Olympic Games are about Community
What I find the saddest and most frustrating about the negative No Olympics side, apart from endless cyberbullying, is their insistence that every decision be made based on a simplified income statement. Their demand to see one number in the black.
If that’s the best way to run a community, why do we have public schools? Or numerous Stampede Breakfasts, New Year’s Eve and Canada Day celebrations, recreational ice rinks, community centres, libraries or street festivals?
None of these bring in the big revenues they are looking for. I say they are forgetting about the intangibles.
I want to live in a community that is healthy and fit, engaged, informed and educated, one that goes out and interacts with one another and kicks up its heels once in a while to have a good time.
This is part of what the 2026 Olympic Games bid is all about; an investment in our community. Craig Drebit, Calgary