Grandview Heights is a beautiful community surrounded by parkland in southwest Edmonton, Alberta. It is an ideal place to live, to feel alive and enjoy life. Our community league is a place where neighbors come together establish friendships and enjoy facilities, programs and events that are close to home. Everyone has something to offer so lets all work together to better our community.
Our community activities are year round. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again!
Evergreen Pond (South Campus)
On Sunday, September 24, the University of Alberta will be hosting its Canada 150 Community Celebration at South Campus. This free, all-ages event will feature the grand opening of our newest green space, the Evergreen Pond and the Circle. Our Canada 150 gift to the community, Evergreen Pond and the Circle will serve current and future generations as both a public park and a gathering place for outdoor ceremonies, performances, and lectures. In addition, there will be a full day of activities for kids and adults, including kite making, colouring, bubble blowing, interpretive displays, and live performances. A schedule of the day’s events and activities can be found here. Please join us in opening our new space, and in helping celebrate Canada turning 150!
- Date: Sunday, September 24
- Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Admission: Free
- Location: Evergreen Pond and the Circle on the University of Alberta South Campus (118 Street and 63 Avenue)
RSVP on our Facebook page
Please note that 63rd Avenue and 118th Street on South Campus will be closed on September 24 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the Canada 150 Community Celebration. Those wishing to access the Saville Community Sports Centre or Foote Field should do so via 60th Avenue and 115A Street, or Belgravia Road and 116 Street.
Parking Free Event
Parking on South Campus on September 24 is designated for those using the Saville Community Sports Centre and Foote Field. Excluding parking for people with disabilities, those who arrive by vehicle to the Canada 150 Community Celebration will be redirected by volunteers. We are encouraging attendees to use alternate modes of transportation when attending the celebration. More information can be found here.
Attached is a PDF of both the event poster and a map of south campus. All of our event information can be found at uab.ca/150. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Emily Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-492-4345 or Anastasia Lim at email@example.com or 780-248-1383.
Biking in the ravine
Some of you have contacted us and/or the city about biking in the ravine that borders Grandview. Several issues have been identified: existence of mountain bike trails, mountain bike trail events, and ensuring bike route connectivity. I have spoken with city staff and Councillor Walters and relayed issues that have been brought to my attention.
You may have noticed a "no bike" sign at the entrance of a city maintained path off Grandview Drive. The city explained that biking is not allowed in a nature reserve (e.g. Whitemud) and Grandview ravine is considered part of the reserve. However, the city recognizes river valley is a form of transportation corridor and cycling is part of that connection. We explained the lack of reasonable alternative to head to the west side if this path is closed to cycling and this would adversely affect connectivity. Councillor Walter has committed to look into this issue.
UPDATE From Anish Neupane
This is an update to my note from last week about biking in the ravine that borders Grandview. I spoke with the city today; although there are 'no bike signs' at the city maintained trail head, no enforcement action against people on bikes will be taken in recognition of connectivity challenges posed by restricting biking (note: the trails along Whitemud Creek itself remains closed to bikes and subject to enforcement).
As for two other issues - building of mountain bike trails and bike trail events - the city is working in the context of a larger city wide initiative to address those issues. While that is in progress, building trails and trail riding in non city maintained trail is subject to bylaw enforcement.
Message from Telus
We want to thank all residents for your patience as we complete the work required to bring TELUS PureFibre and its many benefits to your community.
Please be advised that during the remaining winter months you can expect a minimal amount of construction activity.
Once spring arrives, we will continue with remediation (e.g. ground levelling, restoration and clean-up) and expect to complete our work no later than June 16. This will give the ground time to thaw to avoid any necessary rework.
Questions about the construction can be directed to 1-877-587-7926. Please leave a message and your call will be returned within 48 hours.
For information on the stages of construction, please visit www.telus.com/edmonton and select ‘Getting Connected’ on the top menu bar.
We thank you again for your patience and understanding.