Events at a Glance

July 2016


Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Race Festival

8:00am - 5:00pm      Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, ON
It’s that time of year again! Come and enjoy the fun as over 40 dragonboat teams paddle to protect Hamilton Harbour! Funds raised in support of the Bay Area Restoration Council and the remediation of Hamilton Harbour! A great event for the entire family, complete with live entertainment, food vendors, a beer tent and a series of dragonboat races throughout the day. Whether you enjoy getting wet, or prefer to stay dry on shore, come make a splash to restore Hamilton Harbour! Have questions about registering?
Contact Ramsay & Jackie at or go to
  • Saturday, July 9th 2016; 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, ONview map
  • Contact Kelly Pike at to sign up for BARC's Harbour Huggers Team!
  • Event hosted by Lively Dragon

Marsh Volunteering Planting 2016

9:00am - 12:00pm      Cootes Paradise Marsh
It's marsh planting season! We're looking for volunteers to help replant Cootes Paradise. Space is limited to 10 people per date, and the spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis. Please register by e-mailing Quote "Marsh Planting 2016" in the subject line of your email.
2016 Planting Dates:
Thursday, July 7
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, July 23
Please note the following:
· Indicate the date(s) you wish to attend
· You may need chest waders – if you do not have any please state your shoe size and BARC will provide waders for you
Due to the nature and location of the planting sites, these events are not suitable for children. You must be at least 16 years old to participate (an adult will need to sign a waiver for you if you are under the age of 18). Planting sites are located in the marsh and a certain level of physical fitness is required. Please be aware that we are walking into a natural environment – you will get wet and dirty and leeches occasionally make an appearance. It is messy but rewarding work!
  • Contact Kelly Pike at to register