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Join us this Sunday for caroling and carousing

2017 CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE   An informal night of caroling and carousing: Sunday, December 17, Meet at Patricia Park, 6:00 pm   Put on your toque; warm up your vocal chords; fill your thermos with your favourite hot beverage; and meet us at Patricia…

OPEN HOUSE FOR PALIKA BAZAAR REZONING

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 pm – 8:30 pm, St. Timothy’s School (14330 117 St NW) The City of Edmonton and developers behind “Palika Bazaar”, a new retail development planned at 6865  Ad Astra Blvd, are holding an open house to provide information and gather feedback…

Griesbach Resident Survey Results Are In!

Griesbach Community League is pleased to share the summary from our 2017 Griesbach Resident’s Survey: What’s Great in Griesbach? & How Should We Grow? To view the pdf of the survey results, please click the following link: 2017 Community Survey FINAL Highlights: We had 293 residents complete…

Griesbach Remembrance Day Ceremony

Join us at Patricia Park, Saturday, November 11, 10:30 am for a Remembrance Day Ceremony hosted by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. It is always well attended, so we suggest you arrive early. Gault Blvd and Griesbach Parade will be closed to traffic and…

Edmonton Election 2017 – Cheat Sheet for Griesbach Residents

The 2017 Civic Election is just around the corner. Here is everything you need to know as a Griesbach Voter.   Voting Day Voting takes place on Monday, October 16, 2017. Griesbach Residents vote at Major General Griesbach School (304 Griesbach School Road). The voting…

City of Edmonton offers Youth Leadership Training Seminar

Are you between the ages of 13-17 and are interest in leading recreation programming?! The City of Edmonton is offering a free seminar that will go over how to plan and lead recreational activities for both drop-in and registered programs in your community. You can…

Bike Decoration Contest/ Parade added to Shake at the Lake – Sept 23

You know an event has hit the big leagues when it includes a parade. Well, this year, Griesbach’s annual Shake at the Lake will indeed have a parade! (Of sorts). The Bikes, Trikes & Tykes Parade is for kids 14 and under. To enter, show…

View our August/September Newsletter

Learn about the 2017 Shake at the Lake & Art in the Park (with new kid’s bike decorating contest; replacement plans for plaques; playground opening and more. CLICK HERE to view.

Last chance to confirm spelling for personal playground donations

Now that the playground has been built, Griesbach Community League is putting together our final donor recognition materials. Below is a list of individuals who have generously donated to the project. IF YOU ARE ON THE LIST, WE ASK THAT YOU REVIEW YOUR NAME FOR…

Man charged in relation to stolen Griesbach memorial plaques

AUGUST 11, 2017 – EDMONTON The Edmonton Police Service has identified and charged a 45-year-old man in relation to the theft and destruction of several memorial plaques from the Griesbach community last month. On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, it was reported that 17 memorial plaques…

EPS recovers memorial plaques stolen from Griesbach streets. Investigation continues. Plates damaged beyond repair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017, Edmonton, AB – One day after being reported stolen, Edmonton Police Service detectives have located several of the missing memorial plaques forceably removed from pedestals in the community of Griesbach. “We have recovered the majority of the stolen plaques,…

Griesbach Memorial Plaques Stolen

MEDIA RELEASE Metal plaques honouring war veterans throughout Edmonton community of Griesbach stolen in brazen robbery. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017, Edmonton, AB – Over 15 metal plaques ho   nouring Canada’s most decorated soldiers and battles dating back to the First World War have…

Registration Dates Announced for Fall Soccer & Minis Programs

Three registration dates have been announced for the Griesbach Fall Soccer Program (U6 – U18) and Griesbach Minis programs. Pre-registration can be done by visiting the EMSAnorth website at any time. Note, prep-registration is required, but it is still mandatory to attend one of the…

NW LTR Expansion Open House set for July 6th.

If you’d like to learn more about NW LRT expansion, the City of Edmonton Invites you to attend an open house:   July 6 4:30 – 7:30 pm Castle Downs YMCA lobby

Start of season delayed in Griesbach Community Gardens.

Due to the miserable spring weather, rototilling has been delayed in Griesbach Community Gardens. It is tentatively scheduled to take place on Monday, May 22nd. If the weather cooperates, plot holders should be able to start gardening by May 24th! Unfortunately all plots are spoken…

2017 Griesbach Summer Green Shack Schedule and details

GCL fighting to save playground until new one in place.

