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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 Griesbach sessions listed below.

2017 Registration Dates (for Griesbach Minor Indoor Soccer & Minis):

Aug 24– 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Aug 31 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Sep 07– 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Complete registration details, age categories and fees are available on our website under “programs”. Click here.

Griesbach Minis program, which offers children aged 3 -5 and informal introduction to sports, sportsmanship and team play, and involves a variety of sports and activities.

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 for this season. If you want to get on a wait list for next season please contact Bob at 780.456.0671,

2017 Griesbach Summer Green Shack Schedule and details

2017 Griesbach Summer Green Shack Schedule & 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 would remain in place until the new playground was open (expected this summer).

Please be assured we have been busy trying to get to the bottom of this. Councillor Bev Esslinger and her staff have been working diligently to assist us in our efforts to delay any actions that would negatively impact our children and upcoming Green Shack programs. As the current park is on land owned by EPSB we are touching base with them as well. We spoke with the administration at MGG School, who were equally unaware of the closure – and are fully committed to help us keep it open.

Please stay tuned. We will share details once we learn more. Thanks to everyone for your concern and support.

 

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 your tickets here (click to visit eventbrite).

Only $10. Drink and food specials. Live band and more!  Join us for this fun pub night.

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 and Anchor Pub (Castle Downs Rd and 153rd).

The past two years it has evolved into a dress up theme party. This year’s theme is “Celebrity Selfie”. Come as your favourite star, musician, athlete (or Prime Minister). Tickets $10 and available on Eventbrite. It’s a night of live music, draws and costume prizes. Gather the neighbours and make your way over to the Crown. Proceeds support Griesbach Community League programs. Tickets are limited. Get yours today1

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE

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 – and to confirm that this is how you would like your name to appear on donor recognition materials.

For example, you may wish to use your family name instead, include a spouse’s names, just use a first initial, etc.  (eg. I originally used Dave & Angela Neufeld, but we have since had a baby, and wish to change to The Neufeld Family).

If you have any changes, please email Stacy (click here) on or before Monday, April 17, 2017.

If we do not hear otherwise, the name will be printed as listed below. Please use “Change My Donor Name” as your subject line.

Thanks again for your support. We look forward to ensuring you get the recognition you deserve!

             Note:Corporate Sponsors will be recognized separately.

 

A. Savage
Adam & Kristin  Cook
Adam Homes
Akhil Punia
Akihiro Ohtake & Diem Bonnie Hoan Ohtake
Ally MacDonald
Amie Savage
Ammanda & Damen Cole
Annie Poon
Atmanand Sookun
B. Weiland
Bien Nguyen
Bill Buryn
Brad & Shannon Tilley
Brett Winegarden
Brookes Merritt & Eliza Barlow
Bueben  Lee – Chen
C. Lopez
Cam & Dana Dewar
Camille Loken
Carolynne Jane Burtta
Chelsey Corea
Cheryl & Jim  Bissell
Chris Gagnon
Chris Nelson
Christina Baron
Christina Butchart
Christine  Manfredi
Christine Chung
Claudia Amavizca Lopez
Colleen  Pecknold
Crystal & Michael Lacharite
Damion Van’t Kruis
Daniel & Treena Stadlwieser
Darren Thomas
Dave & Angela Neufeld
David & Maria Coquet
David Bellous
Denis Schile
Dr. Conrad Schulte
Elaine & Ken Wong
Emily Ho
Emma & Mike Maguire
Eric & Erin Sirrs
Greg  Chernezky
Holly Richard
Hory Cong
Ian Mathieson
Jan Sirrs
Janelle & Kerry Nice
Jim & Julia Chronopoulos
Joanne & Murray Fowler
Jocelyn Barlow
John Callaghan
John Fraser
John Schile
Joseph Salkeld
K. Bellous
Kane Lambert
Kevin King
Kristi Jansen van Rensburg
L&J Rice
L. Callaghan
Leon McNamara
Lindsay Neeves
Lisa Woodworth
Lois Ash and Robert Ash
Lori & Paul Dean
Lynn Kostiuk
M. Memchuk
Mandy Tansem
Margie Wilson
Mark Padberg
Mark Seto
Mary Rigby
Michael Callaghan
Michael Corea
Michele Demchuk
Morgan & Paul Punia
Nadia Bayda
Natalie Probert
Nicole Schile
P. Deon
R Popetinsky
Rochelle Gilmour
Sandy & Doug Wilson
Sang Tan Nguyen
Seungho Kim
Shelby Corley
Sierra Lopetinsky
Sohee Park
Stacey & Daryl Wasileyko
Stacy & Clint Felkar
Stephen Lynch
T. Arthur
Tara Nicol & Peter Walker
Tim Crisall
V.  Mantanez
Warren & Linda Letchford
Wendy Stasiuk
Zhimin Xiong & Pei Tang

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 thin.

We looked into it to see if we could confirm when it would be fixed, and here is what we learned.

Canada Lands is not involved. It is now considered City of Edmonton parkland. The repairs are the responsibility of Lear Construction Management. A representative from Lear responded immediately to our request for information:

“We are currently dealing with the insurance companies of all the stakeholders involved to try and get the pathway repaired ASAP. The stakeholders include the City of Edmonton, the developer of the project and the trade that damaged the pathway.  Unfortunately we were not able to get it resolved last year due to continual weather delays and saturation issues – and now it has been pushed up to the insurance companies. It is our hopes that the replacement of the pathway will be done ASAP this spring but unfortunately is out of our control at the moment.”

We have asked to be informed of updates, which we will share as learn more. Hopefully it is fixed soon, as the lakes were designed to provide an integrated pathway system – ideal for long summer walks.

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