Calendar

Welcome to the event line-up for the 2021 2Rivers Festival!!

Clair-Maltby's Threatened Heritage - A Self-driving Tour - Anytime. RSVP to receive a downloadable guide booklet.

Sacred Water Walk - Sunday, May 2, 10am

Medicinal Plant Walk - ONLINE - Wednesday, May 5, 7pm

DIY Water Filtration System - ONLINE - Saturday, May 8, 11 am

Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto-Making Workshop - ONLINE - Wednesday, May 12, 6pm

Yorklands Hub - Self Guided Walks - Thursday, May 13- May 20

Nature Guelph Virtual Speaker Series: Wilderness Pleasures with Kevin Callan - ONLINE - Thursday, May 13, 7:30pm

Riverside Poetry Sessions / 2SLGBTQ+ Hike - ONLINE - Friday, May 14, 3pm

CANCELLED - Bringing Nature Home: Habitat Restoration - Saturday, May 15, 10am

Young Professionals Re-Imagine Clair-Maltby - ONLINE - Tuesday, May 18, 7pm

Speed to Sea - The Next Stretch - ONLINE - Thursday, May 20, 7pm

RiverChants - Stories and Memories - ONLINE - Saturday, May 22, 7:30pm

CANCELLED - Second Sunday Walk - Birds and Their Migrations - Sunday, May 23, 2pm

Conservation Authority Panel - ONLINE - Wednesday, May 26, 7pm

Limestone: The Foundation of Guelph - ONLINE - Thursday, May 27, 6pm

Rhyme Capsules - Songwriting Workshop - ONLINE - Thursday, May 28, 7pm

CANCELLED - Community Tree Planting Day - Saturday, May 29, 9:30am

Yoga and The Elements - ONLINE - Sunday, May 30, 10am

Headwaters Program: Experiential River Story Maps - ONLINE - Monday, May 31, 7pm

Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 3, 3pm

A Virtual Tour of Hall's Pond in Clair-Maltby - ONLINE - Friday, June 4, 7pm

The Ground We Grow On: Film Fest - ONLINE - Saturday, June 5, 7pm

Two Rivers on Two Wheels - ONLINE - Sunday, June 6, 10am

Bridges to the Past: A Virtual Walking Tour 2021 - ONLINE - Tuesday, June 8, 6pm

Creatures of the Arboretum Creek 2021- ONLINE - Wednesday, June 9, 7pm

Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 10, 3pm

Nature Guelph Virtual Speaker Series: The Owl Foundation - ONLINE - Thursday, June 10, 7:30pm

Scandal On The Speed River - ONLINE - Friday, June 11, 7pm

CANCELLED - Moccasin Identifier Project - Saturday, June 12, 2pm

Whatever Floats Your Boat! 2021 - ONLINE - Sunday, June 13, 10am

Second Sunday Walk - Hidden Rivers - Sunday, June 13, 2pm

Guelph Museums: History Bites - Reflections from the Black Community - ONLINE - Wednesday, June 16, 12pm

Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 17, 3pm

The River Remembers: A Walking Tour - Saturday, June 19, 11am

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 03:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Yorklands front gate in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River

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    Join the Yorklands Green Hub's weekly walk to see the beauty of the former Guelph Correctional Centre site and how our waterways connect. This event will repeat each Thursday at 3pm throughout the festival. 

    In order to ensure safety and respect current COVID guidelines, in effect as of June 11th, we are having groups of 9 walk together with a leader from Yorklands Hub.

    Note: No washrooms on site. The York Road bus can be taken from city centre and parking is available along York Road.

    Please RSVP below and choose to receive emails in order to get the confirmation emails and COVID screening questionnaire.

    Hosted by:

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  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM · 14 rsvps

    The River Remembers: A Walking Tour

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    Walk with local historian, Susan Ratcliffe, from the River Run to the Homewood to hear stories and insights about the changes over time in this section of the Speed.

    Please RSVP below to register for this event.

    Hosted by:

    Architectural Conservancy Ontario - Gueph Wellington

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 01:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Meet at public parking lot in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Crayfish Catch

    Search for crayfish and other aquatic creatures!2RF Crayfish Catch 2018

    Join Tamara Anderson from the Guelph Outdoor School and other volunteers as we enter the Eramosa River in search of crayfish and other aquatic creatures. You’ll learn how to tell the difference between male and female crayfish and find out how aquatic creatures help us evaluate water quality in our watershed.

    Nets and bug containers provided. Suitable for all ages but appropriate footwear is required. You will be in the water. Please wear closed toe water sandals or shoes. No flip flops or bare feet!

    Park in the public parking lot at 733 Stone Rd E. We will meet you there!

    Hosted by:

    Guelph Outdoor School

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Online

    The Umwelt Project: Guelph's Hidden Rivers - Online

    History, storytelling, and education of Guelph’s hidden ways

    The word “umwelt” translates to “the world as it is experienced by a particular organism.” The Umwelt Project: Guelph’s Hidden Rivers is an interactive art installation that aims to engage and educate residents and visitors around Guelph’s underground river systems and hidden water systems. This online event will showcase how new storytelling techniques are bringing innovative ways to curate online and outdoor exhibitions, provoking further public discussions on the importance of Guelph's rivers. A recording of this event with closed captioning will be made available.

    Please RSVP to this event below and choose to receive emails in order to receive the Zoom links for this event.

