11 Facts About Spruce Grove


Spruce Grove is home to the Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, a local theatre, and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, a recreation facility shared with Stony Plain and Parkland County.

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Jennifer Heil, the freestyle skier who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics 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 women's national ice hockey team, and Hockey Hall of Fame member and Stanley Cup-winning goalie Grant Fuhr.

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Spruce Grove was incorporated as a village on March 14,1907, but it was dissolved on August 30,1916.

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Spruce Grove was re-incorporated as a village on January 1,1955, and incorporated as a town on January 1,1971, and as a city on March 1,1986.

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Spruce Grove has a 7 screen theatre complex which opened in the fall of 2007.

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Spruce Grove has bike trails winding throughout the city, called the Heritage Grove Trail, where bike riders can ride for hours through lush forest.

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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.

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Spruce Grove has a number of youths and adults involved in amateur sports, that run year round.

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Spruce Grove is part of the Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No 2.

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Spruce Grove receives almost all of its print, radio, and television media from Edmonton.

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However, Spruce Grove has its own weekly newspaper, the Spruce Grove Examiner, delivered to all homes every Friday.

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