Flamborough E-NEWS
June 9, 2017
Dear Community, 
Councillor Partridge at Agro Park Ground Breaking Ceremony with members of the Flamborough Agro Family

Welcome to the June edition of ENEWS. This issue covers important community updates, as well as next steps for the OMB ruling on Connon's Property and more. My thanks to Evans Road Neighbourhood who have formed a resident working group to work with staff and myself. Traffic calming improvements have started, and although not soon enough, every effort will be made to push traffic calming improvements forward throughout Waterdown/Flamborough. 

As a community, we must all own the responsibility to SLOW DOWN, drive responsibly to make our roads safer. Please keep Jasmin Hanif's family in your prayers.
Community Meetings 
There are a number of new developments happening throughout Ward 15 Flamborough. The following are updates on recent community meetings held with residents or information updates on developments. Ward 15 includes Waterdown, Carlisle, Millgrove, Flamborough Centre, East Greensville up to the border with Guelph.   
Greensville Webster & Tew Falls Parking issues - With the increased popularity of water falls, Greensville and Dundas residents have been frustrated with issues affecting their neighbourhoods in relation to traffic congestion, parking, visitor behaviour and multiple rope rescues. A new Shuttle Bus initiative was started earlier in May with good results, and a relief for residents. In addition, a City/Agency Task Force including Police, Fire, EMS, Bylaw Enforcement, Parking, Councillors, Hamilton Conservation Authority and CNCP will meet over the next few weeks to come up with recommendations to address long term concerns affecting residents.

New Greensville Public School - City-School Board & Library Partnership - On Tuesday June 20th, everyone is invited to a Farewell Open House from 4-7pm, with the official ceremony beginning at 5:30pm. An open house was held on the Greensville project on June 1st at the Greensville Elementary School, 625 Harvest Rd, for residents to review the new school design. Scheduled for completion in fall 2018, this exciting new facility will become a community hub for the Greensville community. Approx. 80 people attended the open houses to speak with the architects, staff and Board members to comment on the design.

Carlisle - Centre Road Sidewalk - A new concrete sidewalk is proposed on the east side of Centre Road, from the existing sidewalk near Carlisle Rd, southerly to Blue Heron Lane. This project is expected for construction in Summer/Fall 2017.

Fernbrook - Resort Development - Councillor Partridge attended a resident meeting this past weekend to hear ongoing concerns from 40+ owners. She has committed to work with the property owners and all parties to facilitate this file toward site plan approval with the city planning department. For this particular file, the site plan is very complex with required conditional agreements needed between the owner and the city. There will be a schedule update meeting for residents in October. Much more to come.

Waterdown - Memorial Park Washrooms - In a joint effort between Facilities and the Parks department, a Maglock system on the doors of the washrooms are being piloted at Memorial Park. This system will allow the doors to automatically lock and unlock at specified times which will eliminate the need to have an afternoon shift of workers closing the building and avoid accidentally locking the washrooms too early. There is no risk of being locked in, as anyone who may be in the building at the time of it locking can still get out. The hope is to have the locks in place this summer- until then there will be afternoon shift workers available to provide access in the evenings. Currently the hours of the washrooms are 8am until 8pm. Once the locks are in place, feedback is welcomed from the community on how well they function.

Waterdown - Mountain View Heights - Agro Park Construction - On Wednesday May 24, an official ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony was held at Waterdown's Agro Park. The ceremony included multiple speakers and presenters, including Councillor Judi Partridge, Angelo Paletta and members of the Agro family. It also included a special announcement that the street that runs in front of the park will be named Agro, as well. Let's keep fingers crossed for good construction weather! The Agro Park design was presented to residents at a public meeting back in early 2016 with expected tendering in the fall of 2016. Construction will start in May for completion in late July/August 2017.

