Flamborough E-NEWS
August 2017
Welcome to the August ENEWS edition. This month there are great opportunities to get involved in the community and to enjoy events going on. In this ENEWS edition, there are also some very important updates on topics such as the Sheffield Rural Settlement Area - Union Gas Expansion, Berry Hill Avenue Traffic Light update, Lynden Road Closure and more. Join me at the FREE Movie In The Park night featuring the LEGO Batman movie on Sunday August 6th, 7-10:30pm in Memorial Park, great activities for families to enjoy, come dressed as your favourite superhero. Have a safe and enjoyable summer- please call or email my office if you need help with any issues. If you see me in the community, stop and say hi. 

Sheffield Rural Settlement Area - Union Gas Expansion
Union Gas has approached the city with a proposal to expand the natural gas services to the residents of Sheffield Rural Settlement Area under the Ministry of Infrastructure’s Natural Gas Grant Program. Councillor Partridge (on behalf of Councillor Pasuta) has reviewed the proposal with staff and Council. Council has approved support for the expansion application under the Provincial government Expansion Stream.
Should the Union Gas expansion application be approved, Councillor Partridge will host a community meeting with Sheffield residents, city staff and Union Gas representatives in October or November. Residents will receive a presentation of the proposed expansion with answers to questions and feedback regarding the project. 
To learn more about this Grant program, please click here.

Vimy Oak Tree - Heritage Designation

The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee and City Council unanimously supported Councillor Partridge's motion to designate the Vimy Oak Tree, located at the Waterdown Legion Branch 551, as a living memorial to the Canadian soldiers who served in the First World War and serves as a symbolic connection to the most widely-known military engagement in Canadian history. The tree was planted in commemoration of the  100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place April 9-12, 1917.  

This sapling is a true descendant of one of the Vimy Ridge acorns sent home to Canada by Lt. Leslie H. Miller, who named the trees grown from these acorns the 'Vimy Oaks'. Descendants of these Vimy Oaks were especially grown to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Lest We Forget.

“Farmers Feed Families” – Courtesy of OFA

Weather, the biggest and most important variable on a farm, is tough to manage. The unavoidable results of unfavourable weather include unplanted acres, lower yields, and poor quality crops. All these impact the farm business, often resulting in lower income. Farm families face these risks to their business and livelihoods every year and the consensus seems to be that the risks are increasing. That’s why proactive Business Risk Management (BRM) programs are so important – to mitigate the impact of weather and other unavoidable variables farmers face to their businesses.
Ontario farmers have access to BRM programs, funded in part by individual farmers and the government. Some, like crop insurance, work reasonably well. Other programs are ineffective at managing farm business risks and the weather disasters we are experiencing more frequently. The challenges farmers face every day are changing. That’s why a comprehensive review of our BRM programs is so important.

To read more from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, please click here.

With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Developments & Road Improvements
Community Updates
Greensville Rural Settlement Area Subwatershed Study
The next Public Information Centre Session will be held this fall in association with a Subwatershed and Class Environmental Assessment study for the Mid-Spencer Creek and Greensville Rural Settlement Area, initiated by the City of Hamilton. The first session was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Christ Church in Flamborough.

Residents in the Greensville RSA and the subwatershed are currently serviced by private septic systems and groundwater-sourced municipal communal, private communal or individual wells. The study will set a management strategy for:

  • surface water such as streams and storm water
  • groundwater
  • community servicing such as water and septic
  • natural areas such as wetlands and woodlots

Click here to learn more about this study.
Carlisle Municipal Water Restrictions
The Carlisle Municipal Water System continues to have lawn watering restrictions. Restrictions include operating sprinkler systems on odd and even days (corresponding to house numbers) between the hours 7 to 11 am or 7 to 11 pm. To learn more, please click here.

A free sprinkler system check-up program is available for Carlisle residents on the municipal water system. There are 11 different irrigation companies certified to complete this work. Residents are encouraged to ensure that your sprinkler system is working efficiently and not wasting your money or Carlisle water. As part of this program you will receive a report with efficiency recommendations along with a customized watering schedule tailored to your specific landscape. This is a $300 value service that is being provided free of charge to Carlisle residents on the municipal water system.  

