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 once again open
Now that the deep freeze is done for now, rinks have reopened.
- Our hours are 8am to 9pm except when closed for maintenance or inclement weather
- The rinks are unsupervised – Skate at your own risk
- Helmets are strongly recommended for all skaters, and are mandatory for minors under the age of 18
- No smoking around the skating areas
- Current Community League membership and skate tags (black) are required to use the rinks
- No pucks sticks or sticks allowed on the West rink
- The change rooms will be open:
Monday - Friday 4pm to 9pm
Saturday Noon to 9pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm
Holidays Noon to 9pm
Just a reminder, when the temperature in winter is below -25 (with windchill), the rinks will be closed. Also, when the temperature climbs above 0 degrees centigrade we close and lock the rinks to ensure that no one is injured when the ice gets soft. There has been more water put on the ice sheets this year so we should be able to carry the ice further into the spring but, of course, it is weather dependent.
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.