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April 2015

City Release Summer Program Guides

The City of Edmonton SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDES are now posted online. Find information on nearby programs and day camps, summer attractions, swim schedules and more.

Register early to secure your spot.

Visit: http://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks…/program-guides.aspx

These guides list the recreation, community, and school programs offered by the City of Edmonton. To register for programs online, visit eReg.


It’ll be Fast Times at Lorelei Beaumaris Hall on May 9th. With your $20 ticket to the 80s retro Griesbach Spring Fling (May 9th) you get it all… a tasty beverage, late night pizza, wicked DJ – and you’re supporting a great cause.

Buy yours now through Eventbrite (click here)

Local resident Anabel Quan’s artwork on display at Latitude 53

The work of Griesbach artist, Anabel Quan, will be on display at Latitude 53 Gallery starting May 5th through May 12th. You may have seen Anabel’s work last September, as her talents were showcased as part of our first ever Art Walk (held in conjunction with Shake at the Lake).

Latitude 53 is located downtown at  10242 – 106 St NW. Come show Anabel your support. Maybe you’ll find a new piece to hang on the wall of your Griesbach home. Visit her website: anabelquan.com

Radon health risks require testing.

Health Canada has listed the presence of an odourless gas called radon as a concern that homeowners should test for, due to its link to cancer. They suggest it can be an issue in both newer and older homes alike. To learn more about radon and radon testing please call 1-866-225-0709 or visit Health Canada website at www.healthcanada.gc.ca/radon.

Did you know…

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking – and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Test your home to ensure you and your family is safe.

Since you can’t smell, taste, or see radon gas which is present in most homes, how can you make sure your home is safe? The only way to know for sure is to purchase a test kit and measure the level of radon in your home.

Is it really worth testing for this gas, you might be wondering? Absolutely.

Your risk of developing lung cancer due to radon depends on its concentration in the air you breathe and the duration of the exposure. Time between exposure and the onset of cancer is usually many years – all the more reason to test sooner rather than later.

For smokers, the exposure to radon combined with tobacco use can cause a significant increase in their risk of lung cancer.

Radon is present in the soil and escapes from the ground and gets into the air. When this happens outdoors, the air is diluted to low concentrations and doesn’t pose a risk. The problem occurs when radon enters enclosed spaces, like your home, and accumulates to high levels, contaminating the air you breathe. Levels can vary from one home to the next, even if they are close by.

Radon testing kits may be purchased over the phone, on the internet or from home improvement retailers. The cost of testing ranges from $25 to $75.

For more valuable information about radon, and how to test your home, see Health Canada’s Web site, at www.healthcanada.gc.ca/radon. It’s a great resource that can walk you through the necessary steps to take should you want to know whether your home is a radon risk.

May Newsletter: sponsored by Mercy Animal Hospital



Our May newsletter is out (click here). It has been general sponsored by Mercy Animal Hospital (a company with ties to our community). They have taken over the space formerly occupied by the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Namao Centre. As part of their grand opening, they are offering a 15% discount on immunizations if you mention Griesbach.


  • Spring Fling 80’s Retro Party and Fundraiser
  • Bottle Drive – April 25
  • Development update – including commercial development news
  • Community Update
  • Community Cleanup
  • And more…

Playground Bottledrive – This Saturday

A reminder that GCL volunteers will be coming around this Saturday, April 25 to collect bottles for our Playground Fundraising Campaign. If you like, you can leave your bottles on your front step. Be sure to leave a note indicating: For Griesbach Community League (it is not uncommon that other groups will hold bottle drives on the same day). Thanks. See you Saturday.

Griesbach soccer program under new direction! Still seeking players.

Griesbach Community League is pleased to announce that our soccer program is under new direction. Bill Countryman was elected as our new Sports Director at our recent Annual General Meeting.

Bill is a resident and has been active in the program as a coach. He will be taking over all organizational and administrative responsibilities from Amanda St Jacques, who  is no longer involved in our program in a coaching, volunteer or administrative capacity.

Assisting Bill is Jen Chahal and Eric Sirrs. They are all incredibly dedicated to ensuring our program provides kids with an opportunity to have fun, be active, and learn the values of good sportsmanship and fair play.


We are pleased to announce that we had a highly successful registration for the upcoming outdoor season. We will be fielding a full complement of teams in the U4 to U10 categories.

A few spots are still open. We’d love nothing better than to fill these spots with children from Griesbach. It’s a great way to get some exercise, develop skills and get a chance to play and interact with other neighbourhood kids.

U4 (MIXED) – 1 to 2 more players required
U6 (MIXED) – 3 to 4 more players required
U8 (FULL) – No players required
U10 (Girls) – 4 girls required
U10 (Boys) – 1 to 2 boys required

To register your child contact Bill at griesbachsportsdirector@gmail.com

We did not have enough older kids to field teams in the U12 to U16 categories. However, we did make arrangements to find spots for these children on teams in neighbouring communities.

Please join us in welcoming Bill, Jen and Eric.  Our soccer program is in great hands moving forward.

For an electronic PDF version of the registration form, click: Griesbach Registration Form 2015

Developer announced for Griesbach Urban Village – first retail shops & services expected to open late 2016

Exciting news for Griesbach residents. In an interview on 630 CHED, Canada Lands announced that Brentwood Developments has been selected to develop the 70,000 sq.ft. Griesbach Urban Village (the Commercial Centre on 97 St and 137 Ave).

According to Georgette L’Hirondelle of Canada Lands:

“We expect the first retail shops and commercial services to open by late 2016.”

No tenants have been announced as of yet. We will provide updates as we learn more. The following “tentative” plan is posted on Brentwood Development’s website:


The interview will be available on the 630ched.com website until Monday, April 6. Visit the Audio Vault (under CHED on Demand). The program airdate was March 28 at noon.