Flamborough E-NEWS
April 2021
This edition of ENEWS includes several important updates on Vaccine program updates, Migrant Farm Worker COVID-19 Vaccines, Radon Gas Home Safety, information on Approved Police Station, and more.

Mobile FWRC Rural Program: Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) continues to provide services to women and their children experiencing family crisis and domestic violence. They are excited to announce a new mobile program providing wraparound services to women living in rural areas, with a focus on supporting seniors. The mobile counsellor meets women where they are comfortable to help with risk assessments, safety planning, counselling, etc. Contact the Women's Centre at their secure, confidential phone 289-895-8580 in Waterdown.

Please keep safe and protect yourselves,

Kind Regards
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
Projects Open for Community Feedback
Climate Change Action Plan
In light of COVID-19, I along with staff have remained committed to improving our energy efficiency, reducing GHG (Green House Gas) emissions and increasing our resiliency to the impacts of climate change to work towards these goals for climate change and mitigation.
 
In the Fall, staff presented their annual report to Board of Health on climate change goals and progress made for 2020, as well as updated timelines, Hamilton's Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions between 2006-2018 and more. A highlight from the report include plans to develop a Climate Adaption Plan - details below and in the above report.
Climate Adaptation Plan: City staff will be collecting extensive data and lead a variety of internal and external adaptation workshops in order to complete a community vulnerability and risk assessment to create a climate adaptation plan for both the City of Hamilton and the community. Data collected will include but not be limited to:
  • Historic flood events;
  • Flood plain mapping;
  • CSO overflows and locations;
  • Flooded basement calls;
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada data for Hamilton;
  • Public Safety Canada data for Hamilton;
  • Historical infrastructure damage caused by extreme weather events;
  • Thermal imagery for urban heat island;
  • Population health surveillance for injuries and illness caused by extreme weather events, including:
  • Ice storms;
  • Extreme heat;
  • Extreme cold;
  • Vector-borne disease incidence rates;
  • Analysis of emergency procurement during extreme weather events;
  • Analysis of past brown outs or other power outages and causes; and,
  • Subsurface infrastructure vulnerability to freeze-thaw cycle.

Climate adaptation is an essential pathway towards low carbon resiliency. Local governments need to prepare for the existing and future impacts associated with a changing climate. Climate impacts have already been felt across Hamilton and are projected to worsen.
Community Events and News
Waterdown Collision Initiative for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Where: Waterdown Collision, 24 Dundas St. E. Box 666, Waterdown

Waterdown Collision and the DiFelice Family are hosting a Spring Community Outreach Initiative in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Those who make a $50 donation to "Dante’s Journey to the Cure" will be able to receive a Spring tire swap, mechanical inspection, and a car wash from Waterdown Collision. Book your appointment by emailing community@waterdowncollision.com or call 905-689-8262.
4th Annual Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award Nominations

Time: Deadline May 28, 2021

Where: Flamborough Connects

Do you know a local Flamborough senior who has made a significant contribution to this community through volunteer service? Nominate them for the 4th Annual Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award. Application details can be found on the Flamborough Connects website or call 905-689-7880 for more info.
Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, Ontario

Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area is open all year round. Enjoy hiking trails and walking the Village grounds in any season. Visitors can use their Hamilton Conservation Authority Membership card to access the area or purchase a day pass from our automated gate system using your debit or credit card. More information at this link.
Virtual Meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown

When: Tuesday April 13, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom Video Platform
 
Please join Councillor Partridge at the next virtual meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown. This program virtually brings together 100 (or more) women in Flamborough / Waterdown who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service. At the online meeting, we will jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Everyone each donates $100 to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation. Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours. To register, please contact info@100womenflamborough.ca.
Village Theatre Waterdown Virtual Performance of "Three Tables"

When: Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm
 
Village Theatre Waterdown presents a free live-streamed performance of "Three Tables" - Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant. One couple is celebrating an anniversary, one is finalizing a divorce, and a third is on a blind date. By dinner’s end, all six lives have changed. A one-act romantic comedy of the heart, hurt, and laughter. All cast and production are in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Technical support allows them to rehearse, co-ordinate set design, and live stream performance. Watch online at www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca
Stuffed. Pop-Up Perogy Take-Out Dinner

When: Friday April 16, 23, 30, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36, 280 King St W, Dundas

Stuffed. Handcrafted Perogies is hosting Take-Out Perogy Dinners the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36. With COVID-19 restrictions, all meals are for take-out only and can be pre-ordered online by Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, where you can conveniently schedule your pick up time. Cash or interac/debit payments accepted (sorry no credit cards).
Flamborough Horticultural Society April Meeting

When: Wednesday April 21, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Virtual by Zoom

Topic: Cool Plants
 
The Flamborough Horticultural Society, an avid group of gardeners continues to host educational seminars via Zoom. Learn about "Cool Plants" from Jeff Mason, owner of Mason House Gardens. Jeff will discuss unique plants including tropicals, succulents, hardy and tender perennials and woodies for the Canadian gardener. Join us! As a not-for-profit Society, we rely on fees to pay for future speakers.​ The non-member fee for this presentation is $5.00, e-transfer to trudybliedung@yahoo.ca (cc. flamhort@hotmail.com) To learn about other methods of payment, or for more information, contact flamhort@hotmail.com.
Flamborough Connects Annual General Meeting

