The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
Spring is here, and with it comes the warm weather.
Rinks are now closed for the season.
Get access to hundreds of tools for FREE with your Riverbend Community League membership.
All Riverbend Community League members can claim a free annual membership (valued at $50) to the Edmonton Tool Library as part of Riverbend's sponsorship of the tool library.
- borrow up to eight items per week from a large inventory of hand, power, and yard tools.
- browse their inventory online at www.edmontontoollibrary.ca
To claim your membership, bring a piece of photo ID and your Riverbend CL membership card to the Edmonton Tool Library during their open hours.
The Edmonton Tool Library
7308 112 Avenue
Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NOTE: On your first visit, you will need to complete and sign a membership form and waiver. If you wish to make the process faster you can print and complete these in advance by downloading them from the website.
Discounted City of Edmonton Attraction and Recreation Centre Passes Available
Riverbend Community League has been able to obtain a limited number of these great admissions. They will be sold to those who live within the RCL boundaries, and are purchasing a 2018-2019 membership.
Passes that are available:
Family pass - $30
Adult pass - $10
Child pass - $4
City of Edmonton Rec Centres, all facility admission
Family: $20 - Sold Out
Adult: $8 - Sold Out
*There are a limit of 5 passes per new RCL membership number. Hurry in to purchase your new membership to take advantage of this great offer. They will be on sale while supplies last.
Please note: We will only accept CASH for these passes. There is no GST. The passes all expire December 31, 2019 and re-sale of the passes is prohibited.
RIVERBEND TENNIS and PICKLEBALL COURTS are now
With the snow now gone, an assessment was done of the Riverbend Community League courts. It has been determined that due to further erosion of the entire court surface this past winter season, both the tennis and pickleball courts must be permanently closed in the interest of safety.
We are building a capital plan and determining where the courts fit in terms of priority and community need. If you would like to be involved in this process or perhaps with the court refurbishment (when we get there), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonton Servus Credit Union Branches selling league memberships
You can now buy your community league membership from any Servus Credit Union branch in Edmonton!
The EFCL will continue to sell memberships online or locate the Edmonton Servus branch closest to you! You are still able to buy your membership directly from the league.
Riverbend Community League
Riverbend Community League is comprised of four unique neighbourhoods. Over the next few months, historical naming of the four areas that comprise Riverbend Community League will come to life. The names of parks, streets, and boundaries will be told. This will help us understand what it used to be like to live at places like Ramsay Park, Brookside community, etc.
Please read on and enjoy!
Rabbit Hill Road is our southern border.
It runs from Terwillegar Park southeast to Terwillegar Drive.
Did you know that early settlers, dating from the end of the 19th century, named the road that runs through this area Rabbit Hill. There are prominent hills in the area and wild rabbits were abundant. The Rabbit Hill School District was established in 1895. The name became official in 1979.
Terwillegar Drive is our eastern border. It runs from north of the exit on the Whitemud Drive, south to the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road.
Dr. Norman L. Terwillegar (1887-1948) was a pioneer surgeon and general practitioner who owned property in this area for a number of years. He practiced in Edmonton from 1912 to 1947 and for over 35 years was on staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Terwillegar served as president of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine and the Alberta Division of the Canadian Medical Association.
Information is gathered from the book ‘Naming Edmonton: from Ada to Zoie’.
It was developed and compiled by Historic Sited Committee, Edmonton Historical Board.