Dapp

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Dapp is located in Alberta
Dapp
Dapp
Location of Dapp Alberta

Dapp is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County.[1] It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Highway 44, approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of St. Albert.

Dapp is also home to the Dapp Wreckers hockey team. Founded in 2017 by locals looking to play recreational hockey. The team has a large fan base with crowds up to 50 at home games, it is not uncommon to have a large fan base at away games as well. The team is infamous for smoking and drinking in the dressing rooms and on the playing surface, fighting and at times arriving at the arena up to 3 hours before the game. The team had a record of 3 wins and 17 losses in their first season and are looking to make some trades to improve. The Dapp Wreckers largest rival is the Westlock Rusty Wings where the teams tensions are often tested. The Dapp Wreckers are coached by Les Dunford, Assisted by Neil Dobiyanski and trained by Jason Spearin.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Dapp recorded a population of 10 living in 4 of its 5 total private dwellings, a change of −70.6% from its 2011 population of 34. With a land area of 0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi), it had a population density of 50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Dapp had a population of 34 living in 14 of its 14 total dwellings, a 30.8% change from its 2006 population of 26. With a land area of 0.28 km2 (0.11 sq mi), it had a population density of 121/km2 (314/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

History[edit]

The community derives its name from the initials of David A. Pennicuick, a railroad official.[4]

This is the history our family, the DAPP family, that has been passed down from our grandfather. Frederick Arthur Dapp homesteaded in a town called Nestow Alberta, the mail delivery was sparse as mail was mis-delivered to Nestor Alberta. The town council of Westow met to change the name, a doctor on the council had just delivered Marjorie Dapp and suggested that as Mr Dapp was a homesteader, they rename the town to Dapp.

In 1985, one of the last two traditional wooden grain elevators in Alberta was built in Dapp by the Alberta Wheat Pool.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 41.
  5. ^ http://www.grainelevatorsalberta.ca/articles/HRM-history.pdf

Coordinates: 54°20′42″N 113°54′57″W / 54.34500°N 113.91583°W / 54.34500; -113.91583 (Dapp)