Gatineau River Fest – June 17, 2017, 1-9PM

This festival will be a celebration of one of the Gatineau Hill’s greatest gems – the Gatineau River! Enjoy a leisurely float or paddle in a flotilla down the Gatineau River from Wakefield to Farm Point. Once in Farm Point settle into festivities with your friends and neighbours!  Waiting for you at the Farm Point municipal park will be a host of summer activities, information fair and marketplace, live music and entertainment for the whole family.

This is a rain friendly event!  Please note that the events in Farm Point can be brought inside in the case of rain. In the case of thundershowers, we recommend that participants do not take part in any of the water-based activities and instead join us inside at the Community Centre!

Register now!

Location details:

Event location in Farm Point is at the Community Centre at 331 ch. de la Rivière.

Parking for the event in Farm Point is at 311 ch. de la Rivière (hockey rink/baseball diamond).

Activities include:

  • 13:00-14:30            Flotilla from Wakefield to Farm Point.   REGISTER  HERE
  • 14:30-16:00            Racing kayak trials by the Cascades Club
  • 15:00-18:00            Stand-up paddle board trials by Paddlefit
  • 16:00-17:30            Dragon boat by the Cascades Club
  • 15:00-18:00            Thyme planting at the new art installation at community center
  • 14:00-18:30            Information Fair and Market place
  •                                   For kids: games, crafts, bouncy castle, henna tattoos, and community mural painting
  • 14:00-21:00           Live music and entertainment all day
  • 21:00-23:00           Bon fire and sing along

Food and Beverages available:   Pig roast, BBQ, salads, Syrian vegetarian delicacies and desserts, craft beers, cash bar, popcorn and more

 Live music and Entertainment (FREE) includes:

  •   13:30 – 14:30  Youth karaoke and performance
  •   14:30 – 16:00 Still Water Acoustic (Blues and Rock)
  •   16:00 – 17:30 Angele and Eric Ramsden (Pop and Rock)
  •   17:30 – 19:00 Tine Rufaro (African Marimba)
  •   19:00 – 21:00 Les Bon Boys ( Cajun and Zydeco)
  •   21:00 – 23:00 Open jam by the campfire

Information Fair and Market Place

  • Friends of the Gatineau River- information
  • Ottawa Riverkeeper- information
  • Chelsea’s environment department- free tree saplings distribution
  • Chelsea Fair Trade – Beads of Awareness
  • Gatineau Valley Historical Society
  • Delices de Damas ( vegetarian Syrian food)
  • Chelsea Pub with craft beers
  • Le Rest0 – bubble waffle cones
  • Ambrosia Garden- baked goods
  • Stacey Speers – Massage
  • Creation Kako – face and body painting
  • Jasmyn – henna designs
  • Michael Kinghorn – metal art
  • Anne Marie Bertrand – jewelry
  • Sylvie Daoust – nutrition products
  • Apple Road – Soaps
  • Oak and Evie – wood art
  • Ferme Mexie Farm – Organic farmers
  • New Life Tie Dye – art
  •  And others

Get Involved:  Would you like to set up a booth or activity? Would you like to volunteer? Or become a sponsor to promote organization by supporting your community Contact us at 


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