Members of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation board of directors took time out from their meeting to tour Olds and take in some of the historical buildings in town. One of their stops was the former CIBC bank building in Uptowne Olds which is now home to Pandora’s Boox & Tea. The group continued the tour at Olds College which recently celebrated its centennial.
In the evening there was a reception at the Pomeroy Inns and Suites at Olds College.
The members of the AHRF board were presented with items to remind them of Olds including a top hat which is becoming an iconic symbol for the historic Uptowne Olds business district. Leon Durand, Chair of the Uptowne Olds committee, talked to us about the role that organization plays in preserving the heritage of the town.
by Dean Owen
February 25, 2014