Sunday, May 5th
This walk covers 2 main themes:
Innovative Urban Design - The walk will pass through a variety of streetscapes, including different housing types and a short section of the 1950's military housing. It will show how some of the old housing has been incorporated into the new streetscapes, and the way in which the orgiginal vegetation has been retained in the new development. It passes through Griesbach Stage 8, which was one of Edmonton's first LEED Nd. Gold developments. It gives a good example of how customized urban design and traditional architecture can create a feeling of uniqueness and community.
Edmonton's Military Heritage - Legacy features along the walk are dedicated to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the PPCLI. There is a story behind each of the street names. For instance, the LER was formed in WW1 by William Griesbach, who in 1907 was Edmonton's youngest mayor. His wife, Janet, was Edmonton's first telephone operator. The walk will also include stops at statues, monuments, pedestals and storyboards depicting the history of Canada's Navy, Military Engineers, and the Airborne Regiment that was based in Griesbach in the 1970's.