The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
The City of Edmonton has a list of updated information including closures and emergency orders: That information can be accessed here
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
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.