Join us for the dedication of the Rotary Peace Tree on December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Library.


International Human Rights Day is celebrated December 10.  It is a day of hope and encouragement for all victims of conflict and violence. We are all aware of ongoing international wars and unrest, but we also know chaos occurs in our own country, our communities, our families; our relationships and even within ourselves.

In spite of the traumas people face, efforts continue to stop violence; to mend differences; and to heal shattered lives.  People are demonstrating the ability to find their own solutions to conflict and are building a better future for themselves and for those around them.

To honour our community's belief that conflict resolution is an alternative to violence, and to acknowledge the theme "Peace Through Service"  of the 2012 International President of Rotary, the Olds Rotary Club has erected The Rotary Peace Tree in the Library. This will be a permanent fixture.  It was designed by Paisley Hayes of Olds Iron Works.

People can purchase "Leaves and Seedlings" and have them attached to the Peace Tree as a symbol of  their support for peace efforts in action or for the resolution of conflicts they have personally experienced or hope to resolve in their lives.

Leaves can be purchased for $100.00  $50.00  and $25.00

Seedlings can be bought for $2.00 each. Twelve (12) seedlings will make a leaf.

Engraving, up to four words is included for the $100.00 and $50.00 leaves. Engraving, up to two words, is included for the $25.00 leaves.  There is no engraving for the seedlings.

This Rotary year(ends June 2014), the proceeds from the sale of Leaves and Seedlings will go to the Emergency Shelter in Olds.An open invitation is extended to all, for the dedication of the Rotary Peace Tree on December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Library.