Collection C0015 - Olympic Planning Office collection.

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Olympic Planning Office collection.


  • 1974-1988 (Creation)

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5.4 m of textual records. -- 5 cm of photoprints

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The Olympic Planning Office provided the day-to-day coordination of Olympic activities for the University. Specific roles included liaison with OCO'88, CODA, the Canada Olympic Office and the Alberta Olympic Secretariat with respect to the coordination of Olympic projects on Campus, providing regular progress reports to the Olympic partners, planning for the University's involvment during the Olympics and providing technical and related information to the media, the public and the University community regarding the University's participation with the 1988 Winter Olympics.

The Planning Office comprised three main committees: (1) Olympic Planning Committee of the Board of Governors which monitored developments and recommended action; (2) Olympic Program PLanning Committee, an advisory committee to the VP (Academic) which was concerned with the impact of the Olympics on University programmes, schedules and operations; (3) Olympic Facilities Planning Committee, an advisory committee to the VP (Services) which advised on overall planning related to Olympic facilities and services. The Chief University Olympic Program Coordinator, who was responsible for communication among the committees, the Board and all external bodies, was Dr. Fred Terentiuk, appointed by the President in May, 1982.

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Fonds consists of Olympic Planning Committee minutes and correspondence,Olympic Building Committee minutes, project files, Olympic Liaison Committee minutes and Olympic Oval event photographs.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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The City of Calgary Archives and the Canada Olympic Park Archives have material related to the Olympics.

See also Nickle Arts Museum fonds (UARC 92.011) for records relating to Olympic art exhibits; VP (Finance) fonds (UARC 93.006) for CODA records; Olympic Coordinating Committee fonds (UARC 92.018); Bookstore fonds (UARC 91.003) for Olympic marketing records.

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