We’re still benefiting from the ’88 Games
I was living in Calgary during the 1988 Olympics and, frankly, I’m a little irritated by the nostalgia angle of the Yes Calgary campaign.
Let’s look at tangible outcomes. What resonates the most every time winter drives me into the Olympic Oval for a run is who I see there: seniors walking and chatting around the track; young parents taking their kids out on the ice; university students and professors off-loading stress with a little physical activity; community figure skaters and hockey teams finding scarce ice time; and hundreds of school kids hitting the ice in gym class.
Imagine what a new field house and arena can provide to the well-being of Calgarians for the next 30 years.
I’ve looked hard at the bid proposal, feel confident with the current numbers (with the contingency fund in place), but it’s the legacy facilities that seal the deal for me.
Catherine Van Brunschot, Calgary