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Olds College

4500-50 St
Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6

1000Largest Group
+30Meeting Rooms
1080Overnight Guests
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  • Olds College Land Sciences BuildingOlds College Land Sciences Building

  • Brawn (South) Rodeo ArenaBrawn (South) Rodeo Arena

  • Olds College WetlandsOlds College Wetlands

  • Botanic GardensBotanic Gardens

  • Alumni CentreAlumni Centre

  • LSC AtriumLSC Atrium

  • Centennial Village GuestroomCentennial Village Guestroom

  • Centennial Village Guestroom's WashroomCentennial Village Guestroom's Washroom

  • Centennial Village BoardroomCentennial Village Boardroom

  • Townhouses' GuestroomTownhouses' Guestroom

  • Townhouses' Living RoomTownhouses' Living Room

  • Townhouse's KitchenTownhouse's Kitchen

  • Olds College Brewery ToursOlds College Brewery Tours

  • CateringCatering

  • Alumni CentreAlumni Centre

  • Alumni Centre ExteriorAlumni Centre Exterior

  • Botanic Gardens WeddingBotanic Gardens Wedding

  • Bell 953 Excite RoomBell 953 Excite Room

  • Bell 954/955Bell 954/955

  • Bell 981 Computer LabBell 981 Computer Lab

  • Bell's RotundaBell's Rotunda

  • RKCRKC

  • RKC GymsRKC Gyms

  • TentsTents

  • DMP 101DMP 101

  • DMP 203DMP 203

  • LSC AtriumLSC Atrium

  • WetlandsWetlands

  • Olds College Ice ScupltureOlds College Ice Scuplture

  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions

Olds College is the ideal location for your next Conference, Convention, Meeting or Social Event in Alberta, Canada.


Whether your group is large or small, we invite you to come and enjoy a unique rural experience in the agricultural heartland of Alberta. Conveniently located only 45 minutes North of the Calgary International Airport, and 90 minutes South of the Edmonton International Airport, Olds is easily accessible, just 5 km off of Highway 2. Once your group is here, there is no need to drive as all of our meeting spaces, accommodations, and activities are within short walking distance. Campus shuttles* are also avalible to transport guests around campus if there are weather or mobility concerns.

By coming to Olds you will receive exceptional value, as the College is equipped with state of the art technology, facilities, wireless connectivity and any other amenities that you may require. We want to help make your Alberta event a truly memorable experience!

*Shuttles are an additional cost and based on availability of buses and drivers 
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Welcome to Olds College:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Red Deer - Olds: 64 km Calgary - Olds: 95 km Edmonton - Olds: 212 km
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Red Deer Airport / 35
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Room Type(s):
Residence Hall, Suite Style
Bath Type(s):
Ensuite
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
+30
Largest Classroom Style:
400
Largest Theatre Style:
500
Number of Overnight Guests:
1080
Largest Standing Reception:
500
Largest Seated Reception:
350
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
Free
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Catering & Food Service is offered by Impressions Catering at Olds College. Many options available for all types of events.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Olds College has partnerships with Team Bulding companies that can provide high-impact learning experiences for your team!
Phone:
403-556-8289
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Overnight Accommodations Available:
May
June
July
August
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Alumni Centre FEATURES
• 4000 sq ft banquet facility
• Accomodates up to 500 guests & a variety of seating styles
• Ceiling mounted projectors and screens (4 total) are available to rent
which ensures easy viewing by all guests in attendance
• Technologically equipped with appropriate Audio/Visual components,
surround sound and WiFi

INCLUDES
• Sound System with wireless microphone
• Stage, built-in bar, tables & chairs

RENTAL BLOCKS
• 8 hours: $850
• 4 hours: $600

ADDITIONAL RENTALS
• Additional Microphones: $25/each
• Built in Projectors and Screens (4): $200 for all

Please add 5% GST to all above Rates. Rates subject to change without notice. Music fees are required for all public events where copyrighted music will be played. If
a valid SoCan and/or ReSound membership number is not provided music fees will be charged as applicable.

