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May 2015

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 lending us a hand:

• Fran Blake • Ryan Chmilar • Chelsea and Michael Corea • Karen, Kelton and Tony Danker • Kevin and Cindy Green • Henny and Annelies Lamers • Robert and Sierra Lopetinsky • Steve McIsaac • Dave Neufeld • Julie Pries

Special thanks to Linda the team at Westcorp for hosting the Big Bin Event – complete with delicious hot dogs, refreshments and bouncy castle. Residents filled two huge bins up in no time!

Much of the garbage appears to be coming from home construction sites. If a builder on your block is not properly disposing of materials in bins, please let Canada Lands know.

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.

On behalf of the kids of Griesbach, we’d like to thank the following donors (and everyone who bid on all the great items):

• Famoso • Corso 32 •  Molson • Big Rock • Hole’s Greenhouse • Lori Olson Johns • The City of Edmonton • Goose Hummock Golf Resort • Jurassic Forest • Boston Pizza (Fort Road) • The Pint • Sorrentinos Café • Edmonton Garrison Golf Club • FC Edmonton • Snow Valley • Mercy Animal Hospital • Edmonton International Raceway • Edmonton Symphony Orchestra • Promolinks Canada • Jacked by Jones • Peter Sandhu • Shoppers Drug Mart – Rosslyn • Taste of Edmonton • Safeway Manning Crossing • Mucho Burrito (North Town Centre) • CWB • Moe Amery • KeyLime Athletic Wear • Tony Caterina • McQuiston’s • Tonya Barich • Save on Food • Cora – Kensington • Barefoot Books • Norwex • Wildstone Golf Course (Cranbrook)

Finally, special thanks to the anonymous donor of the getaway weekend in Kimberley.

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 doing such a remarkable job getting everything ready. Here’s to a bumper crop.

There are still about 10 plots available. If you’re interested call Bob 780.456.0671.

Fees are $25/year plus $30 refundable deposit for new members. Includes water access, use of tools and 20’x20′ plot.

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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 on 2 wheels or 4 wheels! Children 5 and under require a parent or guardian to attend. Families are encouraged to participate.

Fun and basic bike safety skills are the focus of this free drop-in program. Participants will enhance their bike safety skills while participating in stations and games. Participants can make a personalized bike plate.

The program will be adapted to the age and skill level of the participants dropping into the program. The program will take place in the vacant parking lot by the old playground.

Participants must have their own bikes. A CSA approved helmet is mandatory for participation

The program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Citizens can call 311 to find out if there is a cancellation.

For a complete list of locations and contact information please click here.

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.

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 were a few Madonnas, a handful of glam-rock headbangers, lotsa Valley Girls, Hulk Hogan, Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton John  and an 80’s vintage tennis pro.

The fundraising team outdid itself with some incredible silent auction items. All 99 Red Balloons were popped until the winner of the weekend in Kimberley was revealed. We’re still working out the numbers, but it appears we managed to put another good dent in our fundraising objectives.

Thanks to everyone for joining us and supporting the cause. Especially those who went to the effort to dress up. A lot of work went into some of those costumes.

A big hand to all of the companies and individuals who donated items (we’ll print a complete list shortly) and to the organizing committee for their incredible attention to detail: Jen Horne, Felicia Dewar, Carl Knowler, Brad Tilley, Dave Neufeld, Milena Ferr, Chystal Norris, Stacy Felkar and Natalie Hanratty. (Hope I didn’t miss anyone).

The ideas are already flowing for next year’s theme.


Angela, Stacy and David


Bryan and his amazing parachute pants.


Audrey & Mike


Material Girl in a Material World


She’s a Maniac… dancing like she’s never danced before!


GCL Social Director, Jen Horne (r) and one of our awesome volunteers.


The Coles (Mr and Mrs. Bill Gates)


Rick Springfield and Groupie (Paul & Lori)


Hulk Hogan & Motley Zoo (Kerry & Clint)

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 his new position on the governing side of the Legislature.

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 going down this Saturday. Here’s the deal:


When: Saturday, May 9 (7:30 pm – 1:00 am)

Where: Lorelei Beaumaris Community Hall (16220 – 103 St. NW)

  • Tickets $20 (includes free beverage and late night pizza)
  • Totally rad DJ playing your 80’s faves
  • Cash bar ($5/ticket or 5 for $20)
  • Free ride home available for those who sign up with Uber (up to $20 value)
  • Amazing silent auction items (including: Drive 10 laps in a NASCAR Stock Car, Lois Hole gift basket and consultation with Jim Hole, Curling Experience with Lori Olson Johns of Team Alberta)
  • 99 Red Balloons Contest: Pay your $20 and choose from 99 Red Balloons. One balloon contains our grand prize of a 3-night stay in Kimberly at a chalet that sleeps 8. Every balloon is a winner.
  • Liquor basket draw
  • 80’s dress – optional

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!