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
Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, May 20, 3pm
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
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
Thursdays at Three: Clythe Creek to the River - Thursday, June 24, 3pm
Tributary to the Rivers - Songwriting Competition - ONLINE - Saturday, June 26, 7pm
Free outdoor concert at Guelph Civic 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.
Register in advance at guelphmuseums.ca
Live Competition Show on Zoom
June 26th 7-9 pm EDT
Please RSVP below to attend the show.
Submit your original song inspired by this year's theme:
"At the Confluence of Rivers, Peoples and their Stories"
If you are interested in applying as a contestant please apply HERE.
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 7th, 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.
1st Place - $200 Long & McQuade Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $50 Park Deli & Grocery Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $25 Park Deli & Grocery Gift Certificate
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 7th, 2021.
4. Applicants will be advised by June 11th, 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
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.