May – 2016

Griesbach Road Closure now in affect.

A reminder that Griesbach Road is now closed between Sir Arthur Currie Way and Martin Avenue and isn't expected to open until November. It has been closed due to construction of deep sewage lines and road construction required for Stage 18.

Canada Lands apologizes for any inconvenience and reminds you that the area is also closed to foot traffic due to the dangers associated with open construction. We encourage you to be safe and obey all signs.

Spring is in the air!


A message from the Parks and Gardens Director, Bryan Evans.

Welcome to our early spring and gorgeous weather that gets us all thinking of gardening and blooming flowers.  I wanted to let everyone know that the Community League has now purchased a Porta-Potty that will be stationed at the Community Gardens year round. (Positioned closer to the toboggan hill in winter). We will be having it serviced on a regular basis, but if you find that it needs cleaning or service, please email me at and I can make arrangements for cleaning right away. We are excited to be able to provide our members with this service.  

Speaking of the Community Gardens, a huge thank you to Bob Fraser and his peeps for making arrangements that will allow garden members to begin their plating by the May 14th weekend. The only thing left to do is the spring rototilling. If you wish to inquire about renting a spot or to be put on the wait-list, contact Bob directly at 780-456-0671.  I am excited to once again meet our community members and neighbours throughout the summer at the Griesbach Gardens. If you are not a gardener, it is still a great place to meet your neighbours, especially during the week nights when loads of people come out to work the soil and ensure their garden is doing well.

Our public trees are thirsty. Can you help by watering them?

It has been a hot spring with little moisture. Many of our old stand spruce trees are looking very sad and THIRSTY. I would encourage people with boulevard trees to give them some water this spring and summer. My fear is if we rely on the rains, we may very well lose some of those large trees that mean so much to our community. If we all pitch in and water these old stand trees we can help ensure some of that which makes Griesbach special, remains for years to come.

Please don't dump grass clipping in the community. Go Bagless and leave them on your lawn.

I also want to remind community members that grass clippings are not to be placed on public property, including the boulevard along 97th Street or any empty lot. The City of Edmonton encourages you to go green and leave the clippings on your lawn. Here's a great article from the Edmonton Sun.  Or learn more about going bagless from the  City of Edmonton.

Front Yards In Bloom is back!

Nominate your neighbours who keep an immaculate front yard.

Griesbach will once again be participating in Front Yards in Bloom this summer.  Over the past few years we have showcased some incredibly beautiful front yards in our neighbourhood, with one home even making the semi-finals last year. I encourage everyone in Griesbach to nominate a neighbour who has put some good work into making their front yard look great and in turn, making our community SHINE. To nominate a neighbour visit the website. 

Nominations for this season will be accepted beginning on Friday, May 20, 2016. You can nominate in the following categories: General, Natural Front Yard, Edible Front Yard and Public Spaces.  


NEW Griesbach Dance Program

Griesbach Dance Company is a non-competitive dance program for residents of Griesbach. It was designed to bring performing arts into the community. This is a recreational program with several in house performances in the community.
Offering 12 week classes (September - December)
- Baby Ballet & Hip Hop (3-5 years)
- Ballet  (6-12 years)
- Jazz & Lyrical (6-12 years)
- Hip Hop (6-12 years)
Plus, YOGA in the PARK starting this SUMMER!
Pre-register for classes NOW and reserve your spot in the class. Limited Spots Available.
For more information and a full schedule of class times and location please visit

Odds & Ends

The Friday Night Baseball Program for kids aged 6-9 has proven to be a huge hit in its first season (that was not an intentional pun!) and our soccer program is going strong.

We require a special meeting of GCL Members to approve a motion to spend an amount over $10,000 according to our bylaws. Such a motion is required to allow us to commit  the necessary funds to the playground campaign as we prepare to build. Please join us for a SPECIAL MEETING of the Griesbach Community League –  Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:00 pm, Major General Griesbach School. All members welcome.

The 2016 Spring Fling "Achy Breaky Fundraiser" was a huge success. Over 100 residents joined us for a night of line dancing and libation... raising $4,200 for the playground. Thanks to everyone who attended, those who donated auction items and all GCL Volunteers. A tip of the Stetson to the Crown & Anchor for being such excellent and accommodating hosts.


Green Shack is Back!

The Griesbach Green Shack is open early. Join us for a free, supervised drop-in program for children aged 6-12: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4:00pm - 7:00 pm and Saturdays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 28, 10 AM

We're planning to hold the Griesbach Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 28th. Can you lend a hand?

We'll provide pickers and garbage bags. Meet at Major General Griesbach School at 10 am. Together we can keep Griesbach looking great.

The Westcorp Big Bin Event will take place on May 21st. Bring your large items to dispose to the corner of Griesbach Road and Sir Arthur Currie Way. 10 am - 4 pm.
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