Registration for Community Soccer Days is now open for U9/U11/U13 age-specific children.
This event is only open to the following people.
New Players who have never played
Players who experience financial barriers to participating in organized sports
Players who are referred, based on need, to the event
WE NEED OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO RECRUIT and REFER FOR THE COMMUNITY SOCCER DAYS! THE EVENTS START SOON!
This event is for children who have never had the means to participate in sport, they will get 5 sessions to learn the game and some skills, as well as a dedicated registration session which will assist them in registering for outdoor soccer with your community!
This session will be made specifically to help parents apply for funding or other means which will allow their children to play outdoors. We are also trying to secure deals with local sporting stores for discounts on soccer shoes and/or shin pads, so that these players may also gain access to the equipment they need. Without your referrals this program won’t be able to exist so please refer a child(ren) in your community today. This program is created to bring more players to soccer within your community who normally would not be able to participate.
* Please note there is a $20 fully refundable deposit to secure the spot for the player being referred. This is to ensure attendance, this $20 deposit will be refunded on the last session March 12th*
All players must register on-line and can do so at this link.
2023 will bring a full season of games, practices and tournaments. After registering on-line, you must attend an in-person registration either in your home community or at one of the NEZ Central Registration dates. You will be required to provide your current Community League Membership Card, sign up for your volunteer shift (and leave a $300.00 deposit cheque) and if you did not pay online, pay the registration fee.(If you are registering at your home Community League, please bring a copy of your registration.) Want to try out for a Padres AA or AAA team? Tryouts will start February 23. For more information click here.
Come join us on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 9pm for a full-roster of entertainment, games, food, and play. Meet your neighbours, spend a beautiful afternoon outside, support the arts. This is rated E for Everyone. Schedule below.
All activities take place in the Major General School Field
Musicians + Performances:
12:00 -1:00 – Indigenous ceremony and pow-wow led by Chubby Cree and Eli Green (local Indigenous Elder) @ School Field next to Maple Leaf Playground (outside of beer garden and all are welcome!!)
1:00- All-Ages Beer Garden Opens (free popcorn and pop for kids, Beer Ticket $$ TBD)
1:00-3:00 – Sonic Sherpas @ Beer Garden
3:00-5:00 – Benjamin Williams @ Beer Garden
5:00-5:45 – Sangea Edmonton (African Drumming & Dancing) @ School Field again (outside of Beer Garden)
6:00-8:00 – Pete Turland Band (Rockabilly) @ Beer Garden
8:00-9:00 – Mariachi Borealis @ Beer Garden
(Watch from the School Field)
Rock Climbing Wall
100’ Radical Run (obstacle course)
Bouncy Castle (for littles)
Bouncy Crab Playground (for littles)
Wandering Performers (clowns & jugglers) (1-5pm)
Wandering performer (clown & Fire Juggling (6-9pm)
Art Table for Children (1-5pm)o
Party in the Park is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.
RSVP: Please email Justin, GCL Secretary, to receive the meeting link.
Purpose: To vote on proceeding with the expenditure to start construction for the Pocket Playground at Roundel Lake.
We are excited to announce that after much planning and fundraising, Griesbach Community League (GCL) is ready to move forward with construction of the small playground area on the NW corner of Roundel Lake. GCL has been busy planning and fundraising for this playground area for over two years and in February we surveyed Griesbach residents to find out what they would types of structures they would prefer.
In order to start construction, we need to hold a vote with membership to proceed. Please join us for an online meeting on April 6 at 7:00 pm to hear a project overview and view the plans to date. All residents are welcome; however, you must have an up-to-date paid Griesbach Community League membership to vote. You must RSVP in order to receive the link to the meeting.
We are planning another Griesbach Easter egg hunt this year! This year will be bigger and better than ever with space for 300 kids.
All children must register and the event is free to members and $7/child for non-members. Member registration is open from March 20 to April 7, then any spaces not registered for will be open to non-members. Includes a visit by the Easter bunny and his helpers!
Registration is through Event Brite at the link below.
Date: Sunday April 17th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Register through Event Brite here!
Review and approval to accept 2020 Financial Statements
Laura Squires, Treasurer
Motion to approve 2020 financial statement
A brief report by each director
Griesbach Board ElectionPositions: President, Sports, Memberships, Structures and Facilities, Programs, Neighbourhood Watch, Volunteers, Member at Large
Shelby Corley, President
Shelby Corley, President
Close of Formal Meeting – 5 minute recess
Development Update Presentation: Marvin Newmann, Canada Lands; Kyle Braithwaite, Forum Properties
Griesbach Community League AGM
March 10, 2021
Special Guests: Kyle Braithwaite of Forum Properties, Marvin Neumann of Canada Lands, Jody Nelson (City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator)
Call to order by Shelby Corley at 7:05 pm.
