ST. ISIDORE - Alberta History, Location, Population, Cultural Centre, Events. Northern Alberta Peace Region.
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ST. ISIDORE
ALBERTA, CANADA



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Welcome to the Hamlet of St. Isidore Alberta, located in the Northern Sunrise County. The County office is located the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 688.



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The Catholic Church is located in the centre of the hamlet and was built in the early 1960's.


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Located on the corner of Rue Bouchard are the Seniors residences.


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The St Isidore Firehall is located next to the Cultural Centre.

Conseil scolaire du Nord-Quest No.1
www.scno.ab.ca


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One the outskirts of the community there is a small stream and usually home to the beaver.

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Cecil thompson Park is 7km east of Peace River off Hwy 2. Only a few km west of St Isidore. Has free camping, playground, and fishing in pond. (780) 624-0013.

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ST. ISIDORE

Located just 16 km south east of Peace River, Alberta along Highway 688, is the Hamlet of St. Isidore, with a population of 218 (2011 stats) living in 79 dwellings.

St. Isidore was founded as a co-operative by the "Compainion's Society" in 1953. A group of ten farmers from Quebec set up an agricultural co-op to buy land, share equipment and settle land in the area. They also established a co-op for services and products and eventually evolved into what is now St. Isidore Co-op (Grocery and agro services) The Companion's Society still exists with a mandate to further develop and support economic and cultural ventures in the community.

St Isidore Bibliotheque - Library. (780) 624-8182.

There are a variety of homes in St. Isidore. The community is mostly agriculture and residents work either in St. Isidore or outlying areas such as Peace River at Daishowa or Shell. In St. Isidore the main employment opportunities are with the St. Isidore Co-op, a timothy processing plant, two beekeeping operations, a dairy farm and other farms and businesses. The population actually increased a bit from the 2006 to the 2011 census. From 211 people to 218 people.

There is no school in this hamlet so children go to Peace River to various schools as well as to Falher to attend Ecole Heritage. There are no restaurants, hotels or campgrounds in St. Isidore.



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The community organizes one of the biggest winter carnivals in the north, the St. Isidore Carnaval. Held every year during the long weekend of February, it attracts over 1500 visitors. Activities include live entertainment, sleigh rides, snow sculpturing, log sawing, and other competitions.

Carnaval De St-Isidore website.

The St Isidore Cemetery is located just north of the community. The Northern Sunrise County building is located along Highway 2 and Highway 688.

2011 Census for the Northern Sunsrise County has a population of 1,791.


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The St. Isidore Cultural Centre located on Ru Bouchard Street, was built in 1987 through the efforts of members of the community. It houses many clubs and activities including weddings. (780) 624-8481. The Library is also located here. The Conseil scolaire du Nord-Quest No. 1, which is the regional Francophone education authority will be moving to this location in 2014..

Other cultural activities include yoga classes, weavers club, dance club, seniors club.


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One of the oldest buildings in St. Isidore was originally moved and used in the late 1950's as a school house up until 1973, when the school was closed. This building, with its addition, was then used as a cultural centre up until 1987 when the new centre opened.


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The outdoor rink and playground are located on the south side.





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