Exploring a 2030 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in BC
Musqueam is partnering with Líl̓wat (Lilwat), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) to explore the opportunity of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on our lands.
Your Invitation to Engage
We are now inviting partners and communities into the conversation on the opportunity to host the 2030 Games.
To share your feedback and memories from Vancouver 2010, register for updates, and learn more about the Games, check out www.gamesengagement.ca
The 2030 Games engagement website has FAQs, an engagement calendar as well as a survey for you to share your feedback on the 2030 Games vision and potential legacies.
Process so far
In December 2021, the Nations signed an MOU with the City of Vancouver and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, marking the first step in exploring a 2030 Games. Together, the parties signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee to officially collaborate on exploring the feasibility of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in British Columbia.
As part of the Collaboration Agreement, all parties committed to participating in a feasibility assessment and initial concept development to bring the Games back to Canada’s West Coast in 2030, while respecting the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 91, the Province of British Columbia’s legislation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDRIP).
Working under the leadership of the Four Host First Nations, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are fully funding the key technical work and local engagement conducted by a team of experts.
Final decisions have not been made. The project now enters an engagement phase inviting the public and communities and key stakeholders to share their input to inform and enhance the 2030 Games concept. All partners want to hear from you.
We believe an Indigenous-led Games provides a unique opportunity to advance our shared commitment to reconciliation, amplifying the strong and powerful voices of Indigenous communities, leaders and youth to engage with Canadians and reimagine what a Winter Games can be, and how they can help build a better and stronger Canada.
If you have questions specifically on how Musqueam is involved and impacted by bringing the Games back to the BC region, please email Courtenay Gibson at [email protected] or Christina Nahanee at [email protected]