101 Street & 96 Avenue, Edmonton
Rossdale was a burying ground for Aboriginals and others who lived at Fort Edmonton and the surrounding area. It became part of Epcor’s power generating site but when human remains were found on the site, a commitment was made to honour those buried there. Part of Rossdale Road that had actually crossed the burial ground was rerouted around it and the decision was made to build a memorial. The human remains were reburied at a special ceremony in August of 2006 and the site is now legally designated as a cemetery or burial ground.
The memorial was designed with major input from the City of Edmonton, EPCOR, descendants, stakeholders and community volunteers, including people of First Nations, French Canadian, Métis and European ancestry.