• Sunday, Jun 9, 2024
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8L1
  • Cost: $25+tax
  • Experience Level: None, Beginner

Event Details

We recognize that this event will be held upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Come and try rowing with Colour the Trails! This event provides an opportunity to learn the basics of rowing, including an exposure to on-land training and on-water rowing.

Rowing is an excellent full-body sport that can be used as a relaxing recreational activity, or it can become a competitive pursuit. This introduction will provide the foundation for understanding and enjoying rowing, and we hope to provide the opportunity for folks to continue rowing with Leander.

This event will be held at Leander Boat Club from 8:30am-12:30pm. All participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Boat Club. You can organize carpooling through our private Facebook group. After the event, participants are welcome to come for lunch at one of Hamilton’s many great restaurants!

Open to:

  • BIPOC 
  • 18+ 
  • Able to swim OR 
  • If not able to swim, participants will be asked to wear life jackets during the session if they are unable to do so. This ensures that we can be confident that you can keep your head above water while waiting for support. Of course, we don’t plan on ending up in the water! But we do need to be prepared just in case.

Please bring: 

  • A packed lunch if you do not plan on coming out after the event to get lunch!
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Water sandals/shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Weather appropriate clothing (we will have an outdoor rowing portion to the day)
  • Signed Waiver

Please add [email protected]  to your safe sender list. We will be contacting you with further information about the event and if the email ends up in your spam folder you may miss important information. If a waitlist spot opens up there will be a deadline to accept that you won’t want to miss. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

We would like to emphasize that even when the participation fee is low ($10-100) it is important to show up as last moment cancellations make us look bad as a group in front of partners that help us to create affordable events.

  1. Cancellation At Least 7 Days In Advance: For cancellations made at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled event, no penalties will be incurred. Participants can request a full refund. In some cases when we pre-pay for spots with our hosts, we might need to fill in the spot in order to issue a refund.
  2. Cancellation Within 7 Days: In the unfortunate event that a cancellation is requested less than 7 days before the scheduled event, or no shows the following policy will apply:
  • Refund: Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Inclusion Policy

At Colour the Trails, we are dedicated to fostering an environment that champions inclusivity, respect, and equality. We want to make it clear that we will not tolerate any form of anti-Blackness, anti-Indigenous attitudes, racism, homophobia, ableism or transphobia within our organization or community. We firmly stand against discrimination and prejudice, and we are committed to creating a safe and affirming space for individuals of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and gender identities. Together, we strive to promote unity, understanding, and support for all trail enthusiasts, regardless of their background or identity. As a Black owned and Black led business, we recognize the greater prevalence of anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity and will always prioritize support and protection for Black and Indigenous communities.

Photo & Video Release

By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers. They will be used for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events, which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you. 

Photos will be shared at the discretion of the event organizers. Please be prepared to take your own photos and videos if you want to ensure that you capture memories of your experience. If you post or share photos, we ask and encourage participants to tag Colour the Trails so that others in the community can learn about our work and get the chance to participate. 

Please contact [email protected] BEFORE the event if you do not want to be photographed or on video during an event.

Read more about our policies here.

Thank you to our community investors supporting this event

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