CENTRAL rendezvous IN Edmonton

As Edmonton’s water and wastewater provider, EPCOR cares passionately about the river and is proud to host the Central Rendezvous event.

Location: Whitemud Park & Whitemud Equine Centre
Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 1 – 5 pm.
Parking: Limited parking on site at the Whitemud Equine Centre.
Ride sharing is encouraged, or come by bicycle! Bike racks on site.

Here are the finer details:

Water Lovers – We’re happy to play host to launching 400 inflatable rafts and floating them from Whitemud Park to Emily Murphy Park. Don’t worry. You don’t have to walk back. We are offering complimentary shuttles to everyone who registers to raft with us. Personal floatation devices/life jackets included!

Land Lovers – Although we love the river, we can’t forget the great assets that exist within the river valley park system. We’re bringing outfitters, clubs and associations, demonstrations and entertainment to help make it easy to get out and enjoy. There will be hiking excursions, geocache demonstrations, educational stations and other interactive exhibits. And of course, there will be food trucks, refreshments and activities for the kids.

Entertainment – We haven’t forgotten about entertainment! WELCA presents their musical ride, while Encor by EPCOR is hosting the stage, bringing entertainment for every age.
-Donovan Workun
-Flying Canoe
-Vissia
-Aytahn Ross
-Ginalina – brought to you by Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation
-Royal Tusk

we are happy to partner with:

  • • Alberta Aquarium
    • Alberta Environment & Parks
    • Bell Media / CTV
    • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Northern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS)
    • Ceyana Canoe Club
    • City of Edmonton River Valley Parks
    • Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club
    • Edmonton and Area Land Trust
    • Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation
    • Edmonton Outdoor Club
    • Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering/Kids Run Wild
    • Edmonton Trail Runners/River Valley Revenge
    • Encor Sound Stage
  • • Flying Canoë Festival
    • Fort Edmonton Park
    • Lifesaving Society
    • MEC
    • North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (Swim Drink Fish)
    • North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)
    • North West Voyageurs
    • Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
    • Sierra Club Canada Foundation
    • Sourdough Raft Race
    • Tracy Sharuga, Medical Botinist
    • Virgin Radio
    • WELCA
    • Yoga Corporate Outreach

Raft The River

Picture this: 400 inflatable rafts drifting from Whitemud Park to Emily Murphy Park.
See the river valley from an entirely new perspective!
Relax and enjoy the view as you drift through the river valley. In September, the water is low and slow while the shores are painted gold and red and orange.
Local paddling clubs will be on the water to help out.
Each raft holds 1 – 4 people, depending on age and weight.
Pre-registration is recommended.

Count Down to The Event

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Our Sponsors

Thanks to all of our EPCOR RiverFest sponsors.

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Municipal Sponsors