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Olds, Alberta (Canada)

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Olds image by Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

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Description of the flag

The municipality of Olds (9,184 inhabitants in 2016; 1,493 ha) is located 90 km north of Calgary.

Mayor Judy Dahl unveiled the Town of Olds’ new flag at council’s priorities and policies meeting last Monday [23 January 2012]. The flag shows the new logo, which was designed by the Edmonton firm McRobbie Optamedia. The idea for a new logo came out of a rebranding exercise the town undertook last spring, which was Phase I of the Promoting Olds project.
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According to a handout provided by Dahl, the “O” shape represents the relationship between the town and the community, as well as future and fearlessness. The blue, yellow and green colour scheme portrays the community’s energy and vibrancy, in addition to its various facets. “The yellow that flows into the blue indicates the geographic location. The shades of yellow pay tribute to the agriculture history,” said Dahl. “The shades of blue reflect technology and innovation, while the shades of green recognize the significance of the environment.”
http://www.oldsalbertan.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120124/OLD0801/301249957/-1/old/town-of-olds-gets-new-flag - Olds Albertan, 24 January 2012 (link no longer available)

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https://www.mountainviewtoday.ca/olds-news/town-of-olds-gets-new-flag-1805587

Ivan Sache, 26 March 2017


Various versions of the logo

The town of Olds seems to have three different versions of its flag based on its 2012 logo.

Version 1: The main flag still used.
The flag and logo were introduced in 2012.

Olds image by Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

If you increase the saturation and contrast of the photo from 2012, you can see a light blue-white-yellow tricolor background

The tricolor can be seen in this photo from August 2022: https://www.facebook.com/TownofOlds/videos/5731666553510227

This photo from 2019 clearly shows the tricolor: https://www.facebook.com/TownofOlds/photos/2190145684339950
Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

Version 2

Olds image by Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

A version of the logo with an uppercase "OLDS" in the colors of the "O" started to appear on the town's Facebook page in 2019 https://www.facebook.com/TownofOlds/photos/a.233520356669169/2313997355288115/ 
A flag with this logo appears in this photo from January 2022: https://www.vmcdn.ca/f/files/mountainviewtoday/images/mvt-olds-town-office-2.jpg
Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

Version 3:
The upper case "OLDS" logo appears in black monochrome

Olds image by Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

 https://www.facebook.com/TownofOlds/photos/4217559604931871/
Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

Olds image by Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022

This logo is used on another version of flag with curved tricolor stripes above and below, as seen in this photo from June 2022:
https://www.facebook.com/TownofOlds/photos/5692804780740672
Masao Okazaki, 22 August 2022


Former flag

Olds image located by Valentin Poposki, 22 June 2012

Source http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMDKAH_Municipal_Flag_Olds_Alberta