Members of the Carlisle Conservation Committee (C3) in partnership with the City of Hamilton have created a great online conservation resource tailored for the residents of Carlisle. This website includes the history of water use in Carlisle, conservation tips, lawn care tips, plant selection, videos, and watering restrictions along with up-to-date information about our daily water use. For more information, please visit www.hamilton.ca/C3  and take advantage of this resource to do your part to help Carlisle conserve water.
Community Events
Waterdown Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday, rain or shine
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Waterdown Legion parking lot, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown
Visit Councillor Partridge at the Waterdown Farmers' Market on Saturdays throughout the summer, rain or shine!  Come out to get fresh fruit and vegetables, and help support our local farmers! Please read more here.
Summer Fun Darts

When: Wednesdays

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

Come out to a fun, casual night whenever you feel like playing. You won't be committed to a team as teams are made up with whoever shows up that night. For more information, please contact the Waterdown Legion or email rmargaret217@gmail.com.    
Habitat For Humanity- Catch The Ace event

When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

Catch the Ace is the Ontario version of the ‘Chase the Ace’ fundraiser- not unlike a 50/50 draw, players purchase tickets (1 for $5, or 3 for $10) to be entered into a draw to win cash.  In Catch the Ace, one person walks away with 20% of the proceeds each evening, with the chance to also take home the 30% progressive pot. In order to win the progressive pot, the player must select the ace of spades from a standard deck of playing cards.

Ticket sales run from 6:30 to 8:30PM, during which you can play cards and socialize with others, and the draw is held at 9PM.  The winner must be in attendance to claim their prize and choose a playing card for a chance to win the jackpot.  Updates on progress and prize payouts will be available at www.habitathamilton.ca.  
Movie in the Park: *Batman Lego*

When: Sunday August 6, 2017 
Time:  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Memorial Park, 266 Main Street North
Sponsored by Councillor Judi Partridge and Waterdown BIA-  everyone invited to this free movie in the park. Come dressed as your favourite super hero. Come enjoy this family-friendly viewing under the stars, with pre-movie entertainment, refreshments and Lego Batman-themed kids’ activities. Play in the ‘building’ area. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and cozy up for a special evening in the park.

This is a FREE event- for more information, please click here.
Ice Cream Carnival - Westfield Heritage Village

When: August 6-7, 2017 
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Hamilton
Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event. Enjoy Edwardian carnival foods, games, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day. Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing! For more information visit www.westfieldheritage.ca
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Fundraiser

When: Thursday August 10, 2017 

Where: Participating Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines and Niagara Region Dairy Queen locations

Save the date for this tasty fundraiser for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation- Dairy Queen locations in Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines and the Niagara Region will serve up miracles in celebration of the 15th annual Miracle Treat Day.

Net proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat sold will be donated to McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, a proud member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network.

Waterdown Legion's 13th Annual Corn Roast and BBQ

When: Sunday August 13, 2017 

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

Craft Vendors, BBQ hamburgers, sausages, hotdogs, fresh corn. popcorn. Music by Headin Home. Bring your lawn chairs and spend an enjoyable afternoon. Fresh corn served 3-5 p.m. Come out and bring your friends.

Volunteers are needed to help with the this event at the Legion, starting at 9:00 a.m. to set up tables, tents, chairs, etc., and then to take them down afterwards.  If you can come out and help, it will be greatly appreciated.  Please let Donna Green know if you can help at 905-689-6112 or email Margaret at margarettony@primus.ca. A BBQ is also needed so please let the Legion know if you assist.

Food 4 Kids Rotary Brunch Fundraiser

When: August 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown
Come and enjoy a tasty brunch, prepared by community members and the volunteers of the Rotary Club of Waterdown in support of Food4Kids Hamilton-Halton on August 19 inside the Legion.  It is running in conjunction with the Waterdown Farmers' Market so come and have your breakfast to support this worthwhile event. Then, feel free to walk outside and enjoy the market!    
Waterdown ArtsFest 2017

When: August 19 and 20, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: South of Dundas Street East between Mill St. and Main St. , Waterdown (map here)
Come out and enjoy this free family friendly festival that features some of the biggest stars of jazz, classical, folk and world music, fine art exhibitors, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities for kids & adults alike such as the collaborative mural, chalk art zone, theatrical & dance performers and more- rain or shine! Lineup includes Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy’s Kitchen Party, The Canadian Brass, Lunch At Allen’s featuring Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and much more.  Last year's ArtsFest Waterdown attracted an audience of over 20,000 people, and this year is expected to draw 35,000 guests from all over the GTA and beyond.