4000
Botanical Gardens FEATURES
• The Central Gardens are home to more than 20 specialty gardens and
collections including the Rose Garden, Perennial Border, Monocot Bed
and much more
• Plant collections and specialty gardens cover 5 acres with an average
of 12,000 annuals planted each season

RENTAL BLOCKS
• 4 hours: $150

BOTANIC GARDENS ADDITIONAL RENTALS
• 20’ x 20’ White Tent: $500/first tent, $300/additional tent
• Tables and Chairs: $3/each
• Portable Sound System: $50/each
• Additional Microphones: $25/each

Please add 5% GST to all above Rates. Rates subject to change without notice.

13196
Wetlands FEATURES
• Spread over 20 acres, and encompassing a series of 19 ponds, the
entire pathway system covers 1.3 kilometers
• Features areas such as: Pheasants Forever Central Parkland,
Research, Polishing and Natural Ponds, a Gazebo on top of Celebration
Hill, Fescue Meadow, Crabapple Allée, BMO Bank of Montreal
Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Commons, Arboretum, Heritage Barn and
Entrance, and Woodland Walk

RENTAL BLOCKS
• 4 hours: $150
WETLANDS ADDITIONAL RENTALS
• 20’ x 20’ White Tent: $500/first tent, $300/additional tent
• Tables and Chairs: $3/each
• Portable Sound System: $50/each
• Additional Microphones: $25/each

Please add 5% GST to all above Rates. Rates subject to change without notice.

45593
Land Sciences Atrium FEATURES
• Unique location to host receptions
• Adjacent to a tropical garden
• Seating capacity up to 50 guests
• Short walking distance to tour the Botanical Gardens and Wetlands
• Ideal to have indoor photos, or use as a backup plan in case of
inclement weather

RENTAL BLOCKS
• 8 hours: $300

Ralph Klein Centre RENTAL BLOCKS
• Gymnasium (each):
Mon-Thur $50/Hour or $300/Day, Fri-Sun $400/Day
• Multi-Purpose Rooms 1 or 2:
Mon-Thur $50/Hour or $250/Day, Fri-Sun $300/Day
• Olds High School Common Area:
Mon-Thur $50/Hour or $250/Day, Fri-Sun $300/Day
• CLC Class Room:
Mon-Thur $50/Hour $250/Day, Fri-Sun $300/Day
• CLC Board Room:
Mon-Thur $50/Hour $250/Day, Fri-Sun $300/Day

Fine Arts and Multi Media Centre RENTAL BLOCKS
• Theatre 4 Hour Block: $400 (on site tech mandatory)
• Theatre 8 Hour Block: $750 (on site tech mandatory)
• Band or Cosmo Room (includes foyer):
Mon-Thur $50/Hour or $150/Day, Fri-Sun $200/Day

NOTE: Lighting and Sound Tech $250 (Mandatory for Fine Arts & Multi Media
Centre)

Outdoor Sport/ Activity Rentals RENTAL BLOCKS
• High Performance Centre: $50/Hour
• Normie Kwong Football Field: $25/Hour or $150/Day
• Soccer/Rugby Pitch: $15/Hour or $100/Day
• Baseball Diamond: $15/Hour or $100/Day
• Tennis Courts/Outdoor Basketball Courts: $25/Hour or $150/Day

Classrooms and Boardrooms RENTAL BLOCKS
• Classroom: $50/Hour or $150/Day
• Boardroom: $50/Hour or $150/Day
• Lecture Theatre: $50/Hour or $150/Day
• Large Labs/Bays: $50/Hour or $300/Day
• Computer Rooms: $75/Hour or $350/Day

Ag Mech Bays RENTAL BLOCKS
• Large Labs/Bays $50/Hour or $300/Day

Community Learning Campus FEATURES
• 4000 sq ft banquet facility
• Accomodates 350 guests & a variety of seating styles
• Ceiling mounted projectors and screens (4 total) are available to rent
which ensures easy viewing by all guests in attendance
• Technologically equipped with appropriate Audio/Visual components,
surround sound and WiFi

