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September 2016

Griesbach Fall Bottle Drive Cancelled

The Bottle Drive Griesbach Community League was planning to hold on October 1st will be cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience – especially to those who regularly save up their bottles for us. We simply didn’t have enough volunteers to make it happen. We promise we’ll be back for a spring bottle drive.

If you take you bottles in, you can always write a check to Griesbach Community League to support our general programs (as we’ve raised the requisite funding for the playground). Otherwise, we’re sure there will be other worthy groups coming round to support their own organizations.

Griesbach Community League

Census reveals how rapidly Griesbach is growing

The City of Edmonton has just released its 2016 Census. In the four years since the last census, Griesbach has experienced significant growth. In 2012 there were 3,221 residents. Today there are 4,714!

The neighbourhood continues to attract families. The number of children under ten years old in our community has increased from 429 to 667.

We’ve posted a summary of the 2016 Census on our website (click here). You can also find the 2012 Census results on our Resources page if you wish to compare.

Shake At The Lake and Art in the Park go this Saturday

Saturday, September 17,  1 pm – 6 pm
Perron Berger Park (Pegasus Blvd, Griesbach)

The forecast couldn’t be better for Griesbach’s annual all-ages community celebration. Put on the sunscreen and join us at Perron Berger Park for an amazing afternoon. Highlights include:

Art In The Park (Art Walk): This year’s event features 37 Edmonton Artists (including several residents). Art is on sale. Most vendors accept credit cards, but bring cash just in case.

Children’s Activities: Facepainters, balloon artists, games and bouncy castles (including an Obstacle Bouncer). Free for 2016/17 GCL members or $5/child or $10/family for non-members.

Be sure to bring your membership card or wristband if you received one at the fall soccer registration.

Live Music by the Pete Turland Band: Did you know Griesbach is home to a Juno and MAPL Blues nominated artist? Pete Turland is going to put the “shake” in Shake at the Lake with his drivin’ rockabilly/blues sound.

Beer Gardens: Pop by our licenced beer garden to see the band and enjoy a wine, cooler or beer. Kids welcome to hang with mom and dad. Cash only.

Food Trucks: Bring an appetite. Four food trucks have been lined up for this years event: Street Eats, Jimmy Poblano’s Southwest Cantina, Fat Franks and Mini Donut King.

LAV and Fire Trucks: The military will be bringing out their popular display once again. This year, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services will let children and adults see the inner workings of their Hazardous Materials truck.

Community Tables: Meet your Community League board members, learn what we’ve been up to and buy your 2016/17 membership ($25/household). Also, visit our guests from Griesbach Dance Company and Edmonton Public Library and learn about their programs.

It’s going to be epic. Don’t miss out!!!

2016 Griesbach Art In the Park biggest yet!

Griesbach Art In The Park
Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 – 6 pm
Perron Berger Park

(Pegasus Blvd and Kapyong Ave. NW, Edmonton)

The forecast this Saturday calls for sunshine and creative inspiration: as over 35 artists will have their works on display at the third annual Griesbach Art In The Park – part of Griesbach’s Shake At The Lake event.

"Untitled" by Anabel Quan

“Untitled” by Anabel Quan

Edmonton’s most scenic art walk takes place in Griesbach’s Perron Berger Park, along the path to a tranquil lake known as Bedford Basin. The event features many of Edmonton’s finest artists: a surprising number of whom call Griesbach home, such as Anabel Quan and Helen Ma.

There will be a diverse variety of artwork available for sale, including paintings, prints, sculpture, illustration, crafts and more. Most artists have “cubes” to accept credit card payment these days, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a little cash in your wallet, just in case.

“Now that we are in our third year, and are becoming established, we are attracting more and more artists who absolutely want to be part of this great event,” explains Art In The Park curator, Bryan Evans.

“You’ll find works of all sizes, colours and price ranges. From large wall-size pieces to smaller accents for your Griesbach home.”

Below is a list of the participating artists, with links to their websites (where available). We look forward to seeing you this Saturday! And after you’ve  browsed all of the art, be sure to hit our beer and wine gardens to toast your purchase!

