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Glendon in Bonnyville District, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region
 

The Pyrogy – Pyrohy

Best Made in Glendon

 
 
Pyrogy - Pyrohy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 25, 2008
1. Pyrogy - Pyrohy Marker
Inscription.  A European food that was brought to Western Canada in the early 19th century by the working and poor people. It originated as a boiled dumpling, and later people added whatever they desired inside, and it became a pyrogy – pyrohy, sometimes called varenyky.
 
Erected 1991 by the Official Pyrogy Committee. Unveiled August 31. The committee: Mayor Johnie Doonanco, Deputy-Mayor Alex Lysy, Councillor Maxine Amyotte, Administration: Sharon Wylie.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 54° 15.163′ N, 111° 9.242′ W. Marker is in Glendon, Alberta, in Bonnyville District. Marker is at the intersection of Pyrogy Drive (Provincial Highway 882) and First Avenue North, on the right when traveling north on Pyrogy Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5029 Pyrogy Dr N, Glendon AB T0A 1P0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. There is a large population of Ukrainian immigrants and their descendants in Glendon and the surrounding communities.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Pierogi. Excerpts:
Pierogi are filled dumplings made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water. They are often pan-fried before serving.

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Pyrogy - Pyrohy Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 25, 2008
2. Pyrogy - Pyrohy Sculpture and Marker
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the cuisines of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, though they most likely originated in China and came to Europe in the Middle Ages. Pierogi are also popular in modern-day American and Canadian cuisine, where they are sometimes known under different local names. ...

Among Ukrainians and the Ukrainian diaspora, they are known as varenyky. The word is the plural form of вареник (varenyk), which derives from Ukrainian вар (var) “boiling liquid,” indicating boiling as the primary cooking method for this kind of dumpling. The same term is used in the Mennonite community, sometimes spelled varenikie or wareniki.
(Submitted on June 18, 2022.) 
 
Additional keywords. pierogi, pierogy, pieróg, pierogies, colțunași
 
Pyrogi topped with fried onions image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Stako (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons, October 3, 2015
3. Pyrogi topped with fried onions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,392 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 18, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022