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Spruce Grove is a city in the vicinity of Edmonton, Alberta. Like nearby Stony Plain it is surrounded by Parkland County. With a population of 26,171, Spruce Grove is the 9th largest city in Alberta. The Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre is the local theatre, and its TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre is a popular recreation facility. As it is 11 km west of Edmonton, many citizens travel there to shop. However, there are a great number of businesses on the west end that citizens commonly utilize.

 

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Jennifer Heil, the freestyle skier who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics games in Turin, Italy and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics is from Spruce Grove, as is Carla MacLeod, a member of the 2010 Canada national women's hockey team.

 

Spruce Grove History

Spruce Grove originally incorporated as a village on March 14, 1907, but it subsequently dissolved on August 30, 1916. Spruce Grove then re-incorporated as a village on January 1, 1955 and subsequently incorporated as a town on January 1, 1971, and as a city on March 1, 1986.

 

Spruce Grove Arts, culture, Attractions, & Sports

The Spruce Grove Art Gallery is located in the Melcor Cultural Centre and is operated by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove. The gallery hosts ongoing shows for original art created by its members, made up of artists from mainly the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County area. Horizon Stage hosts many plays and acts throughout the year, as well as a lot of community theatre. Spruce Grove also has a 7 screen theatre complex which opened in the fall of 2007. Another cultural facility within the city is the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum.

The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, opened in 2002, provides a pool, soccer fields, a gymnasium, workout gym, and ice rinks to the people of Parkland County. Spruce Grove has bike trails winding throughout the city, called the Heritage Grove Trail, where bike riders can ride for hours through lush forest. On June 7, 2008, Spruce Grove held the grand opening of the West District Park, which features two full artificial surface fields for football, soccer and other activities. The Edmonton Eskimos donated $10,000 towards the event and held practice at the facility as part of the first day activities. Spruce Grove has an abundant number of youths and adults involved in Amateur Sports, that run year round. Hockey runs from September to April, soccer runs from May to October, football runs from July to December and baseball runs from March to October. The Spruce Grove Saints are a Junior A hockey team that play in the AJHL. Spruce Grove receives almost all of its print, radio, and television media from Edmonton. However, Spruce Grove has its own weekly newspaper, the Spruce Grove Examiner, delivered to all homes every Friday. This newspaper holds almost exclusively local news.

 

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Spruce Grove Education

Public schools

Spruce Grove is part of the Parkland School Division No. 70. The following public schools are located in Spruce Grove.

  • Brookwood School (K-4)
  • École Broxton Park School (K-9)
  • Greystone Centennial Middle School (5-9)
  • Millgrove School (K-4)
  • Spruce Grove Composite High School (10-12)
  • Woodhaven Middle School (5-9)

Separate schools

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Marguerite Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Junior High School

Private schools

  • Living Waters Christian Academy

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