The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community league buildings are closed. The best way to reach us will be by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), but you can also leave messages on our voicemail at 780-437-7108.
If you would like more information about or suspect you may have COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Health Services website at
You will find below a number of contacts that can be used to help you to respond to non COVID-19 questions or issues you may be facing.
If you are in need of urgent help, please call the following services which are available 24/7 by telephone:
- Emergency needs (food, clothing, shelter): 1-866-644-5135
-Mental Health Distress Line: 780-482-4357 (available 24-7)
-Mental Health Live Chat: 1-877-302-2642 (available weekday day & evenings + weekend afternoons)
-Seniors Abuse Helpline: 780-454-888
-Family Violence Info Line: 780-310-1818
Child and Family Crisis Support: 1-800-638-0715
-Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
-Child Intervention Crisis Unit: 1-800-638-0715
-Crisis Diversion Team: 211 (Press 3 to dispatch the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team)
-Trans LifeLine: 1-877-330-6366
-Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton: 780-423-4121
-WIN House Women's Shelter 780-479-0058
-Lurana Women's Shelter 780-424-5875
Below are a few non-emergency phone numbers for a number of inquiries:
-Alberta Health & Seniors Advocates: 780-422-1812
-Seniors Help Line: 211
-City of Edmonton Help Line: 311
-Bylaw Inquires such as parking, construction, noise or neigbhourhood issues, contact Councillor Tim Cartmell:780-496-8130
-Immigration, refugee, border services, passports and international travel including Canadians returning from abroad: MP Matt Jeneroux: 780-495-4531 or Matt.Jeneroux@parl.gc.ca.
-Alberta Works: 780-644-9992
-Edmonton Community Legal Centre: 780-402-1725
-Legal Aid 1-866-845-3425
Discounted City of Edmonton 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:
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 or eTransfer for these passes. There is no GST. Passes are valid until December 31, 2020.
Re-sale of the passes is prohibited.
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.
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.