Each year, an estimated 200 walkers including Grade 5/6 students from three Hamilton elementary schools participate in the Hamilton Walks for Haiti Walkathon.
■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.
■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.
Date(s) - 22/03/2017
9 h 30 min - 12 h 00 min
900 Woodward Ave