We cannot have a community without people. Olds is home to over 9,000 interesting, creative, hard-working, world-travelling, deep-thinking, and caring people. And their contributions are what makes this a great community in which to live. Come get to know us and the interesting things we do here in Olds.

2020 Entrepreneur Events

The new year is starting strong with several webinars, tutorials, hands-on workshops and the Power UP! conference coming in March! Here’s a review of what’s scheduled so far. Everything Olds Entrepreneurship Centre Power UP! Alberta Entrepreneurs Conference: March 25, 2020 If you take 30 linear steps, each one a metre long, you will travel 30 […]

Fair Trade Olds makes a splash in its 10th Year

10TH ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN 2020 (OLDS, Alberta – December 20, 2019) When Olds Institute formed the Fair Trade Olds committee, it likely didn’t imagine the visibility it would have gained for the community a decade later.

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 […]

Olds Fashioned Christmas & Kiwanis Village

With Olds Fashioned Christmas and the Kiwanis Village Olds creates a wonderful Christmas season with so much to do.

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.  […]

Women of Excellence Olds

Congratulations to Doreen Bergum on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award!

Adjusting to new realities: The Roger Brooks Webinars

I consider myself a real writer and real writers don’t write social media or use buzz words like “organic”, “drill down”, and “synergy”.  For me, anything trendy is akin to ipecac—vomit inducing.  I worked hard in University; I studied the classics and the canonized.  Real writers conform to literary devices and genre formulas.  I taught […]

Welcome Home

Jennifer Rabchak: “The reason we moved to Olds was because we were interested in the opportunities that the high school offered, but we still wanted to live in a small town. I was nervous making the decision to move to Olds. The school seemed awesome and shiny and new and looked great on paper, but […]

The Battle You Don’t Fight Alone

Ashley Parker Clarke “Unless you knew me then, I doubt you’d guess it now. I felt like I was sinking. I was tired all the time. I frequently had a headache, or a sore throat, or some other minor ailment. It might have been in my head. It might not have been. It still made […]