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 >
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May 23, 2019
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations
Come celebrate National indigenous Day at Centennial Park Olds! June 18, 2019, will be packed full of learning, celebration, performances, food, culture and more! Schedule for the day 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Children’s Crafts – Open Forum with Craft Sessions every 30 minutes (schedule will be emailed to Eventbrite registrants) 9:00 AM – […]
May 15, 2019
Summer Oldstice 2019
Come join the fun in Uptowne Olds on June 15th to the Summer Oldstice Festival! Tons of fun for the full family all day long! This is one event you definitely do not want to miss!
May 15, 2019
Walk for Common Ground
You are invited to come participate, either by joining the walk, through prayer, or joining in the Talking Circle the evening of June 10. On June 10, Walk for Common Ground will leave Bowden at 9 am and continue their journey to Olds. Evening activities and a Talking Circle with the walkers will take place […]
May 30, 2019
Women of Excellence Olds
Christina Ray- Community Building 2019 Christina is a passionate, strong, community-minded woman who has taken it upon herself to empower the women around her. Local Women Unite is a group that was started by Christina in April of 2017 and has grown into a social community of over 700 on Facebook. The concept started as […]