Transformational Changes Would Leave a Legacy for all Calgarians

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation (BidCo) will unveil images tomorrow of how key updated venues and new ones would look for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Building two new venues and modernizing existing facilities will extend their life and increase accessibility. 

Media will learn how these facilities will be transformed to world-class standards through restoration, advances in technology, improved accessibility and a better spectator experience. The team will also discuss legacy benefits of a new mid-sized arena and a fieldhouse for Calgarians.

Joining the team will be David Pierce, Emmy award-winning composer, producer and orchestrator for his work on the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, along with eight-time Paralympic medallist in Nordic sports and Canada’s flag bearer at the 2018 PyeongChang closing ceremonies, Mark Arendz.

WHO:
Fergal Duff - Calgary 2026 Director, Venues, Villages and Capital Infrastructure
David Legg - Ph. D. Chair and Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Mount Royal University
Mark Arendz - Eight-time Paralympic medallist, 2018 flag bearer PyeongChang closing ceremonies
David Pierce - Emmy award-winning composer, producer and orchestrator

WHERE/WHEN:
McMahon Stadium - Konica Minolta Club - east entrance
1817 Crowchild Trail NW
9 a.m. @ Friday, November 9, 2018


For more information contact: 

James Millar, Director, Communications & Media Relations, Calgary 2026 BidCo
403.891.2026
jmillar@calgary2026.ca 

ABOUT CALGARY 2026 The mandate of Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation is to support and promote the development of sport and amateur athletics in Canada through the development and promotion of a bid to hold the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in the City of Calgary, the Town of Canmore and surrounding and other areas as needed to host the Games and, in particular, to develop, co-ordinate and present to the International Olympic Committee a bid to have the City of Calgary named as the host city to stage the Games.