    This online event will have closed captions.

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  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 28 rsvps
    Online

    #Hike4Birds Across Canada - Online

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    Sean and Sonya, AKA Come Walk With Us, share stories of their time on The Great Trail and highlight how easy it is to get outdoors, be an explorer, and enjoy nature. They will teach how to identify birds, share steps people can take to help birds, and highlight the necessity of improving green spaces and protecting our waterways as Important Birding Areas in our communities.

    In addition, they will highlight iNaturalist, a free App for your cell phone as a way for people to become involved in conservation and for youth to connect to nature through Citizen Science. To connect with nature all you need is curiosity!

    Please RSVP to this event below and choose to receive emails in order to receive the Zoom links for this event.

    This online event will have closed captions.

     

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Online

    Become a Naturalist Workshop - Online

    Learn how to identify the wildlife around you and become your own naturalist

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    This workshop will walk you through how to use iNaturalist. Connect with the nature around you in a new way, help researchers track changes to our local environment and learn how to create fun new activities for your family and friends. This online event will have closed captions.

    Please RSVP to this event below and choose to receive emails in order to receive the Zoom links for this event.

    This online event will have closed captions.

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  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 03:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Yorklands front gate in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River

    Come walk with us along our waterwaysYorklands walk

    Join the Yorklands Green Hub's weekly walk to see the beauty of the former Guelph Correctional Centre site and how our waterways connect. This event will repeat each Thursday at 3pm throughout the festival. 

    In order to ensure safety and respect current COVID guidelines, in effect as of June 11th, we are having groups of 9 walk together with a leader from Yorklands Hub.

    Note: No washrooms on site. The York Road bus can be taken from city centre and parking is available along York Road.

    Please RSVP below and choose to receive emails in order to get the confirmation emails and COVID screening questionnaire.

    Hosted by:

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  • Friday, June 25, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Fourth Fridays Concert: Janice Jo Lee

    Free outdoor concert from the Guelph Museum

    Celebrate the end of the week and start of the weekend with contemporary folk artist Janice Jo Lee, aka Sing Hey as she explores the theme of water and rivers. Janice is a folk-soul singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, actor and playwright from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. Lee is an award-winning performer known for being disarmingly hilarious and off-the-cuff. On stage she creates looping landscapes with her voice, guitar, trumpet and Korean jangu drum. Lee is a hard femme, queer, radical, comedian, truth-teller and trickster. She is interested in using art to build flourishing communities based in justice and joy. Lee’s work explores gender justice, antiracism, friendship, community, ancestry and the Earth.

    Weather permitting.

    This event will be broadcasted via Guelph Museum's Facebook Live, please RSVP below to receive a reminder and link to this event.

     

     

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  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 14 rsvps
    Online

    Tributary to the Rivers - Songwriting Competition - Online

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    Live Competition Show on Zoom 
    June 26th 7-9 pm EDT
    Please RSVP below to watch the live show.

    Submit your original song inspired by this year's theme:

    "At the Confluence of Rivers, Peoples and their Stories"

    Competition Application:
    If you are interested in applying as a contestant please apply HERE.
    Applications close June 16th

    Please RSVP to this event below and choose to receive emails in order to receive the Zoom links for this event.

     



    COMPETITION INFORMATION:

    Applicants will submit a pre-recorded video performance of their original song based on the theme, “At the Confluence of Rivers, People’s and Their Stories”, along with the submission form due June 16th, 2021.

    10 contestants will be chosen and contacted to confirm they will be a part of the “Tributary to the Rivers” Songwriting Competition. The Songwriting Competition will be held on Zoom on June 26th, 2021 from 7-9 pm EDT. The Songwriting Competition will air the pre-recorded videos on the Zoom show where the judges will judge the songs based on the criteria outlined in the official rules (see below). Titles will be given to the first place, second place and third place on the live Zoom show. Prizes to be announced.




    OFFICIAL RULES:

    1. Applicants must submit a video of themselves performing an original song related to the theme, "At the Confluence of Rivers, Peoples and Their Stories".

    2. Limit the video of the song to less than 4.5 minutes.

    3. Submit by completing the submission form by June 16th, 2021.

    4. Applicants will be advised by June 19th, 2021 if they have been selected to perform.

    5. Applicants must be available to attend the “Tributary to the Rivers” Songwriting Competition Show on June 26th, 2021 from 7-9 pm EDT.

    6. Up to 10 selected candidates will perform at the 2Rivers Festival event “Tributary to the Rivers” Songwriting Competition.

    7. Criteria for judging songs:
    1. Relation to the theme
    2. Lyrics
    3. Melody
    4. Authenticity

    8. Prizes (to be announced) will be awarded to the winners on the day of the competition. Winners will be decided by the judges (determined by the Wellington Water Watchers) based on the criteria listed above.

    9. Entry constitutes permission to use performer’s name, likeness and voice for publicity and advertising without additional compensation as Wellington Water Watchers and 2Rivers Festival see fit.

    10. 2Rivers Festival reserves the right to upload all performances online.

    11. If selected, an affidavit of eligibility/recording rights/publicity release: The affidavit will state that the winner's song is original work and he/she holds all rights to the song. Failure to sign and return such affidavit within 14 days or provision of false/inaccurate information therein will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at the time of award must be countersigned by a parent or legal guardian.


    JUDGES

     


    This online event will have closed captions.

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