The community of Whistler is invited to provide input into the concept, vision and legacy for a potential 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games now that the bid to potentially host the winter event in Whistler, Vancouver and Sun Peaks is moving ahead.
The concept for the Indigenous-led Games was officially unveiled June 14 at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre by representatives from the Lil̓wat7úl (Líl̓wat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, together with partners from the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the City of Vancouver, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees.
Now that the concept is developed, the project moves into an engagement phase, and the RMOW is seeking public feedback to “reimagine what a Games could be when it is Indigenous-led and focused on reconciliation,” a municipal release read.
Input is being sought on the Games concept as well as potential legacies a future Olympics could leave behind for the resort.
“I’m excited to move into the engagement phase with our partners. We will be having important discussions in all of our communities. We want to hear how we can make this bid meaningful and impactful for you,” said Mayor Jack Crompton in the release. “Please mark these important input events in your calendar.”
Engagement opportunities are planned both in-person and online on June 26, 28 and 29, as well as July 1 and 17.
Find complete event details, share feedback and register for project updates at gamesengagement.ca.
The site, managed by the Canadian Olympic Committee 2030 Feasibility Team, has more info on the bid, an engagement calendar, as well as the public survey.