Tears of happiness described the excitement of the Habitat for Humanity Mountain View family as they received the keys to their new home last week in Olds. Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home on Friday, December 15th - just in time for Christmas. Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter is now looking to qualify a second family to move next door in the second half of the duplex.
It is the best Christmas gift a family could ask for, as the qualified local Habitat for Humanity family received the keys to their brand new home on Friday, December 15th.
Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home in Olds.
Brandy says they are so grateful.
Brandy says for potential families interested, it is worth to get more information to see if you qualify.
Louise Gagne, Habitat for Humanity Director of Regional Development Southern Alberta says Olds in an amazing community.
She says the Carstairs & District Community Chest have been an incredible sponsor and supporter of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Gagne also credits their phenomenal volunteer chapter members who have raised the funds and visibility for their cause.
These two homes in Olds are the 10th and 11th Habitat homes in the Mountain View Region.
You can call Amy Christiansen directly for more information about how to become a Habitat family at 403-507-0630.
96.5 CKFM's 2016 Star Search winner Dustin Farr will be playing live music at the local farmers markets this week and collecting harvested goods. Fresh vegetable donations will then be donated to the Airdrie Food Bank and Mountain View Food Bank.
Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says the numbers for April through June of this year only tell the story of a three month period, however the decrease in crime is promising and he is cautiously optimistic about this trend.
The torchbearers for the Canada Winter Games MNP Torch Relay in many communities across the nation were announced this month in Red Deer. Local Olympic wrestler from Olds Danielle Lappage is one of the seven who will be carrying the torch on January 31st for Olds.
It's smile cookie week at Tim Hortons!
Proceeds raised from Smile Cookie week at local Tim Hortons locations will support the Olds Boys & Girls Club, Innisfail is Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer & District, Sundre Greenwood Neighbourhood Place, and the Didsbury Skatepark Foundation.
This was the 9th straight year Charlene Preston from Sundre and her local team participated in the Kidney March for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Preston says despite a few blisters from the 100 kilometer walk, it was worth it and the weather was mostly sunny on theSeptember 7-9th weekend.
The 2018 Business Awards Gala is coming up on October 10th. The nominees for those awards were revealed at the annual Business, Beer & Blue Jeans event hosted by the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 11th on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds.