines for Olympic Bid Process

On April 2, 2018 Council approved the Town of Canmore’s participation in a Bid Corporation (BidCo) established by the City of Calgary for the purpose of exploring a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Below are the timelines based on our current understanding (subject to change)

2018

Month

Activity

April 10 Canmore Community Engagement Explore 2026 wraps up
April Appoint Members to BidCo
April - Aug   Hire BidCo Officers
May 8 Final Report to Canmore Council on Public Engagement
May - June Establish Policies and Governance Structure of BidCo
May - Aug Build Staffing Structure of BidCo
April - Sep Refine Games Concept and Budget
June Review and Understanding of Host City Contract with IOC 
Sept 18 BidCo presentation to Canmore Council
October BidCo Canmore Public Information Session
Oct 8-9 IOC Invitation to Bid to approved Candidate Cities
October Negotiation of Multi-party Agreement between BidCo Members (cost sharing)
Oct 28 Bidco Open House in Canore
Oct 30 Non-statutory Public Hearing in Canmore (Council Chambers)
Nov 6 Potential Canmore Council Decision
Nov 13 Calgary plebiscite 
December Calgary Council Decision 
   

2019

Month

Activity

Jan 11 Bid Submission Due 
June IOC Selects Host City