Twenty-eight banners will be on permanent display along Memorial Way in the town of Olds to honour the contribution and dedication of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, the Olds Fire Department, AHS Emergency Medical Services, the Community Peace Officers as well as Olds Search & Rescue.
The Town of Olds held the official unveiling of the newly named significant thoroughfare in the community on Wednesday, November 1st.
Memorial Way starts at the intersection of 54th Street & 57th Avenue by Deer Meadow School continuing to 46th Avenue & Highway 27 by the Town of Olds Emergency Services Building.
Executive Member of the Olds Royal Canadian Legion Keith Baxter brought up the idea to have a street named Memorial Way in the Town of Olds.
Baxter says seeing a street named Memorial Way will serve as a reminder to everyone
Along with renaming this road, the Town of Olds launched a commemorative banner project in partnership with the Olds Royal Canadian Legion.
Councillor Mary-Anne Overwater brought up the idea of the banners.
Overwater says many people made Memorial Way possible.
A total of twenty-eight banners will be on permanent display following the official Memorial Way street dedication.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.