Dec. 21, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil
1988 CREB® president Jerry Roberts recalls Winter Olympics arriving at the right time for Calgarians
Like many Calgarians, the first thing Jerry Roberts remembers about 1988 was the Winter Olympics.
The international sporting event transformed Calgary, as 1,423 athletes from 57 nations competed in 46 events over 16 days in February 1988.
But perhaps more importantly, it put Calgary, then a city of 675,000 and the first Canadian city to host a Winter Olympic Games, on the world map, said Roberts, who was president of CREB® that year.