Yesterday Griesbach residents brought their children to the playground only to find it was fenced off. Workers revealed it was slated for demolition. This caused tears among the children, and concern among residents and the GCL board – as we were repeatedly promised the playground…

Spring Fling – Instead of dressing up, wear your orange and blue

In honour of the Oilers, we’ve decided to drop the dress-up component of this year’s Spring Fling and instead encourage you to wear your orange and blue in support of the Oilers. The Spring Fling takes place this Saturday at the Crown and Anchor. Get…

Griesbach 2017 Spring Fling has Star Power.

Saturday, May 6th 7 pm – 1 am Crown & Anchor Pub $10 – tickets at Eventbrite Lights, cameras, action! We’re rolling out the red carpet for The 2017 Spring Fling: our annual adult social. It all takes place Saturday, May 6th, 7 pm Crown…

Read our April e-Newsletter

Click here to read our APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER. INSIDE: Spring Fling theme and date announced. Easter Egg Hunt Sold Out. Community League and Development Update. Confirmation of Individual Playground Donor Names Required. Volunteers Director Needed. And more.  

Did you donate personally to the playground? We need to confirm spelling of your name for donor recognition..

With playground construction about to begin, Griesbach Community League is putting together our final donor recognition materials. Below is a list of individuals who have generously donated to the project. If you are on the list, we ask that you review your name for spelling…

Bedford Basin Pathway Update

A number of residents have expressed their frustration with the damaged pathway along the North side of  Bedford Basin (behind the Juno Townhomes) – a favourite walkway of residents of all ages. It seems like it has taken forever to address. Patience is wearing understandably…

Griesbach Easter Egg Hunt is ON! SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT! When: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 10 am Where: Patricia Lake (Bridge), Griesbach Cost: FREE current GCL members, $5/child non-members Register on Eventbrite (SOLD OUT) HOP TO IT! TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE 10PM APRIL 13/17. Griesbach Community League is pleased to announce we…

Results and details from the GCL AGM

Griesbach Community League held its Annual General Meeting on March 14. About 65 community members were in attendance . We were joined by special guests Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi who spoke to the Canada 150 Grant awarded to our playground, MP Kerry Diotte, Provincial…

Registration dates announced for Griesbach Minor Soccer and NEW Baseball program

Three registration dates have been announced for those interested in signing their kids up for Griesbach’s Minor Soccer program and our all new Baseball program. Registration will take place at Major General Griesbach School, 7 – 9 pm on the following dates: • February 27…

Proposed Bylaw Amendments for vote at 2017 GCL AGM

Griesbach Community League’s Bylaws were developed and ratified in February 2012 when our Society was first established. The initial bylaws were compiled by picking and choosing from three sets of bylaws from neighbouring communities. After working with these bylaws over the past five years, the…

Information from the City of Edmonton regarding coyotes

There have been several reports of coyotes in Griesbach in recent months. Understandably, it is of concern to residents – particularly those with pets and small children. The following information was provided to a resident by the City of Edmonton (thanks for sharing, Kelsey). When…

Take our Community Survey. Read our latest newsletter.

We’ve just released our January, February newsletter. CLICK HERE to read. Inside you’ll find the link to take our 2017 Griesbach Resident’s Survey (TAKE SURVEY). The last one was 5 years ago and much has changed. Your input will help the GCL set priorities. It…

Take the 2017 Griesbach Resident’s Survey

We have created this community survey to learn more about the interests, concerns and priorities of residents – and set new goals for the GCL Board of Directors. Your feedback is important! There are 22 questions, and it takes 10 minutes to complete. All responses…

Let’s Craft a Relationship, Valentine!

Major General Griesbach School Fundraising Society is looking for craft vendors and artisans for our school’s Sweet Heart Sale. When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 – 3:30 pm Where: Major General Griesbach School Join over 20 vendors who have been confirmed for this popular community…

Griesbach Playground is a proud recipient of Canada 150 Funding Grant

In 2017, Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Government of Canada invited organizations from coast to coast to apply for a grant program to honour this milestone through the development of community improvement projects. Griesbach’s yet to be named…

EPS theft prevention tips

There continues to be a number of reports our community about break ins. To help you protect yourselves and your property, we have posted a list of crime prevent tips courtesy of Edmonton Police Services. View them here: http://griesbachcommunity.com/eps-theft-prevention-tips/ Also here is some great advice…

Griesbach Village (Commercial) Update

A new sign recently went up for Griesbach Village – the official name of the Griesbach commercial development. Construction seems to be moving full steam ahead. As we mentioned earlier, several new tenants have been confirmed., and will be joining Shopper’s Drug Mart shortly Here…

Check out our latest Newsletter

Our December newsletter is out. Click here to view.  

The Griswolds of Griesbach Contest is back!

