The Riverbend Community League is the Heart of old Riverbend, representing the communities of Brander Gardens, Brookside, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.
The Rinks are Open
Riverbend Community League (RCL) is following the current Provincial guidelines: including the use of sticks and pucks, regarding number of people on the rinks. We are closely following all changes the Province makes regarding restrictions, updating when required. RCL is using the 'calculations for capacity' in regards to rinks.
In doing our best to maintain these Provincial guidelines, we now have Rink Attendants to be present at the rinks during peak hours.
Thank you to all who are following the current AHS guidelines for social distancing on the rinks.
A message from our Neighbourhood Watch rep, Barb:
We can now petition for more Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch signs virtually for our neighbourhoods.
Please email your first & last name to Barb at email@example.com
and include your neighbourhood sign in the subject line.
She needs 25 emails for one sign. Thank you neighbours!
Example subject line: "Brander Gardens Sign"
Tennis and Pickleball in Riverbend
The Riverbend Community League recognizes that our courts are in disrepair. We are actively trying to organize the rebuild of these courts. We are and have been looking for champions of this cause in the community, and any interested parties can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. So far, our league has worked with the City of Edmonton to address and tackle the problem trees whose roots broke up the court surface. This was a multi-year endeavour. We also have arranged for the cost analysis of redoing the courts. We need help fundraising and administering the court rebuild and welcome your support!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community league buildings are closed. The best way to reach us will be by email (email@example.com), 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 1-866-845-342
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.