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August 2018

Griesbach Minis preschool sports program registration information

Griesbach Minis is an innovative program that introduces preschool-aged children to sports, sportsmanship and team play and gives Griesbach parents a chance to meet one another. Children will participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the season including, but not limited to, soccer, floor hockey, parachute games, gymnastics, basketball and other indoor games. The program is also low-cost, at just $50 for the entire season.

We are looking for 4-5 adult mentors to run the program and activities on Thursday evenings in the Major General Griesbach School gym from 6-7 p.m. from mid-October to mid-February. All coaching courses and security check costs for volunteers are paid for by the community and being a mentor counts as your volunteer commitment for the season.

The program cannot go forward without new volunteers. Please email sports@griesbachcommunity.com if you are interesting in volunteering.

A maximum of 24 participates will be accepted in this program and children of volunteers are guaranteed a spot. This is a parented program. Parents must remain with their children at the sessions and are they encouraged to participate in the activities, so bring those running shoes!

The program runs from mid-October to mid-February in the MGG School gym, Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.

The program is limited to 24 participants for the 2018/2019 season. Children must be three years old by December 31, 2018 to register.

Steps to register

1. Download this form and fill out two copies to bring to the registration session.

2. Attend one of the registration dates at MGG School, on either Sept. 12 or Sept. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. No online registration is required. If you’ve got a kid playing soccer, you can register for soccer at the same time.

3. Purchase a valid 2018 community league membership. Available at the registration or online in advance.

4. Fill out paper copy registration form.

5. Pay the registration fee: $50.00 (please bring cheque or cash).

6. Select a volunteer commitment and provide a $250.00 refundable cheque: to be returned once your volunteer commitment has been honoured.

7. If you wish to volunteer as a mentor for the complete season, that counts as your volunteer commitment.

Win big with the Party at the Park scavenger hunt

Calling all history buffs! The Griesbach Community League is launching a military history scavenger hunt ahead of the Party at the Park on Sept. 8.

Download and print this entry form (opens as a PDF), or print off this entire page with the questions below. All of the information needed to answer these questions can be found on the plaques and information pedestals in the community. Fill out the answers and drop it off at the Party at the Park on Sept. 8 to win.

There will be three prizes for correct entries, at a value of $100 per prize. Only correct entries can win. If there are more than three correct entires, winners will be randomly drawn from all correct entries.

Happy hunting!

Party at the Park History Scavenger Hunt


  • Entries must be submitted at the Party at the Park on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018 at the membership registration tent.
  • Only entries that get 100% of the answers correct will be entered in the draw.
  • Winner of the draw will be contacted and their name will be posted online and/or in the community newsletter.
  • Only one entry per household.

Name:                                                             Address:                                                                                   

Phone number:                                    Email address:                                                           

To answer these questions, begin your journey through Griesbach at Patricia Lake, continue through Bedford Basin with a quick stop at the Central Park, before moving onto Roundel Lake. All of the information needed to answer these questions can be found on the plaques and information pedestals in the community.

1. Who is the founder of the P.P.C.L.I.? ___________________________________

a. In the Battle of __________________________­­­­ he was seriously wounded

b. and lost a leg at _________________________

2. What is the name of the type of bridge at Patricia Lake? ____________________________

3. There is a time capsule in the memorial at the Patricia Lake. On what date is the time capsule to be opened? _______________________________________________________________________

4. The Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded in which year? ____________

5. What is the name of the park where the Canadian Airborne Memorial Cairn is located? ______________________________________________________________________

6. The last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross was ________________________________

7. Name the first real warship of the Canadian Navy _____________________________________

8. Name of the Edmonton Division of the Canadian Navy (Reserve) ______________________

a. The motto for the Edmonton Division of the Canadian Navy is (English or Latin) _________________________________________________________________________

9. At the top of hill in Central Park, what is the theme of the information pedestals? _________________________________________________________________________

10. Name the system to identify military aircraft, attached to the wing or fuselage ________________________________________________________________________

11. What was the name of the air demonstration team before the Snowbirds? _______________________________________________________________

12. The current RCAF motto is “Sic itur ad astra.” Ad astra is Latin for _______________________

13. Who wrote “In Flanders Fields”? ________________________________________________