Myrnam

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Myrnam
Village
Village of Myrnam
Myrnam is located in Alberta
Myrnam
Myrnam
Coordinates: 53°39′39.8″N 111°13′52.5″W / 53.661056°N 111.231250°W / 53.661056; -111.231250Coordinates: 53°39′39.8″N 111°13′52.5″W / 53.661056°N 111.231250°W / 53.661056; -111.231250
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCounty of Two Hills No. 21
Founded1908
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageAugust 22, 1930
Government
 • MayorEd Sosnowksi
 • Governing bodyMyrnam Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total339
 • Density121.4/km2 (314/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 45
WebsiteOfficial website

Myrnam is a village in east central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of the capital city, Edmonton, and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east-south-east of the town of Two Hills. Its economic base is mixed farming, cattle farming, and grain farming.

History[edit]

Myrnam's post office opened in August 1908, and a small settlement formed around it. It was largely made up of Ukrainian immigrants, and named itself with the Ukrainian phrase meaning "peace to us." The Canadian Pacific Railway established a siding and townsite in 1927, and named it after the original settlement. It was incorporated as a village on August 22, 1930.

The former Myrnam Hospital is featured in a Heritage Minute, documenting the village's contribution to the construction of a larger hospital to service Myrnam and area.[3]

Geography[edit]

Myrnam is located 5 minutes south of the North Saskatchewan River, which provides both summer and winter recreational opportunities. It is on a flyway for Canada geese, snow geese, and sandhill cranes, providing opportunities for birdwatchers. There are two bird sanctuaries located near Myrnam, and Fort de L'Isle Historical Site is nearby.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Myrnam recorded a population of 339 living in 140 of its 177 total private dwellings, a change of −8.4% from its 2011 population of 370. With a land area of 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 121.5/km2 (314.7/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Myrnam had a population of 370 living in 148 of its 176 total dwellings, a change of 2.2% from its 2006 population of 362. With a land area of 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 134.1/km2 (347.2/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

Education[edit]

Located in Myrnam is New Myrnam School, with a K-12 student population of about 170. The school also educates children from the neighbouring communities of Derwent and Beauvallon. The school teams are named the Barons. Sports and activities include curling, volleyball, badminton, track and field, golf, cross country, and basketball.[5][6] The school also has a winter competition called Mukluk, usually held in February.[7]

Events and clubs[edit]

  • The Myrnam and District Ukrainian Dance Club
  • Myrnam Soccer Club
  • Annual Softball Tournament (June)
  • Myrnam 4-H Club
  • Fun and Fair Days (July)

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Myrnam" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 484. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Myrnam Hospital Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ [1] New Myrnam School - Sports.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-01-29. New Myrnam School Moodle Page
  7. ^ http://newmyrnamschool.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156&Itemid=124 Past Activities

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