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Old Posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:34 AM
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2022 Commonwealth Games in Victoria

Victoria's got another shot at hosting the games after a successful 1994 campaign. My boss, David Black, who owns a bunch of newspapers is going to be chairing the bid, which he also did in 1994. Durban, South Africa and Edmonton originally bid for the games but Edmonton dropped out to instead bid for the 2026 Games and unfortunately for Durban, they were stripped of their rights to host which would have been a first for the continent of Africa. Now it's down to Liverpool, Birmingham and Victoria, in other words, two English cities and one that pretends to be English. For the first time in my life i'm cheering for the phony.
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Would be good for Victoria, but does anyone care about Commonwealth games anymore?
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In Victoria? No. Trying to throw the same party twice is never a good idea.
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In Victoria? No. Trying to throw the same party twice is never a good idea.
I think it is a great move. Who cares about the actual games. They will come and go but what will live on is the infrastructure that is created.

This would a good reason to invest in:
- a stadium for Langford (well because Langford's mayor wants a bigger stadium that Victoria)
- some public transit project. Perhaps buy a few extra cars of what ever LRT goes into Surry.
- A big public swimming pool somewhere. Perhaps refurbish the one in Victoria.
- An expansion on PISE or CARSA.

The private sector might look at some more hotel rooms. There is good marketing for the tourism industry out of it. Overall it is a positive.
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I think it is a great move. Who cares about the actual games. They will come and go but what will live on is the infrastructure that is created.

This would a good reason to invest in:
- a stadium for Langford (well because Langford's mayor wants a bigger stadium that Victoria)
- some public transit project. Perhaps buy a few extra cars of what ever LRT goes into Surry.
- A big public swimming pool somewhere. Perhaps refurbish the one in Victoria.
- An expansion on PISE or CARSA.

The private sector might look at some more hotel rooms. There is good marketing for the tourism industry out of it. Overall it is a positive.

I agree. I am really hoping that Victoria gets the bid. I hope the NDP will come on board with the games.

If Langford gets a new 40,000 seat stadium we could lure a CFL team here. And a larger arena could attract an AHL team a farm team for Vancouver maybe.
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