Langdon and District Chamber of Commerce

What’s New

 

Light Up Langdon

 Langdon Christmas Tree & Community Decorating Contest in Partnership w/ Langdon Community Association

Tree Decorating Contest Winner!

RE/MAX Key Brokerage

Residential Contest Winners! 

Lights – 1st Place
147 Railway Ave
Lights – 2nd Place
21 Henderson Rd NE
Theme – 1st Place 55 Besse Ave
Theme – 2nd Place
264 Boulder Creek Drive
Griswold – 1st Place 128 Centre Street
Griswold – 2nd Place 74 Besse Ave
Judges Choice 121 Sandford Pl

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View Footage HERE

Courtesy of

Alberta Aerial Video Photography & Photography Productions Inc.

     THANKS!       

Thanks to Remax Key for topping up our donation to SERV Food Bank from Langdon & District Chamber of Commerce and the Langdon Community Association from the Light Up Langdon events.

Presented to Tanya by Jason Anderson (LDCC membership co-director) and Rachel Wurz (LDCC community director).

Member Meetings

Join us at our next member meeting!

 

Next Member Meeting – March 15

7-8:30 pm

Light Snacks Provided

Rocky View Utilities Boardroom

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A Rich History and a Vibrant Future

The Hamlet of Langdon has a rich western prairie heritage dating back over a century. When the Canadian Pacific Railway moved across the prairies serving the needs of the families who flocked to the area for the rich ranch and farmland. The firm, Langdon & Shepard, was subcontracted by the Canadian Pacific Railway to establish service to the large prairie east of Calgary and they created the Langdon station, which became the heart of the community.

By 1892, the post office, and an additional store, as well as four houses, were built. A telegraph office was added to the community in 1899. During the early 1900s, Langdon underwent rapid growth with a population of around 800 persons. Development of the community continued with the construction of a bank, general and hardware store, hotel, drug store, newspaper and lawyer’s office. Langdon was incorporated as a village in 1908, which would be later dissolved in 1946. The bustle of activity in the early industrious years of the 1920s brought the population to approximately 2,000 residents.

Community Spirit was at the heart of day to day life. Streets in Langdon today are aptly named in honour of the homesteading families that gave life to Langdon over a century ago, a way of having history live on. The Community of Langdon became well known as the “GOOD LUCK TOWN” around 1908, in part due to the lack of deaths in the area over a 25-year period. Langdon was also located on the horseshoe shaped railway turnaround, adding to the Good Luck Town status. This horseshoe, however, is not very traditional, as it is upside down in appearance, pouring Good Luck to those who reside within the community.

Located within the Eastern boundaries of Rocky View County, the Hamlet of Langdon has changed a lot over the last decade. Conveniently located just short drive from the Cities of Calgary and Chestermere and the Town of Strathmore, Langdon is home to over 5,000 residents and hundreds of businesses dedicated to serving the community.

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Langdon, Alberta