Interview with Piers McDonald

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Title

Interview with Piers McDonald

Description

Piers McDonald was the President of the Host Society for the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. In this interview, Piers shares his experiences and challenges in hosting the Canada Games for the first time north of 60th parallel. As Premier of Yukon from 1996-2000, Piers was influential in the bidding and organization leading up to the 2007 Games, which has become cited by many as the most memorable Canada Games to date.

Subject

Bidding
Inclusivity in Sport
Indigenous/First Nations relations
Organizing the Canada Games
Industry / post-industrialization
Community Partnerships
Volunteering
Government Relations
Unity through Sport
Canadian Identity
Built Legacy
Media

Date

2020-09-09

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-011

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

McDonald, Piers

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Whitehorse (Yukon Territory, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

Canada -- Yukon -- Whitehorse
Canada -- Ontario -- Kingston

Spatial Coverage

1970
2007
2002-2007

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Interview Keyword

Host Society
Indigenous
Arctic Winter Games
Community
North
Canada Winter Games
Canada Games Council


Citation

“Interview with Piers McDonald,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/40.