Waterdown - Connons Property Development - For nine days in June, Councillor Partridge and residents attended the Ontario Municipal Board hearings to oppose this development. The city solicitor did an excellent job of presenting reasons for opposing the site and cross examination of the developer's witnesses. Special recognition to residents Michael Hawkrigg, Cindy Mayor and Jim Duschl for outstanding research and presentation to the hearing judge. General themes from residents included too high density for the site, traffic concerns, lack of green space and site elevation grading concerns with existing residential properties. The OMB Case file is No. PL160498: 383 Dundas Street, East, Hamilton. For any updates and further information, please email the neighbourhood group at the.traffic.stops.here101@gmail.com. The hearing judge ruling is expected in approximately six to eight weeks.

Emergency Services Town Hall Meeting
On Tuesday, May 30 at St. James United Church in Waterdown, Councillor Partridge hosted an Emergency Services Town Hall meeting to discuss important safety and emergency services information and updates pertaining to Ward 15. Councillor Partridge began the meeting by asking for a moment of silence for Jasmin Hanif, a 10 year old girl who was tragically killed by a vehicle on Evans Road on May 16. 
Numerous presenters, including EMS Chief Michael Sanderson, Fire Chief David Cunliffe and Police Chief Eric Girt, addressed topics such as community policing, traffic calming, importance of working fire alarms and the effects of new developments in the community. Residents were given the opportunity to ask questions in relation to emergency response timelines, how to educate children on safety, traffic enforcement, and how the community can work together to improve safety in Waterdown and the Flamborough area. Councillor Partridge is very thankful for all of the residents who attended and for the great discussion on important safety topics in Ward 15.
Flamboro Downs Survey for Surplus Land 
    In a press release on May 23, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, owner and operator of the horse racing facilities at Flamboro Downs, announced that they are looking to allocate surplus land at the Flamboro site for the development of an outdoor family oriented recreational hub that will benefit the community. In order to understand the needs of the community and what the project could entail, Flamboro Downs is initiating an online survey through which local residents will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about the land development.
Residents who are interested in providing feedback may do so by completing the survey. The survey will be available until June 9, 2017, after which Flamboro Downs will organize and host community workshops in order to gather further feedback and ideas. To complete the survey, please click here.

Animal Adoption Service Survey 
City of Hamilton staff are engaging the public for their opinions on a City Animal Adoption Service in partnership with the Hamilton-Burlington Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HBSPCA) through an online survey called "Animal Adoption...Is It an Option?"   
The City's animal shelter does not have an adoption service. Animals that come into the shelter that are not claimed by their owner are given to rescue partners in an effort to find new homes. Currently, the HBSPCA is given first selection of the animals for their adoption program. Animals that remain can be selected by an animal rescue partner.
If you would like to have your say, please fill out the survey here. 
With warm regards,
Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
New Slow Down Safety Zone Signs
Councillor Partridge would like to inform residents about the new Slow Down Safety Zone lawn signs now available to all Flamborough residents. These signs promote safer streets and remind drivers to reduce their speed in residential areas. The signs are not enforceable by Hamilton Police Services, however, enforcement of the legal posted speed limit is. The safety of all road users is a priority for the City. Signs available at Municipal Service Centre located in the new Waterdown Library.
Decommissioning Your Abandoned Water Wells
The City of Hamilton would like to inform landowners about a Well Decommissioning grant program, where 100% financial assistance (up to a maximum of $1000, limit of 2 wells per property) can be applied for decommissioning abandoned wells, which can pose extreme risk to children, adults and animals that may fall into the well. An abandoned well should be properly filled, sealed and capped. Properly closing abandoned wells safeguards the quality of groundwater resources and prevents accidents, as they raise health, safety and environmental concerns until they are decommissioned. An abandoned well can also serve as a route for contaminating groundwater.
For additional information, please contact the Conservation Authority in your area:
Hamilton Conservation Authority
905-525-2181 ext 181
Conservation Halton
905-336-1158 ext 2263 
Community Events
Flamborough Community Garden 

