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  • Title: www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: .. Contact us.. Our inspiration and vision.. 2013 Events.. Links.. Festival partners and supporters.. Media information.. Social media.. Home.. Thank you to everyone who made the 2 Rivers Festival a huge success!.. We hope that the festival has inspired people in Guelph and beyond.. Many of you came out to share, enjoy and discover all that the Speed and Eramosa rivers bring to the community.. By showing that we value our rivers, we contribute to actions that will help to protect them.. Let's keep this excitement going year round!.. Interested in contributing to the 2014 festival?.. Our festival is volunteer-run and we welcome new volunteers for festival coordination and new partners to offer events.. Let's talk -.. contact us.. Check out the.. links to festival participants.. and related information.. here.. Have great photos from the festival?.. Add them to our group on.. Flickr.. , or..  ...   Rivers Festival celebrates the uniqueness of the rivers and the inspiration they provide.. This is the second year of the Two Rivers Festival to celebrate the Speed and Eramosa rivers that meet in the city of Guelph.. The festival began on June 9 which is Canadian Rivers Day (these rivers share Heritage River designation with the Grand River).. This year,.. additional new partners.. joined the festival to bring you.. events.. each day between June 9th to 16th.. Our festival partners held.. over.. 30 river-related events in Guelph.. These include hikes, paddling, water-related talks, performance, river heritage and children's events.. There was also a free concert and celebration.. (The video of the 2012 Festival can be viewed.. if it is not visible above).. See you on the banks of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers.. Sign in.. |.. Report Abuse.. Print Page.. Remove Access.. Powered By.. Google Sites..

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  • Title: Contact us - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Phone: 519-826-0392.. Email:.. tworiversfest@gmail.. com..

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  • Title: Our inspiration and vision - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: The Speed and Eramosa Rivers are the source of inspiration for the week of festival events.. Our vision was to hold an annual festival inspired by the significance of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers to the surrounding communities and the Grand River watershed.. The festival is the product of the collaborative initiative of many organizations working towards the common goals of:.. i.. nspiring awareness, appreciation and restoration of the river system and.. providing a means of increasing awareness and effectiveness of participating organizations and their activities in the community.. The festival offers diverse programming relevant to the river systems that is creative and accessible to a broad audience.. The rivers and the Guelph community.. The 2 Rivers Festival builds on a long history of strong linkages with the Guelph community and the rivers that flow through it.. Recently, a group of environmentally focused students at the University of Guelph have worked to reinvigorate interest in initiatives that engage the community with the rivers.. The students' work explores past initiatives, such as the.. River Systems Management Study.. that highlighted.. the “extraordinary potential of the river corridors”,.. and follows more recent efforts, such as the.. River Systems Advisory Committee.. Their work, called.. the "Two Rivers Project", lead to the creation of a website.. which showcases.. upcoming events including the 2 Rivers Festival and provides an.. interesting way to learn about the rivers.. We highly.. recommend y.. ou check it out.. The website features:.. Video interviews with the chair of the River Systems Advisory Committee,  ...   Cambridge where it joins the Grand River.. Length from source to mouth: 70.. 9 km.. The Eramosa River.. Origin of the name: Local history books say it is named after Un-ne-mo-sah, an Indian word meaning dog.. There is also evidence from books and the internet that it could mean a specific kind of dog: black dog, dead dog, ornery dog, old dog or dog leg.. Exactly which native language is a little murky.. There is no "m" in any of the Six Nations languages.. Ojibway dictionaries give "animosh" as the translation for dog.. A book called The Dog's Children: Anishinaabe Texts Told by Angeline Williams tells many Ojibwe/Anishinaabe stories about half-dog people.. Starts near Ospringe and flows through Guelph.. Length from source to mouth is 40.. 4 km and it is the shortest of the four main tributaries of the Grand River.. Lots of groundwater enters the Eramosa River.. Did you know that both of these rivers are designated as Canadian Heritage Rivers?.. When the Grand River was designated in 1994, its four major tributaries were also designated.. The other two tributaries are the Nith and the Conestogo rivers.. They all join the Grand River which flows into Lake Erie.. The entire watershed is about the size of Prince Edward Island.. Links to more stores:.. A canoe trip close to home conjures memories of my father at every curve.. Story and photography from Canadian Geographic Traveller by James Raffan.. Good Friday paddle on the Eramosa River.. Y.. outube slideshow, music by James Gordon..