Every year, people get into the holiday spirit by clinging to icy rooftops to hang colourful lights that brighten long winter nights. To reward your efforts, Griesbach Community League has assembled a team of judges to pick the three most glowing examples of dedication to…

October/November Newsletter

Our October/November Newsletter is here. Inside: How many Trick or Treaters can you expect? Griesbach Remembrance Day ceremony. Development update.  Click here. To receive our e-newsletters, we encourage you to subscribe.  

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR SCHOOL CASINO!

Major General Griesbach Fundraising Society (MGGFS) is in urgent need of volunteers for its upcoming Casino on November 4 & 5, 2016 at Century Casino. This is their most important and profitable fundraising event, and its proceeds greatly benefit Major General Griesbach School. The following…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th 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,…

Read our September Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/… Inside: – Indoor Soccer & Mini’s Registration starts TONIGHT. – Griesbach Shake at the Lake and Art in the Park coming Sept 17 – City reveals playground construction to be delayed until Spring – Community updates BTW, there is…

Playground build delayed until Spring 2017

The City of Edmonton has come back to the Griesbach Playground Committee and Community League with some disappointing news. With the amount of rainfall this summer, playground projects have been delayed across the City. With this delay, the City cannot guarantee that the playground will…

FC Edmonton offers discount to Community League Members on Sept 14th

FC Edmonton and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) have partnered to Celebrate Community League Day. Those with a valid community league membership can purchase a ticket to the September 14th match vs RAYO OKC at Clark Stadium for just $20 – which includes…

Two new playground donations to announce.

Thank you to the Castledowns Lions Club for donating $5,000 to Griesbach’s playground build. Below is a photo of Les from the LIons, presenting a cheque to fundraising committee member, Stacy Felkar. Also, thanks to Rosslyn Hotel for topping up their donation to become a…

Indoor Soccer & Minis registration dates/ details released

Registrations for Griesbach’s Minor Soccer Program (U6 – U18) begin later this month. Three registration dates have been confirmed for Major General Griesbach School: Aug 29 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Aug 30 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sep 06 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm…

Griesbach resident starts innovative online buy/sell site specifically for parents.

As the saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child.” Griesbach resident, Perry Chahal is literally taking this saying to another level. Chahal is introducing OutgrownMyStuff.ca as a FREE web site that helps people buy, sell, trade or give away children’s items through…

GCL working to address resident concerns around Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is an unexpected gaming phenomenon that has taken Edmonton, and the world, by storm this summer. It’s a game where virtual reality meets the real world, and gamers can go to designated landmarks to catch creatures within the game, trade creatures and have…

Pegasus traffic light scheduled to be operational by Sept 30

A resident inquired about the anticipated completion date for the traffic lights at Pegasus Blvd and 137 St. He was informed by a Traffic Engineer that the tentative start date is September 30th, 2016.   Thanks for sharing, Mark!

Seeking artists for Griesbach Art Walk – Sept 17

We’re looking for artists to participate in the 3rd annual GRIESBACH ART WALK, Saturday September 17, 2016, 1 pm – 6 pm. Tables are free. The registration deadline is September 8th. To register, email Bryan Evans (click here). The Art Walk is held along Bedford…

Griesbach Dance Company to show kids all the right moves.

Meet Haley Shewciw of Griesbach Dance Company By Eliza Barlow Haley Shewciw can vividly picture her four-year-old self in a little black spider costume, waiting backstage at the Jubilee Auditorium, her dance recital moments away. She was in tears, and having serious doubts about whether…

Welcome Pokémon Go players

Hey gamers… as a busy PokéStop, Griesbach  Community League wishes you luck in finding Pokémon. We ask that you please be respectful of our community, its monuments and the privacy of our residents. Be safe, courteous, and keep your eyes open for traffic. We encourage…

Yoga in the Park and Zumba in the Park – sign up now!

Two great classes available in Griesbach, through our friends at Griesbach Dance Company. They will take place on top of the hill at Central Park. Spots are limited, so sign up now! 1. Yoga in the Park (Mondays 7-8pm, July 4 – Aug 15, $75…

New tenants and tentative schedule announced for Griesbach Village

Shoppers Drug Mart, two Asian restaurants, daycare and community coffee shop among businesses that have been lined up. We have official news to report on Griesbach Village, the commercial center in the southeast corner of Griesbach. Jay McMartin, President of Brentwood Developments and his associate…

Village at Griesbach Block Party

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 from Noon to 4.30 pm. This weekend the Village at Griesbach (Canada Lands Company) is hosting a Block Party event to be staged in the empty lot south of the show home parade (on Pegasus Blvd). It be a…

GCL approves final funding of Maple Leaf Park. Construction set to begin August.