When: Registration now open
Where: Flamborough Baptist Church, 41 Concession 5 East,
Reserve your garden plot today in the Flamborough Baptist Community Garden! Registration is open. Rental Fees: $15 for 4'x12' ( or $25 for two ) $20 for a 4'x16' . There are also new accessibility beds on legs available, for $15! For more information, please click here.
Yoga For The Grieving Heart

When: Tuesdays until June 27, 2017

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

De La Sol Yoga Studio, 255 Dundas Street, Waterdown

De La Sol Yoga, in partnership with Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, is proud to invite you to join us for a 6-week class designed for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. No previous experience necessary. Participants may join at any point throughout the 6-week period. The class is free of charge. Donations welcome.    
Waterdown Food Bank Drive 

When: Now until June 23, 2017  

Darlene Karr Brown- 13 Meaghan St
Anastasia Yarrow- 25 Meaghan St
Shirley Stewart-Bracken - 55 Royaledge Way
Alison Gibson-Maiola - 35 Golden Iris Cres

Waterdown Safety & Community Awareness Group along with the Women of Waterdown Group are running a Summer Food Drive for Food With Grace. There have been some summers where the shelves are bare. Please donate and help us out!
If anyone needs a pick up, please contact Darlene Karr-Brown at 289-339-2352 or on Facebook to arrange. Group pages listed below:
Waterdown Farmers Market

When: Saturdays
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!
Summer Fun Darts

When: Wednesdays starting June 7, 2017

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.    

Mountsberg Day

When: Sunday July 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Where: 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, Ontario

Come and celebrate the 3rd Annual Mountsberg Day in the preserved
Mountsberg Methodist Church, now situated in the grounds of Westfield, amid other restored buildings of the era. Refreshments on the lawn after the service.  
A free-will offering will go toward the upkeep of the Cemetery.
A Day On The Bridge

When: Sunday June 11, 2017 
Time:  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where:  McQuesten High Level Bridge, Hamilton
Spend A Day On The Bridge with your family, friends and neighbours. Celebrate our magnificent natural surroundings while commemorating Canada's 150th birthday.

Enjoy food, fun, activities, arts and music on the bridge throughout the day, and then a gala fundraising dinner and grand finale celebration to cap off the night.

The historic McQuesten High Level Bridge offers a magnificent vantage point from which to view Cootes Paradise, Hamilton Harbour and the Niagara Escarpment.
Flamborough Seniors Centre Police Safety Session

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
Time:  12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Where:  Hamilton Public Library Waterdown (Seniors Centre), 163 Dundas St E, Waterdown
An afternoon of interaction and information with the Hamilton Police Seniors Support. Topics of discussion:
1. It's Not Right- Neighbours, Friends and Family
2. Bullying in Older Adults
3. Frauds and Scams
4. Power of Attorney and Capacity
Registration required: spaces are limited. To register please contact 905-540-5351 or email amclaughlin@hamiltonpolice.on.ca (please provide name, phone number, location and date of seminar)
Guy Brown's Canada 150 Birthday Party  

When: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown, Guy B Brown School

Join us as Guy Brown school celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday with a traditional birthday party! Enjoy Canadian themed games, enjoy local food, a free concert by local country artist, Ty Baynton, vendor fair, demonstrations from local arts groups, silent auction and so much more! For more info please contact our Parent Student Teacher Action Committee at guybbrown.pstac@gmail.com

100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

When: Friday June 16, 2017 
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown
Please join the Waterdown Legion and the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association for a special community event to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. As part of an Ontario tour, the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles will have two replica 1917 Douglas Dispatch Rider motorcycles on display complete with sidecars and dressed in authentic WW I uniforms. We have also invited other community history groups that will have several items on display and to answer any questions about this historic event. 
In our partnership with the Flamborough Society, we will also be having a special tree planting of a Vimy Oak tree at 5:30pm.

For more information, please click here. 
Flamborough Relay for Life 

When: Friday June 16, 2017 
Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Where:  Memorial Park, 266 Main St N, Waterdown
Please join us for this year's Flamborough Relay for Life- opening ceremony hosted by Sunni Genesco of K-Lite FM. Great community event with entertainment, including silent auction. Donations welcomed.

