Welcome to River Boat Days


Music will fill the valley on the second weekend of Riverboat Days. It is the 4th Annual Skeena Valley Country Music Festival and the timing this year was perfect to fit into Riverboat Days. It takes place at the Thornhill Community Hall, with camping available on the nearby Community Grounds. Local bands appearing include Segue, Borderline, Rebel Heart, Skeena North, Jean Baptiste & Hazel Marie and Rene Therrien - Me'tis Fiddler. From down the road are Just for Fun, Ross Desjarlais, Barndance Boys and our very own Me'tis Jigger - Beverly Lambert. The festival includes everything from open mic, auction, door prizes and traditional fiddling. There will be concessions all day. Click on the image on the left to open the Festival poster (July 28/17)


You will see their distinctive blue shirts around town this summer. Under the auspices of Volunteer Terrace, youth ages 11-18 will be undertaking community service as the Terrace Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). This is just the 2nd Canadian affiliate of a US based program that encourages volunteerism and community development, fostering a youth perspective and voice. The YVC is assisting the Terrace Riverboat Days Society with valuable services such as poster and program distribution and event attendance counts. Plus the YVC is leading its own event within Riverboat Days and the August 12 Street Fair Medley: CANstruction.

CANstruction is a food drive that includes fun designs and 'builds' competitions, literally! Teams of community members, youth, organizations, agencies, corporations, schools, and anyone are invited to get together to CANstruct sculptures, buildings, or structures made entirely out of donated human food and animal food. After the structures have been built, the creations will be on display for the general public to view as compassionate art exhibits and to vote for the most unique structure! At the end of the competition, 100% of the food will be donated to our local food banks and animal shelters. If you are interested and want to register a team, please contact the Youth Volunteer Corps at Volunteer Terrace, 3235 Emerson Street, 638-1330 or yvcterrace@gmail.com. There is no fee for registration. Find the CANstruction poster here.(July 22/17)


From modest beginnings in East Vancouver, they've toured the world, sold nearly a million records and earned their place amongst the best of rock bands in Canada. And 54-40 is coming to Terrace to play the outdoor stage in George Little Park, Saturday, August 5! "If you grew up in Canada in the 90s, 54-40 was the soundtrack to your childhood, whether you knew it or not" (www.5440.com). I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl are just two examples of 54-40 songs that are instantly recognizable and embedded on rock radio playlists.

54-40 is led by singer-songwriter Neil Osborne, with Brad Merritt on bass, Dave Genn supplying additional vocals, guitar and piano and Matt Johnson on percussion. This year accolades came in the form of induction into the Halls of Fame for the Canadian Independent Music Awards (The Indies) and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. This is a band reputed for their live performances--a perfect choice as headliner for Concerts in the Park 2017.

And we have these sponsors to thank for Concerts in the Park 2017: Sight & Sound, CFNR Network, Chances Terrace, Totem Auto Group, IBEW Local 993, Dairy Queen, Northern Savings Credit Union, Kitimat LNG, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Enbridge, Thornhill Pub, Comfort Inn & Suites, Port of Prince Rupert, Silvertip Promotions & Signs, Northern Savings, BC Lottery Corporation, Prevost RV & Marine (revised July 25/17)


The most anticipated Riverboat Days event returns to this year's Riverboat Days, FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS MADNESS Riverboat Days. Some of the biggest names in extreme sports will be back: professional FMX riders Reagan Sieg, Kyle Demelo, Daylan Tomshak with X Games Metal Mulisha rider Sam Rogers, who makes his debut in Terrace with a BACKFLIP on his SNOWMOBILE! All riders will perform the most insane tricks in freestyle motocross today--the KISS of DEATH, Rock solids, BACKFLIPS and so much more. For ONE day only. 2 shows starting at 2pm with autograph sessions. Plus the guys will also be doing wheelies and cool tricks in the Legion parade. You don't want to miss this one!

Organized by Steve Pereira Productions. Sponsored by the Skeena Mall, MacCarthy GM, Kickstart Motorsports, KTM, Citywest, National Car Rental, The Comfort Inn, EZ Rock, CJFW and CFTK TV. Special thanks to Westpoint Rentals and the Terrace Fire Department. (June 15/17)


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 Premium Truck and Trailer, Stantec, Home Hardware, Your Decor, Terry's Lock & Security and TCSI Consulting, Timber Baron, Terrace Interiors, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd..

For Movie in the Park, thank you to Pacific Northwest LNG, My Fitness Centre, 101 Industries, Bear Creek Group, Great Bear Forest Management, Dynamic Health Services, Acadia Northwest Mechanical, Bandstra Transportation Systems, Investors Group, New Age Insights.

For the daily prize packs for the Bell Media Big Bang Contest, thank you to Dairy Queen Terrace, Fiori Design, Sonny's Collectables, Pizza Hut, Wings, Aqua Clear Bottlers, Xander's Coffee and My Fitness Centre.

And thank you to Silvertip Promotions for support for our graphic design and publication needs.

(July 23/17)