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Schedule of events
RIVERBOAT DAYS 2020: Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 9

June 8/20: Media Release: Terrace Riverboat Days 2020 cancelled. But residents still encouraged to “Celebrate the Spirit of the Skeena” this year, safely, in their own way.

The Terrace Riverboat Days Society is confirming cancellation of Riverboat Days 2020. Measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 take precedence. Northwestern British Columbia’s largest community festival cannot hold longstanding crowd favourites such as the Legion Parade, Beach Blast Volleyball and Fireworks over Ferry Island. The Society looks forward to returning in the summer of 2021 with another full and varied program of cultural, sports and music events.

However, the Society is still encouraging residents to “Celebrate the Spirit of the Skeena” this August—in their own ways, according to their own schedules or even virtually. The Riverboat Days Society is investigating with local arts and heritage organizations activities people can do on their own or in small groups that are in keeping with the Riverboat Days objectives of celebrating the history and culture of the area. Examples might be heritage walking tour itineraries, downloadable art projects and heritage themed trivia quizzes. These activities will be accessible through the Riverboat Days website at www.riverboatdays.ca starting in July.

In addition, we anticipate some local organizations will be able to stage smaller community events that would have become part of a Riverboat Days 2020 program. For example, the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival should be commissioning more downtown murals for early August. The public will be invited to walk by at their leisure to watch the artworks unfold. The Terrace Riverboat Days Society will be pleased to support the advertising of such community events and will post information and links on the Riverboat Days website and Facebook pages. .

Starting the August long weekend, Riverboat Days is the largest community festival in northwest British Columbia, highlighting the culture and heritage of the area. Riverboat Days offers huge variety, from interpretive walks, to sports tournaments, to live music. The 2019 program offered nearly 50 events over 10 days. Longstanding crowd-gatherers such as the Legion Parade, the Fireworks over Ferry Island, Beach Blast Volleyball and Concerts in the Park never fail to please. Concerts features the best music from around the northwest, held outdoors in the centrepiece of Riverboat Days, George Little Park.

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Riverboat Days is an entire week to share the history, the culture and simply the unequalled natural setting around Terrace. So for 2020 take a walking tour of the downtown organized by Heritage Park, watch an outdoor movie at George Little Park, enter a team in the Davis Cup Riverboat Days Soccer Tournament or take in a new activity like archery or drag racing. From quiet and reflective art exhibits to loud and fast auto racing, that's Riverboat Days.

Forms for 2020 will start appearing on this website around March 1. The 2019 Events Schedule can still be viewed by clicking the button on the right. Registration Forms for 2020 Events, for Vendors in George Little Park and, later, for the Legion Parade are posted under "Registration Forms" in the left hand column. Also on the "Registration Forms" page are other resources to help you plan your days, including an events' location map, daily event list and event list classified by target audience and themes. For now, the 2019 editions are posted.

At any time, we encourage you to discuss your ideas with members of the Society Executive for new events or suggestions to make Riverboat Days even better. The Executive is listed on the "About Us" page. If you don't know any of these people, you can get contact information through the George Little House or City of Terrace Recreation Department. We are always open to new members of the organizing committee. Still got questions?: info@riverboatdays.ca

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