About CRESTWOOD


Crestwood March 3 1917 - March 3 2017
 

100 years of continuing community involvement

History

The Crestwood Community League is the "oldest" continuing Community League in Edmonton and Alberta. It is believed to be the oldest continuing Community League in Canada.

Situated in Northwest Edmonton, our community was founded in 1917 by a group of residents as the "142 Street Community League". Based on the ideas of a Neighbourhood and Social Club whose origins are from New York State, it later stressed a wider use of existing public facilities, and a co-operative joining of residents in a community for civic, social and recreational activities. Despite many challenges over the decades, that philosophy continues to exist within our community. The first President, George Hall, had applied the "Social Club" concept to the community as a whole with the objective of creating a place where social activities and current events could be engaged. Many neighbourhoods quickly followed this league formation and the EFCL was formed a few years later. 

Crestwood is putting together a book on our history. To contribute a story on Crestwood history submit to president@crestwood.ab.ca 


Demographics 2012 census

827 houses

15 row houses

112 apartments in two buildings

Pilgrims Hospice

Population:

66 under 6

313 age 6 - 18

207  19 - 29 yrs

321 30 - 50 yrs

260 51- 64 yrs

414  64+ yrs

459 no age response


Location

The neighbourhood is bounded by green space on three sides and 149 street on the west. It is nestled up against the North Saskatchewan River on the east with McKinnon Ravine on the north and MacKenzie Ravine on the south. It is a quick bus ride to down town and approx. 10 minutes to West Edmonton Mall or down town by car. 
We have two schools, six churches and one shopping centre.
A curling arena and an Esso gas station are also within the boundaries.

Local Festival
Candy Cane Lane [148 St.] is lit up from December to January.
This street celebration was begun by a group of residents who cut out and painted snowmen and candy canes out of plywood. It has evolved to present day with many houses sporting lots of lights. Many families come to walk the lane during this period and drop off a Food Bank item. You may even run into a snowman.  visit our Candy Cane Lane page.

Going green
Crestwood has installed solar panels on the roof of the community hall in winter 2015. This along with replacing  high use electric lighting with LED is one step closer to a low kw usage hall.