Event Schedule

May 25th and 26th, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018
Pizza Party Extravaganza   -   6:30-9:00

The fun begins on Friday evening, May 25th, with our amazing new location, the Copetown Community Centre just outside of Hamilton. This spacious facility is located just 15 minutes from the hotel. Directions are available on the Bustle Kit page and will also be available at the hotel!

We invite all of our supporters, admirers, guests and their dogs to join us for an evening of fun, games, a quirky little contest or two and some very yummy pizza. This year we are bringing the Bustle to the Friday night event as well with a pre-raffle set up so you can get a head start on winning your favourite items.

The Pizza Party is the ultimate way to begin your basset filled weekend and we look forward to seeing you there.

Don't forget:  We will have pre-registration at the Pizza Party.  Sign up on Friday night and just breeze on in to the Bustle on Saturday!  If you are unable to participate on Saturday, please join on us on Friday if you can.


Saturday May 26, 2018
Basset Bustle Extravaganza, 2018   -   11:30-3:00

11:00  Registration opens - (including sign up for nail clipping and microchipping)

Please try to register early to avoid the crowds.  Bring your pledges and get all of the information you need to have a delightful day.

The hottest fashion accessory around -- please don't forget to pick up your complimentary Rescue bandana free for the first 200 Bassets.


11:30-11:50  Basset Bustle Extravaganza Kick-Off
All of the bassets will line up in one grand "Parade Around The Park" basset-line to kick off the 2018 Basset Bustle.  Featuring our adorable 2018 Basset Rescue AmBassetDor!

Don't forget your camera!

All pledges supporting this effort are to benefit Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario and all of the bassets that need help.  This is an event you will never forget!


12:00-12:40  Photos with Dean the Basset!!

Don't miss this opportunity to have your photo taken with our adorable friend, Dean the Basset!


11:30-2:30  Big Basset Raffle Extravaganza, prizes to be drawn 2:30-3:00

The Big Basset Raffle Extravaganza features so many wonderful raffle prizes, there is too much to mention here. You must see it for yourself. This is the best raffle we have ever had and you won't believe it!


2:15  Prize Awards Ceremony


11:30-3:00  Big Basset Bustle Events, ongoing all day

  • BHRO Merchandise Extravaganza  Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario t-shirts, tanks, hoodies and more - - We've got them and when you see them you will want them.  All new for 2018 and a must for every dog-lover.
  • Nail Clipping*  Only $5 for a lovely little manicure for your dog.  All proceeds to BHRO
  • Microchipping*  Only $20 to microchip your dog.  All proceeds to BHRO
    *Limited spots available
  • Games and Contest Extravaganza at the New Main Stage  Your opportunity to show off your basset and win some amazing prizes!
    12:15 to 2:15
    • the ALL NEW Basset Baseball!
    • Our ever popular Basset Costume Contest
    • the hilarious Boxer Shorts Relay
    • Towel on the Head
    • Best Trick
    • Best Howl
    • Oldest Basset
    • Longest Ears
  • BBQ Extravaganza!!
    We have a wonderful BBQ planned again this year featuring the ever popular BBQ fare and cold drinks. You can enjoy your lunch in the shade of the lovely pavilion just steps away from the park.


  • Visit with our friends from the Basset Hound Club of Canada


2:30-3:00 Raffle prizes to be drawn


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