Eckville, Alberta

Eckville, Alberta

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subdivision_type1 = Province
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subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Central Alberta
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 8
subdivision_type4 = County
subdivision_name4 = Lacombe
government_footnotes = [Cite web| url= http://www.eckville.com/council/ | title= Town Council | author= Town of Eckville | accessdate= 2007-06-22]
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Helen Posti
leader_title1 = Governing body
leader_name1 = Eckville Town Council
leader_title2 = MP
leader_name2 = Blaine Calkins (Wetaskiwin-Cons)
leader_title3 = MLA
leader_name3 = Ty Lund (Rocky Mountain House-PC)
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established_title = Founded
established_date = 1905
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1921
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longd=114 |longm=21 |longs=41 |longEW=W
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postal_code_type = Postal code span
postal_code = T0M 0X0
area_code = 1+403
blank_name = Highways
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website = [http://www.eckville.com Town of Eckville]
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Eckville is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located west of Red Deer on Highway 766 just north of Highway 11.

History

Eckville gets its name from the founder Arthur E.T. Eckford, the landowner of the original Eckville. Eckville relocated to its current location in 1912, after the Canadian National Railway completed its local line. Eckville was incorporated as a Village in 1921 and became a Town in 1966.

Demographics

In 2006, Eckville had a population of 951 living in 388 dwellings, a 6.7% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of km2 to mi2|1.58|abbr=yes|wiki=yes and a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|600.8| spell=UK | abbr=yes.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4808024&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Eckville&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4808024 | title= Eckville - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= Census 2006 | accessdate= 2007-06-11]

Local Fame

Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards from the area at the 2006 Olympics was a bronze medal winner in skeleton.

The town received nationwide notoriety in 1984 as the home of Holocaust denier and anti-Semite James Keegstra, a mayor and high school teacher.

Festivals

Eckville is home to several festivals and events throughout the year:

* Eckville Indoor Rodeo

* Bull-arena

* Eckville 50's & 60's Dance Jamboree

* Canada Day celebrations

* Eckville Winter Carnival

* Tree-lighting Ceremony

Education

Eckville has two public schools, Eckville Jr./Sr. High School and Eckville Elementary. The town is relatively close to Sylvan Lake and many students from Eckville attend schools there. Eckville is also a short drive from Red Deer College, located in Red Deer.

References

External links

* [http://www.eckville.com Town of Eckville]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Eckville
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