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 torchbearers for the Canada Winter Games MNP Torch Relay many communities across the nation were announced this month in Red Deer. Local 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.
Despite the cold temperatures, plenty of spectators headed to the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds on Friday, September 14th and Saturday, September 15th for the 3rd edition of the Oldstoberfest pro rodeo.
The Olds/Bowden Citizens on Patrol program held its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 13th.
Board member and Past President Vince Clarke says Gord Bueckert was elected as the new President and the Olds C.O.P specific bylaws were adopted. He says Citizens on Patrol is sitting right around 65 members as they head into their second year. Interested residents who want to join can get packages at the Olds RCMP Detachment.