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  • Title: 2013 Events - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Download the festival program.. or.. to.. receive.. the program with details of all events by email.. Event descriptions and event organizers are listed by date below (.. link for map of locations.. ).. Click on the date of the event below to read the detailed description.. Contents.. 1.. Sunday, June 9.. 2.. Monday, June 10.. 3.. Tuesday, June 11.. 4.. Wednesday, June 12.. 5.. Thursday, June 13.. 6.. Friday, June 14.. 7.. Saturday, June 15.. 8.. Sunday, June 16.. Speed River Clean–Up: Going to.. the Source (.. 9:00am - 1:00pm).. Organizers:.. OPIRG.. For over 30 years we've gotten our feet wet cleaning garbage out of the rivers.. This year we are taking a step back and inviting the community to think about where this garbage is coming from.. We will be engaging in a series of actions that will go to the source.. Join us to take a deeper look at what it really means to clean up the river and what we can do in our everyday lives to create change and keep our rivers healthy.. Meet at the.. Royal City Park Gazebo.. Eramosa River Trail by Bike (10:00am - 11:30am).. Organizers: Grade 10 Community Environmental Leadership Program students.. Join student leaders for a ride along the river from the Boathouse to Victoria and back to gain confidence on your bike, enjoy the trail and learn why bikes are best when it comes to reducing our footprint! Stop to appreciate nature and local heritage features along the way.. NB: Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult and all cyclists require a helmet.. Boathouse.. Water Fun and Learn (2:00pm - 4:00pm).. Organizers: Water Services Division, City of Guelph.. It’s thrills and spills for the whole family as we play and at the same time learn about rainfall, the role of trees and soil, and runoff in our quest to protect our water and our rivers.. Meet in the.. Royal City Park, Gazebo area.. Leaves and Twigs for Kids (3:00pm - 5:00pm).. Organizers: GUFF- Guelph Urban Forest Friends.. Using the motif of trees and water, children are invited (with an adult) to create a piece of art and enjoy tree related activities.. Festival Welcome and Sharing Circle (7:30pm - 9:00pm).. Organizers: Wiijii Numgumook Kwe women's drum group.. Join members of the women's drum group, Wiijii Numgumook Kwe as they welcome all to the festival.. You re then invited to participate in a sharing circle following the practice of Original Peoples to explore perspectives on water and rivers in our community.. Please bring a lawn chair.. Meet in the.. (.. back to top.. Sightings and Writings: Birding with Percy Tavener (8:30am - 10:00am).. Organizers: Nature in the Neighbourhood.. Percy Tavener was born in Guelph in 1875 and went on to become the first ornithologist at the National Museum of Canada.. We will share some of his experiences as a self-taught naturalist as we look for the birds that grace the banks of the Eramosa River, something that Tavener also did over a hundred years ago.. We’ll see swallows and swifts, vireos and flycatchers –species that live with us still, yet are greatly influenced by our practices.. Binoculars and field guides will be available for loan.. Walk Along the Speed River in Town (6:30pm - 8:30pm).. Guelph Trail Hiking Club.. You will be surprised by the nature in the city that this hike will reveal as we start at Speedvale Avenue and work our way through town to the Boathouse.. This hike will involve carpooling to Speedvale Ave for a one way walk.. Good footwear advised.. Meet.. at the.. Covered Bridge.. An Evening of Stories About Our Rivers (8:00pm - 9:30pm).. Guelph Guild of Storytellers.. Our rivers have set the stage for many stories in the past both imaginary and real.. We will hear of some, delivered by those who practice the craft and invite you to tell your own river story, memory or anecdote.. Garlic Mustard and Other Invasives – a See and Pull Event (10:00am - 11:30am).. Garlic mustard is one of a number of alien plants that is appearing in Guelph along the river and now in city gardens.. Come out to learn about this invader and the ways of removing it.. We will spend some time pulling this plant from a small area started last year.. Other invasive and native plants will be identified as we walk the trail to Edinburgh Road and back.. A Walk with a Destination - Guelph Lake (6:30pm - 8:00pm).. Grand River Conservation Authority.. Not many cities have a lake destination that can easily be reached  ...   rain location in.. the.. Warblers and Orioles and Kingfishers… OH MY! (8:00am - 10:00am).. Organizers: Guelph Field Naturalists.. This leisurely stroll will focus on finding and identifying the feathered creatures that call our river corridor their home.. We will discuss techniques for birding by eye AND by ear.. Some binoculars and field guides will be available for loan.. This walk will not run in the rain.. The Power of Pollinators in Our Neighbourhoods (10:30am - 1:30pm).. Pollination Guelph.. This three part event will include an information display, kid’s table with activities and two short interpretive walks at 11 and 12:30 p.. m.. to observe some of the nearby pollinator friendly plantings and practices in the neighbourhood.. Riverside Park East (behind the Fire Station).. Build a Bird a Home (1:00pm - 4:00pm).. DIYode Community Workshop and Makespace.. , Nature in the Neighbourhood.. Several birds that live along our rivers require holes in trees to nest yet dead trees are usually not left standing.. To help out we will assemble nest boxes from prepared material at the DIYODE community workshop.. We will start with a short presentation about our cavity nesting birds and conclude with plans to put the nest boxes up along the river for the next nesting season.. DIYODE workshop on Wyndham St S.. Wet and Wonderful Critters in the River (2:30pm - 4:00pm).. Guelph Field Naturalists.. Jump in and get your feet wet for an experience of river exploration.. We will focus on catching and identifying exciting aquatic critters including dragonfly nymphs, crayfish and whirligigs.. Great for the young and the young at heart! Equipment will be provided.. Barber Scout Camp.. (in the parking lot).. Two Rivers and Covered Bridge Celebration (5:00pm - 11:00pm).. Wellington Water Watchers.. Focus on Nature.. The celebration begins at our.. covered bridge.. with children’s activities, a photo display and a sound share circle.. Following the sound procession to the river to launch the water wreath, the evening continues with a concert behind the.. at 7 p.. featuring four local music groups:.. The Good For Naughts.. www.. thegoodfornaughts.. DENT.. dentmusic.. ca.. The Ragged Bankers.. raggedbankers.. The Rolling Blackouts.. rollingblackouts.. Take a Hike by Transit to Experience Nature (10:00am - noon).. Organizers: Grade 11 da Vinci Art Science Program students.. The Take a Hike project of this year’s daVinci students links our bus transit system to Guelph’s hiking trails.. Join them as they lead you first on a bus and then a trail back into town featuring many aspects of nature accessible to all with a bus ticket.. downtown transit hub.. (Carden and MacDonnell).. Take Your Father to the River Picnic (All day).. Organizer: You!.. We invite you to make this Father’s Day a memorable one by taking your father for a picnic to any of the many wonderful spots along our river system.. Take a hike and discover your own spot or come to Royal City Park where activities for the whole family are planned throughout the afternoon.. Catching Crayfish and Other River Critters (noon - 1:00pm).. Crayfish are amazing creatures that look so able to defend themselves.. The Speed River just above the covered bridge is an excellent place to wade in and take a try at catching them to study and then release.. Wear old shoes or rubber boots for this active session where we study crayfish and many other creatures from under the water surface.. This event is subject to appropriate water levels.. covered bridge.. A Nose-to-Beak Encounter with Wild Birds (1:00pm - 2:00pm).. Organizers: Wild Ontario.. Meet Wild Ontario’s live Birds of Prey animal ambassadors! Get close to see them and learn about the biology and natural history of our most exciting birds.. World Wide Water Activities (2:00pm - 3:00pm).. Organizers: Headwaters (Upper Grand District School Board).. Join us for a series of engaging activities for kids and youth related to water including a scavenger hunt, a map quest, a water relay and an eight foot Earth ball.. Row Row Row Your Shell: Race and Demo (3:00pm - 4:00pm).. Organizers: Guelph Rowing Club.. Rowing machines and rowing shells will be on display with a planned race along this stretch of the river dependent on water levels.. See why rowing is hot.. Subject to water conditions.. River Remembers Walking Tour – North (6:30pm - 8:00pm).. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario,.. Guelph and Wellington Branch (ACO).. Walk with us north from the River Run Centre to the Homewood observing heritage and nature along the river as we share stories and insights that are sometimes not readily evident.. River Run Centre, Speed River overlook.. Thanks to all event organizers!..