Luminaries can be purchased online or at the event, to remember friends and loved ones.

To register and join or create a team, please click here.
Duck Dash and Family Fun Day

When: Saturday June 17, 2017 
Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Rd, Carlisle
Bring the family out to the  Annual Duck Dash and enjoy the fun! Wagon Ride, free BBQ, Live Fish Aquarium, Fly Tying Craft, Fish Painting, Tree Planting, Live Raptors, Creek Rehab Tour and more!  
Rotary Food4Kids

When: Saturday June 17, 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 June 17, July 15 and August 19 inside the Legion.  It is running in conjunction with the Waterdown Farmer's Market so come and have your breakfast to support this worthwhile event. Then, feel free to walk outside and enjoy the market!    
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday June 21, 2017 
Time: Social time 7:00pm, meeting at 7:30 pm

Where: Flamborough Baptist Church, 41 Concession 5 East, Waterdown
Guest Speaker: Talia Dyer will be speaking on 'The Growing and Use of Herbs'

Brott Music in Waterdown
When: Wednesday June 21, 2017 
Time: 7:30 pm

Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown 
Our 30th season begins with a return to the acoustically superior St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waterdown. Two great composers come together: Mozart's Requiem, one of his most powerful and well known pieces, Mozart's Symphony No. 35 Haffner and, Canadian composer, Glick's moving and poignant Psalm for Orchestra. Sublime grandeur."

Ticket information:
$32 (Regular) | $29 (Senior) | $25 (Brott35) | $15 (Student).

For more information, please click here. 
N-Zanity Presents

When: Saturday June 24, 2017 
Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St N, Waterdown ( Parking at rear, 182 Main St N)
Enjoy a night of music featuring many memorable songs and music from Frankie Valli and ABBA and some of Gordon Zanity-Donn's own compositions. Wonderful harmonies and great fun! Tickets $20-  all are welcome, so bring your friends.
For tickets, please email office@graceanglicanwaterdown.org or call 905-689-6715
HC-HY Flamborough Paint Challenge

When: Wednesday June 28, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Joe Sam's Park,  752 Centre Rd, Waterdown 

Flamborough's first youth-led event aimed at building relationships and skills while fighting youth poverty. A partnership between Healthy Community - Healthy Youth Flamborough, local schools, businesses, organizations, service clubs and Hamilton Police Services, this event is the brainchild of local youth who wanted to make a difference in their community.

The epic 5 km obstacle course paint run winds through Joe Sam's Park.  Mini-games, entertainment, barbecue, and more.
Our goal is to raise  $40,000 towards a Start2Finish Reading & Running Club in Flamborough.

For more information on how to get involved, click here or contact Penny Deathe.
Waterdown Rotary Ribfest 

When: Friday, June 30 - Monday, July 3, 2017

Time: Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main St N, Waterdown

Oh Canada Ribfest takes place on Canada Day weekend every year, in Waterdown's Memorial Park. Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors in the Rotary Marketplace and family activities. Lot's of family activities plus live entertainment all weekend long. Big Ribfest - small town feel. No admission fee- all proceeds go to projects sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown.
Go to www.ohcanadaribfest.ca  to sign up to volunteer and for more details. Find the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Waterdown Garden Walk  

When: Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Waterdown
Enjoy community gardens during the Waterdown Garden Walk, hosted by the Flamborough Horticultural Society. Maps will be available at 2 Union St. Waterdown on both days. Please call 905-689-6722 if you have any questions. 
Youth Unlimited Summer Day Camps

When: Monday July 10, 2017

Where: 273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown 

YFC/Youth Unlimited & Onside Athletics have partnered to provide affordable summer day camps for working parents. Children ages 6 - 12 will enjoy soccer games in the morning and offsite trips and activities in the afternoon. Before and after care is available. To register please email  info@onsidesports.ca   or call  519-546-8765 . Registration available  at  www.onsideathletics.ca/waterdown
For more local events...

