Prior to the Cornerstone Development, the location was farm land. It was home to this canola field looking north on Dodd’s quarter farmed by Dixie and Archie Calouri in 2004. The climate in Olds provides ideal conditions for the Canola plant to thrive. Canola is a major agriculture crop grown in this region.
"Can" from Canada and "ola" meaning oil makes Canola the world's only made in Canada crop. Canada is the biggest single producer of Canola and it is one of the most important crops for Canadian farmers thanks to the income it generates.
Photograph by Mary Jane Harper