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Calgary to host 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS, Jun 29, 2022 1:49 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Calgary has been selected to host the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, Mayor Jyoti Gondek said in a release.

It was in 2019 that Calgary previously hosted the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Provincial Games and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Mayor Jyoti Gondek (joh-TEE' GONE-dek) says Calgarians will volunteer in great numbers to ensure the event delivers the experience of a lifetime for the athletes and their families.

With 1,300 participants coming to the city, Tourism Calgary is predicting the event will inject more than nine-million dollars into the local economy.

Special Olympics Canada CEO Sharon Bollenbach says they know Calgary will go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional games experience.

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