ADDITIONAL FACILITY RENTAL RATES: APPLY TO ALL VENUES UPON REQUEST
• Set up & Take Down if applicable
• Portable Sound System: $50/each
• Additional Microphones: $25/each
• Projector and Screen: $150/each
• Screen Only: $20/each
• Laptop: $150/each
• Flip Charts and Paper: $15/each
• Tech activation: $50/room
• Tech on-site: $50/hour
• Video conference sessions (available upon request): Contact for pricing
• Gym Floor Covering and Tape: $275/gymnasium
• Campus Security traffic control: $25/hour
• ReSound Music fee (dance only): $55.52/day
• SOCAN Music fee (dance only): $132.39/day

Please add 5% GST to all above Rates. Rates subject to change without notice. Music fees are required for all public events where copyrighted music will be played. If a valid SoCan and/or ReSound membership number is not provided the above music fees will be charged as applicable.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
College Housing Olds Co. (CHOC) - Centennial Village 450 450 Residence Halls Private
College Housing Olds Co. (CHOC) - College Courts Townhouses 45 180 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Pomeroy Inn and Suites at Olds College 82 Hotel Private yes
Camping at Olds College

Catering

  • Impressions Catering
    Located on campus, Impressions Catering provides an exceptional food and beverage experience. With extensive menu options, fully licensed operations and excellent service, our catering team will take care of your budget and dietary requirements. Along with the on-site Catering Manager, we will work with you to determine the perfect meal choices for your group. Check out the incredible selection in the current Impressions catering menu. Customized menus are available upon request.

Dining

  • Elements Dining Cafe
    Seating Capacity: 220
    Each meal is a flat fee per person and includes a soup/ salad bar, sub/sandwich bar, a daily variety of hot entrees, desserts, beverages, and an assortment of healthy selections.
    Rates are listed below:
    • Breakfast (7:00am - 9:00am) - $7.36
    • Lunch (11:00am - 1:00pm) - $11.59
    • Dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm) - $13.65
    • All three meals per day - $32.60

    Please note that all food and beverage purchased in Elements Dining Café must be consumed in Elements Dining Café.
    If you would like to pre-purchase coupons for meals in Elements Dining Café, you can do so by emailing conferenceservices@oldscollege.ca.
     
    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
Event Services
  • Professional and experienced event coordinators to assist in making your event a success
  • Floorplan design services
  • Set-up and take-down services for tables, chairs, and stages (on-site inventory)
  • On-site bar and catering services

Audio Visual Services
  • In-house audio visual event technicians and theatre technicians
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing

Additional Services
  • ATM services available at various locations across campus
  • Free campus-wide wireless internet

Technology

TypeDescription
Olds College Free WI-Fi
Techs On Site
Computer Labs
Portable Sound Systems
Laptops
Projectors & Screens
Microphones (wireless, hand, lapel)

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Olds Golf Club Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary facility that prides itself on offering a Championship golf experience at a price that remains affordable to everyone.

Olds Aquatic Centre State of the art facility featuring an 8-metre tall waterslide, a five-lane, 25-metre Lane Pool, Whirlpool, and a Tot Pool with beach-type entry for children.

Bowling Alley The Bowl 5 Pin 10 Pin House: 8 Lanes of Fun. You can bowl either 5 or 10 pin games on the convertible lanes with computerized scoring.

CLC Fitness Centre The CLC Fitness Centre offers an excellent range of equipment, featuring Hammer Strength and Life Fitness. A circuit training system is also available providing a full workout in a short period of time. The CLC Fitness Centre is open to everyone.

Olds Sportflex Features an arena with two ice surfaces. The main ice surface (200' x 85') is used from approximately May to August for non-ice functions (dances, shows, banquets, graduation, etc.) and from mid-August to April for ice rentals.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110