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Village of Acme
—  Village  —
Nickname(s): The Rural Recreational Capital Of Alberta
Location of Acme in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 113°29′53″W / 51.49972°N 113.49806°W / 51.49972; -113.49806
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
County Kneehill
Founded 1909
Incorporated July 7, 1910
Government
 - Mayor Dennis Kuiken
 - Governing body Acme Village Council
Area
 - Total 2.47 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 905 m (2,969 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 656
 - Density 256.1/km2 (663.3/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal Code T0M 0A0
Highways Highway 575
Highway 806
Website Village of Acme

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 Kneehill.

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Amenities

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

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 badminton events.

Demographics

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.[1]

Notable Native

  • Helen Hunley - First woman Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

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