After four long years of planning, fundraising and community consultation, the money is in the bank and the design is in place – paving the way for the construction of Griesbach Maple Leaf Park and Playground. If all goes according to plan (weather pending), the…

Griesbach to raise flag to kick off Pride Festival.

Friday, June 3rd 7:00 pm Patricia Park Once again, Griesbach Community League will be flying the rainbow flag in recognition of the 2016 Edmonton Pride Festival. A brief flag raising ceremony will be held at Griesbach’s Patricia Park (located at the main traffic circle at…

Griesbach Community Cleanup – this Saturday.

Saturday. May 28th, 10 am Meet at MGG School Parking Lot All ages welcome!   Can you help us tidy up our community? We’ll provide the pickers and garbage bags (we have some gloves). The goal is to focus on the areas around the lakes,…

Please respect Griesbach construction zones.

Canada Lands wishes to remind residents that there are several active constructions zones in our community (see coloured sections on map below). For your safety, please obey all signs, keep out of fenced areas and avoid heavy equipment – whether it is parked or in…

GCL Special Meeting called to approve playground expenditure.

SPECIAL MEETING OF GRIESBACH COMMUNITY LEAGUE. Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:00 pm, Major General Griesbach School All members welcome. Following extensive community consultation and fundraising, the Griesbach Community League Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has unanimously approved the construction of Maple Leaf…

Tell the City if you feel children’s sports should be exempt from new user fees: survey

IMPORTANT: The City of Edmonton is looking at introducing new user fees as a revenue tool. Edmonton Minor Soccer Association and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues are concerned of a potential fee imposed on field rentals – which they estimate could add up to…

Spring Fling Achy Breaky Fundraiser – Sat May 7

Griesbach 2016 Spring Fling Saturday, May 7, 7 pm Crown & Anchor Pub – $10 This year’s Spring Fling is a tribute to Edmonton hybrid Country/Rock landmark, Esmereldas. So dress western… or whatever look you rocked out when you went out on the town back…

Griesbach Introduction to Basesball starts Friday, April 22nd!

Griesbach Introduction to Baseball Fridays, beginning April 22, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Griesbach Ball Diamond $50/ player   Griesbach Community League is starting up an introductory baseball program for boys and girls aged 7-10. The first registration date and play session will take place…

GCL BOTTLE DRIVE – THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH

We’re coming for your BOTTLES this Saturday! All money raised will support the unfunded portion of our new playground (trees and gazebo).   If you won’t be home, please leave them on your front step with a note: “For Griesbach Playground”. Or, drop of at…

Griesbach Year Round Green Shack – Coming April 26th

April 26 to May 21, 2016 Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Saturdays: 1:00pm – 5:00pm Based on the overwhelming attendance last summer, Griesbach has been awarded a Year Round Green Shack Program. It will be held at the existing playground site, off Kinross Road…

Playground Fundraising Push Exceeds Expectations

We have fantastic news to report on the recent fundraising push for the Griesbach Playground (Maple Leaf Park). The campaign exceeded our wildest expectations, raising $31,500 (and the numbers are still changing). So what does this mean? We needed to add $16,800 to our bank…

Griesbach Playground Bottle Drive: Saturday, April 9th.

Our spring bottle drive to raise funds for the playground will take place on April 9th. With us being so close to our funding target, every bottle – every can – counts! Several groups ask for bottles at this time of year. If you could…

Summary of GCL Annual General Meeting

Griesbach Community League recently hosted its Annual General Meeting. We were thrilled to have so many residents join us (we peg the numbers around 80). It was a jam-packed agenda. Here are a few highlights (note, these aren’t the official minutes – just a summary).…

Your donation can help us meet a crucial deadline – so we can build our playground THIS YEAR!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN NOW! Incredible news: If we get $30,000* in the bank by April 1, 2016 – we can have a playground in place THIS fall!  After many years of fundraising, consultation and design, we are FINALLY within striking…

Griesbach Playground Design & Equipment: What do you think?

The Griesbach Playground Committee presented the site plan for Maple Leaf Playground for the very first time. They held an open house to get resident feedback. If you missed it, don’t worry. This is your opportunity to give us your opinion. Below, you’ll find an…

Griesbach Square renderings and Phase 1 timelines unveiled at AGM

It appears there is finally real progress to report on Griesbach’s long awaited commercial development. The architectural guidelines for the Griesbach Square were shared publicly with residents for the first time at the Griesbach Community League AGM on March 10th. GCL President Brad Tilley made…

Agenda for March 10th AGM

Attached is an agenda for our upcoming AGM, Thursday, March 10th, 7 pm at MGG School. Canada Lands will be once again joining us to provide a development update and our playground committee will be sharing design plans, fundraising status and information affecting the potential…

Playground update and feedback opportunity – March 10th

Thursday, March 10th, 6:30 – 7:00 pm Major General Griesbach School Prior to our AGM, the Playground Committee will be seeking resident feedback on the equipment options for our new playground. We would love your input (and that of your children)! Stay for the AGM…

Griesbach Easter Egg Hunt is back – March 27.

