Acme, Alberta

Acme, Alberta

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official_name = Village of Acme
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nickname = The Rural Recreational Capital Of Alberta
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subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = AB
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Southern Alberta
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 5
subdivision_type4 = County
subdivision_name4 = Kneehill
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Dennis Kuiken
leader_title1 = Governing body
leader_name1 = Acme Village Council
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established_title = Founded
established_date = 1909
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = July 7, 1910
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population_total = 656
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longd=113 |longm=29 |longs=53 |longEW=W
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elevation_m = 905
postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = T0M 0A0
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blank_name = Highways
blank_info = Highway 575
Highway 806
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website = [http://www.wildrose.ab.ca/acme/index.htm Village of Acme]
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Acme is a village in Alberta, Canada. It is located km to mi|83 northeast of Calgary, Alberta, and was the first village to be incorporated in the Municipal District of Kneehill.

Amenities

Acme is home to a Bank of Montreal branch, NAPA Auto Parts store, General Motors dealership, Royal Canadian Legion branch, lumberyard, one restaurant, a bar and pub, two gas station convenience stores, a hair salon, campground, Seniors' centre, curling rink, outdoor skating rink, ball diamonds, golf course, and swimming pool. The village's community hall burned down in the spring of 2004, but has since been replaced - the new centre opened in spring of 2006 (see link below). Acme's baseball diamonds regularly attract summer baseball tournaments (including numerous provincial championships, the most recent having been played in July of 2006), while the community's curling rink regularly hosts bonspiels and league curling play during the winter.

Acme School

Acme School, located at the intersection of Walsh Avenue and Main Street, provides Elementary and Senior High School instruction (Junior High School is provided in Linden at Dr. Elliott School). The school has been rebuilt and remodeled many times during its history, and consistently ranks as one of the province's leading schools in terms of academic achievement. Acme School also has a significant sports focus - it's High School sports teams, nicknamed the Redmen, have won dozens of South Central Zone championships at the 1A and 2A levels, as well two ASAA provincial championships. The Redmen compete in basketball, volleyball, track and field, and badminton events.

Demographics

In 2006 Acme had a population of 656 living in 286 dwellings, a 1% increase in population from 2001. The community has an area of km2 to mi2|2.47|abbr=yes and a population density of 265.1 inhabitants per square kilometer.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4805044&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Acme&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4805044 | title= Acme - Community Statistics | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada | year= Census 2006| accessdate= 2007-06-05]

Notable Native

* Helen Hunley - First woman Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

References

External links

* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4805044&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=acme&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= 2001 Canadian Census:Acme]
* [http://www.acmecommunitycentre.ca/ Acme Community Centre]
* [http://www.acmegolfclub.com/ Acme Golf Club]
* [http://www.southernalberta.worldweb.com/Acme/ Acme Travel and Tourism Information]
* [http://www.wildrose.ab.ca/acme/index.htm Village of Acme]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Acme
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