Riverdale is one of Edmonton’s most picturesque communities. It is a diverse river valley neighbourhood located just east of Edmonton’s downtown center. The community is bordered by the North Saskatchewan River and surrounded by the cliffs of the river valley. Because of this location Riverdale remains distinct and retains its identity as a separate and unified community. Riverdale has been able to maintain much of its original charm and small town feel; where community pride and spirit run strong.
In partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, several popular programs are run within the community of Riverdale. Along with soccer, badminton, dragon boat racing, swimming, a childcare centre and community garden there are a couple of important committees.
The Riverdale Reconciliation Committee (RRC) is an initiative that is building off of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions by participating in the effort of healing and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians. This committee hosts and organizes gatherings for Riverdale residents to engage in dialogue, build knowledge, and understanding of Canada’s collective history with Aboriginal people and learn about Aboriginal Culture and traditions.
The Sustainability Committee committed to being Carbon Neutral in 2008. This makes them the first hall to be carbon neutral in the whole Federation of Edmonton Community Leagues. They currently achieve their “status” via energy efficient retrofits (LED lights, on-demand hot water, high efficiency windows and more) and a small Photo Voltaic solar system on Riverdale House. To learn more about their events and facilities visit their website here.
The ERA loves to support organizations that contribute to the sustainability of our environment and resources so we were happy to be able to donate 1 printer and 1 projector. The Riverdale Community League still requires a desktop computer to be used by the daycare centre to store and process records, images and correspondence. Because of the economic downturn due to Covid-19, the ERA is experiencing a shortage of inventory available for donation. We are calling out to all companies and individuals looking to dispose of their IT equipment to reach out to one of our reps at 1877-9EWASTE to book a pickup. We take care of everything from removal to inventory reporting and data destruction. Or visit one of our 8 drop-off depots across Canada.