Hamilton Walks for Haiti

13th Annual World Water Day Walkathon - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Hamilton Walks for Haiti - World Water Day Walkathon

Each year, an estimated 100 walkers including Grade 5/6 students from three Hamilton elementary schools participate in the Hamilton Walks for Haiti Walkathon.
 

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  • All walkers and fundraisers welcome. Donate online or download the pledge form (PDF, 848 KB).
  • Event kicks off with a 5K walk starting at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology.
  • Participants walk the Confederation Park beach trail to the initial intake pipe that supplied Hamilton residents’ water, located near Hutch’s on the Beach.  
  • Students demonstrate the daily task of the Haitian people by carrying empty buckets to this mid-way point of the walk and fill the buckets with water for the return walk.
  • At the finish line, students empty their buckets into a container that holds 1 cubic meter of water to give students a visual of how much water each Hamilton household uses per day vs. people in locations of the world where clean drinking water is not readily available.
  • Tours of the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Hamilton's first water pump house, and the Water Treatment facility are provided where students take part in hands-on water educational activities.

 

Did you know?


All funds raised go to the Rotary Club of Ancaster’s Haiti Water for Life Program.

Hamilton Walks for Haiti has raised $238,000 to-date, funding the cost to construct wells in 48 Haitian villages.

Hamilton Walks for Haiti World Water Day Walkathon

 

Contact us

For more information:
Email: cohwater@hamilton.ca

Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/hamiltonwalksforhaiti