Join us for an evening of summer storytelling and outdoor fun for the whole family. This will be a child-friendly event with food trucks with hot dogs, waffles, popsicles and face painting. Rain or shine, see you there!
Check us out @YEG_Anthology for more information on our membership-based organization that supports the Edmonton Public Library (EPL).
Check out “Elder in the Making (Official Trailer)” by Chris Hsiung on Vimeo.
The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/120376379
Date: April 22, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm
Location: Riverdale Hall
Date: March 4, 2016
Film: 7:00 pm
Pub Night: 8:30 pm
Venue: Riverdale House
About: Come out to see the documentary, Cowspiracy, followed by a conversation on animal agriculture and climate change mitigation.
Date: Feb. 7, 2016
Date: Sept. 17, 2016. See the list of activities below:
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Annual Membership Cost: $25 for a family, $15 for a single parent family or single adult, $5 for seniors or low-income families.
About: You can renew your league membership or become a new member. Our membership drive is an important fundraiser as it helps our community to obtain greater amounts of external funding.
Bike Parade 2:30 pm
O’Canada 2:50 pm
Music 3:00-7:00 pm
Lindsey Walker, Chloe Albert & Rob Heath
BBQ & Potluck 5:30-6:30 pm
Canada Day celebrations are held every year right within our neighbourhood. The 2015 Canada Day festivities included:
For the past three years on the first weekend of May, Riverdale has been participating in an annual global celebration of Jane Jacobs, the social activist who rewrote the book on urban development in the 20th century. Best known for stopping the Lower Manhattan Expressway that would have gutted some of New York’s more colourful districts, she authored The Death and Life of Great American Cities in which she championed people and their neighbourhoods over top-down planning and unchecked road building. She later came to Canada and saved dozens of Toronto neighbours from the planned Spadina Expressway and its associated freeways.
The connection to Riverdale is pertinent in that during the late 1960s and early ’70s, Edmonton was under the sway of a powerful, unelected board of commissioners that wanted to eliminate all river valley residents in favour of a megapark stretching from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan and implement a transportation plan that pushed freeways through inner-city neighbourhoods and paved over the river valley and its ravines with expressways.
Riverdalians rallied together and spearheaded a successful fight against City Hall that gave their community a new lease on life. The mayor and complicit aldermen were replaced, and so-called “viability” was granted to the other affected valley folk. The proposed McKinnon Ravine freeway was also stopped, and the city of Edmonton has been the better for it.
A discussion on The Green Burial as presented by Rayne Johnson of End of Life Matters was held Friday, January 22nd at
A fun-filled day of skating, tobogganing, hot chocolate, marshmallow & weenie roast was held on
January 1, 2016 at the
Riverdale Rink House. The event was free and open to all.
The Refugee Response Collective, in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee, held a silent auction and an evening of music, food and fundraising on December 5, 2015 at the Riverdale Hall. Entertainment included a performance by Tarabish Collective and an International Jam. Funds raised went towards sponsorship and for aid in the refugee camps.