Our Legacy Is Profound
The legacy of Village At Griesbach is one of service, honour and pride. For over 60 years these lands served as a military base, home to many of Canada’s greatest heroes, regiments and memories. It was named after William Antrobus Griesbach, one of Edmonton’s most distinguished citizens. Not only was he a Major General, seeing service in WW I and WW II, but he was a respected lawyer, Edmonton’s youngest mayor, an Alberta MLA and a Canadian MP and Senator. He was married to his dear wife Janet for over 35 years and passed away as a Distinguished Order Of Canada recipient in 1988.
Many of the community’s most beautiful amenities were created in tribute to the Village’s proud military past and each of them tells a story. Patricia Lake and the cultural amphitheatre pay homage to the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry and Canada’s sacrifice in Afghanistan. There is Bedford Basin and its tribute to Canada’s Navy and the brave men and women that trained in Edmonton before leaving for Halifax to serve their country at sea. And, the incredible Roundel Lake in honour of Canada’s Air Force. The Ad Astra monument and park are a reminder of Edmonton and Canada’s progressive aeronautical history and the people who personified its glory both in war and in peace. Adjacent to Roundel Park is the Flanders Park tribute to Canadian poet and author, John Mccrae, honouring the 100th Anniversary of his immortal prose – In Flanders Fields.
Patricia Lake Tribute Plaza and Park
Statue of Major-general William Griesbach
Bedford Basin Navy Tribute Park
Restored WW II Bailey Bridge