Forklift Parts Strathmore - The town of Strathmore is located in southern Alberta along the Trans-Canada Highway. It is situated in Wheatlan County, approximately 40 kilometres or 25 miles east of Calgary.
The town of Strathmore began as a hamlet for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) lines that were built within the region during the year 1883. The CPR named the town of Strathmore after one of its benefactors: Claude Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore. A track laying record was made between the town of Strathmore and Cheadle when the railroad was built. In one hour, one mile (1.6 km) of steel was laid and the rails were laid to Cheadle, 9 miles (14 km) for a record. Efforts by the Canadian government to develop western Canada led to increases in the population of Strathmore and its importance as a rail supply stop.
Nowadays, the town is an important agricultural community. Oil and gas exploration is likewise a growing interest in the area. It is the headquarters of the Golden Hills School Division. Numerous individuals travel daily from Strathmore to Calgary. During the past three years the town has seen a main commercial growth.
The Town of Strathmore has an approximate population of 12,139 people, based on the latest 2010 municipal census. This represents an increase of 2.5% more than the 2009 municipal census population of 11,838. At its current population, Strathmore is among the biggest towns within the province and is eligible for city status. According to the Municipal Government Act of Alberta, a town is eligible for city status once it reaches 10,000 residents.
Ever since the year 1966, Strathmore has conducted an annual fair and "Heritage Days" Rodeo on the long weekend during August. The year 1985 saw the Heritage Days Rodeo turn professional and become sanctioned by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. In conjunction to hosting Pro Rodeo that weekend, 1988 saw the addition of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Finals come to our grounds.
The 1990's focused on a change of image to provide a family weekend by incorporating children's entertainment, local entertainment stage, craft/bench show, livestock show, machinery show, outdoor family entertainment show ring, parade, trade show, fireworks and midway. The hosting of these events annually each and every August long weekend created a main tourist spot to the Town of Strathmore and surrounding areas as indicated by its increasing attendance.