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  • Title: Links - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Photos of our rivers and the 2 Rivers Festival.. Buried rivers in Guelph and beyond.. The Two Rivers Project at the University of Guelph.. River Systems Advisory Committee (RSAC).. Links to Festival Partners and supporters are.. Other links to organizations and events relevant to the 2 Rivers System are listed in the table to the right:.. We are in the process of adding links - check back for updates soon!.. Submit your link for inclusion.. 2 Rivers Festival.. photostream.. on Flickr.. See photos contributed by others to the Flickr.. group pool for the festival.. (add yours too!),.. Guelph.. and the.. Eramosa River.. 's photos were.. displayed in the covered bridge.. on Saturday (June 15th).. see them here.. Guelphonography.. Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibit featuring photos from Guelph, including the Speed and Eramosa Rivers.. Blog Guelph.. :.. Great Guelph photography and cool Guelph links by creative Guelph  ...   Advisory Committee (RSAC).. The River Systems Advisory Committee (RSAC).. is a volunteer council appointed committee that provides advice and assistance to City Staff and Council on issues that impact on waterways and adjacent lands within the City of Guelph.. The RSAC provides recommendations to City Staff and Council on the following:.. Monitoring, implementation and updating of the River Systems Management Study.. Monitoring, implementation and updating of subwatershed studies.. Planning and implementation of stream restoration for channels not included in the.. Subwatershed plans.. Concerns taken on by the committee are:.. Compatibility of land use in valley lands with river land values including natural and.. Historical heritage concerns.. Stream ecology with emphasis on water quantity and quality.. Trails, Recreational access to streams and valley lands.. Education, Engagement, Awareness and Partnerships of River Systems.. For more information about the RSAC please contact:.. Community Design and Development Services.. Telephone: 519-837-5616.. planning@guelph..

