Saskatoon River Rendezvous 150 - July 13 - 15, 2017
A celebration of the South Saskatchewan River, a Canadian Heritage River that flows through Saskatoon. The three-day River Festival is an exciting combination of on-river heritage activities and competitions combined with creative interpretations of the river through the arts. Throughout the River Festival there will be public education and awareness of the beauty and importance of the river.
Day One (July 13th) will feature the arrival of the Voyageurs’ Rendezvous 2017 complete with voyageur canoe sprint races and a costumed paddling pageant. On the recreational paddling front there will be instruction in canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding combined with short river tours. Displays and exhibitions from organizations and businesses connected with the river will round out a full day of activities in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park.
Day Two and Three (July 14th &15th) will include an interpretive dance performance on the banks of the river, screening of river related films, a Songs of the River performance concert, exhibitions of painting and sculpting reflective of the waterway and walking experiences complete with storytelling and heritage interpretive sessions. Day Three will also kick-off one- and two-day canoe tours to experience historically important sites of the Northwest Resistance along the Trails of 1885.
Saskatoon River Rendezvous 150 is a community-based event committed to an authentic celebration of the natural beauty of the South Saskatchewan River.