As a non-profit community and economic development organization, The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development is owned by the community and driven by volunteers. Also known as the Olds Institute, we leverage the resources in the community by empowering volunteers to build the innovative and entrepreneurial community for which Olds has become famous. Olds residents have opted to pitch in and support the initiatives that enhance the community and improve our quality of life.
Help raise our barn, and we will help raise yours.
Together, we accomplish more.
“We do not wait and wonder what life would be like if opportunity presented itself. The Olds Institute empowers the community to make good things happen.”Learn about OI >
Explore Central Alberta
September 20, 2019
Art Waves West
ArtWaves West is a creative haven on the prairies! The ArtWaves workshops are held annually in London, Ontario and Olds, Alberta.
September 10, 2019
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!
September 5, 2019
Olds Fashioned Christmas & Kiwanis Village
With Olds Fashioned Christmas and the Kiwanis Village Olds creates a wonderful Christmas season with so much to do.