2022 2Rivers Festival

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.

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

Check out www.2riversfestival.org to RSVP for events!

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

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