What is in a Name?
DeWinton came into being in 1892 with the arrival of the C.P.R. to the prairies. The place name is spelled two ways, somewhat interchangeably, neither of which are the correct sir name of Francis de Winton, the British army officer from which it inherited its moniker. Whether it is spelled De Winton, or DeWinton, we think it is a great place to call home!
Now situated on the southern city limits of Calgary along the original MacLeod Trail, DeWinton is on the CP line which runs south of Calgary to Aldersyde.
DeWinton originally had 3 grain elevators, but one was torn down in 1936 and rebuilt in High River. The remaining two were owned by UGG, and are now owned by Diamond Fertilizer and Catl-Lac Feeds Ltd.
The DeWinton Hall
At the center of our community is the DeWinton Hall. The hall was originally built and opened in 1918, recently celebrating its 100th anniversary!
The current hall is the 3rd building to house the DeWinton Community Association. Fire has ravaged the hall twice, once in January 1974 and again in 1996. Each tragedy has been an opportunity for our wonderful community to unite and rebuild. Each iteration better than the last, it is a testament to the resilience and determination of our friends and neighbors to come together for the greater good.
The DeWinton Community Association runs a variety of programs and classes, hosts regular community events and offers a wonderful preschool program for the little ones. There is something for everyone!
A wide variety of events offer members and soon to be members a chance to get involved and come out to meet their neighbors in a friendly, welcoming environment.
DeWinton Hall is a wonderful venue for your wedding, reunion, or meeting events. With a full bar, kitchen and seating for 180 people we can accommodate your big or small event.
For children 3 and 4 yrs of age, our Preschool programs are designed with your children's needs in mind.