Floaters / Guests

Canadian Tire Welland Floatfest is a FREE family event!

We ask that you bring a nonperishable food or hygiene item to donate to Community Food Drives in support of our local food banks.

Please see the Event Details page for important info, what to bring and park rules prior to attending for your safety, fun & comfort.

The park will be secured area, all visitors will be asked to register in order to enter the premises. Registration is FREE!  Save time by registering here:

Participant Waiver Form


I acknowledge that this is an event being held on the water of the Welland Canal and may have physical limitations. It has the potential for injury, property loss and potential death. The risks include, but are not limited to actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, vendors, event monitors and anyone involved in supporting this event; lack of hydration, weather, water immersion, and/or other natural conditions. I understand that this event will be held on and in the water, that the entry and exit points and floaties (devices used in this event) will be wet and very slippery, that I may fall, or otherwise go into the water and acknowledge that I have sufficient abilities to swim to safety, tread water, and keep myself afloat until help arrives, if necessary. I hereby assume all other risks and the risks of any minors under my responsibility, participating in this event.
I certify that I am physically fit for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL) form will be used by Welland Float Fest, the City of Welland and the WRCC, all volunteers and any one associated with helping put this event together, in which I may participate and it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said event. All vendors are to have their own liability insurance and will not be protected under any insurance policy provided for this event.
In consideration of my registration and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successor, and assigns as follows:
(A) Waive, release and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to and from this event. THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Welland Float Fest; Welland Float Fest committee, volunteers, event sponsors, the City of Welland and the WRCC,
(B) Indemnify and hold harmless all entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my actions or the actions of others during this event.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during this event.
I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed, I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, sponsors, and/or assigns.
This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under the applicable law.

All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must have a life preserver in their watercraft. In the event you do not, you are floating at your OWN RISK! All participants under the age of 16 must be wearing a life preserver.

We request floaters to bring their registration wavers with them to keep the lines at the registration tent moving at a steady pace as we know the community is eager to get on the water.

I hereby certify that I have read this document and I understand its content.

Canadian Tire welland float fest