Alix, Alberta facts for kids
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|Village of Alix|
Location within Lacombe County
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|Municipal district||Lacombe County|
|• Village||June 3, 1907|
|• Land||3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||895 m (2,936 ft)|
|• Density||248.9/km2 (645/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Alix is a village in central Alberta, Canada that is northeast of Red Deer. Its village mascot is the Alix-Gator, who is featured prominently on many signs and businesses.
Originally, the settlement was called Toddsville after Joseph Todd. When the settlement was incorporated on June 3, 1907 it was named after Alexia Westhead, the first white woman settler of the community. (Alix was her nickname.) The first mayor of Alix was Robert F. Sanderson, who also owned and ran the general store.
Alix became the home to Dr. Irene Parlby, one of the "Famous Five." Irene Parlby's public life may be said to have begun in 1913 when she was chosen as secretary of the Alix Country Women's Club. Her public role greatly expanded when she was elected President of the United Farmers of Alberta's (UFA) Women's Auxiliary, and reached its greatest point when she was made Minister without Portfolio when the UFA formed the government of Alberta in 1921, a position she held for 14 years.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Alix recorded a population of774 living in 343 of its 385 total private dwellings, a change of 5.4% from its 2016 population of 734. With a land area of 3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 248.9/km2 (645/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Alix recorded a population of 734 living in 343 of its 385 total private dwellings, a change of -11.6% from its 2011 population of 830. With a land area of 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 234.5/km2 (607/sq mi) in 2016.