Sunday, March 27, 10:00 am, Patricia Lake FREE for Griesbach Community League Members $5/child (non-member)   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE/ RSVP ON EVENTBRITE Our Easter Egg Hunt is back. Kids, get ready to traverse the terrain at Patricia Lake to see where the Easter Bunny hid his…

Baby Sitters in high demand: promote your services!

We’re looking for local babysitters interested in participating in community-sponsored “Meet & Greet” with parents seeking your services. (Dates TBA.) Think of it as “speed dating” with potential customers, so they can meet you and you can share your experience and tell them what makes…

Big news coming at March 10th AGM

Be able to say your were in the room to hear the big news concerning Griesbach. Don’t miss the Griesbach Community League AGM: Thursday, March 10, 7 pm, Major General Griesbach School.  We’ll be unveiling the architectural design renderings for the Griesbach Commercial Area, showing…

Griesbach Community Gardens: 2016 renewal and fee payment

There is an important update to this post regarding plot availability and member renewal. Vegetable prices are through the roof. Fight back! Join the “growing” movement of DIY gardeners at Griesbach Community Gardens and fill your fridge with freshly grown produce Two events are being…

Join us at our AGM: March 10th at MGG School

All Griesbach residents are encouraged to join us for Griesbach Community League’s Annual General Meeting on March 10th, 7:00 pm at Major General Griesbach School. It’s a great chance to learn what’s going on in your community, vote (or run) for the board, and share…

January/ February Newsletter

Check out the online version of our latests newsletter. Inside: 2016 Soccer Registration, Griswolds of Griesbach Winners, Playground Update, Griesbits and Bites, Baseball & Softball registration information. Run for the GCL board at our upcoming AGM. Jan Feb 2016  

Are you interested in starting a Walking School Bus?

Do your kids go to Major General Griesbach School? Do you live near the cross street of Pegasus/Bonaventure? Do you want your kids to be more active and meet more kids on their block? If you answered yes to any of these, then a walking…

Can you lend a hand?

Good-hearted residents: we need help with a Casino (at Yellowhead Casino, June 9th and 10th) and daytime bingos at Kensington Bingo, April 30 and May 28. All funds go to our playground. It’s a great way to meet your neighbours, and help us build a…

Soccer Coaches Needed

Plans are underway for the 2016 outdoor minor soccer season, with registrations just around the corner. Griesbach is looking for male and female coaches at all levels. If you are interested in lending a hand we’d love to have you on our team. Last year…

Griswolds of Griesbach Winners

It is one of the most memorable holiday movie moments of all time. Clark Griswold goes a little overboard with the high wattage light display on his family home – causing the power grid to go down in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “The Griswolds of…

SPRING 2016 OUTDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED

WHEN: February 9 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm) March 15 (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm) March 22 (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) WHERE: Major General Griesbach School Three spring registration dates have been confirmed for the 2016 outdoor soccer season. Last year, Griesbach had 121…

PLAY BALL: Kids Softball, Baseball and Blastball Registrations

While Griesbach has no minor league softball or baseball teams of our own, kids can sign up through the Northeast Zone Sports Council Office. Several registrations have been announced, between February 20th to March 30th. For registration information, fees and program details, visit:  www.nezsports.com Kids…

Griesbach Toboggan Hill the place to be.

The Toboggan Hill at Central Park was the place to be on New Year’s Day. What a great feature of our community. You could hear the giggles and laughter from miles away.

Kinross family donates Victoria Cross

Griesbach’s Kinross Road is named after Victoria Cross Recipient Private Cecil Kinross, who received the Commonwealth’s highest award of bravery for storming a machine gun nest to protect his comrades at Passchendaele. His family recently donated this medal to the City of Edmonton to put…

Astounding turnout at Patricia Park ceremony.

