Griesbach Playground Design & Equipment Unveiled:

What do you think?

The Griesbach Playground Committee presented the site plan and equipment recommendations for Maple Leaf Playground for the very first time on March 10th. They held an open house to get resident feedback. If you missed it, don’t worry. This is your opportunity to give us your opinion.

Visit the link on our webpage where you’ll find an overview of the project, a proposed site plan as well as photos showing the type of equipment they are considering putting in.

We need you to answer FOUR questions:

  1. What is your name and contact information (email and/or phone #)?
  2. What is your interest in the project? (eg. Parent, Community League Member, Resident, etc.)
  3. What do you LIKE about the plan?
  4. What do you DISLIKE about the plan?

Please provide your feedback by MARCH 29, 2016.


For a detailed description (including site features), more photos of equipment recommendations and a link to submit feedback, CLICK HERE.


We need your donation to help us build our playground THIS year.


Help us meet a crucial April 1st deadline!



Incredible news:

If we get $30,000* in the bank by April 1, 2016 – we can have a playground in place THIS fall! 

After many years of fundraising, consultation and design, we are FINALLY within striking distance of starting our build. If we can raise approximately $30,000 by April 1st, we can break ground THIS season.

It’s a big “IF” but we’re confident that we can do it.

We are asking your family – or your business – if you can make an immediate contribution prior to the April 1st deadline.

In the first day, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $2500. $2,400 was raised at the AGM, and MGG School contributed $4,749 from it's playground fundraising efforts. So we're making big progress!

The good news is that all donations over $20 qualify for a tax receipt from the City of Edmonton!!!

If your company is part of a donation matching program – your contribution doubles – to get us that much closer. There are also recognition programs in place for corporate donors and large individual donors.

This playground will directly benefit the 500+ kids who attend Major General Griesbach School – which was built without a playground. The planned playground and park now has a name: “Maple Leaf Park” – and a proposed design (see link below). All it needs is a final funding push.

Here is a link to the community page where you can get additional information on the proposed design plan. We want your honest opinion in telling us what you like and what you don’t like:

WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME SO PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE. Every dollar helps and our children will thank you for years to come.

* Our target of $30,000 is a bit of a simplified number. The actual number for April 1st is $17,874 and $11,825 by mid-may. Additional funds will be required at a later date to complete features that will not be addressed in the initial build: including the gazebo and additional furniture. This will likely be covered by upcoming fundraising initiatives including a casino. The numbers keep changing with every donation. The gofundit tally does not include a couple of big announcements: including a $4,700 donation from MGG School and approximately $2,400 donated at the recent AGM.

Details released on Griesbach Square.

The renderings, architectural guidelines and phase 1 timelines were shared at the GCL AGM.

GCL President Brad Tilley made the presentation, as Brentwood Developments was unable to attend.

Tilley stated the community league is impressed with the overall design direction for Griesbach Square, based on higher-end architectural guidelines that appear to complement the aesthetic of our community.
This includes:

  • Stone and brick frontages with ample windows to provide the feel of a premium shopping experience
  • Patios and outdoor seating for an inviting setting
  • Pedestrian friendly walkways with plaques and design features that continue the theme of recognizing our military heritage
  • Trees and benches on sidewalks and boulevards
  • What appears to be a practical traffic flow and adequate parking

The site plan shows a mix of business: from restaurants and shops to a future medical centre. While a bank appears in the rendering, this may or may not happen.

(Click link below to view the complete Architectural Guideline package):

Griesbach Square Commercial Architectural Guidelines 2015-02-02 web


2016 Griesbach Community League AGM
Meeting Summary

Griesbach Community League recently hosted its Annual General Meeting. We were thrilled to have so many residents join us (we peg the numbers around 80). It was a jam-packed agenda.

You've just read the highlights concerning our playground and the commercial area.

In other news, we managed to fill all vacancies on our board. All positions were by acclamation. Join us in welcoming the following new board members: Aaron Gregson (Treasurer), Jenna Barker (Civics and Community Development), Audrey Mcdonald (Volunteers) and Brett Kerley (memberships). We are pleased to welcome back Carl Knowler (VP), Jim Chrononpoulos (Structures and Facilities), Dave Neufeld (Communications) and Jen Horne (Social). It was announced that Ginevra Mills took over the role of fundraising director on an interim basis until the position is up for election at the 2017 AGM. Ryan Chmilor will be rejoining us as a member at large.

We’d like to recognize the hard work of board members who will be leaving us: Henny Lamers, Joe Salaysay, Natalie Hanratty, Felicia Dewar and Chrystal Norris.

For more information, including details on director's reports, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

It's bottle drive season. We ask that you save yours for us. This is our most important bottle drive yet, as we are incredibly close to our target, and every can counts. Volunteers will be going around between 10 am and 2 pm.

If you're not home, please leave bottles on your step, labeled "For Griesbach Playground." Thanks for your support.
Sat. March 27, 10 am Patricia Lake

Sign up before it's too late. March 23 cutoff! Free for GCL members, $5/child non-members. Ages 12 and under. RSVP and buy tickets onlilne at Eventbrite
Principal Lynch and MGG Students present a cheque for $4,749 to Brad Tilley of the Playground Fundraising Committee. They've been a great partner in our fundraising efforts!

Final Griesbach Minor Soccer Registration: March 22nd, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, MGG School.

CLICK HERE for full details on fees, forms, ID requirements etc. Coaches needed!
Email for ticket inquiries!
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