Okotoks Arts & Learning Campus

Okotoks Arts & Learning Campus (OALC)

The Town, joint-venture partner, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools and project stakeholders Foothills School Division, Bow Valley College, the Okotoks Public Library and Community Futures Highwood, are pleased to share details about the Okotoks Arts and Learning Campus (OALC) project!

Vision:

The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of resiliency – where people, businesses, ideas and sense of community thrive. Grounded by the Sheep River valley and supported by thoughtful planning and design, a strong local economic and a vibrant civic culture, Okotoks offers exceptional quality of life at every stage of life. Respect for each other and the natural environment makes Okotoks home. The OALC supports the future growth and evolution of our community in a number of ways.

With key partnerships, Phase 1 of the development is focused on a number of shared commitments. Along with being a cornerstone for the enhancement of economic vitality in the downtown, the OALC will:

• enable opportunities for local access to post-secondary education

• support a flexible and evolving library experience

• form a collaborative hub that links families, high school students and postsecondary learners to formal and informal learning

• create seamless access to resources and supportive networks for businesses and entrepreneurs

In addition to providing vibrant education and learning spaces, the proximity to the pathway system and downtown, the campus invites opportunities for indoor and outdoor community events in the flexible plaza space, future playground, and Ethel Tucker park area. The OALC will be an invaluable asset that will form a vibrant hub for the community, and a cornerstone for education, culture and economic development for current and future generations. To learn more about the OALC click here.

(Town of Okotoks, 2020)

OALC Timeline:

Winter 2020: exterior completed/interior construction begins
Summer 2021: campus interior complete/ready for opening
Fall 2021: existing library building renovations begin
Winter 2021: renovations complete for new Bow Valley College campus
Spring 2022 – opening Ethel Tucker Park and outdoor plaza

OALC Artist Renderings

Click here to see what the OALC will look like!