Video courtesy Olds Municipal Library
Four staff members from the Olds Municipal Library took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and joined tens of thousands of people around the world raising millions of dollars in donations to the association while creating an awareness of the disease. The challenge has become a popular internet meme and has gone viral on social media platforms such as Facebook. The event began as a promotion for the ALS Association which had people, including celebrities challenge each other to either donate to ALS Association or dump a bucket of ice water on themselves. In many cases the participants did both. Funds were donated to the ALS Association from the Olds Municipal Library ice bucket challenge. In keeping with the theme of the event, the library staff challenged the Parkland Regional Library, Didsbury Library and the Town of Olds. There was a special challenge in the video to the Mayor of Olds, Judy Dahl.