Gleichen, Alberta, Canada

Welcome to Gleichen, Alberta, Canada

Located 90km East of Calgary, the Hamlet of Gleichen, Alberta is a community with a long history and deep roots. With close ties to Cluny to the East and Siksika Nation to the south, Gleichen is home to a number of services, businesses, community groups, schools, and recreational facilities. With a population of around 400, Gleichen is currently under the governance of Wheatland County.



Canada Day Celebrations!

Come celebrate Canada Day at the Gleichen Arena this year. Festivities kick off at 10am with the official greetings and raising of the flag. Activities to follow include the annual RCMP slowpitch tournament, a baseball tournament, horseshoe competitions, kids games and amusements, face painting. Live entertainment from local artists follow a bbq dinner, leading up to our annual fireworks show. Bring a lawn chair so you’re comfortable and help us all celebrate our 143rd national birthday!

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Send In Your Family Histories for the 2010 Gleichen-Cluny History Book

We’re updating the history books, Gleichen Call ‘67 and Memories of Cluny ‘85. We need your family history updates whether your history is a continuation of the one in either of the previous books or a whole new story of your time in our community. If your family history was recorded in one of the first publications, please send us any necessary corrections and an update to the year 2010. We want to hear from you!

Please send your typewritten (double spaced if possible) story to the listed address shown below, or email your story to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Gleichen – Cluny Historical Society
Box 69
Gleichen, AB T0J 1N0

Download the brochure (PDF) for more details.

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Scottish Ancestry in Gleichen – Maclean/Brown Family

Trying to trace details of my Scottish ancestry in Alberta/BC. Peter Maclean, his wife Mary Young Maclean and their children Jean Adams, Hector Fitzroy and Ian Cameron. Peter was initially a farmer in the Calgary area. Also Mary’s sister, Georgina Brown. The family were registered in Gleichen in the 1911 and 1916 census, thereafter, at some point, most of them moved to Vancouver. I would welcome any details of my family, particularly any marriage information. Contact Janette Brown on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone on Skype on jetbee1.

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Olympic Torch Coming to Gleichen

On January 16th, the Olympic torch will come through Gleichen. Meet at the Gleichen and District Community Centre around 2:00 pm for hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and goodies. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with the torch.

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Gunners Restaurant Opening Halloween Weekend

Join us for lunch or dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for the month of November, opening 7 days a week starting December. Look for our expanded menu including take out dinner options coming mid November. Call 403-734-3909.


Kids Halloween Party, Saturday October 31st 5pm – 8pm, Gleichen Recreation Complex. Free Hotdogs and cupcakes for kids under 12. Bring your costume and skates, kids under 12 in costume skate for free!!

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