Olympic & Paralympic Rally Event

Calgary, AB - As momentum towards the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games continues with the City of Calgary proceeding with the Olympic plebiscite vote on November 6, 7 and 13, we invite you to join fellow Calgarians to Support the Movement, gathering together November 5, 2018 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre to celebrate the opportunity to invest in the future of our city. 

Hosted by Dave Kelly, the event will inspire Calgarians with stories from historic Olympians including Donovan Bailey, Robyn Regehr, Cassie Campbell and Michael Eddie the Eagle Edwards, ultimately encouraging Calgarians to vote YES on November 13, 2018. Kelly will facilitate story sharing from former Olympians.

Featuring special guest “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards

Featuring special guest “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards

“I am really looking forward to meeting Calgarians on November 5,” says Eddie the Eagle Edwards. “I can’t wait to share my wonderful experiences competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics and support Calgary to host a truly epic Winter Olympics again in 2026.”

Spearheaded by TINEPUBLIC and YES Calgary 2026, the event is co-hosted by Tourism Calgary, The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Calgarians are encouraged to register for free tickets to attend the event.

Those keen to support can sign up as a YES Calgary 2026 Ambassador ahead of, during or post event:

Date: November 5, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Doors open at 11:30am.

Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (North Hall), 120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Notes for Media:

The following spokespeople will be available for media interviews following the event:

  • Christian Darbyshire and Andy McCreath TINEPUBLIC

  • “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards

  • Donovan Bailey

  • Jason Ribeiro, Lead, #YesCalgary2026

  • #YesCalgary2026 campaign supporters

  • Photo ops with Hidy and Howdy will be available

  • Additional athletes and spokespeople to be confirmed

For more information on attending the event as a media guest please contact:

Jessica Harcombe Fleming

Beattie Tartan


(cell) 403.828.1276

Becca Gould