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August 2016

Read our September Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/…


– 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 a correction. Thanks to Laureen Purkis for pointing out that there are in fact two “muskrats” in Patricia Lake (not marmots). She also pointed out that we were home to a Blue Herron, which she described as amazing!


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 be built fully this season and has recommended that the construction start as one of the first projects in Spring 2017. This is disappointing news, but it is the safest option and allows Major General Griesbach School to use the school grounds without restriction over the fall and winter. Work is being done behind the scenes- completing the underground electrical work and pre-purchasing the playground equipment, which will help speed things up in the spring.

This is unfortunate news for everyone, but we are working with our partners to minimize the delay as much as possible.

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 a hotdog! Tickets must be purchased at app.goasagroup.com/efcl by August 31 2016.

Your ticket includes:

– Automatic entry into a draw for special VIP experience and seating
– The opportunity to participate in a community league half-time activity and win great prizes
– Reserved Community League sideline seating

When purchasing your ticket, make sure to enter your postal code. Your league could win the ultimate FC Experience for its Community League Day event, which will include FC’s Shooter Tooter, Eddie the Mascot and a visit from the FC Edmonton Fan team.

Buy your tickets at app.goasagroup.com/efcl:
1.) Click on the EFCL Landing Page.
2.) Select the blue ‘Sign Up Now’ button to create an account. Follow the prompts.
3.) Select the September 14th FC Edmonton game in the ‘Upcoming Events’ tile on the left-hand side.
4.) Enter the number of tickets you want and then select the green ‘Purchase Ticket’ button.
5.) Follow the on-screen payment process.
6.) You will receive your PDF tickets in a separate email.
If you have any questions, please either phone: 780 391-8144 or email: info@goasagroup.com us.

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 Gold Level sponsor.

We’re sad to report the Castledowns Lions Club is disbanding after many years of supporting a variety of community projects and great causes. Take a well deserved bow for your selfless efforts over the years. You have made a huge difference in this city!


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

For full details of what is required  click here.

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 one convenient website.

This online resource is now available to Griesbach residents (in fact, the initial testing was done in our community). Yet this entrepreneur is thinking big – and has set his sights much farther. Chahal has launched OutgrownMyStuff into the USA.

The idea struck Chahal (a parent of four children) three years ago, prior to moving to Griesbach.


The Chahal family.

“My wife, Jennifer, and I went into our garage and realized that we had spent almost as much on strollers as it would have cost to buy a used car! I said we need to donate or sell these items,” Chahal says with a gentle laugh.

Hip, smart, savvy and environmentally-conscious, OutgrownMyStuff.ca operates similar to Craigslist, eBay or Kijiji – but with a family-focused approach that is designed to create a more parent-friendly experience.

Griesbach residents may also be interested in the other services available on the site.

OutgrownMyStuff.ca includes a section where those offering child care services can post openings in and around the community (something Griesbach Community League get lots of requests for). It also includes expert advice, helpful tips for parents, coupons, discounts on diapers from manufacturers and so much more.

“It’s about time the middle class got some help,”

The Chahals are very family-oriented and value the sense of community Griesbach offers. Jennifer is one of the lead volunteers guiding our soccer program. Perry coached soccer in Griesbach prior to moving here, and helped volunteer with the Griesbach Baseball program that debuted this spring.

We wish Perry best of luck in his new venture. If you have kids and have been scared by the high price of strollers, high chairs and other essentials – or are a parent with a mountain of gently used gear and clothing in your basement, check OutgrownMyStuff.ca.


Do you know of a Griesbach resident who is doing neat things? Let us know.