• 90 Days of Positivity-Part 2

    Ten days down! And we are starting off the next 10 with something a little radical: Day 80: Do… Nothing. This is my third re-write of this post. I had two other ideas which for different reasons were topics I chose to move forward. This rewrite – at the last minute I might add – […]

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  • Vehicle restrictions applied to parks and recreation areas

    Automobile access is temporarily suspended at access points to all provincial parks as well as provincial recreation areas. The restrictions, which came into effect March 27 at 1 p.m. through two ministerial orders, are in place to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and are the same restrictions currently in place at national […]

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  • Tax relief for tourism industry

    March 27, 2020 Hotels and other lodging providers can delay paying the tourism levy until Aug. 31 for amounts that become due to government on or after today. This will free up more than $5 million in additional cash flow for employers – money that can be used to retain staff, maintain operations and continue […]

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  • 90 Days of Positivity

    We kept the office open this week to keep a light on for the community. In conversation this morning though, we think it is prudent to close and work virtually starting next week. We want to help, and wondered these past few days how we could do that best. Sharing information as it comes in […]

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  • Where should we eat?

    We have such a great selection of restaurants, markets and cafés in Olds, and when we have people from near and far stop in to ask about the community, they will often ask, “Where’s a good place to eat?” So we decided to capture the Best Eats in Olds into a small booklet – complete […]

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  • Halloween Howl in Uptowne Olds ~ October 26

    Calling all ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches! The long-awaited event Halloween Howl (Harry Potter Themed) is coming up on October 26th! Watch as Uptowne Olds transforms into Diagon Alley! This is an event you surely don’t want to miss! Keep an eye out for orange and black balloons for trick or treating! 10-4 PM ~ […]

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  • Art Waves West

    ArtWaves West is a creative haven on the prairies! The ArtWaves workshops are held annually in London, Ontario and Olds, Alberta.

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  • Oldstoberfest returns to Olds this weekend!

    The third weekend of September in Olds has the community putting on their Bavarian Best with the annual Oldstoberfest Rodeo & Biergarten!

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  • Community Showcase is Ready to Roll!

    On Thursday September 5 the Olds Sportsplex will be a-buzz with activity as Olds Institute once again hosts the annual Community Showcase! With some requests that came in, we decided to set up a small demonstration area on the floor, as well as making a space available in “The Fishbowl” overlooking the Auxiliary Ice surface.  […]

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  • Oldstoberfest

    Oldstoberfest Rodeo and Concerts are occurring on September 13th and 14th! With Rodeo action both days and headliners April Wine, Dan Davidson and Eric Ethridge.

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