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  • Title: Festival partners and supporters - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Festival Supporters.. The 2 Rivers Festival would not be possible without the support of the many generous individuals, businesses and groups who have contributed in some way.. Special thanks to supporters in 2013:.. Brenda and other staff at the Boathouse.. gave us a great venue for many events (and the use of their washrooms!) and were a huge help with festival promotion.. Speed River Paddling Canoe and Kayak Rentals.. for.. The Guelph Lawn Bowling Club.. for the use of their facilities for several events.. The Gosling Foundation.. for sponsoring the festival.. Tracey Bithel-Riley.. (Creativeroot Design Studio) for design of the flyers and postcards for festival promotion.. Sara Moore Design Co.. for the creation of our fantastic logo.. Thomas Video..  ...   their trailers to transport festival props.. all our volunteers!.. Supporters in 2012 also included.. Musagetes Foundation.. Participating organizations in 2013.. A.. huge.. thanks to these organizations who put on the free events by giving the festival their time and resources.. A.. rboretum - University of Guelph.. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.. , Guelph and Wellington Branch (ACO).. Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute.. Community Environmental Leadership Program.. Headwaters.. CFRU 93.. 3 FM.. , Water Services Division.. Da Vinci Art Science and The Environmental Leadership Program.. DIYODE Community Workshop and Makespace.. Gosling Foundation.. Guelph Rowing Club.. Guelph Urban Forest Friends.. The musicians:.. Roger Marin.. rogermarin.. OPIRG Guelph.. Wiijii Numgumook Kwe Women's Drum Group.. Wild Ontario.. Thanks to all participating organizations for their festival events!..