It is great to see such a strong turnout for this important day of remembrance. Another fantastic ceremony at Patricia Park. Today, Brianna Yager and Dazmond Van’t Kruis laid the wreath on behalf of Griesbach Community League and residents (pictured below, standing in front of…

Patricia Park Remembrance Ceremony to begin at 10:45

Patricia Park, Griesbach Griesbach Parade and Gault Blvd. Wednesday, November 11th 10:45 am We invite you to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Griesbach’s Patricia Park. The event is hosted by the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and is without a doubt, one…

Booking your wedding in a public park

We recently received a question from a Griesbach resident asking if they could book the park we use for Shake at the Lake (Perron-Berger Park) for a wedding. Wow, that would be a cool spot for an outdoor wedding. As parks fall under the responsibility…

“In Flanders Fields” honoured in Griesbach

Griesbach is the proud home to an exceptional new park honouring John McCrae’s epic poem, In Flanders Fields. (Click here to see the story from Global news.) This weekend, a stirring ceremony was held to commemorate the poem on its 100th anniversary… and to unveil…

A link to all YEG team contacts, venues and more

Looking for info on any minor sports team, league or venue? The Edmonton Sport Council is a non-profit society funded primarily by the City of Edmonton. They maintain a database of contacts for all Edmonton sport organizations and a database of sport facilities that can…

Griesbach’s Flanders Field Park Commemoration Sunday Nov 1st

Flanders Field Park Commemoration Sunday, November 1, 2015, 11:00 am McCrae Ave., Edmonton (Griesbach) Public welcome! On November 1st, a ceremony will be held to commemorate Flanders Fields Park. The Village at Griesbach created this stunning tribute to Flanders Fields and the Canadian medical officer…

A web link for your off leash questions

Looking for a place to take your dog? Look no further! Visit www.edmonton.ca/offleash. You’ll find a bunch of great information, including: list of 41 locations set aside for off-leash use description of other locations where on-leash use is allowed (e.g. on trails) description of where…

Flanders Fields Park Commemoration planned for Griesbach on Nov 1st.

Join us for a special ceremony that will be held to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of “In Flanders Fields” and commemorate Flanders Fields Park.          

Have a safe Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. First things first. If you’re new, you may want to know how much candy to buy. We typically hear reports of 80 – 130 kids in most parts of Griesbach. The community is growing… so plan accordingly. (The downside…

Buy wrap, cards and chocolate to Help MGG School fundraise for the playground

The Major General Griesbach School Fundraising Committee is working with the Lamontagne Brochure Collection on a fundraising campaign. ALL proceeds will go towards the construction of a Community Playground. Lamontagne provides 3 catalogues containing great ideas for gifts, cards, wrap, entertaining ideas, and more! You…

Shake at the Lake 2015 – A look back

We had another fantastic fall afternoon for the 2015 Shake At The Lake & Art In The Park. The bouncy castles were bustling with kids – more evidence of our young and growing community. This year, we doubled the number of face painters and balloon…

Winning team simply AMAZING!

Two of our youngest competitors surprised everyone by finishing ahead of the pack in this weekend’s Griesbach Amazing Race. Congratulations to Jack and Donalda for using their heads and their legs to take the title. The teams started off searching for worms before heading to…

URGENT: SOCCER COACHES NEEDED!!! (Please share)

The Griesbach Soccer Program urgently needs coaches for the upcoming indoor soccer season. We’re looking for people who love working with kids and share our values of fair play and good sportsmanship. We require coaches at the following levels: • U6 Mixed – Male and…

Huge turnout to dedicate Griesbach RCAF Commemorative Park

The Griesbach RCAF Commemorative Society is a dedicated group of former airmen who came together to create a park to honour the valiant members of the RCAF – past, present and future. The Griesbach Commemorative Park Dedication Ceremony took place on September 20, 2015. Over…

Meet our Art in the Park artists

Last year, we added a new twist to the Griesbach Shake at the Lake. The Art in the Park art walk was a big hit with residents. So we are pleased to make it an annual event. This year we have attracted 27 Edmonton artists,…

Shake at the Lake & Art in the Park… Sept 26

Griesbach’s most fantabulicious day of all ages entertainment is just around the corner. Figuratively and literally! Join us in Perron Berger Park (by the naval lake on Pegasus Blvd) on Saturday, September 26th between 1 and 6 pm. For the little tykes and kids too…

Wanna see these bad boys up close and personal? Join us Sunday.

  Ad Astra Monument Ceremony Sunday, September 20, 1 pm Flanders Fields Park – McCrae Avenue NW Griesbach, Edmonton Public Welcome The vibrant Edmonton community of Griesbach is proud to be the new home of a towering monument dedicated to the valiant members of the…

Griesbach Amazing Race returns

Griesbach Amazing Race Saturday, Sept 26, 2:00- 3:00 pm Perron Berger Park Ages 8 – 14 Too old for bouncy castles? Too young for the beer garden! Too energetic for the Art Walk? Don’t worry. We have a Shake at the Lake event just for…

Stunning aerial video of Griesbach

The Village of Griesbach has created a stunning aerial video of our community. Click here to watch!

