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Help us vote Griesbach as Best Community in Edmonton

Avenue Magazine wants to know what Community ranks as Edmonton’s Best. We all know the answer to all questions is Griesbach!!! Let everyone know, by casting your vote here.

911 called as skidoos spotted in Griesbach.

Saturday afternoon three individuals drove through our community and around Central Park hill on snowmobiles (one was children’s sized). Police were called. If you see this happening again, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY.

This area is designated as a toboggan area and is widely used by our children, so such behaviour cannot be tolerated.

If you saw the snowmobilers or the vehicle that the skidoos were being hauled in, please provide a description or license to Griesbach Community League.

Not only can off road vehicles provide a safety concern, it risks tearing up the hill that Canada Lands put so much work and money into planting.


Following up on the issue of snowmobiles in Parkland, it is addressed by City of Edmonton Bylaw 2202 18.d Motor Vehicles:

“No person shall operate an Off-Highway Vehicle on Parkland.”

According to witnesses, it does not seem like they were driving in a dangerous manner (sorry to imply otherwise). However, if one person contravenes the bylaw it encourages other to follow – and other snowmobilers may not have as much regard for safety. It sets a bad precedent.

Ultimately, it is about allowing everyone to enjoy the park in a safe manner that respects the bylaws the govern all parks.

Board Members Wanted


We’re looking for dedicated men and women to guide the Griesbach Community League. Several positions will be open for election.

• President • Secretary • Fundraising • Parks and Gardens • Neighbourhood Watch • Sports • Programs • Member at Large

All are 2-year term positions (click here for position description and duties).

To learn more about these positions or to put your name forward, email GCL Vice President, Carl Knowler by March 10, 2015. 


Second soccer registration Wednesday, March 4

We had an enthusiastic turnout for our first soccer registration. If you couldn’t make it, fear not. We will be holding a second registration on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at MGG School.

We will require all parents to provide proof of age for their child. For details on fees, forms etc., please click here.

Curler does Griesbach Proud

Team Alberta, Val Sweeting, Lori Olson-Johns, Dana Ferguson, Rachelle Brown, Scotties 2015On behalf of all Griesbach residents, we’d like to give a big hand to Lori Olson-Johns and Team Alberta for an incredible run at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Team Alberta put up an incredible fight against Team Canada (who won Gold in last years Sochi Olympics) – going down by a 6-5 score in an exciting final.

Lori is the team third, pictured second from left.

Image by Andrew Klaver http://www.curling.ca/2015scotties-en/2015/02/14/photos-feb-14-by-andrew-klaver/team-alberta-val-sweeting-lori-olson-johns-dana-ferguson-rachelle-brown-scotties-2015


Griesbach Playground awarded $250,000 grant.

School Project sample 4

One Griesbach student’s dream playground.

The Griesbach Playground Committee was thrilled to learn our community has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the City of Edmonton.

In order to qualify, the committee was required  outline all of the detailed planning work it has done to date. This includes:

  • Developing a needs assessment and outlining impacts.
  • Creating a strategy to guide the build.
  • Costing and budget projections.
  • Outlining efforts to date to get community feedback, including:
    • Information collected through an online survey to parents;
    • A project at MGG School asking kids to say what they’d like to see, and;
    • A multi-playground family tour organized last summer.

The proposal also required the development of an initial “concept plan.” This included an overall design for the playground landscaping and a description of key features we would like to implement. Not to mention a name for our playground.

Now that the committee has received positive feedback from the City, it would like to share its plans along with funding targets at the Griesbach Community League Annual General Meeting: March 17, 7 pm at MGG School.

We hope you can attend. The vision they have set is one we can all be proud of.


Special thanks goes out to our playground committee for the effort that went into the grant proposal: Jim Chronopoulos, Joylyn Teskey, Kara Kempin and Stacy Felkar. The committee would also like to acknowledge Alison Mould, Community Recreation Coordinator from the City of Edmonton for all of her guidance and Dave Neufeld for putting the proposal together. We’d also like to recognize Principal Stephen Lynch and MGG School for their support.

We continue to push ahead with our corporate sponsorship efforts, while applying for additional funding. Slowly but surely, we’re getting closer.


Toboggan hill gets long-weekend workout

The toboggan hill at Griesbach’s Central Park has been the most popular spot in Griesbach this Family Day weekend.

Thanks to Melanie for letting us share these adorable photos! She says her girls are having so much fun…


And here are some shots of young Marco breaking the sound barrier, courtesy of his mom Chona…


Is she having fun or what?!? (Thanks to Dave and Karen for these great shots)…


…. meanwhile, these two are thinking, “It’s sure more work going up!” (Courtesy of Charmaine).


Again, thanks everyone for submitting these great pics. Please toboggan safely, and avoid any of the newly planted shrubs poking through the snow. Hopefully there are more great snow days ahead.

Welcome to our new website

Griesbach Community League is pleased to  launch our shiny new website. Thanks for checking it out. (Be sure to come back often!)

We’ve added a lot of things we think you’ll really like. It’s slicker, funner, more jam-packed with interesting tidbits and useful facts about our community. Plus it’s loaded with pictures.

The new format makes it easier to draw attention to big news items and events, archive information – and link content to social media. Our blog (The GriesBlog) will allow us to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest goings-on.

One of our goals has been to make the site relevant to existing residents as well as those who are considering moving here. So there’s something for everyone. We encourage you to explore. Even if you’ve lived here for a while, you may learn some interesting things (look for more stories behind our community history and the community monuments in the months to come).

As an added bonus, you can now buy your community membership online. Click the link and it will take you to the Edmonton Federation of Community League page. Be sure to specify Griesbach as your community. Moving forward, the plan is to allow you purchase tickets to community events online as well (such as the next Spring Fling, taking place in May).

It’s been a ton of work, so I hope you like it. I’d like to thank residents Damen Cole (of Brown Walrus Inc.), Felicia Dewar and Stacy Felkar for their assistance and feedback. Not to mention the entire GCL Board of Directors for their support and input.

Ultimately, this site is for you… and about you. If you have any suggestions on content you’d like to see, comments or feedback – let us know. And if you’d like to contribute as a writer or if you have some great photos you’d like to share, please get in touch. We’d love to have you aboard.

Happy browsing,

Dave Neufeld
GCL Communication Director

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