When: Thursday April 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Flamborough Connects via Zoom 

Join Flamborough Connects, community collaborators, and members at our 2020 Annual General Meeting! Hear from MP David Sweet, MPP Donna Skelly, Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Councillor Judi Partridge. Learn about Flamborough Connects in community, and what they have upcoming in 2021. To RSVP email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca or call 905-689-7880
"Parent Ed" Virtual Workshop

When: Wednesday April 28, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Healthy Youth Network is partnering with Waterdown District High School Parent (school) Council and START Leadership to offer an exciting virtual workshop for parents on April 28th at 7 p.m. Join to learn more about what steps you can take today to ensure the experiences your children have will equip them with the attributes and mindset they need to handle success and failure in positive, productive, and constructive ways as they take the lead in their own lives, and more. To learn more about this workshop and register, please click here.
Shredding Fundraiser for Carlisle United Church

When: Saturday May 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Carlisle United Church Parking Lot, 1432 Centre Rd, Carlisle

Carlisle United Church is hosting a drive-through shredding event for confidential documents, personal and business papers. Located in the Church parking lot. Suggested donation = $5 for a grocery bag, $10 for a banker's box. Fund-raiser for the Church; any donations above these amounts gratefully received. Please contact the church directly for any questions.
Flamborough Horticultural Society May Meeting
 
When: Wednesday May 19, 2021
 
Time: 7:00 pm
 
Where: Virtual by Zoom
 
Topic: Pollinator Gardening
 
The Flamborough Horticultural Society, an avid group of gardeners that also provides Civic Improvement, continues to host educational seminars via Zoom. Master Gardener Cathy Kozma will speak about Pollinator Gardens; the who, what, where and why of creating a haven for pollinators in our gardens. Cathy will recommend specific plants, how to care for the garden and advise us of ways to maximize pollinator potential. Join us! The non-member fee for this presentation is $5.00 bank e-transferred to trudybliedung@yahoo.ca. Alert flamhort@hotmail.com once payment is completed or for other methods of payment. If you decide to join for 3 speaker presentations, you automatically become a member and qualify for other benefits. As a not-for-profit Society, we rely on fees to pay for future speakers.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale
 
When: Saturday May 22, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Where: St Thomas The Apostle Church Parking Lot, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown

The Flamborough Horticultural Society is holding their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday May 22nd in the St. Thomas The Apostle Church Parking lot from 8am – 1pm - Perennials, Herbs, Shrubs and More. Cash only, please contact flamhort@hotmail.com if you have any questions.
Community Resources
Mobile Rural Program ~ Flamborough Women's Support Services

Call: 289 895 8580


Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) continues to provide services to women and their children experiencing domestic violence. They are excited to announce a new mobile program providing wraparound services to women living rurally, with a focus on supporting seniors. The mobile counsellor meets women where they are comfortable to provides risk assessments, safety planning, counselling, etc.
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Free Flamborough Income Tax Preparation

Time: Ongoing until June

Where: Flamborough Connects

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Flamborough Connects offers free tax preparation where volunteers file tax returns for eligible people with a modest income. The program is now operating remotely and screening is happening over the phone. To find out if you might be eligible, please click here. To set up an appointment please call us 905-689-7880.
April Library Events for All Ages


The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) provides many on-line fun learning resources for all ages. Councillor Partridge encourages your family to visit the link above for some fun learning resources such as activities, online tutoring, print and digital resources.

A few events coming up this month: English Conversation Circle on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3pm -practice speaking English in a small group, online. Online book clubs - read and discuss books, eBooks and eAudiobooks with Team HPL's Sara, from the Central branch and fellow book lovers. Details and more in the above link.
Flamborough Shops & Drives Service

When: Monday - Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Flamborough Connects is launching a new volunteer driving program to support Flamborough residents. Drives can be provided for social outings and visits and trips to appointments such as the bank or salon. We are also still offering our contactless grocery shopping service. Contact Flamborough Connects to register at 905-689-7880 or email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca for more info. 
Food with Grace Waterdown Food Bank

When: Open Tuesdays

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street N (parking can be accessed from ​182 Main Street N)

Food with Grace Waterdown Food Bank remains open to all in the community, with precautionary restrictions, on Tuesdays from 2-6pm. Please do not arrive before 1:30 pm. Neighbours seeking food assistance will be provided with pre-made bags of food at the entrance door. Thank you to our generous community for their donations.
Flamborough Food Bank - NEW HOURS

When: Open Wednesdays

Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Flamborough Food Bank, Carlisle United Church,
1432 Centre Road

The Flamborough Food Bank remains open weekly on Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Instead of entering the Food Bank for personal shopping, food is being packed into hampers by 2 volunteers who work 6 feet apart. Hampers are placed near the front door, into carts and then cars. There is no close contact between clients or volunteers. For more information, please contact Jim Leamen, 905-690-1036; flamborough1@hotmail.com
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca