October 25, 2023
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the Olympics are back in Calgary. I was there for 1988 Winter Olympic Games, and I will be there in February for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.
Qualified athletes from across Canada will compete in eight sports with inspiring enthusiasm. Together with their families, friends, coaches, officials, mission staff and the athletes, over 4,000 visitors will generate significant economic activity for our community.
However, to make this event an absolute success, we need our community to help. Olympic medallist and games co-chair, Cheryl Bernard and her team are looking for 1,200 volunteers to help roll out the red carpet and make the events run smoothly.
People can find out all the details on their website, https://calgary2024.specialolympics.ca/. There are so many ways to be a part of the volunteer experience, I encourage all Calgarians to consider volunteering so that we can make the games a great success.