January/ February 2016


February 9 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
March 15 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
March 22 (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)


Major General Griesbach School


Three spring registration dates have been confirmed for the 2016 outdoor soccer season.

Last year, Griesbach had 121 players: enough to field 11 teams for kids between 3 and 10 years old.  Hopefully we can add a U-12 team or two this year.
Full details on fees, cheque requirements, age categories, volunteer commitments and online registration forms are available on our website (under Programs & Priorities). Visit our website for details (click here).

You will also need a valid 2016 Community League membership, which will be available at the registration or on our website. $25/household.

Can You Coach or Manage?

Once again, we are seeking coaches and team managers to help out with the soccer program at all levels. If you’re interested, please email GCL Sports Director Bill Countryman ASAP.



Despite a daunting economic environment, your playground committee is pressing ahead with its efforts to build a new park at Major General Griesbach School. Griesbach Community League just learned that we have received a $125,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the Province of Alberta for 2015. Unfortunately, our application for Federal funding has been turned down.

We continue to raise funds through our spring and fall bottle drives and bingos. This June, we will work our first ever casino... which will be a big boost to our efforts.

The Parent Council at Major General Griesbach School is the first to buy a park bench in the new playground. Awesome! It will be adorned with a plaque of recognition for their generous contribution. You too can have your name emblazoned on a bench for posterity with a donation of $5,000. If you or your company are interested, please direct your inquiry to Brad Tilley.

Finally, a special thank you to Roslynn Inn & Suites for making a second $1,000 donation. Much appreciated!

The Playground Committee continues to consult with the City on the playground design. They hope to have something to present to Griesbach residents shortly.

Griesbits & Bites

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on March 10th, at MGG School (7 pm). Once again we hope to have representatives from Canada Lands join us, as well as other special guests. If you’re interested in running for a position with GCL, see the ad above.

In the commercial development, construction is underway on the Shoppers Drug Mart (alongside Griesbach Parade) and the first retail strip is taking form. The neon sign is up at the Marriott. We hope to have the developer attend our AGM to share the plans with you. Members of the GCL board have had a sneak peak at the renderings and it appears that the project is being built with elevated architectural standards worthy of our community. We have looked into an application to change some parking and access in the area and were convinced it is a formality – and will not run counter to community interests.

It was great to see the toboggan hill at Central Park bustling over the holiday season. Have fun, but be safe. There are some areas that are not meant for tobogganing (spots that funnel into a storm pond and other hazards). Please avoid trees and foliage. Have a blast!

It has been nearly five years since Griesbach Community League did our last community survey to establish the priorities of residents. Much has changed as Griesbach has grown. Look for a new community survey this spring. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated and help set a direction for the next five years.

Volunteers required! (* Updated Casino dates!)

Good-hearted residents: we need help with a Casino (at Yellowhead Casino, June 9th and 10th) and daytime bingos at Kensington Bingo, April 30 and May 28. All funds go to our playground. It’s a great way to meet your neighbours, and help us build a vibrant community.

Please email our Volunteer Director if you can help.
North East Zone Softball and Baseball registrations take place February 20th through March 30th. There’s also Blastball for 4 to 5 year olds.


Holiday Light Contest Winners

It is one of the most memorable holiday movie moments of all time. Clark Griswold goes a little overboard with the high wattage light display on his family home – causing the power grid to go down in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

“The Griswolds of Griesbach” contest was created to recognize those residents who take their light displays to the next level. Our judges trekked around Griesbach to pick the best and brightest.

Congratulations to this year’s grand prize winner, Audrey Mcdonald, who received a $100 Home Depot Card. Her amazing monochromatic blue light display on Decoteau Way won the judges over with its brilliance and tasteful elegance.

Second place went to 2014 winner, Terry Keck, whose rock star light show on Kapyong Ave. gets bigger each year! We’re sure he’ll put his $50 Home Depot Card towards even more lights.

Rounding out our Top 3 is Michelle Marshal of Griesbach Road, who received $30 in Tim’s cards.

Congrats to all of our winners for making Griesbach sparkle extra bright.
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