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  • Title: Media information - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Contact the organizers.. email: tworiversfest@gmail.. phone: (519) 826-0392.. 2013 Press releases.. ".. Poetry paddle is a BYOBoat event.. view or download release.. ), 6 June 2013.. Panel to Debate River Future.. ), 5 June 2013.. More than 30 events at the second annual 2 Rivers Festival June 9 to 16.. ".. ), 13 May 2013.. 2 Rivers Festival event listings, Guelph (.. ), 13 May 2013.. Second Annual 2 Rivers Festival:.. Call for Events and Volunteers.. ,.. January 2013.. Photos of the festival by festival organizers on.. Who's talking about the festival?.. 2013:.. Focus on Nature Student Photo Exhibit.. ", 16 June, Third Space (blog).. Two Rivers Festival underscores how healthy river contributes to healthy community.. ", 16 June 2013 in the Guelph Mercury.. City losing  ...   cleanup takes a proactive approach.. ", 4 June in the Guelph Mercury.. Making Guelph a better place.. " Guest editorial 4 June 4 in the.. Guelph Tribune.. Call for event organizers and volunteers, January 2013.. ,.. Royal City Rag.. CFRU.. 2012:.. Two Rivers Festival story in the.. Guelph Community Guide.. Check out Guelph Tribune story, April 10.. New Two Rivers Festival seeks participants.. Royal City Rag story,.. Two Rivers Festival.. Guelph Tribune Guest Editorial, May 24.. Making Guelph a Better Place.. Guelph Tribune, June 7.. Riverfest launch goes on Sunday.. Guelph Mercury, June 8.. Week-long festival to celebrate Guelph's rivers.. Guelph Mercury, June 10.. Guelph's new festival goes with the flow.. Guelph Mercury, June 14.. Celebrating our Rivers.. key to their future.. SNAP Guelph.. online article..

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  • Title: Social media - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Facebook.. Like.. 2RiversFestival.. on Facebook.. Twitter.. F.. ollow.. @2RiversFestival.. Spread the word about the festival with Twitter.. Join our Flickr group:.. Visit.. our Flickr page.. to see photos of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers and photos of the events..

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  • Title: Event locations - www.2riversfestival.org
    Descriptive info: Event locations.. Addresses for event locations (in Guelph).. Boathouse, 116 Gordon St.. Barber Scout Camp, 733 Stone Road E.. DIYODE Workshop, 71B Wyndham St.. S.. Covered Bridge, 116 Gordon St.. Taylor Nature Centre, University of Guelph Arbore.. tum (Access to parking off College Ave E.. near Victoria Rd.. ).. McCrae House, 108 Water Street.. Royal City Park,  ...   Gazebo (.. where Gordon St.. crosses the Speed River).. The Woolwich Arrow, 176 Woolwich St.. Riverside Park, 74 Speedvale Ave E.. Goldie Mill, 75 Cardigan St.. Downtown Transit Hub, Carden and Macdonnell.. Speed River Overlook, 35 Woolwich Street.. Guelph Lake Nature Centre, Conservation Rd.. Map of locations.. Click on an item in list to show on map..

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