Town of Canmore

Council Clips - September 18, 2018

Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Hosting Plan Concept

CEO Mary Moran from the Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation (BidCo) presented council with the corporation’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept for the 2026 Winter Games. This document provides a framework for evaluating legacy and hosting investments and opportunities that come with hosting a successful Olympic event. Among other things, it outlines the sport and venue concept, the leadership and operational structure, and the financial plan. The Draft Concept is intended to help government partners, like the Town of Canmore, with decision-making and development of a Multi-Party Agreement, which is an agreement that sets out roles, responsibilities, and cost-sharing of the partners.

After the BidCo representatives made their presentation, the Town’s CAO presented council with a report detailing the concept for Canmore’s possible participation in 2026 Winter Games and analyzing how the Hosting Plan aligns with the Town’s strategic priorities.

For more details visit https://canmore.ca/projects/2026-winter-olympics-bid and for all documents presented during Council meetings, visit https://canmore.ca/projects/2026-winter-olympics-bid/background/background

Civic Centre Server Room Relocation

The main server for the Town of Canmore is located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre, making it vulnerable to water damage from a number of sources. In 2014, flooding from a water main break threatened the server and since then, plans have been underway to move the server room to a safer location on the second floor. The project has been tendered twice, with bids both times coming in over-budget. Administration does not believe delaying the project any further will result in better pricing. Council accepted administration’s analysis and agreed to increase the budget for the project from $200K to $300K.

For more information …

To read any of the reports in the meeting agenda package or see a video of the meeting visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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