Welcome to River Boat Days


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)


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)