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Our Communities face unique challenges defined by our demographics, resource base, and a changing economy and climate in Alberta. Leveraging a diversity of partnerships, innovative solutions, and inspiriting courage to address these challenges is the pathway forward.

It helps to have a variety of perspectives addressing the same problem: peer-based learning and systems thinking are critical to identifying and walking the path to sustainable solutions. 

"What is our vision for the future of rural communities in Alberta given the realities of a changing climate and the need to diversify our economy and resource base?"

P2S Olds: Flourishing Rural Economy Conference 2015

P2S Olds was hosted by Olds College, Mountain View County, the Olds Institute and included over 35 Volunteers and local contributors. The three day event was hosted in the beautiful Pomeroy Inn and Suites and included local food, wines, and music in a celebration of rural prosperity. 

Co-Chairs: Judy Dahl, Mayor of the Town of Olds & Bruce Beattie, Reeve of Mountain View County

Round Table Panelists

  • Morris Flewwelling - Former Mayor of the City of Red Deer
  • Al Kemmere - President of AAMDC
  • Nathan Cooper - MLA Olds Didsbury Three Hill
  • Bob Hawkesworth – Former MLA and Director of MCCAC
  • Rachel de Vos (Bocock) – Director of Policy and Advocacy AUMA
  • Dee Ann Benard – Executive Director of ARDN
  • Matt Cornall – President, Economic Developers of Alberta

P2S old main2015 Conference Themes - 30 Presentations 

2015 Keynotes

Download the Conference Program HERE!

P2S Olds Ambassador Profile

Mayor Judy Dahl, Town of Olds 

Mayor Judy Dahl

 Judy was born in Calgary, AB where she met her husband Randy. Owner/operators of a farm-homestead in Cleardale, AB, Judy set in motion community work employed as a teacher's aide at Menno Simons Community School and continued at Pines Community School in Red Deer. With their (3) sons, the family moved to Olds in 1986. Judy worked with Olds Auction Mart, Olds College, and Mobil Oil Canada. It was clear that the heart of Olds beat strongly through its dedicated volunteers, sociable neighbours and welcoming community. In 1990, the Town of Olds set the path; Judy guided three preceding Mayors and Elected Officials over 14 years. Judy resigned her position as a long-term Town employee in May of 2004 and was sworn in as Mayor on October 25, 2004; Re-elected for a 2nd term on October 15, 2007; Acclaimed for a 3rd term on October 22, 2010 and re-elected for a 4th term on October 28, 2013. Judy knows that success is "the power of all people" and when we build strong partnerships and share our strengths/ideas, we achieve common ground for the greater good of CommUNITY.

Thank you to our Past P2S Champions, Partners, Sponsors

What people say about Pathways...

  • Chris Turner, Author & Change Agent

    Pathways 2 Sustainability in Red Deer was one of the best organized and rewarding conferences I've had the opportunity to speak at. Lisa makes everyone involved feel like they're part of a fantastic team doing vital work, and the connections formed at P2S were quick to happen and long-lasting thanks to her skilled, inclusive leadership
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