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
December 6, 2019
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 […]
November 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.
October 16, 2019
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 ~ […]