Welcome to River Boat Days


Platinum Blonde to headline Concerts on the Park 2018! The Toronto band that was at the forefront of the New Wave of the early 1980s, is still producing fresh material and performing live at the best venues across the country. 5 times Juno nominated and selling multi-platinum records, can there be a better headliner for Concerts in the Park 2018?! "Crying over You" and "Doesn't Really Matter" are just 2 of the hits of an impressive repertoire that is coming to Terrace. It's live, it's outdoors and thanks to sponsorship, it's free of charge. Platinum Blonde will take the stage at George Little Park around 7:00 pm, Saturday evening, August 4. The Platinum Blonde trio are Mark Holmes (vocals, guitar), Sergio Galli (guitar) and Dan Todd (drums). More at www.platinumblondeworld.ca

(June 20/18)


Volunteer Terrace has connected with some amazing youth programs in Vancouver to bring us this exciting fundraiser for the Terrace Youth Volunteers Corps. With cars as the focus, young people in the NASKARZ Program (www.nazcarzprogram.com) learn skills through Vancouver Vocational College. And Ray-Cam (www.raycam.org) is a longstanding community development organization based in east Vancouver. And we will benefit as they are sharing their expertise and their renowned soapbox cars for a day of soapbox derby in Terrace. Team sponsored cars will race one another for bragging rights; plus there are plans for celebrity races. And there will be opportunities for your kids to drive the cars too. Music and announcing by Prince Rupert's Julius Watts of TheBeat.DJ. Sunday, August 5 will be a day to celebrate the capacity of young people.


The construction fence had hardly come down last August when scores of kids swarmed the Rotary Splash Park in George Little Park. Huge entertainment and a great way to cool down on a hot summer's day, the Splash Park is a testament to community vigour. Led by the Rotary Club of Terrace and Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, and working closely with the City of Terrace, financial support came from all around the community and outside, from large corporations to children emptying their piggybanks. Total cost was $250,000. Adjacent to the Splash Park is yet another successful community project--a revitalized playground developed by the Terrace Kinsmen. Combined these two additions to George Little Park made during Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations made 2017 in Terrace very memorable.


(2018) It's the combination of volunteer time and financial support of non-profit groups, small and large business that produces a community festival of over 50 events. Most of the sponsorship is received directly by the event organizers but the Riverboat Days Society also receives financial support. These funds are typically used for initiating new events, improving existing events and multimedia advertising of Riverboat Days. The main funding source for the Society is an annual grant from the City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. Local media also play a huge role in the success of Riverboat Days, providing services well beyond those for which they are contracted. Riverboat Days was one of the first recipients of support under the Fabulous Festivals and Events Program of the Northern Development Initiative Trust. But then we truly feel Riverboat Days is the epitome of a fabulous festival!

The Terrace Riverboat Days Society would also like to acknowledge the following supporters:

For the Fireworks Extravaganza, thank you to Your Decor, Home Hardware, Seabridge Gold, Stantec, Terry's Lock & Security, TCSI Consulting, Timber Baron, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Premium Trucks & Trailers, Nechako Northcoast Construction and AQCS Traffic Control.

For Movie in the Park, thank you to Skeena Valley Rotary Club, Seabridge Gold, Great Bear Forest Management, Dynamic Health Services, Acadia Northwest Mechanical, Bear Creek Group, Bandstra Transportation, Andre's Electronic Experts, Skeena Mall, Wings Terrace and Pharmasave.

(Aug 5/18)