Didsbury was founded in 1894 when Jacob Y. Shantz brought a group of 34 Mennonite settlers to establish a town and develop the rich farm lands in the area.

That group of 34 set the foundation for a community known for its strong ties to Christianity and the Church has always had a strong presence in this area, and it is no different today.

With an urban population of just over 5000 and a strong, growing rural area that surrounds it Didsbury sits in a unique position to offer families and residents quality lifestyles and supports.

Didsbury sits half way between Calgary and Red Deer in Mountain View County along the corridor, is 45 mins to Calgary International Airport, less than an hour to the foothills of Alberta, 2 hours to Banff and the wonders of the Rockies.

Local amenities include, Didsbury Hospital, RCMP Detachment, Arena, Indoor Pool and Curling Rink, 5-0 Club, outdoor sports fields and walking paths, along with state of the art seniors housing and much more. Ross Ford Elementary (K-4), Westglen (5-8) and Didsbury High School (9-12) along with Career High Outreach, and Grimmon House provide residents with excellent education opportunities.

Didsbury Neighborhood Place, Mountainview Parent Link, Didsbury Library, FCSS and Didsbury out of School Care Assoc. (DOSCA) all work together to provide supports for people and families of all ages.

The heart of Didsbury is seen in the Christmas Hamper Program which is a community initiative run out of and supported by Zion Church.

For more information see the following:

www.didsbury.ca

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didsbury,_Alberta

http://www.mydidsbury.ca/

https://didsburychamber.ca/    

https://youtu.be/JUnySlW7UoE   (Video Link for Didsbury Profile)