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

Second Sunday Walk - Birds and Their Migrations - Sunday, May 9, 2pm

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

Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, May 13, 3pm

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

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

Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, May 27, 3pm

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

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

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

Our Stories: The River - Film Fest - ONLINE - Saturday, June 5, 7pm

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

Take2 Watershed Cleanup - ONLINE - Tuesday, June 8, 1pm

Bridges to the Past: A Walking Tour 2021 - 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 - Friday, June 11, 7pm

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 Civic Museum: 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

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 20 rsvps
    Online

    River Chants - Stories and Memories - Online

    Celebrating Water through Sound and Word

    The Silence Collective - a group of musicians, poets, and a filmmaker - imagined the Grand River Watershed as a living being with stories and memories to share. A recording was generated that combined impressionistic sounds with poetic images from Karen Houle and Madhur Anand. New instruments were designed for this project to convey the spirit of water. All these components merged with cinematic elements captured by Jeff Bird. Our RiverChants presentation will audition portions of the soundtrack, demonstrate a few of the instruments used, and share how this project developed during the restrictions of a pandemic. The hour long session will leave room for questions, answers, and responses to the offering.

    This online event will have closed captions.

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  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 02:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    Yorklands Green Hub in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Second Sunday Walk - Birds and Their Migrations

    Help us welcome our flighted friends back to Guelphbird-2922839_960_720.png

    Take a walk around the Yorklands site as we talk about local birds and migration patterns. Bring binoculars as we keep our eyes peeled for our feathered friends.

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  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Online in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Conservation Authority Panel - Online

    Delicious waterLearn about the current status of Ontario's water conservation system

    Come learn about the recent changes to Ontario's Conservation Authority Act, what the current state of Ontario's water conservation framework is, and where we go next to preserve our local water systems. The slides and script for this event will be available upon request.

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  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    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. 

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

    Hosted by:

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  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 14 rsvps

    Limestone: The Foundation of Guelph - Online

    Guelph basilicaFind out where our buildings' limestone came from.

    Join us for a virtual event as we explore the remnants of Guelph's quarries in the vicinity of Waterloo Avenue and learn about the stone masons and quarrymen who built our city.

    This one-hour walk will be followed by an hour and a half long presentation.

    This event will have closed captions.

    Hosted by:

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  • Friday, May 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Online

    Rhyme Capsules - Songwriting Workshop - Online

    Write a song about the waters that nourish you

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    I’m excited about bringing my “Rhyme Capsules” songwriting workshop to the 2Rivers Festival.

    I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid, and as a so-called ‘mature’ writer now, I’ve found that the most effective way to share what I’ve learned is to just do it! Over the course of two hours, we’ll learn a few basics, then launch right in to creating a song from scratch. The participants will collaboratively create the lyrics and music. The online version of this doesn’t allow us to sing the song all together, but you’d be surprised at how it really feels like we’re all in it together.

    We’ll collect your emails and I’ll send out a demo version of the song with me singing and playing, and participants can develop it further and use it for their own purposes.

    I find that participants write amazing songs about their communities, their environment, and about important current issues. They learn what an effective means of communication songs can be. The sessions have often inspired young people to continue with creative writing on their own, with rewarding results.

    This workshop can also be considered a lead-up event to creating a submission for our festival songwriting competition, Tributary to the Rivers: A Songwriting Competition.

    Also included will be a 10 minute tutorial on how to make a great, low-tech music video for your submission.

    Hosted by:

    James Gordon

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  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 09:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Kortright Hills Natural Area in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Community Tree Planting Day

    Come plant trees shrubs and perennials in Kortright Hills Natural Area

    Spring_2010_Trees_for_Guelph_Planting_Season_433.jpgWe plant rain or shine!

    Moritz Sanio, Trees for Guelph, will be demonstrating planting techniques continuously throughout the planting sessions but you might have to wait for a little to maintain physical distance between planters.

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    We cannot do this without the incredibly generous support from our partners, sponsors and supporters including the City of Guelph, Grand River Conservation Authority, Copernicus Education Products, The Modern Bride, Rotary Club of Guelph South, Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board, Johnson & Johnson, Pollination Guelph, Home Depot, Rona and many individual donors.

  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM · 12 rsvps
    Online

    Yoga and The Elements - Online


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    Water, earth, air, fire, and space make up our outer environment. Finds ways to connect to the elements within our inner environment through yoga, movement, and mindfulness meditation. All bodies and levels of experience welcome!

    This online event will have closed captions.

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  • Monday, May 31, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Online

    Headwaters Program: Experiential River Story Maps - Online

    Screen_Shot_2021-03-20_at_4.25.29_PM.pngFollow maps created by Grade 12 Headwaters students to experience stories along Guelph's rivers.

    Download maps created by Grade 12 Headwaters students to follow along the banks of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers to learn about native and invasive species, river history, hidden creeks, special landmarks, connection to nature and more. There will be maps for different walking and biking routes and abilities as well as geared to different age levels including some "experience maps" for kids.

    This online event will have closed captions.

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  • Thursday, June 03, 2021 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    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. 

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

    Hosted by:

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