Twins Killed at Canada Olympic Park
Early Saturday morning, twin brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell, along with six of their friends, attempted to toboggan down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Partway down the track, the boys hit a gate that was used to separate the bobsled track from the luge track. The twins were pronounced dead at the scene, while one friend was in critical condition, and the remaining five in stable conditions.
Barry Heck, CEO and President of WinSport, says that “The loss of Jordan and Evan Caldwell is being felt by many in the Calgary community, including our team here at WinSport.” Jordan and Evan had worked as Hill Ambassadors at Canada Olympic Park the previous winter.
Both teens had bright futures, with Evan recently accepting a full scholarship for engineering and Jordan becoming a 300 Loran scholarship national finalist, with hopes of attending business school. Their family says that their sons enjoyed reading, camping, hiking in the mountains, and playing hacky-sack with their dad. The twins were also extremely active in the community, from helping new Syrian refugees to participating in a weekly youth group.
“Our boys Jordan and Evan were bright lights to all who knew them. We are grieving their loss but confident in their new home of heaven. Our brief 17 years with them were a gift: filled with much love, laughter, and fond memories.” – The family of Jordan & Evan