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Griesbach Big Bin Event & Community Cleanup: May 23

Saturday, May 23, 2015  –  104 St and Griesbach Road

• Community Cleanup: 11 am – 2 pm
• Big Bin Event: 10 am – 4 pm

Come join us for a little spring cleaning around Griesbach. We’ll provide the garbage bags and pickers. You generously volunteer to go throughout the neighbourhood. There will be a barbeque and refreshments provided by Westcorp Properties. Last year’s cleanup proved to be a volunteer activity for families.

To volunteer for the community cleanup contact Chrystal:

We encourage all volunteers to bring gloves, hat and sunscreen.

Do you have oversized items that need to go to the dump? Drop them off at the big bins provided by Westcorp. Some restrictions apply.

AVENUE Magazine profiles Griesbach

Griesbach is the subject of a wonderful community profile in the latest edition of Avenue Magazine. It’s written by our own Eliza Barlow, a resident who knows first-hand how great Griesbach is. Enjoy the read! Click here to link to the article.

Toboggan hill gets long-weekend workout

The toboggan hill at Griesbach’s Central Park has been the most popular spot in Griesbach this Family Day weekend.

Thanks to Melanie for letting us share these adorable photos! She says her girls are having so much fun…


And here are some shots of young Marco breaking the sound barrier, courtesy of his mom Chona…


Is she having fun or what?!? (Thanks to Dave and Karen for these great shots)…


…. meanwhile, these two are thinking, “It’s sure more work going up!” (Courtesy of Charmaine).


Again, thanks everyone for submitting these great pics. Please toboggan safely, and avoid any of the newly planted shrubs poking through the snow. Hopefully there are more great snow days ahead.

Welcome to our new website

Griesbach Community League is pleased to  launch our shiny new website. Thanks for checking it out. (Be sure to come back often!)

We’ve added a lot of things we think you’ll really like. It’s slicker, funner, more jam-packed with interesting tidbits and useful facts about our community. Plus it’s loaded with pictures.

The new format makes it easier to draw attention to big news items and events, archive information – and link content to social media. Our blog (The GriesBlog) will allow us to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest goings-on.

One of our goals has been to make the site relevant to existing residents as well as those who are considering moving here. So there’s something for everyone. We encourage you to explore. Even if you’ve lived here for a while, you may learn some interesting things (look for more stories behind our community history and the community monuments in the months to come).

As an added bonus, you can now buy your community membership online. Click the link and it will take you to the Edmonton Federation of Community League page. Be sure to specify Griesbach as your community. Moving forward, the plan is to allow you purchase tickets to community events online as well (such as the next Spring Fling, taking place in May).

It’s been a ton of work, so I hope you like it. I’d like to thank residents Damen Cole (of Brown Walrus Inc.), Felicia Dewar and Stacy Felkar for their assistance and feedback. Not to mention the entire GCL Board of Directors for their support and input.

Ultimately, this site is for you… and about you. If you have any suggestions on content you’d like to see, comments or feedback – let us know. And if you’d like to contribute as a writer or if you have some great photos you’d like to share, please get in touch. We’d love to have you aboard.

Happy browsing,

Dave Neufeld
GCL Communication Director

GCL 2015 Annual General Meeting and Canada Lands Update

Tuesday March 17, 2015
7:00 pm
MGG School

Find out what is going on in your community. Don’t miss Griesbach Community League’s Annual General Meeting. All Griesbach residents are welcome, and any adult with a valid 2014/2015 membership is allowed to vote – and run for a position on the board of directors. Several positions are up for election (see below).

The agenda includes:

•  A review of financial statements.
•  Executive and Director reports.
•  Elections for vacant positions.
•  Canada Lands presentation.

ALSO… Marvin Neumann, of Canada Lands, will be giving an update,
including the latest on the commercial development, new stages of development, Roundel Lake and Flanders Park.

We have arranged supervised activities for the children while the meeting is going on. As an added incentive to join us, our friends at Famoso have offered to provide gift certificates for all adults in attendance (while supplies last).


We’re looking for dedicated men and women to guide the Griesbach Community League. Several positions will be open for election.

• President • Secretary • Fundraising • Parks and Gardens • Neighbourhood Watch • Sports • Programs • Member at Large

All are 2-year term positions (click here for position description and duties).

To learn more about these positions or to put your name forward, email GCL Vice President, Carl Knowler by March 10, 2015.


Griesbach curler going to Nation Championship

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Val Sweeting, Lori Olson-Johns, Dana Ferguson, Rachelle Brown, CCA/michael burns photoWishing Griesbach resident Lori Olsen-Johns (second from left) best of luck. As a member of team Sweeting, she’ll be representing Alberta in curling’s Scotty’s Tournament of Hearts.


#weloveedmonton contest

Help Edmonton win this international contest by sharing what you love about this city. How? By posting on instagram or tweeting with the hashtag: ‪#‎weloveedmonton‬, or voting online. See link below for the full scoop.


Beware of door to door frauds

Beware of this fundraising scam:

The Edmonton Police Service is passing on this warning about fake YESS fundraising schemes. “Youth Empowerment & Support Services is warning residents of Edmonton and surrounding areas after it received a number of calls from the public reporting individuals using fake door-to-door fundraising schemes soliciting funds on behalf of the agency.
The individuals reported are selling food products in packaging branded with YESS’ logo and colours and had debit machines to process debit and credit card payments. These individuals do not represent YESS nor does YESS receive any benefit from their activities. YESS does not raise money by conducting any kind of door-to-door or telephone solicitation. Learn more at http://www.yess.org/

Suspicious fundraising activity should be reported to police by calling 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.