Year of Co-operatives to be celebrated in Olds

The International Year of Co-operatives will be celebrated in Olds this Saturday.

The International Year of Co-operatives will be celebrated in Olds this Saturday.

A number of regional co-ops are organizing a Community Day Fair at the Olds Cow Palace. Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., it will feature a barbecue lunch, face painting, clowns, a bouncy station, a scavenger hunt and prizes. Musician Blake Reid will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Foothills Natural Gas Co-op, Mountain View Credit Union, Crossroads Gas Co-op, Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association, Westview Co-op, UFA Co-op, Olds Seed Processing Co-op, Mountainview Propane Co-op and the Olds Agriculture Society are helping with the event.

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives.