Calgary has been officially chosen as host city for the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The 2024 event will be the fourth time these games were held in Alberta. Calgary last hosted the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Provincial Games in 2019, as well as the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said “Calgary is proud to have been chosen as host city for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2024, … We look forward to sharing our facilities and our inclusive community spirit will welcome all with open arms. I know Calgarians will volunteer in great numbers to ensure that this event delivers the experience of a lifetime for these amazing athletes and their families.”
During the event, the city will host close to 1,300 participants in addition to officials, family, friends, and honoured guests. Tourism Calgary said they expect the event will pump over $9 million into the city’s economy.
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