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Acme is a village in Alberta, Canada. It is located 83 kilometers
(52 mi) northeast of Calgary, Alberta,
and was the first village to be incorporated in the Municipal District of
Acme is home to a Bank of Montreal branch, NAPA Auto Parts
store, General Motors dealership, Royal Canadian Legion branch,
lumberyard, one restaurant, a bar and pub, two gas station
convenience stores, a hair salon, campground, Seniors' centre,
curling rink, outdoor skating rink, ball diamonds, soccer field,
golf course, and swimming pool.
The village's community hall burned down in the spring of 2004,
but has since been replaced - the new centre opened in spring of
2006 (see link below). Acme's baseball diamonds regularly attract
summer baseball tournaments (including numerous provincial
championships, the most recent having been played in July 2006),
while the community's curling rink regularly hosts bonspiels and
league curling play during the winter.
Acme School, located at the intersection of Walsh Avenue and
Main Street, provides Elementary and Senior High School instruction
(Junior High School is provided in Linden at Dr. Elliott School). The
school has been rebuilt and remodeled many times during its
history, and consistently ranks as one of the province's leading
schools in terms of academic achievement. Acme School also has a
significant sports focus - it's High School sports teams, nicknamed
the Redmen, have won dozens of South Central Zone championships at
the 1A and 2A levels, as well two ASAA provincial championships.
The Redmen compete in basketball, volleyball, track and field, and
In 2006 Acme had a population of 656 living in 286 dwellings, a
1% increase in population from 2001. The community has an area of
2.47 km2 (1.0 sq mi) and a population
density of 265.1 inhabitants per square kilometer.