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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

 



#567 Rob Randall

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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.


#570 Mike K.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

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