WHO WE ARE

Rossdale with couple#B692CCRossdale ReGeneration is comprised of people with a shared respect for history and a shared belief in possibility. We are architects, urban planners, historians, artists, politicians and members of the community, and we believe the Rossdale power plant is an important part in the exciting possibilities for the historic river crossing district. Not only are the buildings a fundamentally important part of Edmonton’s – and Canada’s – past and an iconic, aesthetically pleasing part of our city’s skyline, they also carry immense opportunity. Giving the Rossdale power plant new life will make it an important part of a historic neighbourhood that can connect Edmontonians to a unique and essential part of Edmonton’s story.

Rossdale Regeneration invites you to connect with people such as the following, who are part of this movement:

Richard Awid, Rossdale Community League/ Catherine Burgess, Artist/ Donna Clare, Architect, Dialog Architecture & Design/ Catherine Cole, Historian & Consultant/ Paul Collis, Edmonton Power Historical Foundation/ Philip Currie and Eva Koppelhus, University of Alberta/Cynthia Dovell, Architect, GEC Architecture/Maureen Esch, 4exposure ltd./ Marianne Fedori, Historian & Consultant/Curtis Gillespie, Writer & Journalist/ Tom Hinderks, Alberta Aviation Heritage Museum/ Glenn Isaac, Executive Director of the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper/  Kristine Kowalchuk, University of Alberta/ Shane Lapiste/ Shirley Lowe, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate/ Henry Maisonneuve, Heritage Canada Foundation + Old Strathcona Foundation/ Tim Marriott, Edmonton & District Historical Society/ Tegan Martin-Drysdale, Red Brick Inc./ Rob McDonald, Old Strathcona Foundation Centre/ David Murray, Architect/ Lynn Parish, Rossdale Community League/ Michael Phair, Former Edmonton City Councilor/ David Ridley, Edmonton Heritage Council/ Lindsay Smith, Central Area Council of Community Leagues/ Jon Weller, The Ave We Had History Project/ David Zip, 3D Mobile Scan

Photos courtesy of Jack Clark (http://www.kjcphotography.ca)

6 Responses to “WHO WE ARE”

  1. Michael Phair June 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM #

    The pictures and history are terrific–as you come across the river from the south side, this beautiful industrial building stands as the ‘entrance’ to the downtown! The Rossdale Generator plant must be preserved and re-purposed.

  2. Chris Buyze (@chrisbuyze) June 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM #

    This is a great initiative. Thank you to those that have already stepped-up to help envision what this building and site could be, and how we might get there. This is the cliche ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to do something special at the historic ‘heart’ of our city!

  3. Jarrett Campbell June 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM #

    I agree with Chris – a big thanks to those who have stepped up. This building and site are too important to not be saved. Best of luck and if there is any way I can help I would be happy to assist.

    • ridleyd61 July 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks, Jarrett. Keep an eye on how things go on Monday with presentations to City Council and in any case, communicating your interest in seeing an excellent and sustainable use of the plant to them is helpful.

  4. Heritage Canada Foundation is with you!

  5. Diane Oxenford October 21, 2013 at 3:37 AM #

    As a former resident of Rossdale and member of Concerv and the Rossdale Community League, who fought for the preservation of the “Maxwell Dewar” building on this site, it is really heartening to see that the vision continues of what can be at the “Entrance to the Capital City of Alberta – in the the Front Garden of the Legislature”. This is a site that could be a wonderful celebration of what the history of Edmonton and Alberta is – not just the European history but that of our First Nations people. We all came together to preserve this site for future generations. This is a site that transcends what we are today and connects who we were with who we can become – a country that celebrates and preserves its history. I can’t wait to see its potential as an icon of Edmonton’s and Canada’s history realized.

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