Sexsmith is a town in northern Alberta, Canada located 20 km. north of Grande Prairie. The Town’s urban and rural areas are well-populated, serving approximately 5,712 residents; and known as one of the most fertile growing areas in the province. Sexsmith has three schools (Robert W. Zahara Public School, Sexsmith Secondary School, St. Mary's Catholic School and is home of a the Peace River Bible Institute post-secondary institution.
Attractions include a Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Main Street Restaurants & Hotel and a 1928 Northern Alberta Railway Station. A must see is the annual Chautauqua Days in early June of each year which features an old-fashioned family day centered around main street with is truly a step back in time. The fun doesn’t stop there, you will also not want to miss the Santa Claus Parade and the Winter Carnival held each year.
Sexsmith has transformed its downtown core to showcase the 1920s and 30s. Vintage street lighting, a gazebo, large old fashioned clock, and a livery barn create a setting that allows you to step back into another era. An important attraction is the 1916 Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop, a provincial historical site that was built in 1916. It is one of the country’s most completely equipped operating museum sites of its type in existence, and one of the best examples in Canada of an early smithy. The resident smithy will leave visitors with a smile on their face while sharing stories about the beginnings of settlement in the region. Across from the blacksmith shop is the Paszkowski Farm House (1911), which has been restored to the original condition. Further expanding on the old time theme is the old Sexsmith Railway Station and caboose, built in 1928; it is one of the focal points of the downtown and also a provincial historical site.
Each year the Town of Sexsmith holds many annual events including Chautauqua Days in June. This event has been held for over 75 years, and is an old-fashioned community celebration inspired by the traveling entertainers who first came to the prairies. It’s a great time to visit and exchange stories.
Community Health Profile
The two physicians in Sexsmith share an after-hours call rotation and in collaboration with the Saddle Hills PCN (Primary Care Network) serving Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, Hythe & Spirit River; provide after-hours minor emergency care to the residents of the Sexsmith and area.
The PCN provides access to physicians via telephone consultations. Patients are assessed with 1) recommendation to see patient after hours at the clinic, 2) recommendation to contact clinic during regular hours for less urgent situations or 3) recommendation to go to the nearest hospital.
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Practice Opportunities in Sexsmith
1 family medicine physician (full-time & part-time available)