Check out the festival website for a complete event schedule and musical line up: www.artsfest.ca   

When: September 8-10, 2017

Where: James Street North, Hamilton
Join the community and enjoy Hamilton's vibrant arts and culture along James Street North at the 2017 Supercrawl festival. Along with featuring great music, check out a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international).

For more information, please click here.
Waterdown Memorial Hall Grand Opening

When: Saturday September 16, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where:  317 Dundas St E, Waterdown
Join Councillor Partridge and the community for the much anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Waterdown Memorial Hall. The facility now has an elevator, air conditioning and more- so please drop in, take a tour and join us!
Flamborough Chilifest 2017

When: Tuesday September 26, 2017 
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown
The annual Flamborough Chilifest is back! This is a fundraising event organized by Flamborough Women's Resource Centre, a community program of Interval House of Hamilton. All proceeds go directly to supporting women and children in the Flamborough and greater Hamilton community. Please "like" and "share" the Facebook page.
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Waterdown Legion

There are a number of events going on at the Waterdown Legion this month- please click this link to view the Entertainment calendar or take a look at the events listed above in this ENEWS edition.

Volunteers Needed
to help with the Legion's annual BBQ & Corn Roast on Sunday, August 13.  Help is needed starting at 9:00 a.m. to set up tables, tents, chairs, etc., and then to take them down afterwards.  Please come out and help, it will be greatly appreciated.  Please let Donna Green know if you can help at 905-689-6112 or email Margaret at margarettony@primus.ca. A BBQ is also needed so if you can lend yours, it would be greatly appreciated.

New hours for the Legion
Starting in August 8th, the Legion will open at 5:00 pm. On Wednesday and Friday.  Monday & Tuesday closed; Wednesdays open at 5:00pm, Thursday open at 1:00pm, Friday open at 5:00pm, Saturday open at 3:00pm.  

The 96th Warriors' Day Parade
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:30am at The Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Click on this link for details...
Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown

Rescued and Restored 
The storage room is full and we are selling, selling, selling! Have some furniture to donate? We pick up & deliver! Call 289-679-0481 and speak to one of our amazing volunteers about how we can help you!

Volunteers Needed
Like to cook? We are looking to add some more cooks to our volunteer roster. It is an easy online sign up for the meals and can be as little as once a month! Contact gayla@drummondhouse.ca 

Donate- Canada 150
How can you celebrate Canada’s 150th and give to a great cause?  For every $1 donated to the Eagle's Nest Association of Waterdown in July, we will be entered to win $10,000! For more information please click here.
Hamilton Public Library

Summer Reading Club
It's FREE! All library branches have free summer programs for kids all summer long. Come join us in Carlisle, Freelton, Lynden and Waterdown libraries- our Summer Reading program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy summer schedule. Stop by your local library branch to pick up your badge. Track how many books you've read this summer with our online program. Each time a Club member tracks their reading, they earn badges that recognize their reading achievements and are automatically entered into draws for reading incentives. Participants redeem the first tab for official TD Summer Reading Club booklets and stickers. Two tabs qualify participants to enter draws, two tabs can be redeemed for small reading incentives and one tab can be exchanged for a book. The back of the badge lists different things for you to do - read a Canadian Book, attend a program, draw a picture inspired by a story and more.
Registration starts Wednesday June 1 and the program runs from Friday, June 30 until Saturday, September 2.
Tic Tac Toe to Win at local Flamborough/Hamilton Public Library Branches
Complete a line for a chance to win a reading prize pack.
Complete the full card and receive an invitation for a "meet and greet" author event with Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything in September.
You can get your card at any Hamilton Public Library branch or download and print your own copy. Deadline to enter: August 31, 2017. One card per customer.

