Statement on the Alberta Government Withdrawing from the Exploration of the 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid


Commonwealth Sport Canada has been informed by the Alberta Government that they have decided to discontinue the exploration of a 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid. We believe the recent decision by the Victorian government to withdraw from the 2026 Commonwealth Games was a significant factor in Alberta’s decision, as well as an over- dependence on taxpayer’s support for the planning & delivery of the Games

Commonwealth Sport Canada is profoundly disappointed in Alberta Government’s decision but respects their right to make this decision.

Commonwealth Sport Canada thanks the Alberta 2030 Bid Committee, Bid Partners and the many organizations and individuals who worked tirelessly on the development of what was going to be a significant, multi-year community building project creating numerous sustainable benefits and legacies that would have made Albertan’s lives better for decades to come.