|Town of Penhold|
"Honouring The Past, Challenging The Future"
|Municipal district||Red Deer County|
|• Village||May 4, 1904|
|• Town||September 1, 1980|
|• Mayor||Michael Yargeau|
|• Governing body||Penhold Town Council|
|• Land||5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||871 m (2,858 ft)|
|• Density||619.9/km2 (1,606/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|Postal code span|
|Waterway||Red Deer River|
Penhold is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Penhold is surrounded by the county of Red Deer No. 23, 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 42. It is located 128 kilometres (80 mi) north of Calgary, along the Red Deer River Home of Penhold Football (Soccer) Team 2015 Penhold Oxfurds, 2016 Penhold Stars Silver place winners
Originally, Penhold was one of the many whistle stops along the Canadian Pacific Railway. It incorporated as the Village of Penhold in 1904.
In 1981, the Village of Penhold incorporated as a town as a result of large population growth in the late 1970s.
In 1940 a RCAF Manning Depot opened here and was transferred to the RAF as RAF Station Penhold to create a flight training school as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1941 to 1944. The airfield closed and re-opened in 1950 as a flight school for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The station closed one more time in 1965 and became Red Deer Regional Airport in 1966. From 1966, facilities of the former base were leased by the Royal Canadian Air Cadets as the Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, until it was closed in 2014.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Penhold recorded a population of 3,277 living in 1,235 of its 1,300 total private dwellings, a 38% change from its 2011 population of 2,375. With a land area of 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi), it had a population density of 619.5/km2 ( 1,604.4/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Penhold had a population of 2,375 living in 889 of its 925 total dwellings, a 20.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,971. With a land area of 5.33 km2 (2.06 sq mi), it had a population density of 445.6/km2 ( 1,154.1/sq mi) in 2011.
Attractions in Penhold include a museum, a recreation centre with an indoor arena, baseball diamonds, library, a splash park, and an outdoor ice rink. New facilities including a campground, skate park, three ball diamonds, a football pitch (soccer field) and other facilities are in construction.
The town is home to two elementary schools, and one High-school. Penhold residents have the ability to keep their children in Penhold from K-12.
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