2016 Griesbach Art In The Park featured artists:

Pete Turland Band brings high energy rockabilly to 2016 Shake At The Lake

Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 – 6 pm
Perron-Berger Park
(Pegasus Blvd)

There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at the Griesbach Shake at the Lake. This year we have a special treat in the beer gardens.

Griesbach resident Pete Turland is known on both sides of the Atlantic as a rockabilly blues guitarist,  vocalist and upright bassist. With a career that spans over 30 years Pete has been nominated for Juno, Genie, CMA, Maple Blues and West Coast music awards.

Pete’s first album was released in 1984 and since then he has played on over 50 albums with some of the world’s top blues and rockabilly bands, including: Ray Condo and his Ricochets,  Cousin Harley,  The Twisters, The Rockin Highliners, The Ronnie Hayward Trio and his own The Pete Turland band.

Pete has performed at nearly every major folk and blues festivals in Canada, as well as festivals all over the world such as the legendary Hembsy Rock n Roll show  (UK), Mirande Country festival ( France), Callela  (Spain), Viva Las Vegas and the Midsummer Night Swing (Lincoln Centre, New York). He has appeared on numerous TV shows,  the highlight being the CBS Morning Show which aired  to 13 million people. He has played , toured and opened for a who’s who of rock n’ roll from Elvis Presley’s band to the Tragically Hip.

Pete is an accomplished frontman and band leader and a much sought after session player. Rockabilly Rules magazine  (Germany) recently named Pete in the top 10 rockabilly bass players of all time along side Lee Rocker ( Stray Cats), Bill Black ( Elvis Presley), Marshall Grant (Johnny Cash), and Willie Dixon( Muddy Waters/ Chuck Berry).

Pete will be fronting The Pete Turland band at the 2016 Griesbach Shake at the Lake, this Saturday. Grab a cold one and join us for an unforgettable afternoon. The beer gardens will be open between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. No admission charge. Children welcome.

Get your personal legacy stone at Patricia Plaza

The date is fast approaching to close out this years’ opportunity to purchase a Personal Legacy Stone (PLS) for the 2016 install at Patricia Park in Edmonton.  That date has been extended to 15 September 2016.  The intent is to install all new orders before Remembrance Day.  Please find attached the brochure/order form or please follow the link below.  It is a great way to leave a legacy.  Thank you in advance for your support.


Griesbach “SHAKE at the LAKE” AND “Art IN THE PARK” ARE BACK!

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Perron Berger Park
(Pegasus Blvd., by Bedford Basin)

It’s tough to say who is looking forward to the annual Griesbach Shake At The Lake community event more.
The kids… who can’t get enough  of the bouncy castles, face painting, balloon animals and games?

IMG_6656Or the adults… who get a chance to check out OVER 30 EDMONTON ARTISTS at the Griesbach “Art in the Park” Art Walk or enjoy a cold brew or crisp glass of wine in the beer gardens while rocking out to our incredible live band.

Every year it just keeps getting better and better. This year, we’re pleased to announce we won’t have just any bouncy castle – but a full-on OBSTACLE BOUNCER. We’ll also have a smaller bouncy castle just for the wee ones.
You might be surprised to learn that Griesbach is home to a great musical talent, who will be performing at this year’s Shake at the Lake with his trio.
Pete Turland PhotoPETE TURLAND (left) is a Juno-nominated musician who has been in critically acclaimed rockabilly and blues bands on both sides of the Atlantic ocean: The Nervous Fellas, The Rockin’ Highliners, Harpdog Brown & the Bloodhounds, and Ray Condo and his Ricochets. (See GCL website for full bio.)
If you have an up-to-date Griesbach Community League membership, you will receive wristbands for each child in the household, giving them free access to all children’s activities (facepainting, bouncy castles, balloon artists). Non-members will be charged $5/child or $10/ household. An annual membership is only $25/family, and will be available
at the event. As a member, you are helping to support the community league and our ability to host events. For a full list of member benefits, please visit our website.

We hope you can come and shake it up with us on September 17th!