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February 2017

Take the 2017 Griesbach
Resident's Survey

Help Griesbach Community League set goals and priorities to make Griesbach even greater!

Griesbach Community League (GCL) was established in 2012 to ensure Griesbach remains one of the most vibrant, engaged and safe communities in Edmonton by representing the needs and interests of Griesbach residents. We do this by hosting social events, coordinating community sport programs, advocating on civic and community development matters and much more.

We have created this community survey to learn more about the interests, concerns and priorities of residents – and set new goals for the GCL Board of Directors. Your feedback is important!
There are 22 questions, and it takes 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept completely confidential. If you wish to provide a name or email at the end of the survey, you will be entered in a draw for Five $100 Gift Certificates from local businesses, including: Shoppers Drug Mart, Mt Fuji and The Crown & Anchor Pub.
Please note, the comment sections are optional.
Thanks for your input. Your involvement helps keep our community great!





Griesbach Community League is seeking to fill several board positions that will be up for election at our upcoming AGM on March 14, 2017. If you're passionate about this community and want to make a difference, we urge you to run.

Available positions (2-year volunteer term):

• President • Secretary • Fundraising Director • Volunteer Director • Sports Director • Neighbourhood Watch Director • Parks & Gardens Director

CLICK HERE to read about the roles and responsibilities of each position. It is a great group and the time commitment is extremely manageable.

If you have any questions, please contact

Kindergarten Registration at Major General Griesabach School begins February 1, 2017.

It is a half-day program offered mornings and afternoons. If you have any questions, contact the school at 780-456-9482.

Griesbach Playground receives Canada 150 Funding Grant

In 2017, Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Government of Canada invited organizations from coast to coast to apply for a grant to honour this milestone through the development of community improvement projects.

Griesbach’s yet to be named Playground and Park was one of 20 Edmonton projects selected to share in $3 million worth of grant money. $235,428 was allocated to Griesbach’s playground, which is slated for construction this spring.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that cultural and recreational activities bring communities together and contribute to our overall health and well-being,” Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said.

“The renewed facilities and programs not only respond to the demand for community infrastructure improvements, but also provide us an opportunity to celebrate the people of this great country.”

After five years of efforts, including City, Provincial and Federal grants, fundraising and sponsorships, the playground is now fully funded. The Canada 150 Grant will allow the Griesbach Playground Committee to explore upgrades to the park infrastructure. A more robust gazebo and enhanced landscaping are just two of the ideas on the table.

“We were extremely honoured to learn our project was selected from the many worthwhile applications,” said Brad Tilley of the Griesbach Playground Fundraising Committee.

Children and parents alike are looking forward to the opening of this playground, which will be accessible to children at the rapidly growing Major General Griesbach School. The Griesbach Playground  Committee has worked with the City of Edmonton to plan the biggest and highest quality playground permitted. In addition to a variety of fun equipment for children of all ages, the park will include bike  bumps, public seating and a ring of maple trees – which is entirely fitting for a park that will help recognize Canada’s 150th birthday.


Griesbach will be holding three soccer registration dates to sign up kids ahead of the Spring 2017 outdoor season. All will be held at Major General Griesbach School, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

• February 27 • March 8 • March 16

Online registration begins February 1st 2017. CLICK to visit our website for details
(to be posted by February 1).


Major General Griesbach School Fundraising Society is looking for craft vendors and artisans for our school's Sweet Heart Sale.

When:  Saturday, February 11, 2017
             10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where:  Major General Griesbach School

Join over 20 vendors who have been confirmed for this popular community event! Tables are only $50. Contact to reserve your spot!! Please share with anyone who might be interested!!

Development Update

  • Griesbach Road is open to traffic and buses, and now features a roundabout.
  • We've learned Mt. Fuji (sushi restaurant) will be opening in Griesbach Village on February 27.
  • A New show home parade is under construction in Stage 17 on Johnny Caine way.
  • Canada Lands is waiting for gas installation and power energization in stage 17 and stage 18.
  • A 4-story multi site under construction on Griesbach parade and 97 street.
  • A 4-story multi site (The Neptune) is under construction at Griesbach Road and Gault Blvd. It is a sister project of the Juno townhomes.
  • 3-story row homes are under construction on Gault and Currie way.
(Top) If you visit the top of Central Park hill, you will notice a series of new plaques telling the story of life in Griesbach when it was an active garrison. Congratulations to our co-winners of the Griswolds of Griesbach contest: the homes of Terry Keck (l) and Audrey Mcdonald (r).


Five years ago GCL asked residents to take a community survey. Your feedback was invaluable - and helped us establish priorities. Here are just a few of the successful initiatives that resulted from your input:

1. A new playground accessible by students at MGG School

After 5 years of hard work, all funding is finally in place for our fully designed playground – with construction expected to begin Spring 2017.

2. Community sports programs for our kids

(Griesbach now boasts one of the fastest growing programs in Edmonton, with indoor and outdoor programs. We also launched Griesbach Minis (for kids 6 and under) and an Introduction To Baseball program.

3. Awesome social events

You said you wanted a chance to meet neighbours. We responded by introducing The Shake at the Lake and Spring Fling.

 4. Ongoing advocacy

2012 Survey respondents stress the importance of working with the City and Canada Lands to speak on behalf of residents on issues that affect those living in Griesbach. We've been actively involved with both.

What's next for Griesbach? You tell us.

Edmonton Police Services
Theft Prevention Tips


Vehicle and garage break-ins have been an ongoing concern in Griesbach. We've posted information from EPS outlining what you can do to prevent these crimes and steps to take if you are a victim. View Article
Griesbach Spring Green Shack Comin' Back

Griesbach has once again been selected for the City's Spring Green Shack program – offering supervised activities for kids. It will be open from April 24 to May 21st – Tuesdays and Wednesdays (3:30 - 6:00 pm) and Saturdays (1:00 - 5:00 pm).
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