Gibbons, Alberta

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Gibbons
Town
Town of Gibbons
Flag of Gibbons
Motto(s): 
Rooted in Family
Gibbons is located in Alberta
Gibbons
Gibbons
Location of Gibbons in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°49′40″N 113°19′22″W / 53.82778°N 113.32278°W / 53.82778; -113.32278Coordinates: 53°49′40″N 113°19′22″W / 53.82778°N 113.32278°W / 53.82778; -113.32278
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtSturgeon County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1959
 • TownApril 1, 1977
Government
 • MayorDan Deck
 • Governing bodyGibbons Town Council
 • MPDane Lloyd
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land9.46 km2 (3.65 sq mi)
Elevation643 m (2,110 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total3,218
 • Density340.1/km2 (881/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
HighwaysHighway 28A
Highway 643
WaterwaySturgeon River
WebsiteOfficial website

Gibbons is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 28A, 37 km (23 mi) northeast of Edmonton.

Gibbons is situated on the southern banks of the Sturgeon River which is a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Gibbons had a population of 3,218 living in 1,199 of its 1,291 total private dwellings, a change of 1.9% from its 2016 population of 3,159. With a land area of 9.46 km2 (3.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 340.2/km2 (881.0/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Gibbons recorded a population of 3,159 living in 1,136 of its 1,223 total private dwellings, a 4.3% change from its 2011 population of 3,030. With a land area of 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi), it had a population density of 421.2/km2 (1,090.9/sq mi) in 2016.[6]

Sports and recreation[edit]

Gibbons is home to many sporting facilities, leagues, and teams. As a family community, the majority of activities are orientated to youth, but many adult options are also available.

The Gibbons arena is home to a number of ice hockey teams and leagues in the winter. In partnership with the community of Bon Accord, Alberta, the CNN Spurs minor hockey program offers teams from initiation to midget level, as well as a female program.[7] The Gibbons Jr. C Broncos, playing in the Noralta Junior Hockey League,[8] also call the Gibbons Arena home. The East Sturgeon Gentlemen's Hockey League, consisting of 11 teams, play the majority of their games in Gibbons as well as the surrounding communities.[9]

Adjoining with the Gibbons Arena is the Gibbons Curling Club. This facility features four sheets of ice, ice-level seating, as well as a recently renovated lounge. The lounge, popular with the town's residents in the winter months, includes food and beverage service, table seating, and an above ice viewing area complete with sheet cameras. The facility runs men's, ladies', mixed, farmers', and junior leagues. It also hosts the annual Saville Country Classic Junior Bonspiel, where highly competitive junior level teams from across the province compete.[10]

In the spring and summer, minor baseball and soccer teams are offered. The town has numerous soccer pitches and ball diamonds, with the majority of them located in the area surrounding Landing Trail School and at the Jack Hogg Sports Grounds north of Gibbons School and the Gibbons Arena. A successful recreational slow pitch league is also run, which includes an annual wind up tournament in July.

Lacrosse is also becoming increasingly popular with Gibbons' youth. Although the town does not yet host its own teams, the surrounding communities of Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Edmonton run programs for minor, junior, men's, and ladies' levels.

Education[edit]

As part of the Sturgeon School Division, Gibbons is the site of the following schools: Landing Trail Elementary, Gibbons School Elementary and Junior High, and the Sturgeon Learning Centre, which focuses on high school and adult learning.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Gibbons" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 267. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "CNN Spurs Official Website". Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  8. ^ "NJHL". Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  9. ^ "ESGHL". Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Gibbons Curling Club". Retrieved 9 November 2011.

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