Ma-Me-O Beach

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Ma-Me-O Beach
Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach
Ma-Me-O Beach is located in Alberta
Ma-Me-O Beach
Location of Ma-Me-O Beach in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°58′35.87″N 113°57′35.46″W / 52.9766306°N 113.9598500°W / 52.9766306; -113.9598500Coordinates: 52°58′35.87″N 113°57′35.46″W / 52.9766306°N 113.9598500°W / 52.9766306; -113.9598500
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 11
Government
 • TypeMunicipal incorporation
 • MayorDon Fleming
 • Governing bodyMa-Me-O Beach Summer Village Council
Area
 (2016)[1]
 • Land0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Total110
 • Density213.3/km2 (552/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, is a summer village located on the southeast shore of Pigeon Lake, in Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Edmonton.

Ma-Me-O derives from the Cree words for "place of many shore birds".[2] It was founded in 1924.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach recorded a population of 110 living in 63 of its 259 total private dwellings, a −2.7% change from its 2011 population of 113. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 211.5/km2 (547.9/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

In the 2011 Census, the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach had a population of 113 living in 63 of its 253 total dwellings, a -27.1% change from its 2006 population of 155. With a land area of 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 173.8/km2 (450.3/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

Arts and culture[edit]

During a tour of western Canada, English recording artist Joan Armatrading, who recorded for A&M Records saw the road sign for Ma-Me-O Beach and liked the name so much that she later used it as a song title.[citation needed] The song was included on her 1980 album Me Myself I.

Education[edit]

Residents of Ma-Me-O Beach are assigned to schools in the Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11 , with Lakedell School serving primary grades and Pigeon Lake Regional School serving secondary grades.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ ePodunk. "Ma-Me-O Beach". Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  3. ^ Freeway West. The Falun HIstorical Society. 1972. p. 821.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Lakedell School." Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11 . Retrieved on September 13, 2018.

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