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#561 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

Dominic Reid, chief executive officer of the Invictus Games Foundation, announced Victoria as one of the two finalists in late August following a tour of the region.

 

If Greater Victoria were to win the bid, the games would attract some 3,000 participants, as well as their family and friends, said Lawless. Lawless also told the public earlier this year that organizers are looking for a total of $39 million to stage the games, with organizers asking municipalities for some $700,000. About $27 million would come from the federal and provincial governments, $9 million from corporate sponsorship and $2 million from private fundraising.

 

Lawless said Victoria made its final pitch to the foundation in mid-September, then supplied additional information following the presentation. “We didn’t see anything of Düsseldorf’s presentation,” he said. An announcement was originally expected in November.

 

Lawless remains confident but also acknowledged that the competition is formidable.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ted-next-month/

 

taxpayers are being asked to put up $13k per participant.  that seems steep.  it does appear to be at least in the shoulderish tourism season.

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 December 2019 - 10:01 AM.


#562 spanky123

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:36 AM

With the games having been held in Canada in 2017 I think that the odds are against us.



#563 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:38 AM

All things considered especially our relative isolation compared to Dusseldorf, and the fact Canada has already hosted the games I would think its a long shot especially looking at Dusseldorf's athletic facilities which utterly outclass and beat the crap out of anything we can offer up:

 

https://www.sportsta.../sportstaetten/


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#564 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:45 AM

 

...taxpayers are being asked to put up $13k per participant...

That's a non-starter since taxpayers are broke. If private funding can't be found then I'm afraid these sort of events will have to fade into history.



#565 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:28 PM

German media report suggests Greater Victoria losing bid to host 2022 Invictus Games

 

Duesseldorf’s Lord Mayor is travelling to London Wednesday with press conference scheduled Thursday

 

https://www.vicnews....invictus-games/



#566 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

If for no other reason, this is probably why Dusseldorf will be the chosen locale for the Invictus Games.

Düsseldorf Airport...is located eight kilometres (5.0 miles) North from the city centre and can easily be reached by train or the S-Bahn urban railway. There is a long-distance train station served by regional and national services, which is linked to the airport by the SkyTrain, an automatic people mover. Another station situated under the terminal building carries the S-Bahn line (S11) to Düsseldorf Central Station, and to Cologne as well as a few selected night services...The city is a major hub in the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network. More than 1,000 trains stop in Düsseldorf daily...Several Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn lines connect Düsseldorf to other cities of Rhine-Ruhr...The light rail system also serves neighbouring cities and is partially operated underground. The Central Station and the Airport Station (Flughafen-Bahnhof) are connected to the national and European high-speed systems...


https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Düsseldorf

 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:49 PM

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#568 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:00 PM

If for no other reason, this is probably why Dusseldorf will be the chosen locale for the Invictus Games.

 

Not to mention their sports facilities put ours squarely into the realm of second rate. But on the plus side we do have an airport that sports giant over-sized plastic flowers outside the terminal......


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#569 Nparker

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:11 PM

It's official: https://www.vicnews....invictus-games/
 

 

...“It was clear at every stage of this process that all orders of government were enthusiastically committed to bringing the Invictus Games to Victoria...

Was it clear?


Edited by Nparker, 15 January 2020 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:30 PM

Guess who is trying to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Victoria



#572 Jackerbie

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:31 PM

Guess who is trying to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Victoria

 

Hint: it's not The Guess Who



#573 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:33 PM

Guess who is trying to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Victoria

 

bet it's not lisa helps either.

 

oh.  guess who indeed.

 

SPOILER ALERT:

 

https://vancouversun...win-win-for-b-c

 

 

 

We will continue to show beautiful summer pictures and videos of Victoria, Vancouver, B.C. and Canada on the streams for three weeks, and it will result in a big increase in tourism and in more international students over the next 10 to 20 years.

 

Our province needs that. If we don’t do it, B.C. and its cities and towns will have huge deficits because all tourist facilities will be in trouble.

 

We will have one Games sport in Vancouver, two in Richmond, and at least one in every Victoria-area municipality. We will provide funds for each municipality as a result, and all citizens will enjoy being closer to the sport competitions than we were able to achieve in 1994.

 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 February 2021 - 03:36 PM.


#574 Nparker

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:33 PM

Guess who is trying to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Victoria

Unless it's 100% privately financed, no city in Canada should contemplate hosting any major sporting event for at least 20 years. 



#575 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:39 PM

i have said it here before.  the government would be better off to simply spend $1M a day to bring big performers to every outdoor venue for free or cheap concerts in the province for a whole summer. tourism and hotel bookings will follow.

 

the commonwealth games are NOT watched in the countries that make up the bulk of our tourism.

 

 

 

British Columbia’s tourism industry had an exceptional year in 2019, with a total of 6,213,752 overnight international visitor arrivals to the province, including 3,980,733 visitors from the US, 1,348,676 from Asia Pacific, and 607,807 visitors from Europe.

 

https://www.tiabc.ca...by-the-numbers/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 February 2021 - 03:41 PM.

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#576 spanky123

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 03:42 PM

Hint: it's not The Guess Who

 

Yawn. Does anyone pay attention to him anymore?



 



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