Today, Minister @_ricardoyyc, MLA Deborah Drever and I made an important infrastructure investment for Calgary tourism.
The sliding track at @winsportcanada Olympic Park is one of the original facilities for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, and has served as a cornerstone asset for Canada Olympic Park for nearly 30 years and has provided excellent recreation and entertainment for families and tourists, as well as top-notch athlete development and training.
A track modernization is needed to bring things to current international standards, which is essential in order to continue to use the track for training purposes and for hosting major events in bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. If we lose those events, not only do we fail our athletes, but we lose the tourism, the jobs and the economic opportunities that come along with that tourism.
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