Announcing this year's 2 Rivers Festival Event Line-up!

Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against the Land Podcast 

Date and Time: Throughout the month of May. Please sign up for our newsletter and RSVP to receive the link to the podcast. 

Medicinal Plant Walk (In Person) 

Date and Time: Sunday May 1st, 2pm – 3:30pm  

Getting to Know your Treaty Partner with Nancy Rowe (Online) 

Date and Time: Monday May 9th, 12pm – 1pm 

Protecting and Planting the Floodplain (In Person)

Date and Time: Saturday May 14th, 10am – 1pm  

Garlic Mustard Pull (In Person)

Date and Time: Tuesday May 17th, 6pm – 8pm  

Watershed Clean Up (In Person)

Date and Time: Wednesday May 25th, 12:30pm – 2pm  

Speed to Sea – Exploring downstream from Guelph (Online Event)

Date and Time: Tuesday May 31st, 6pm – 7:30pm  

2 Rivers on 2 Wheels (In Person)

Date and Time: Sunday June 5th, 11am- 12pm 

Performance by Guelph Youth Dance & Kingsbury Music Singers (In Person)

Date and Time: Thursday June 9th, 7pm (June 11th, 7pm Rain Date) 

Protect the Tract Panel Discussion and Documentary Screening (Online)

Date and Time: Wednesday June 15th, 6pm-7pm 

 2 Rivers BIPOC Paddle (In Person)

Date and Time: Saturday June 18th, 11am – 12:30pm  

Crayfish Catch (In Person)

Date and Time: Sunday June 19th, 1pm – 3pm 

Water Sport Donation Drive (In Person)

Date and Time: Sunday June 19, 2022 at 10:00am - 4pm

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If you have any questions, email: [email protected]

We protect what we love, and this festival is designed to help us
fall in love with our rivers over and over again.

Our theme for 2022 - Reaching the River's Edge.

This theme encompasses an invitation to all community members to bring their stories and share together on the shores of these rivers - the pulsing vein of life through this landscape. In the past the 2Rivers Festival has focused predominantly on local ecology. As our collective awareness grows, so too grows the understanding for the need to learn more about the myriad intersectional issues that compound and exacerbate ecological problems. Who's stories have not been told?

This year's theme also invites us to consider the ways in which we are in reciprocity with this local water source. As the speed and Eramosa in all their beauty and generosity call us to engage, we too can reach toward her and ask the question, How might we be in service?

The river's edge is a liminal space between water and land. As we reconsider and re-imagine the ways in which the 2Rivers Festival can be effective in increasing the overall health of this part of the watershed, this liminal space feels appropriate. Reaching the River's Edge can be envisioned as a welcoming point on our journey - to stop, reflect and feel sustained - but also acknowledge that our journey is still continuing on.

  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, May 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Online in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against the Land

    The 2Rivers Festival presents a podcast in partnership with Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis and Protect the Tract that explores the relationship between colonization, gender-based violence, land violence and consent. Host Jensen Williams discusses the role of consent in movements to end gender-based violence and ensure land rights with Courtney Skye of Protect the Tract and Emma Callon and Horeen Hassan of the 2Rivers Festival.

    Sign up for the 2Rivers Festival newsletter by RSVPing for this event using the link below between May 1st and May 14th to receive exclusive early access to this rich discussion. The podcast will be available to all on May 15th. May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month so make sure you go like and follow @gwwic for more information, and check out @protectthetract, and @2RiversFestival!


    Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM · 15 rsvps

    Protecting and Planting the Floodplain

    Join the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Project in its quest to heal and protect Marden Creek! This event will offer a number of actions to improve an old agricultural field in the Marden’s floodplain that has been regenerating for the past ten years. Volunteer opportunities include tree and vegetation planting, invasive field species removal, and an education session on how the land and water work together to create a healthy, connected ecosystem.

    The Old-Growth Forest Project is an initiative of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Situated at the northern edge of the City of Guelph, this 93-acre nature sanctuary of trails, forests, meadows, wetlands, and waterways is protected in perpetuity by a Conservation Easement with the Ontario Farmland Trust. It is the Project’s goal, with the help of local students and community volunteers, to restore and protect these diverse ecological communities and to assist the regeneration of retired farmland, from old-field meadow to old-growth forest.

    This event will happen rain or shine, so please dress for the weather, bring sunscreen and plenty of water, and be prepared to make some new friends while working with the Land. Registration is required for planning purposes using the form below.

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    Restoring Marden Creek

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