Wembley, Alberta

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Wembley
Town
Town of Wembley
Wong's Café, c. 1935
Wong's Café, c. 1935
Location in County of Grande Prairie
Location in County of Grande Prairie
Wembley is located in Alberta
Wembley
Wembley
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°09′26″N 119°08′21″W / 55.15722°N 119.13917°W / 55.15722; -119.13917Coordinates: 55°09′26″N 119°08′21″W / 55.15722°N 119.13917°W / 55.15722; -119.13917
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Planning regionUpper Peace
Municipal districtGrande Prairie
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 3, 1928
 • TownAugust 1, 1980
Government
 • MayorChris Turnmire
 • Governing bodyWembley Town Council
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Elevation724 m (2,375 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total1,516
 • Density318.9/km2 (826/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 43
Highway 724
WaterwaysWapiti River
Saskatoon Lake
WebsiteOfficial website

Wembley is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 23 km (14 mi) west of Grande Prairie at the junction of Highway 43 and Highway 724. A resident of Wembley is known as a "Wemblian", or "Wembleyite".[citation needed]

History[edit]

Land around Wembley was surveyed for homesteads in 1909, settlers beginning to arrive in 1910. The railroad survey was completed from Grande Prairie to Pouce Coupe in 1916 and the townsite of Wembley was surveyed in 1923. The railway arrived in 1924.[4]

The present town-site is four and a half miles south of the original hamlet of Lake Saskatoon and when the railway arrived in 1924 many buildings were hauled over the four and one half miles of snow-covered trails from Lake Saskatoon to their new foundations in Wembley.[4] The name Wembley was chosen by the Lake Saskatoon Board of Trade at the time of the British Empire Exposition at Wembley in England.[5]

The post office opened in November 1924, the first postmaster being RB Sinclair.[5]

Wembley reached village status January 3, 1928[4] and town status August 1, 1980.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Wembley recorded a population of 1,516 living in 565 of its 618 total private dwellings, a 9.6% change from its 2011 population of 1,383. With a land area of 4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 319.2/km2 (826.6/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

The Town of Wembley's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 1,410.[14]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Wembley had a population of 1,383 living in 514 of its 542 total dwellings, a -4.2% change from its 2006 population of 1,443. With a land area of 4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi), it had a population density of 304.6/km2 (789.0/sq mi) in 2011.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Wembley" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 730. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "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. ^ "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). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Along the Wapiti. RR 2, Grande Prairie Alberta: Wapiti River Historical Society. 1981. p. 315. ISBN 092056402X.
  5. ^ a b Place Names of Alberta. 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary Alberta, T2N 1N4: University of Calgary Press. 1996. p. 226. ISBN 1-895176-59-X.
  6. ^ "Table 5: Population of urban centres, 1916-1946, with guide to locations". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. pp. 397–400.
  7. ^ "Table 6: Population by sex, for census subdivisions, 1956 and 1951". Census of Canada, 1956. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1958.
  8. ^ "Table 9: Population by census subdivisions, 1966 by sex, and 1961". 1966 Census of Canada. Western Provinces. Population: Divisions and Subdivisions. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1967.
  9. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Population: Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977.
  10. ^ "Table 2: Census Subdivisions in Alphabetical Order, Showing Population Rank, Canada, 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Census subdivisions in decreasing population order. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. ISBN 0-660-51563-6.
  11. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. pp. 100–108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  12. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  13. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  14. ^ "Minutes October 9/12". Town of Wembley. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  15. ^ "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.

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