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

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Online

    Whatever Floats Your Boat! 2021 - Online

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    A brief demonstration on how to build a biodegradable boat using egg cartons and other cardboard products, aimed at children ages 3-10. After this 5-10 minute demonstration, there will be a slideshow highlighting work performed by the Speed Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada to rehabilitate rivers within our region.

    This online event will have closed captions.

    Hosted by:

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  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Yorklands Green Hub in Guelph, ON, Canada

    Second Sunday Walk - Hidden Rivers

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    Join us on this guided tour of the Yoklands site. We will be exploring how Clythe Creek flows into the Eramosa River, how the wetlands have evolved over the years, and how they connect to aquifers beneath our feet.

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

    Photo credit: Donovan Bestari

     

    Hosted by:

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  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Guelph Civic Museum: History Bites - Online

    Reflections from the Black Community

    Denise Frances and Kween from the Guelph Black Heritage society share stories of resilience and strength - from Richard Pierpoint and the Queensbush Settlement to current experiences.

    Register at guelphmuseum.ca

    Hosted by:

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  • Thursday, June 17, 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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  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM · 4 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.

    Hosted by:

    Architectural Conservancy Ontario - Gueph Wellington

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    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 · 8 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.

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  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Online

    #Hike4Birds Across Canada - Online

    Exploring nature through birding.Hike4Birds_Picture.jpg

    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!

    This online event will have closed captions.

     

    Hosted by:

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 2 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.

    This online event will have closed captions.

    Hosted by:

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  • Thursday, June 24, 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:

    Yorklands Green Hub logo