The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
ETS Alternative Transit Survey
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is engaging residents in your community about new, convenient and safe alternative transit options. Could you please let your community members know about an online survey on alternative transit options. It can be found at edmonton.ca/firstlastkm starting July 29. The survey is also open to businesses and people who visit the community. We're targeting the following communities that you oversee for this survey:
- Falconer Heights
- Henderson Estates
Your neighbourhood was identified as a candidate for this type of service because walking distances to regular transit will be greater than 600 metres in the proposed bus network redesign. In June, a workshop was held in your area to gather feedback from community members about the alternative transit options. The online survey will be available July 29 to September 8 for residents who were not able to attend the workshops or have more feedback to share.
Your community’s input will be included in our final report to City Council in November 2019 when we bring the recommendations forward for consideration and direction.
Residents outside these communities are welcome to complete the survey, but it is focused on those who live there or work in/visit these neighbourhoods.
If you have any questions or require more information, please visit edmonton.ca/firstlastkm or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2019-2020 membership.
Passes that are available:
Family pass - $30
Adult pass - $10
Child pass - $4
City of Edmonton Rec Centres, all facility admission
*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, 2020 and re-sale of the passes is prohibited.
RIVERBEND TENNIS and PICKLEBALL COURTS are now
An assessment has been done of the Riverbend Community League courts. It has been determined that due to further erosion of the entire court surface, both the tennis and pickleball courts must be permanently closed in the interest of safety.
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
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.