April 19, 2017

Guelph – Wellington Water Watchers is proud to announce the 2Rivers Festival 2017 event listing. The 2Rivers Festival is an annual festival celebrating the beautiful Speed and Eramosa rivers, which meet in the city of Guelph, Ontario. Since the festival’s beginning in 2012, people have gathered to share, enjoy, and discover all that these rivers bring to our community. By showing that we value our rivers, we contribute to actions that will help to protect them.

The festival is a project of the Wellington Water Watchers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of source water in Guelph-Wellington. Read more about the 2 Rivers Festival and download the 2017 Guidebook. Pick up the 2017 2Rivers Festival Guidebook at the Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Public Library, Royal City Brewing Co., Planet Bean, The Woolwich Arrow, Bookshelf, Red Brick Café, and many other locations around Guelph! Thank you to all the participating host organizations and for the support of our advertising sponsors. As well, a special thank you to the volunteer 2Rivers Festival Steering Committee who have dedicated their time to connect us more closely with our rivers, and for all their efforts in developing the program – Laura Andrighetti, Paul Botros, Jane Hudson, Peter Jaspers-Fayer, Leanne Johns, Stan Kozak, Debbie Kurt, James Levesque, Patti Maurice, Karen McKeown, Sue Rietschin and Arlene Slocombe.

As always, thank you to our Wellington Water Watchers’ Board of Directors for all of their support, and to the volunteers for helping to make the 2Rivers Festival a success! We look forward to seeing you at the 2Rivers Festival!

The 2017 2Rivers Festival will feature a wide variety of FREE river-related events to attend in May and June 2017.

Event Information (all locations are in Guelph Ontario):

River’s Edge: Games that Teach
Hosted by The Guelph Outdoor School and Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
May 07, 2017 at 1pm – 4pm
Barber Scout Camp 733 Stone Rd E
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116111881868588/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/rivers_edge

International Migratory Bird Day in Guelph
Hosted by Nature Guelph
May 13, 2017 at 7am – 10am
The Covered Bridge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/170000430181196/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/international_migratory_bird_day_in_guelph

Walk Over a River and Along Another
Hosted by Guelph Hiking Trail Club
May 14, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9pm
The Covered Bridge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800094350309417/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/adult_river_hike

Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto Making Workshop
Hosted by OPIRG
May 18, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm
Eramosa River Trail, at the end of Brockville Avenue
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/135957350263978/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/garlic_mustard_pull_2017

Bridges and a Pint: Cycling the Bridges of Guelph Past, Present and Future
Hosted by Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation
May 27, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
Enabling Garden, Riverside Park
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/274471839631857/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/bridges_beer_cycling_the_bridges_of_guelph

Bridges to the Past: A Walking Tour
Hosted by Architectural Conservancy Ontario – Guelph Wellington
May 28, 2017 at 1pm – 2pm
Norwich Footbridge – Speed River Trail
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/234761433598085/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/bridges_to_the_past_a_walking_tour

River Songs with James Gordon
Hosted by 2Rivers Festival
May 28, 2017 at 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Royal City Park Gazebo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/284772145269179/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/river_songs_with_james_gordon

2Rivers Cleanup
Hosted by OPIRG and Wellington Water Watchers
June 03, 2017 at 9am – 1pm
Royal City Park Gazebo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/228921480909185/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/2rivers_cleanup_2017

Hike with the Kids
Hosted by Guelph Hiking Trail Club
June 04, 2017 at 1pm – 2:30pm
Riverside Park Concert Shell
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/401235103589698/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/hike_with_the_kids

Nature Today & Tomorrow at Guelph’s Yorklands – A Guided Exploration
Hosted by Ontario Streams, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and Yorklands Green Hub
June 10, 2017 at 10am – 11am and 1pm – 2pm
Guelph Correctional Centre lands. 785 York Rd.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1272864739433322/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/nature_at_guelphs_yorklands

Crayfish Catching
Hosted by Grand River Conservation Authority
June 11, 2017 at 1:30pm – 2:30pm
The Covered Bridge off York Road
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/231136784026818/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/crayfish_catching

Arboretum Creek Creatures
Hosted by The Arboretum June 14, 2017 at 7pm – 8:30pm
J.C. Taylor Nature Centre. 270 Arboretum Rd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1845646315697867/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/arboretum_creek_creatures

Pollinator Day in the Garden
Hosted by Pollination Guelph
June 17, 2017 at 1pm – 4pm Riverside Park East – corner of Riverview Dr & Speedvale Ave
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659648817673814/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/pollinator_day_in_the_garden

The Trees Along the River
Hosted by Sean Fox
June 18, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
The Covered Bridge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005182442945630/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/the_trees_along_the_river

Who’s that Singing under the Bridge?
Hosted by Ondine Chorus
June 18, 2017 at 3pm – 4pm
Eramosa River under the Victoria Rd Bridge
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/262558607524405/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/whos_that_singing_under_the_bridge

Moths at Night
Hosted by Andalyne & Richard Tofflemire, and Ignatius Jesuit Centre
June 24, 2017 at 8:30pm – 11:59pm
5441 Hwy 6. Guelph, ON
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132759890186082/
Register: http://www.2riversfestival.org/moths_at_night

 

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About Wellington Water Watchers: Founded in 2007, Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization based in Guelph, Ontario. Committed to the protection of water resources and public education, WWW works to affect local water policy and protect water sources. WWW also sponsors and supports guest speakers, debates, and are active at bottled-water free community events.

 

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Sue Reitschin
2Rivers Festival Steering Committee Member
srcounselling@yahoo.ca

Paul Botros
2Rivers Festival Steering Committee Member
botros.paul@gmail.com

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