Village at Griesbach Jazz in the Park swings this Saturday

Village at Griesbach Jazz in the Park Saturday, September 12 Noon – 5 pm Know anyone who’s curious about moving into our amazing community? Have them drop by this Saturday for the Village at Griesbach’s Jazz at the Park event. There are a number of…

Shake at the Lake & Artwalk returns

Saturday, Sept. 26, 1 pm to 6 pm Perron Berger Park (Pegasus Blvd.) Twice the balloon makers and face painters! More of Edmonton’s most touted artists! More bounce in our castles. Mouth watering food trucks. A beer garden buzzing with live music!!! The Griesbach Shake…

City bylaw outlines responsible pet ownership.

We frequently receive questions from residents about pets. To make things easy for you, we’ve posted the City of Edmonton Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw on our website (click here). The number one concern were hear about is about people allowing their dogs to run…

Minor Soccer & Griesbach Minis Registration Dates and Important Changes

Sept. 1st, 9th and 15th – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Major General Griesbach School Get ready all you future Christine Sinclairs and David Beckhams. Three registration dates have been announced for Griesbach Minor Soccer and the highly popular Griesbach Minis Program for children aged…

Griesbach Ad Astra Monument recognizes city’s RCAF connection.

Ad Astra monument unveiling ceremony Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1 pm McCrae Avenue, Village of Griesbach Public Welcome  By Steve Finkelman Edmonton’s century-long association with Canada’s Air Force will be commemorated with a striking monument to be erected in the Village at Griesbach this September.…

Griesbach Pop Up Play Program

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Until August 25Griesbach Playground Are your kids looking for something to do this summer? Join us for this free supervised outdoor summer program for kids between ages 6 and 12. Hosted by the City of Edmonton. A…

Shakespeare in the Alley.

Griesbach’s unique poetry garden welcomes all. – By Eliza Barlow When Stefanie Ivan sold her 800-square foot bungalow in the Westwood neighbourhood to move to a new house in Griesbach, the bathroom was the hardest thing to part with. For her 35th birthday, when she…

Griesbach Garage Sale Blitz: this Saturday

Do you find Garage Sales irresistible? Cruise Griesbach this Saturday, July 18th and search for hidden treasures – priced for value. Eight Griesbach families are opening their garages and are selling a multitude of items. The sale runs 9 am to 4pm. Please see the…

Watch Griesbach Minis profile on CTV

The Griesbach Minis program was recently profiled by CTV’s Dez Milenka. Watch it here! It was one of five programs in the city that received special recognition at the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues recent Community Showcase. Never heard of it? The Mini’s is an…

B&E Arrests. New Griesbach Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page

Constable Jacqui Buchannan of the EPS has informed us that two individuals have been arrested on charges related to a recent spate of break-ins in Griesbach. She is confident that we will see a significant drop in B&E crimes as a result. These break-ins have…

July Newsletter

Our July newsletter is here and jam packed. CLICK HERE: July 2015 Inside: Join the newly formed GRIESBACH NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Facebook group. Police announce 2 arrests in recent Griesbach B&Es. Griesbach Mini’s Program profiile airing on CTV news June 24 at 6pm. Pride flag raising. Tribute…

Be cool… just not in the storm ponds.

While Griesbach lakes do look like a mighty tempting place to cool off on a hot summer day, swimming is prohibited. We and the City want you to be safe. And, hey… it’s not healthy for the swimmers or the wildlife. If you see swimmers…

Griesbach shows its pride.

The sun was beaming down on Patricia Park on Friday evening as close to 50 residents of all stripes   joined us to hoist the Pride flag for Edmonton Pride Week. Griesbach Parks and Community Gardens Director Bryan Evans gave a stirring speech reminding us how…

Front Yards In Bloom returns

Reward the hard work of Griesbach’s Green Thumbs! Nominate your neighbours for their efforts! Edmonton’s Front Yards in Bloom program is all about recognizing neighbours who make an effort to beautify their front yards. Front Yards in Bloom started in 1999, with 150 nominations in…

Griesbach to raise Pride flag on June 5th

Griesbach is an incredibly diverse and progressive community. For many of us, the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere is a big part of its appeal. To kick off Edmonton’s Pride Week festivities and show our support for our amazing friends and neighbours in the LBGTQ community,…

Thanks to our community cleaners

Last Saturday Griesbach participated in the Capital City Cleanup. We’d like to thank the dedicated group of volunteers who showed up and helped out on a sweltering hot day. Griesbach is looking better thanks to your efforts. Hats off to the following residents for generously…

Thanks to our Spring Fling donors

Our Spring Fling Flashback social and fundraiser was a big success – raising close to $3,000 for our playground campaign. It wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible generosity of the individuals and companies who contributed to our silent auction and 99 Red Balloons draw.…

