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About Glendon and its History

HistoryMayor's Message

A Community That Has A Lot To Offer

Welcome to the Village of Glendon! You can expect to see a lot in a small village. To The World’s Giant Perogy and to a year filled with festivals, Glendon isn’t a community you should overlook. During the summer, you can come see the Glendon Derby and MudBogs and the car show that is held every year in August. Being apart of the Lakeland, the surrounding communities will come and support these special events as well.

Glendon is a great place to live with its small town atmosphere and community spirit. We encourage you to stop by and explore the Village of Glendon.

Laura Papirny – Mayor of Glendon

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On behalf of the residents and Council of the Village of Glendon, I would like to welcome you. The Village of Glendon is a small active community situated about 40 kilometers north of the Town of St. Paul, 30 kilometers west of the Town of Bonnyville, and about 80 kilometers from the City of Cold Lake. Eight kilometers north of highway 28, the Village of Glendon may be considered the entrance to the Lakeland Provincial Park.

The Village of Glendon has a lot to offer for all ages. We are very proud of our recreational facilities that currently include an arena, curling rink, baseball diamonds, and a Senior Citizen’s Centre. We are currently in the process of completing an outdoor sports facility, in partnership with the Northern Lights Public School Board and the Municipal District of Bonnyville. This new outdoor facility will include an 8 lane, 400 metre shale running track, an outdoor skating rink, soccer field, and football field. We are also currently constructing a 4 KM walking trail to add to the amenities that are currently offered within our village.

Glendon has a wide range of businesses that provide residents and visitors with services without having to travel to larger centers. We have a Doctor’s Office with lab services, bank, post office, Volunteer Fire Department, fuel, groceries, pharmacy, confectionary, hunting, fishing, and outdoor retail outlet, bookkeeping services, tire shop, automotive parts, and an agricultural equipment dealership. As well, businesses in Glendon are able to provide all of your beautification and relaxation needs, having a busy hair salon, massage therapists, and nail technicians.

Come and join us the second Saturday in August for our annual Glendon Derby and Mudbogs, the third Saturday in August for the Glendon Car Show. We also invite you to attend our Annual Pyrogy Festival during the September long weekend, which is held in Pyrogy Park that is home to our monument, “the World’s Largest Pyrogy”. Come by for a taste of some Glendon homemade Pyrogies and enjoy the festivities being held throughout the day. It is worth checking out!

Glendon is a great place to live with its small town atmosphere and community spirit. We encourage you to stop by and explore the Village of Glendon.

 

Laura Papirny – Mayor Village of Glendon

Glendon’s History

From the historical sign in Pyrogy Park:

“In 1920, among the first of a group of settlers who filed on homesteads in this area was the Spencer family from Merfield, North Dakota, USA. Mr. Michael Spencer, his wife, and their three sons, Michael, Jay, and Eddie, took up a homestead 3 or 4 miles south of the present site of Glendon. At this time, the nearest post offices were at Rife and Therien – both some miles away. Mr. Michael Spencer, with the help of other homesteaders, succeeded in getting a post office about half way between the two aforementioned post offices. The post office was located in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer, located one mile south of the present Glendon site. When the question of naming the post office came up, and his friends suggested it be called “Spencer”, he would not hear of it. Instead, he chose the name of GLENDON. Glendon was his Irish mother’s (or was it his wife’s) maiden name, and to Mr. Spencer, the name had a nice ring to it. In 1928, when the railroad came through, Glendon was put on the timetable as “Alcock”, after an early trans-Atlantic Flyer. The people of Glendon, however, would have none of this. The CNR timetable changed the name “Alcock” to Glendon, and the name GLENDON, has prevailed.”

–Taken from “So Soon Forgotten: A History of Glendon & District”

Project by: Glendon & District Historical Society and The Village of Glendon in partnership with Alberta Historical Resources Foundation