Please visit the following: 
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Developments 
 Mountainview Heights Phase 1 and 2
Mountainview Heights is a comprehensively planned community which comprises the majority  of the Waterdown South Secondary Plan area. The development is approximately 375 acres in  total size, and is to be completed in three phases. The initial phase is complete, with 248 dwelling units and St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School. Phase 2 is currently underway, with the moving of the piles of dirt on either side of the School. This phase will include new residential and commercial units and the beginning stages of a new park once the western portion of Mountainview Heights is completed.
Construction of Agro Park commenced on May 15th with an anticipated completion later in August 2017 (weather dependent). The 5 acre park will be to the west of the school and another planned park in subsequent phases will be directly to the east of the school. On Wednesday May 24, an official ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony was held that included multiple speakers and presenters, including Councillor Judi Partridge, Angelo Paletta and members of the Agro family. It also included a special announcement that the street that runs in front of the park will be named Agro, as well.
The installation of site services (storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains, utilities and roads) are expected to continue through August 2017.
When site servicing is completed in the summer of 2017, a second road, similar to Burke Street called  Mallard Trail, will be completed and include a bridge, providing a second access into the community from Dundas Street.

For further information, please contact: 
Peter Mills
Trinison Management Corp.
416-798-1127 ext. 244
C.c. all emails to our office: 
To find drafts of the subdivision and phasing plans click here.
Mountainview Heights residents, remember to contact your builder to get your grading deposits reimbursed. Request a security deposit form; fill it out and send it back. They will keep it on file until the city assumes the roads.
Road Improvements in Waterdown
Clappison Drive to Connect up to Parkside Drive & Clappison Power Centre
Clappison Drive extension is underway with a final design. Construction has now started as of spring 2017. It is anticipated that much of the traffic will move from Hollybush Drive to this new Clappison Drive route to the Power Centre and Clappison intersection of Hwy #5 & 6.

Parkside Drive Improvements
Staff are currently in land negotiations with two final property owners. Once that stage is complete, construction for the Parkside Drive Improvement Plan is scheduled for 2017. It will include a three-lane upgrade with continuous centre turning between Main Street West and Highway #6. Further updates will include new sidewalks, bike lanes, three new stoplight intersections and pedestrian crossings.

Waterdown East-West Corridor
Construction for the corridor will begin in 2017/2018 in phases. The corridor will run north from Dundas Street East with a new road up to Parkside Drive between Spring Creek and Evans Road. It will run west on Parkside Drive curving north behind Alexander Place, then west again over to connect with Highway #6 just south of the 5th Concession. The project is currently in the detail design phase.
Waterdown North-South Corridor 
The project is scheduled to begin in 2019. This is a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the City of Burlington.  T he corridor will run from Craven Avenue in Burlington to Dundas Street East in Waterdown.  The project will initially widen Waterdown Road to three lanes, and will also widen Mountain Brow Road to four lanes.  In addition, there will be a multi-use pathway on the west side and a new traffic signal at Waterdown Road and Mountain Brow.  In order to complete the project, portions of land will need to be purchased along the corridor. Click here for more information. Click here to view the Public Meeting presentation.
Replacing Dundas Street Grindstone Bridge 
Grindstone Bridge will be replaced as part of the final stage of the Waterdown corridor projects. 
Phase one of the bridge replacement will involve relocating  utilities in and around the bridge such as water and hydro. An Environmental Assessment of the area is currently underway. For more information, click here. 
Phase two of the bridge replacement project will be the actual reconstruction of Grindstone Bridge. The City will host Public Information Centres closer to this time in order to address traffic mitigation, construction issues, environmental concerns, and any other comments/inquiries from the community. 
Highway 5 & 6 Interchange 
Twelve properties on the west side of Highway 6, south of Parkside Drive, have been purchased by the Ministry of Transportation in preparation for the future Highway 5 and 6 Interchange. The purpose of these improvements is to enhance traffic flow and address future capacity issues within the area. The project's completion is driven by the Ministry of Transportation's Provincial Budget, and therefore the City has no authority over construction timelines. The project is currently in the detail design phase.
For more road and community updates, please click here. 
Hamilton Public Library
Summer Reading Club
It's FREE! 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.
All Library Branches have free programs for kids all summer long.
Registration starts Wednesday June 1 and the program runs from Friday, June 30 until Saturday, September 2.
Tic Tac Toe to Win at Hamilton Public Library
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.
Canada 150 Farm Family Recognition Program
The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA), with support from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is celebrating Canada's 150th birthday by recognizing the significant contribution of farm families who have been farming consecutively in the Golden Horseshoe for the last 150 years or more.   
Farm families who apply to the program and are verified will receive a specially-designed 150 farm family sign for their farm, and will be recognized at events later in the year.