10 Spots available in Community Gardens

The growing season kicked off at Griesbach Community Gardens over the long weekend. Plots were bustling with activity as gardeners of all ages planted their crops. It’s the first season in the new Central Park location. Kudos to Bob and his team of volunteers for…

Griesbach Drop-In Bike Safety Program: Thursday, May 28

A FREE program for children aged 2 -5 years old Hosted by The City of Edmonton Thursday, May 28, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Griesbach School Road and Kinross Road (parking lot) No registration required. Simply drop in after school! For participants of all ages…

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…

Griesbach residents rock Spring Fling Flashback

It was a night when the crimpers, the leopard spandex and the neon came out in full force. Griesbach’s annual playground fundraiser kicked it old school, with an 80’s theme that had the dance floor shaking under rays of laser light. Spotted in the crowd…

Congratulations to David Eggen

Griesbach Community League sends our warmest congratulations to DAVID EGGEN for his victory in Tuesday’s election. As an opposition MLA, David was incredibly supportive of our community, and a familiar face at our events. We look forward to continuing our positive relationship as he takes…

Get your Spring Fling Tickets Here

Click here to link purchase your Spring Fling tickets online through EventBrite. Hurry, it’s this Saturday!!! Buy tickets in advance to sign up to receive a FREE ride home through Uber! Are you ready to PARTY HARDY, dude? The Spring Fling 80’s Retro Flashback is…

Vote today at MGG School

Today is provincial election day. Griesbach residents vote at Major General Griesbach School. Voting closes at 8:00 pm. Be sure to get out. Your vote matters!

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 Program Guides :: City of Edmonton These guides list the recreation, community,…

PIZZA DUDE… COMING TO SPRING FLING

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Huge turnout for GCL AGM

Over 100 Griesbach residents passed up St. Paddy’s celebrations to join us for our Annual General Meeting. It was a busy agenda. President Brad Tilley welcomed the crowd and reviewed many of the highlights from the past year – from the dedication of Patricia Park…

Griesbach Spring Fling ’80’s Flashback

Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:30 pm – 1:00 am Lorelei Beaumaris Community Hall 16220 – 103 St IT’S LIKE… A TOTALLY ADULT SOCIAL AND PLAYGROUND FUNDRAISER Feather your hair and dig out the skinny leather tie. This year’s adult social/playground fundraiser is an ‘80’s-themed dress-up…

GRIESBACH COMMUNITY LEAGUE AGM & CANADA LANDS UPDATE/ FINAL SOCCER REGISTRATION

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Major General Griesbach School 7:00 Soccer Registration 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm We invite all Griesbach residents to join us for our Annual General Meeting. Learn what your community league has been up to and get the latest news on our…

The Griesbach Easter Egg Hunt is Back April 5th.

Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am Patricia Lake $3/child – RSVP required Our Easter Egg Hunt is back.Kids, grab your basket and get ready to search around Patricia Lake to see where the Easter Bunny hid his colourful eggs. It’s an annual Griesbach tradition for kids 12 and…

Help us vote Griesbach as Best Community in Edmonton

Avenue Magazine wants to know what Community ranks as Edmonton’s Best. We all know the answer to all questions is Griesbach!!! Let everyone know, by casting your vote here.

911 called as skidoos spotted in Griesbach.

Saturday afternoon three individuals drove through our community and around Central Park hill on snowmobiles (one was children’s sized). Police were called. If you see this happening again, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY. This area is designated as a toboggan area and is widely used by our children,…

Board Members Wanted

POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION 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…

Second soccer registration Wednesday, March 4

We had an enthusiastic turnout for our first soccer registration. If you couldn’t make it, fear not. We will be holding a second registration on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at MGG School. We will require all parents to provide proof of…

Curler does Griesbach Proud

On behalf of all Griesbach residents, we’d like to give a big hand to Lori Olson-Johns and Team Alberta for an incredible run at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Team Alberta put up an incredible fight against Team Canada (who won Gold in last years…

Griesbach Playground awarded $250,000 grant.

The Griesbach Playground Committee was thrilled to learn our community has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the City of Edmonton. In order to qualify, the committee was required  outline all of the detailed planning work it has done to date. This includes: Developing a…

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…

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…

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…

2015 Spring Soccer Registrations Announced

Spring Soccer Registration Dates February 24, March 4, March 17, 2015 Griesbach Community League has just announced the three registration dates for parents wishing to enroll their children in our Spring 2015 Minor Soccer Program. All will take place at Major General Griesbach School. First…

Griesbach curler going to Nation Championship

Wishing 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. http://www.curling.ca/…/sweeting-back-at-scotties-for-albe…/

#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. www.edmonton.ca/WeLoveEdmonton

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…