The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
Brookside Rinks are now Closed for the 2017/2018 Season
Riverbend Community League Board Position on
City of Edmonton Terwillegar Drive North Segment Proposals
Riverbend Community League (RCL) Board reviewed the information presented at the City of Edmonton Terwillegar Drive Concept Plan Update sessions and discussed the two Terwillegar Drive ‘North Segment’ options at its February 5th Board meeting. The Board passed a motion to provide formally endorse ‘North Segment Option A’ which would continue to provide access to and from Terwillegar Drive/Whitemud Drive at 40th Avenue/Bulyea Road. The Board rejected ‘North Segment Option B’ which would completely eliminate that access. In addition the RCL Board has met with Councillor Cartmell, is providing a formal letter of response to the City, and is posting its position.
Terwillegar Riverbend Alert System
Could you please advise your readers in the greater Riverbend area that on Saturday December 09th between 1830-1930Hrs a movie production company will be filming at Fort Edmonton Park, the scene involves a ‘shoot out’ and thus blanks will be fired. In the event that shots are heard while residents are out walking or in their yards I thought it best to inform you in advance in an effort to allay any concerns.
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.
West side Skating Rink is now OPEN
The East side rink is not quite ready. Please check back for updates daily
Brookside Park is now Officially Open!
Saturday, November 11, we had a great party, with many from the community in attendance to come play. It was a perfect day with sunshine and blue sky. Many thanks to those volunteers who worked so hard to make this new park a reality!
Swings, Slides, Monkey Bars...it's all coming together quickly now!!
October 17, 2017
Here is the equipment being set up and placed.
October 9, 2017
The playground equipment is arriving daily! The BMX track is being put in.
After all the weeping tile has been done, here is the beginning of our brand new park!
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.