The Bill Warren Training Centre (BWTC) opened in January 1994. The facility provides fitness training and support services to Nordic athletes and the public. The BWTC is located at the Canmore Nordic Centre. It was the host site of the cross-country skiing and biathlon events at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games.
The facility is used by the National Training Centre for Nordic Canada and Biathlon Canada, as well as Alberta Alpine, World Cup Academy, and the Canmore Nordic Ski Club.
The 1988 Olympic Organizing Committee helped fund the construction of BWTC. This was done through a generous donation of $4.7 million. Renovations happened in the spring of 2008 and included the addition of a new building and the expansion of a weight room.
Who is Bill Warren
Bill Warren acted as Chairman of the Canadian Olympic Development Association from 1986-1988. He played a major role in bringing the 1988 Olympic Games to Calgary. Warren served as counsel to the Games Organizing Committee up until 2005. He was also a part of Bobsleigh Canada operations from 1988-2009. In 2008, Warren was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
He received many awards and titles including:
- Alberta Achievement Award
- Honorary life member of the Canadian Olympic Development Association in 1992
- Sportsman of the Year in 1999
- Member of the Canadian Olympic order in 2002
- Member of the Order of Canada in 2003
For over 40 years, Bill Warren has been a leader to the sports system in Calgary. Through all of his contributions to Canadian and Olympic sports, Warren has been a man of vision, humility, and strength.