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EPCOR RiverFest

A Collaborative Event to Celebrate the River Valley

Post Date:September 11, 2017 4:00 pm
 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (September 11, 2017) From Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th, the River Valley Alliance and EPCOR are hosting a festival to celebrate and bring awareness to the River Valley.  This is the first ever event held over three days in three municipalities, Devon (Friday), Edmonton (Saturday), and Fort Saskatchewan (Sunday). 

“Join us for this first ever event at West River’s Edge Sunday, September 17th from 12 – 4 p.m.  RiverFest 2017 will have numerous activities both on and off the water. From orienteering, geocaching, and nature walks to kayaking, fishing and a flotilla of rafts, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy and that showcase the river valley. People can pack a lunch or enjoy the food from one of our local food trucks on site. This is an event that brings the community, water enthusiasts and nature lovers together to have enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon at West River’s Edge showcasing our river valley,” explains Jana Rowe, Community Events Specialist.

There will be no public parking on site at West River’s Edge, except for individuals with a disability parking placard, so the Fort Sask Transit (FST) will be providing a Park and Ride (11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) from the transit stop at the Dow Centennial Centre as well as a pick up at Pryce Alderson Park.

Visit the City’s Facebook event for more details at EPCOR RiverFest – Fort Saskatchewan

Groups and Activities:

  • City of Fort Saskatchewan – Scavenger Hunt
  • Fort Saskatchewan Nordic Ski Club – Nordic Walking
  • Strathcona Wilderness Centre – Discover the Wetlands and Geocaching
  • River Valley Alliance – River Flotilla (pre-register)
  • Kids Run Wild YEG - Orienteering
  • Sturgeon County – Block Party
  • Yoga Corporation Outreach – Yoga
  • Ceyana Canoe Club – Boat Float
  • Fort Saskatchewan Lions Club – Fishing
  • Artisan Fair

 Some activities have a charge so visit www.epcorriverfest.ca for more details.

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Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 25,000 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 NWMP Fort Representation in historic downtown.

 

For more information, please contact:


Jana Rowe
Community Events Specialist
City of Fort Saskatchewan
T:   780.912.2157  /  E: jrowe@fortsask.ca
Web: fortsask.ca / Twitter: @AuggieFtSk / Facebook/CityFortSask