Ma-Me-O Beach facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
|Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach|
|Census division||No. 11|
|• Type||Municipal incorporation|
|• Land||0.56 km2 (0.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||288.5/km2 (747/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, is a summer village located on the southeast shore of Pigeon Lake, in Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Edmonton.
Ma-Me-O derives from the Cree word for "pigeon", omîmîw (ᐅᒦᒦᐤ). It was founded in 1924.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach recorded a population of162 living in 73 of its 259 total private dwellings, a change of 47.3% from its 2016 population of 110. With a land area of 0.56 km2 (0.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 289.3/km2 (749/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach recorded a population of 110 living in 63 of its 259 total private dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2011 population of 113. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 211.5/km2 (548/sq mi) in 2016.
Arts and culture
During a tour of western Canada, English recording artist Joan Armatrading, who recorded for A&M Records saw the road sign for Ma-Me-O Beach and liked the name so much that she later used it as a song title. The song was included on her 1980 album Me Myself I.
Residents of Ma-Me-O Beach are assigned to schools in the Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11, with Lakedell School serving primary grades and Pigeon Lake Regional School serving secondary grades.