Hamilton Walks for Haiti – World Water Day Walkathon

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Date(s) - 03/22/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology


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.
Hamilton Walks for Haiti - World Water Day Walkathon