Ma-Me-O Beach

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Ma-Me-O Beach
Summer village
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 division No. 11
 • Type Municipal incorporation
 • Mayor Don Fleming
 • Governing body Ma-Me-O Beach Summer Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 113
 • Density 173.4/km2 (449/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 253
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Website Official 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]


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.[1]

In 2006, Ma-Me-O Beach had a population of 155 living in 232 dwellings, a 91.4% increase from 2001. The summer village has a land area of 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 237.8/km2 (616/sq mi).[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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "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. 
  2. ^ ePodunk. "Ma-Me-O Beach". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  3. ^ Freeway West. The Falun HIstorical Society. 1972. p. 821. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Ma-Me-O Beach - Community Profile". Retrieved 2008-06-23. 

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