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Jul 20, 2022

TIABC Urges City of Vancouver to Advance Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic Bid


Re: Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

Dear Mayor & Council

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), I am writing to urge Council to direct staff to advance the City of Vancouver’s participation in the Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in BC.

As the tourism industry continues to rebuild from the devastating impacts of the pandemic, the opportunity to host major events (including sport) in the City of Vancouver is paramount to our sector’s recovery in the coming years. Major events such as the Invictus Games, FIFA World Cup, and the 2030 Games offer much in the way of present and future benefits, not only for tourism, but for residents, stakeholders, and businesses in the city, region, and province.

Along with overall economic impact, TIABC believes that the 2030 Games will be a catalyst for further job creation, community pride and destination brand building, inspiring youth, creating social legacies, as well as destination marketing opportunities, pre-and-post meetings and test events, securing additional off-season business, developing infrastructure, and importantly using these games and other major sporting events as a forum for reconciliation.

Over the years, the City of Vancouver has consistently demonstrated it has the expertise, the venues, the enthusiasm, the reputation, and the vision to host major sporting events. As you are aware, the 2010 Games in Vancouver were among the most successful Winter Olympics and Paralympics in history and provided multiple benefits for residents and visitors in the years before and after.

Mayor and Council, TIABC strongly urges the City of Vancouver to join the Four Host First Nations and the other partners of the Exploratory Assembly in an effort to secure the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for our community and province.

Best Regards,

Walt Judas CEO, TIABC

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TIABC is pleased to release its 2022 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements and synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives last year. 

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Tourism leaders cheer on the @canucks in the Rogers Suite. 🏒👏

L-R: Destination Vancouver's Royce Chwin, TIABC's Walt Judas, Tourism Minister Lana Popham, Sport Hosting Vancouver's Michelle Collens, TIABC Director/VCC's Dennis Innes, Indigenous Tourism BC's Henry Tso.

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Each year, on March 8th, people around the world celebrate International Women's Day and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Today, TIABC salutes the women on our board and staff who are so valued, respected and appreciated by colleagues throughout the entire BC tourism industry. 

⭐ Brenda Baptiste
⭐Joanne Burns-Millar
⭐Pria Flanagan
⭐Miranda Ji
⭐Deborah Kulchiski
⭐Sandra Oldfield
⭐Sandra van Steijn 
⭐Fiona Wray

Thank you for your incredible contribution to our organization and to BC’s visitor economy.

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Over the weekend, TIABC CEO Walt Judas, Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry, and Sport Hosting Vancouver Senior Manager Michelle Collens enjoyed watching the Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place! 🏉

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What a great first day at the BCTHC 👏

We had an incredible first day in Prince George gathering with industry friends and experiencing the many wonders that the incredible Northern BC region has to offer!

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TIABC CEO, Walt Judas and @bchotelassociation CEO Ingrid Jarrett attended the @pgcougars game on the eve of the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference in Prince George. 🏒

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