Connecting People
to Healthy Waterways



At Brant Waterways Foundation we believe in the improvement and protection of all Brantford waterways. Since 1988, we have provided funding assistance for healthy waterway projects, large and small, that will help to preserve, protect, restore, and improve the natural resources of the Grand River and its related bodies of water and adjacent lands within Brantford and the County of Brant. With the help and contributions of various partners we have been able to complete over $4.5 million dollars’ worth of water related and riverside Brantford trail projects.


2015 Hardy Road Parking Enhancement - $70,000

Project Lead: Parks and Recreation Dept., City of Brantford

  • Increased number of individuals and families able to access trail system
  • Provides a safe off road area for walkers and runners, and to load and unload bikes
  • Provides an attractive, welcoming, landscaped rest area
Hardy Road Parking

Lighting of Penman’ Dam - $30,000

Project Lead: Paris Firefighter’s Club
With support from an anonymous donor in memory of Douglas Foulds
Paris Fire Department 1954-1994 (Chief 1984-1994)


Light Leaders               
Pinevest Homes Inc.
Stillwaters Plate & Pour
Cobblestone Public House


Light Builder
Andritz Hydro AFI


Light Patrons
Mayor Ron Eddy
Kings Wood Products


Light Contributes
The Cedar House
Brenda and Paul Emerson
Bruce Noble


Additional Partnerships on this Project

  • Brant Municipal Enterprises (Project Management)
  • Brant County Power (Electrical Supply)
  • Springtime in Paris
  • Brant Chamber of Commerce
  • Brant County Community Services
  • The Paris Presbyterian Church
Lighting of Penman’ Dam


Brant/Brantford Children’s Water Festival


Project Lead: Grand River Conservation Authority

  • Partner since 2008
  • Over 1,300 Grade 4 students discover the importance of water via 34 interactive stations
  • More info at


Thank you to the RBC Blue Water Project for granting $5,000 a year since 2009 for the BBCWF.

Brantford Children’s Water Festival

New Forest in the City


Project Lead: Brant Tree Coalition

  • Partner since 2010
  • 5-year restoration project & create a new native forest in the City
  • Approx. 47,000 trees planted to date (in 4 years)


Thank you to Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund for granting this project $10,000 per year from 2012 – 2016.



Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (TH & B) Trail Project - $500,000

Project Lead: Brant Waterways Foundation

  • Multi-year partnership project - 5 years
  • Provincial and federal government contributions
  • Project cost $1,516,200
  • Converted 12 kms of abandoned TH & B rail corridor into a multi-use trail
  • Completed a key link of the Trans Canada Trail
Toronto to Hamilton and Buffalo Trail Ceremony