Seba Beach

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Seba Beach
Summer village
Summer Village of Seba Beach
Seba Beach is located in Alberta
Seba Beach
Location of Seba Beach in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°33′39″N 114°44′13″W / 53.56075°N 114.73692°W / 53.56075; -114.73692Coordinates: 53°33′39″N 114°44′13″W / 53.56075°N 114.73692°W / 53.56075; -114.73692
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 11
Incorporated August 2, 1920
Government
 • Type Municipal incorporation
 • Mayor Doug Thomas
 • Governing body Seba Beach Summer Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 143
 • Density 201.1/km2 (521/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 338
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0E 2B0
Area code(s) 780
Website Official website

Seba Beach is a summer village located 85 km (53 mi) west of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. The main employer to those within the village and surrounding area is the Sundance Generating Plant, a coal-fired power plant located on the south side of the lake, owned and operated by TransAlta Utilities.

A large cabin-going community exists during the summer, although the village is populated year round. Local sites include Wabamun Lake, the village marina and pier, a public library, and several businesses including a restaurant,[2] a general store,[3] a miniature golf course,[4] a golf resort,[5] and a recreational vehicle park.[6]

Seba Beach is one of the few summer villages in Alberta that employs community peace officers. The duties of its two peace officers include traffic and liquor enforcement as well as emergency response.[citation needed]

August long weekend is the annual Regatta at Seba Beach, which features a parade, dance, foot races, fireworks, beach volleyball tournament, and cribbage tournament, among other events. During the summer and fall, there is a weekly farmers market on Saturdays.

The lake itself has a large population of northern pike along with whitefish and yellow perch.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Summer Village of Seba Beach had a population of 143 living in 66 of its 338 total dwellings, a -29.6% change from its 2006 population of 203. With a land area of 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 201.4/km2 (521.6/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In 2006, Seba Beach had a population of 203 living in 224 dwellings, an 86.2% increase from 2001. The summer village has a land area of 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 305.6 /km2 (792 /sq mi).[7]

Oil spill[edit]

Main article: Wabamun Lake

On August 3, 2005, 45 cars of a CN Rail train derailed on the shores of Wabamun Lake, near Wabamun, 14 miles (23 km) east of the village, spilling their contents of more than 700,000 litres (154,000 Imp gal) of a variety of fuel oils and pole treating oils into the lake. Much effort has been made to reverse the environmental effects of the spill. It is expected that there will be no adverse long term effects resulting from this spill.[citation needed]

Edmonton Yacht Club[edit]

The Edmonton Yacht Club, founded in 1923, is the main sailing club of Seba Beach, located at 1 Avenue and 2 Street West. In 1989, Margaret Lemieux compiled 'Wind in the sails : the Edmonton Yacht Club, 1923-1981', which documented the history of the Edmonton Yacht Club and sailing in Alberta during this time period, published through the Seba Beach Heritage Society from records of the Edmonton Yacht Club from Cooking Lake and Seba Beach.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Smoky's Grill
  3. ^ Derby's Lakeview General Store
  4. ^ Trickle Creek MiniGolf - Official Website
  5. ^ Pineridge Golf Resort
  6. ^ Kokanee Springs RV Park
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Seba Beach - Community Profile". Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  8. ^ 'Wind in the sails : the Edmonton Yacht Club, 1923-1981 (Edmonton : Edmonton Yacht Club, 1989)

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