Olds is a busy community. Events happening year-round. New initiatives in business and social programs unfold regularly. The Community News blog will give you the scoop on what’s going on in Olds.

90 Days of Positivity – The Last Post

Day 1: Stay Positive In the same way we started, so we conclude. Keeping a positive mindset has proven extremely challenging through all of this. And it’s not over yet. Not only are we concluding 90 days of positivity, but we are concluding nearly 20 years of positive changes in the community. We didn’t know […]

Zoom Cafés

The last time the team at Everything Olds gathered at the office in Uptowne, we asked ourselves… how can we best serve the community? The general consensus was that the best thing we could do was “keep the porch light on”, for the community as a whole. One place we know we can be of […]

Tourism Week May 24-31

Tourism Week is May 24-31 across Canada. Travel Alberta is offering five virtual events to connect industry to the work that is being done around the province and in Canada to help navigate the way forward. FOUR CONNECTIONS LIVE WEBINARS Our weekly webinars deliver topics to help you tackle the business challenges resulting from COVID-19. This Tourism Week we are excited […]

90 Days of Positivity – Part 7

Here we are! Only 30 days remain! Have you been able to keep a positive mindset about life these past two months despite the obstacles? Now that summer feels like it is finally here, the last third of this exercise should be a BREEZE! Day 30: Reward Yourself. It’s the last month of this positivity […]

Alberta Government announces additional relief for tourism industry

The Alberta government is providing new supports for hotels and other lodging providers that allow them to keep tourism levy amounts collected between March 1 and December 31, 2020. This measure will free up between $16 million and $27 million in additional cash flow for the hospitality sector, which employs 30,000 Albertans. It will also […]

Six women represent olds as nominees for 2020 women of excellence awards

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2020 Community represented by a strong team of talent and experience (Olds, AB – May 12, 2020) As the province prepares to ease into a re-opening of activities and business, more good news is announced for five local ladies. Last week the Red Deer & District Community Foundation announced […]

Alberta Government resource assists with business re-launch

To support businesses reopening during stage one of Alberta’s phased relaunch, government is launching a new resource to help them keep their staff and customers safer. The new alberta.ca/bizconnect webpage will provide business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one […]

Open, With Care

To help our local businesses provide peace of mind to their customers and clients, we’re offering up some print and social support materials with our initiative called “Open, With Care”. We recognized that many people may still have concerns over things opening up again after two months of isolation. Businesses have expressed a desire to […]

90 Days of Positivity – Part 6

Alberta has started to re-open. This is good news for many. Others are still fearful. Having spoken to several members of our business community, it is important for you to understand: EVERYONE is concerned, and has full intention to adhere to recommendations from their regulatory bodies, Alberta Health Services and government to put practices in […]

90 Days of Positivity – Part 5

Hello! Is anybody out there? It’s interesting when you stand back and observe things going on around you. Within days – sometimes hours – of my posting or preparing a post on a subject, it shows up in a Facebook feed, on a You Tube video, or someone sends me a web link. Weird? No. […]

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