Declaration of Quorum. There being more than 10 members of GCL present, quorum was declared. (40 guests)
Approval of 2020 AGM minutes
Motion to approve minutes from Dave Neufeld, seconded Bill Countryman. Approved.
Laura Squires presented annual financial statement
Reviewed by two community members (Eric Sirrs and Aaron Gregson) in lieu of audit
Motion to approve financial statementfrom Brad Tilley, seconded Carl Knowler. Approved
Structures and Facilities: Shelby presented background and update on plans for a small playground in the northwest of Roundel Lake. Planning with the City is underway. New Director will chair the playground committee and continue development. Potential construction in 2022. We had a lot of community support for a playground in the NW quadrant.
Parks and Gardens: Community gardens proceeded with safety precautions in 2020. GCL held community weeding events to help make up for City’s lack of capacity. Front Yards in Bloom proceeded with many local nominations.
Social: Shelby Corley reviewed last year’s activities, including yoga, Pumpkin Walk, New Year’s Eve salsa dancing. Kelsey was impressive in putting together activities during a pandemic.
Sports: There was no community baseball last year, and rep baseball ran a modified season. Outdoor soccer ran a modified, cohort-based season. Indoor soccer and hockey both began seasons in the fall, but were halted. Practices have recently restarted. Plans for upcoming sports seasons TBA.
Communications: Two print and email newsletters, maintained website and Facebook pages.
Secretary: Keeping minutes, agendas and supporting the board. Community league representative on the committee planning the traffic circle in the northwest part of Griesbach.
Memberships: Shelby Corley reported GCL currently has 123 members. CommuniBee app has been popular and convenient, offering discounts through local businesses, ability to renew membership, etc.
President: Shelby Corley has kept up relationships with the City and Canada Lands in her final year of her term as President. She has represented GCL in and been in discussion about potential use of the Griesbach Training Centre. Membership dates in bylaws now in line with EFCL. Minimal media requests.
Shelby Corley thanked all outgoing directors and gave an overview of the available positions.
President: Carl Knowler elected by acclamation
Vice President: Dave Neufeld elected by acclamation
Secretary: Justin Laverty Harrigan elected by acclamation
Sports: Simon Chin elected by acclamation
Memberships: Chelsea Rowland elected by acclamation
Structures and Facilities: Doug Batchelder elected by acclamation
Programs: Vacant, no nominations
Neighbourhood Watch: Vacant, no nominations
Volunteers: Vacant, no nominations
Parks and Gardens Robert Lopetinsky elected by acclamation
Member at Large: Brad Tilley elected by acclamation
Questions from floor
Question about purchasing the police training centre. Explained that GCL has no interest in taking over on our own, but Marvin at Canada Lands has been in talks with a non-profit organization.
Close of Meeting:
Motion to close at 8:15 pm from Brad Tilley, seconded by Laura Squires. Approved
Presentation by Kyle Braithwaite: Forum Properties
Sobey’s still owns 4.5 acres.
Forum has built 75,000 sq ft since taking over.
Covid has affected some tenants and prospective tenants, but most have been resilient and well supported by the community.
New tenants include Kumon, Wayback Burgers, Black Forest Barbershop
Co-op Liquor close to opening
An ice cream group looking to potentially come in this summer; some interest in a fitness use
Forum owns 2 multi-family parcels in the development, looking to break ground later this year
Have a pocket of land that may be home to a 2 story medical professional building
No word on Sobey’s land – seeking some relaxations that may allow small businesses like a boutique bakery, butcher. Have had some interest.
Forum is responsible for emptying waste receptacles. There have been some complaints; will explore options. If it remains an issue he encourages residents to contact them.
Presentation by Marvin Neumann, Canada Lands
2020 a challenging year. Significant impact on development. Last year completed roads in stage 20, and sidewalks/ power. Maintenance repairs for numerous stages in SW corner. Sidewalks in stage 11. Planned event to unveil anchor overlooking Bedford Basin postponed. Work on the 3rd lake was postponed.
2021 to be a big year for construction. Will finish the road in SW Corner that turns onto 113th (stage 25). Will complete road and sewer between the Police Centre and Ad Astra. Will start work on lots around Maple Leaf Lake site. Maple Leaf Lake site to be excavated with rock edge and trail installed. 2-3 year projected completion. Will be some dump truck traffic as the lake is excavated.
New showhome parade coming. Johnny Cane showhomes to close.
Working with stakeholders on art for NW traffic circle.
Sales have gone fairly well despite the pandemic.
Reviewed Maple Leaf pond design: trails with fitness stations, trees, snowbank skating rink with warming hut, flooding equipment and firepit, maple-leaf shaped gateway, picnic tables, benches, path too hill.