Fireworks planned for Olds College centennial

Olds College’s centennial celebrations will be lit up by two nights of fireworks this weekend.

Olds College’s centennial celebrations will be lit up by two nights of fireworks this weekend.

On both Thursday and Saturday at about dusk, fireworks will be discharged over the Central Alberta town because the college is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

As a result, the Olds Fire Department is closing a section around Centennial Park.

The fireworks will be discharged south of the O.R. Hedges Ball Diamonds.

To provide safe pedestrian movement for those in the area of Centennial Park, 54th Street from 50th to 53rd Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to midnight on the evenings that fireworks are discharged.

In addition to the pedestrian closures, it is recommended people in vehicles refrain from driving down to the area to view the fireworks performance. People are encouraged to park at a distance and walk down to the Centennial Park area to enjoy the show.

The immediate area around the fireworks discharge will be monitored and individuals who approach too close will be encouraged to move to a safer viewing area.

If the fireworks program is rained out on Thursday, the backup is for the display to take place on Friday.