Myrnam

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Myrnam
Village
Village of Myrnam
Myrnam is located in Alberta
Myrnam
Myrnam
Coordinates: 53°39′39.8″N 111°13′52.5″W / 53.661056°N 111.231250°W / 53.661056; -111.231250Coordinates: 53°39′39.8″N 111°13′52.5″W / 53.661056°N 111.231250°W / 53.661056; -111.231250
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district County of Two Hills No. 21
Founded 1908
Incorporated 1930
Government
 • Mayor Ed Sosnowksi
 • Governing body Myrnam Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 370
 • Density 134.2/km2 (348/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Increase2.2%
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 45
Website Official website

Myrnam is a village in east central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of the capital city, Edmonton, and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east-south-east of the town of Two Hills. Its economic base is mixed farming, cattle farming, and grain farming.

History[edit]

Myrnam's post office opened in August 1908, and a small settlement formed around it. It was largely made up of Ukrainian immigrants, and named itself with the Ukrainian word meaning "peace to us." The Canadian Pacific Railway established a siding and townsite in 1927, and named it after the original settlement. It was incorporated as a village on August 22, 1930.

The former Myrnam Hospital is featured in a Heritage Minute, documenting the village's contribution to the construction of a larger hospital to service Myrnam and area.[2]

Geography[edit]

Myrnam is located 5 minutes south of the North Saskatchewan River, which provides both summer and winter recreational opportunities. It is on a flyway for Canada geese, snow geese, and sandhill cranes, providing opportunities for birdwatchers. There are two bird sanctuaries located near Myrnam, and Fort de L'Isle Historical Site is nearby.

Education[edit]

Located in Myrnam is New Myrnam School, with a K-12 student population of about 170. The school also educates children from the neighbouring communities of Derwent and Beauvallon. The school teams are named the Barons. Sports and activities include curling, volleyball, badminton, track and field, golf, cross country, and basketball.[3][4] The school also has a winter competition called Mukluk, usually held in February.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Myrnam had a population of 370 living in 148 of its 176 total dwellings, a 2.2% change from its 2006 population of 362. With a land area of 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 134.1/km2 (347.2/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In 2006, Myrnam had a population of 362 living in 173 dwellings, a 12.4% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi) and a population density of 131.3/km2 (340/sq mi).[6]

Notable residents[edit]

Events and clubs[edit]

  • The Myrnam and District Ukrainian Dance Club
  • Myrnam Soccer Club
  • Annual Softball Tournament (June)
  • Myrnam 4-H Club
  • Fun and Fair Days (July)

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