For the official news release, please click here. 
Free Sprinkler System Check-Up For Carlisle Residents
The free sprinkler system check-up program, for Carlisle residents on the municipal water system, will continue again this spring and summer. Our goal is to have up to 11 different irrigation companies certified to complete this work. This is an opportunity for you 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. You will be receiving a mail out containing more information on this program along with the list of certified contractors in the next few weeks. You can also visit www.hamilton.ca/wsip.
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. Please visit www.hamilton.ca/C3  and take advantage of this resource to do your part to help Carlisle conserve water.
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: F
lamborough Food bank located at 1492 Centre Rd, Carlisle ON
When: 1-3:30pm on the 4
th Wednesday of every month
Females only

Where: Flamborough Woman's Resource centre at 17 Main St S, Waterdown ON
When: 1pm-4pm on the 1
st 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 Counselling 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.

Carlisle Optimist Club
Where: Carlisle Community Hall, 2730 Carlisle Rd

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

The Carlisle Optimist Club is dedicated to helping children and children's organizations in the Carlisle community. They strive the bring out the best in kids to help them lead better lives in the community. By providing hope and positive vision, the Carlisle Optimist Club raises money to support youth and youth organizations  such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Unlimited, local sports and local schools. 

Some events they run include:
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. 

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Councillor Partridge with Andrew Haggert and fellow members of the Waterdown Lions flying the Lions 100th Anniversary Flag
Councillor Partridge assisting at the Balaclava Elementary School Spring Fun Fair
Councillor Partridge at the Grand Opening of Waterdown Farmer's Market
Councillor Partridge with the Rotary Ribfest Mascot
Councillor Partridge at Waterdown Lions Club Dog Walk For Autism Guide Dogs
Councillor Partridge and WDHS students at their opening day for the WDHS Museum.
Councillor Partridge and Flamborough Centre Students at Lion King student production
Councillor Partridge with Michelle Schmidt and the Easter Bunny, speaking at Easter Bazaar for Camp Trillium
Councillor Partridge, MPP Ted McMeekin group shot at Carlisle Courtcliffe Park creek restoration project.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Fire Chief Dave Cunliffe, Councillor Judi Partridge and MPP Ted McMeekin at the Old Ancaster Town Hall commemoration.
Councillor Partridge reading "Pyjama Day" Trustee Penny Deathe at Millgrove Literacy Day.
Councillor Partridge speaking at Waterdown Rotary Club "Update on Flamborough"
Dundas Museum of Achieves
Ancaster Avalanche Peewee AA girls hockey team with the Stanley Cup, coached by Geraldine Heaney.
Hwy 6 Safety Petition Meeting
Waterdown Seniors Baazar
 Skating Loop Ribbon Cutting
MPP McMeekin Celebration with Waterdown's Neil Bos (Village Fish & Chips), Councillor Judi Partridge
Brott Music Festival in Waterdown
Rotary Club Donation for Skating Loop
Oh Canada Ribfest
WDHS 2016 Graduation
Sports, Activities, and Fun in Waterdown Village!
Waterdown Has It All!
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca