Sadly on the side­lines of Tues­day’s plebiscite

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

My wife and I have just moved back to Cal­gary. Dis­cov­er­ing we needed three-months res­i­dence be­fore vot­ing in Al­berta, we were sad­dened we could not take part in the Olympic de­bate.

We lived through the 1988 Win­ter Olympics and en­joyed it im­mensely. The 1980s were not ex­actly a time of great pros­per­ity in Al­berta but the Olympics were a huge suc­cess be­cause of the great peo­ple run­ning it: Ralph Klein and com­pany did us up fine. We were the clos­est host ever to break­ing even on ex­penses, and the un­told ben­e­fits con­tinue to this day. The 2010 Van­cou­ver Olympics did even bet­ter, mak­ing a small profit, with ben­e­fits go­ing for­ward.

We have faith that this city is awash with vol­un­teers and the brain power to suc­ceed once more. Our votes would have been a very large Yes.

Jerry Tyn­dall, Cal­gary


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