Please visit www.hpl.ca to connect and find out more.   
City of Hamilton Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Volunteer Team at Macassa Lodge  

  • Volunteer positions for adults and teens (14 yrs +)
  • Morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts
  • Attend an orientation session to learn about the current opportunities available
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check and 2-Step TB test required before starting
  • Learn more about how to volunteer at Macassa Lodge

Become a Community Food Advisor

Community Food Advisors are trained volunteers who work with groups in Hamilton to share information on healthy eating, food preparation and food safety. If you are accepted as a volunteer, you must complete 45 hours of training.
Complete Community Food Advisor application form

Volunteer opportunities available with Recreation

Contribute to your community by sharing your time and expertise with the Recreation Division. Positions available:
  • Volunteer Event Support or Facility Setup
  • Volunteer Greeter
  • Volunteer Program Support
Ontario Works Case Manager

An Ontario Works Case Manager is now available twice monthly in the Flamborough/Waterdown area. Ontario Works provides temporary financial and employment assistance, also known as social assistance, for people who are in financial need. If you are in receipt of Ontario Works, or if you are interested in obtaining further information about the Ontario Works program please access drop in services at the following times and locations: 
All Individuals/families:

Where: Flamborough Food bank located at 1492 Centre Rd, Carlisle ON
When: 1-3:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month
Females only:

Where: Flamborough Woman's Resource Centre at 17 Main St S, Waterdown ON
When: 1pm-4pm on the 1st Monday of every month
The Ontario works Case Manager will be available to answer questions, provide referrals, potentially process paperwork and complete update appointments. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact OW Case Manager Karen at 905-546-4800 ext 1522.
Flamborough Women's Resource Centre

The Flamborough Women's Resource Centre (FWRC) has a variety of services and programs for women. To begin, individual Counseling supports women in making life decisions that are good for them. Specialized counselling for women who have, or are experiencing, mental or physical abuse is also available. The Transitional Support Program is available to link women to a variety of Flamborough community resources including assistance with housing supports. Legal advocacy assists women in navigating today's complicated legal systems including police, legal aid, family law, custody issues and immigration law. All of these services are private and confidential and located at the FWRC in Waterdown.
Contact Shannon Hamar for further details at (289)-895-8580.
Waterdown Food Bank, Food With Grace

Location: Grace Anglican Church 
157 Mill Street North, Waterdown 

The Waterdown Food Bank is open to those in need every Tuesday from 2-6pm or by appointment. The Waterdown Food Bank has helped many residents over the years through difficult times, and continues to be a valued community service. 

To contact the organization, please call (905)-966-7900 or email  foodwgrace@graceanglicanwaterdown.org

Flamborough Food Bank

Location: Carlisle United Church 

1432 Centre Road, Carlisle
Hours: Every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm and 7pm-8:30pm
The Flamborough Food Bank (FFB) is a not-for-profit, community based organization that supplements individual and family household food and personal care needs through community donations and resources. The FFB is open to anyone who is in need of food or personal care supplements. It also offers holiday assistance including Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food hampers. Clients can only be registered with one food bank in the Hamilton area. Clients are welcome to come in every two weeks.


To register as a client, please fill out a registration form at the Carlisle United Church. The registration process requires: Photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and major expenses. For more information, please click here.

YFC Waterdown Youth Centre

Location:  273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
YOUTH UNLIMITED Waterdown is committed to helping youth develop by offering programs and developing relationships that nurture the whole person - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The Youth Centre welcomes all youth regardless of race, gender, or religion and offers a safe place for them to discover who they are.

2016/2017 Program Schedule:
Free Lunch Drop-in -  Tuesday to Thursday : 10:45 am - 1:15 pm
AIM Archery in Motion -  Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm  
AXIOM - Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
iMATTER GIRLS - Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Youth Wave Studio - Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Youth Rock Cafe - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
We see the hope and potential in every young person. For more information on programs, please visit  www.yfcwaterdown.com or email  info@yfcwaterdown.com . 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Ward 15
Building Flamborough Together
Ward 15 Community Profile 
Please select the link below to view the City of Hamilton Ward Profile for Ward 15 Flamborough. 

The Profile contains an overview of the ward's features, assets and various indicators of socio-demographic characteristics. 

Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca