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
Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 17, 3pm
The River Remembers: A Walking Tour - Saturday, June 19, 11am
The Umwelt Project: Guelph's Hidden Rivers - ONLINE - Monday, June 21, 7pm
Become a Naturalist Workshop - ONLINE - Wednesday, June 23, 7pm
Take2 Watershed Cleanup - ONLINE - Thursday, June 24, 1pm
Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 24, 3pm
Tributary to the Rivers - Songwriting Competition - ONLINE - Saturday, June 26, 7pm
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!
Each year Jeremy and his family continue further down the watershed by canoe. They started 5 years ago at the Boathouse in Guelph and passed through Montreal this past summer. Jeremy will talk about the history and geography of the water ways he has travelled on with his family and Speed to Sea crew.
Join us as we explore Guelph’s river systems under pedal power. On this ride you'll get some geographic insight revealing the ancient river banks that mark the history of our Rivers' Edge. Exploring by bike is thirsty work but luckily you can reward yourself with a cold brew or two at the end of our 10 km trip.
The Guelph Youth Dance Company and the Kingsbury Music Singers combine forces to express, rejoice and honour youth contemporary dance and singing. The youth will be performing alongside the local Eramosa River in the heart of Guelph's green space. Rain date: Saturday, June 11
Panel discussion hosted by Protect the Tract, covering topics from Land Back, water protection, and settler responsibilities. The panel discussion will be followed by the 'Blood and Water' documentary - A family’s story of blood, pain, trauma and truth and the healing power of water.
At this event, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) community members are invited to join us for a paddle up the Eramosa. This is an opportunity for some people to be in a canoe for the first time, or to expand on their skill set. It is a unique opportunity to explore the rivers in a safe and welcoming space - free from judgment or discrimination.
The Cost of equipment for water sports like canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding can offer a barrier for many members of our community. Help facilitate water access by donating your gently used or new equipment to the Water Sport Donation Drive. We will be collecting boats, paddle boards, safety equipment (e.g. PFDs), paddles, and more. Please reach out to [email protected] if you'd like to arrange a donation drop off outside of June 19th 10am - 4pm.
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.