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|City of Airdrie|
Aerial view of Airdrie
|• Village||September 10, 1909|
|• Town||May 1, 1974|
|• City||January 1, 1985|
|• Mayor||Peter Brown|
|• Governing body|
|• Manager||Paul Schultz|
|• MP||Blake Richards (Wild Rose – Cons)|
|• MLA||Angela Pitt (Airdrie – (Wildrose Party)|
|• City||33.10 km2 (12.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,098 m (3,602 ft)|
|• Density||1,286.0/km2 (3,331/sq mi)|
|• Municipal census (2016)||61,842|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Postal code span||T4A, T4B|
|Area code(s)||403, 587|
|Highways||Queen Elizabeth II Highway|
Airdrie is a city in Alberta, Canada within the Calgary Region. It is located north of Calgary within the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2) and Highway 567.
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Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year. Today, Airdrie is a bedroom community and industrial centre.
Recent annexation of land by Airdrie to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other.
|Source: Statistics Canada
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||35||0.1%|
|Total visible minority population||885||3.1%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||10||0%|
|Total Aboriginal population||870||3%|
In the 2011 Census, the City of Airdrie had a population of 42,564 living in 15,024 of its 15,638 total dwellings, a 47.1% change from its 2006 population of 28,927. With a land area of 33.1 km2 (12.8 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,285.9/km2 (3,330.5/sq mi) in 2011. The 2011 census also indicated that Airdrie was ranked as the municipality with the eighth-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011. Following its 2011 annexation, Statistics Canada adjusted Airdrie's 2011 population by an additional 707 people to 43,271.
|* Land area:||33.1 km2 (12.8 sq mi)|
|* Population density:||1,150 people/km² (2,264/sq mi)|
|* National population rank (Out of 5,008):||Ranked 142|
|* Median age:†||32.6 (males: 32.2, females: 32.9)|
|* Total private dwellings:||13,375|
|* Dwellings occupied by permanent residents:||13,080|
|* Median after-tax household income:||$69,762|
The 2006 census also indicated that Airdrie was ranked as the municipality with the fourth-highest population growth among municipalities in Canada with a population of 5,000 and over between 2001 and 2006.
According to 2001 Statistics Canada Census, the religious breakdown of Airdrie's residents was as follows:
- Protestant: 46.3%
- Catholic: 22.7%
- Other Christian: 3.9%
- Other Non-Christian: 1.58%
- Muslim: .018%
- No religion: 24.2%
Arts and culture
Nose Creek Park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdrie's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre.
- Nose Creek Park
- Nose Creek Valley Museum
- Bert Church Live Theatre
- Iron Horse Park
- Airdrie Festival of Lights
- Airdrie Pro Rodeo
- Airdrie Family Fall Fair
Airdrie is home to several sporting franchises. Major teams include the Knights of Airdrie, a senior men's lacrosse team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The Airdrie Thunder, a Jr. B level hockey team that competes in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Team Airdrie is a Jr. C level hockey team that competes in the Calgary Jr. C Hockey League.
Airdrie is also home to the Airdrie Irish () of the SR MENS Semi Pro Alberta Football League. The Irish were formed in 2015 and play all home games at Airdrie's Genesis Place in Summers
Airdrie is also home to a number of competitive junior and amateur sports with the largest being soccer. Airdrie District Soccer Association (ADSA) has over 2000 children between the ages of 3 and 18 registered to its ever-growing program (www.airdriesoccer.com). With Airdrie being one of the fastest-growing Cities in Canada, it is also home to 8 competitive adult soccer teams playing within the Calgary Soccer Associations competition.
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Rocky View Schools provides public education in Airdrie, and operates four high schools in the city:
- Bert Church High School
- W.H. Croxford High School
- George McDougall High School
- Rocky View Learning Connections
Calgary Catholic School District operates three schools in Airdrie:
- St. Martin de Porres High School
- Good Shepherd School (K-8)
- Our Lady Queen of Peace (K-8)
Private schools in the city include Airdrie Koinonia Christian School.
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Due to its proximity to Calgary, Airdrie receives radio and television broadcasts from the city (see Media of Calgary). It at present has no local television broadcasters but has a radio station, Air 106.1 FM. The city has two local newspapers, the Airdrie City View and the Airdrie Echo. A community newsletter, Here's the Scoop, is also published weekly and delivered door to door as part of a larger flyer package throughout the city. A quarterly magazine, AirdrieLIFE, is also available, and community internet portals, DiscoverAirdrie.com ,"AirdrieOnline.com and "Airdrie360.ca" . There is also a new website for the city's economic development agency at AirdrieNow. Airdrie is also in the local delivery area of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun.
Shopping and services
Airdrie offers a full slate of resident services, with any services not available in the city easily obtainable in nearby Calgary.
The city is served by a number of strip-mall developments, including Tower Lane Mall (a former enclosed shopping centre converted to a strip mall in the late 2000s) and Yankee Valley Crossing. On the city's south end, the Sierra Springs area is seeing the ongoing development of big-box retail, including a Walmart Supercentre. The city's north end includes Real Canadian Superstore and Canadian Tire locations and other major grocery chains such as Sobeys, Canada Safeway and Calgary Co-op are also located in the city.
Airdrie is located immediately north of the hamlet of Balzac, which is the location of the major regional shopping mall CrossIron Mills, which opened in 2009, and its neighboring retail/business park development. In addition, north Calgary's numerous malls and retail areas are quickly accessible via Hwy. 2 and the extension of Calgary's Métis Trail into the Balzac/CrossIron Mills area.
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