Fifth Street in 1908
|Rural Municipality||Moose Creek|
|Post office Founded||1883|
|• Mayor||Mike Warner|
|• Town Manager||Lynne Hewitt|
|• Governing body||Alameda Town Council|
|• Total||2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||144.5/km2 (374/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S0C 0A0|
Alameda is a town in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 50 km east of Estevan. The definition of Alameda in Spanish is "Poplar Grove" or "Tree Lined Avenue". One popular story is that the town was named for Alameda, California although there is no written documentation to support this. Alameda had a population of 369 in the Canada Census of 2016.
Alameda is situated in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. The closest larger centres to Alameda are Estevan, Weyburn, Regina, and Minot, North Dakota. Alameda sits in an area that is abundant with grain, oil and water.
|Canada census – Alameda, Saskatchewan community profile|
|Population:||342 (+11.0% from 2006)||311 (-1.0%% from 2001)|
|Land area:||2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi)||2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi)|
|Population density:||133.9/km2 (347/sq mi)||120.6/km2 (312/sq mi)|
|Median age:||44.2 (M: 39.0, F: 46.7)||42.0 (M: 39.0, F: 46.3)|
|Total private dwellings:||162||157|
|Median household income:||$29,960|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
Alameda offers the following community facilities; a community ice rink (skating, curling), Heritage museum, and the Alameda Merry Makers Senior Centre.
Alameda offered a wide range of services for its residents, which included a full-service grocery and meat store, a restaurant, a banking institution, hotel and bar, grain elevator, full-service campground as well as many others. As with other small communities in Saskatchewan, many of the businesses are closing and/or closed and the residents drive to other communities for services that once were in their community.
Alameda is famous for being the home of the Alameda Dam which has turned into a full-service recreational area. The Alameda Dam is the home of the Alameda Fishing Derby which takes place the 3rd weekend of June each year. It is also the home of Moose Creek Regional Park and golf course.
Alameda hosts various events throughout the year including the Alameda Agricultural Society fair and 4-H show and sale and the Alameda Flower Show.
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- John James Harrop – Politician
- Trent Whitfield, drafted 100th overall in the 1996 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins currently plays for HC Bolzano in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL), is from Alameda.
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