Flamborough E-NEWS
February 2020
Welcome to the February edition of ENEWS. There are many important updates to share with you this month, including a Carlisle Library TD Bank Announcement; $400M Bell Canada investment to expand broadband internet access in rural areas; summer student job positions and more. On March 25 at Waterdown District High School, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, join Ward 15 Trustee Penny Deathe and Councillor Judi Partridge discuss and hear public feedback about how to stop bullying and support students. Details below.
Community Events
Connon's Indoor Winter Farmers' Market

When : Saturday Mornings

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Connon Nurseries, 656 Robson Road, Waterdown

What’s better than shopping local and supporting local farmers and small businesses? Being able to do so in the cold months of winter! Connon Nurseries is hosting an Indoor Winter Farmers' Market in their beautiful, warm Atrium in Waterdown with some amazing local farmers and food makers. The Winter Farmer’s Market is on Saturdays until March 21. To learn more about becoming a vendor or for more information, please click here.

Fundraiser for Australia's Injured Animals

When : Saturday February 8, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Where: Donn Zver Pottery , 2290 Highway 5 West, Troy, ON
 
Join Councillor Partridge at a fundraiser by Donn Zver Pottery for the Animals of Australia on Saturday February 8, to help our furry friends. They are producing pottery bowls at $20.00 each (Cash Only) and donating all the money to the NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES). It is the largest rescue group in Australia. Mark your calendars and come out on February 8 at 9:30 am. If you can not come, please donate directly to the NSW WIRES https://www.wires.org.au/. For more information, please click here.

Living Rock Soupfest 2020

When : Tuesday February 11, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Join Councillor Partridge for the 2020 Living Rock Soupfest fundraiser! Soupfest is a community celebration where top quality area restaurants compete for Best Soup, Most Creative Soup, Best Display and the tastiest heart smart. Local celebrities and politicians come out to serve soup and help with the event. There is a Toonie Auction & live entertainment. Soupfest is also Living Rock's largest fundraiser! For tickets and more information, please click here .

Sisters in Spirit Committee Presents "Calls to Justice"

When: Friday February 14, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, 100 Main Street West, Hamilton
 
Sister’s in Spirit Committee, in partnership with Indigenous Student Services McMaster University & Urban Indigenous Strategy - City of Hamilton, is hosting an Information & Awareness session on the Calls to Justice and the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and LGBQQIA. Guest Speaker: Vanessa Ambtman - Smith (Facilitator in the National Inquiry on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls, Two Spirited & LGBQQIA). For more information, please click here or call Sheri (905) 383 6297

Family Day Weekend at Mountsberg Conservation

When: Saturday February 15 - Monday February 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville
 
Celebrate winter at Mountsberg with a weekend full of fun, family oriented winter activities including: Wagon Rides, Ice Art, Live Animal Encounters and Raptor Presentations, Hibernation Station and Taffy on Snow. Plus, join the Winter Passport Challenge and win a prize! For more information, please click here

Traditional Turkey Dinner at Carlisle United Church

When: Saturday February 15, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Road, Carlisle
 
Everyone is invited to a Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings and sticky toffee pudding for dessert at Carlisle United Church. Dinner served at 6 pm. Come at 5:30 for appetizers. Wine and draw tickets available. Adult $20, Child 12 and under $10. Tickets available from the church office or Joan (905-689-7293) Limited seating available.

Family Day ABC Pancake Breakfast and Skate

When: Monday February 17, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Carlisle Arena 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle

All you can eat Pancake Breakfast with family skate! Join Councillor Partridge for a fun Family Day event with all proceeds benefiting ABC Co-Operative Nursery School in Carlisle. Admission: $10 for Adults. $5 Ages 12 and under. FREE for Ages 2 and under. All you can eat breakfast from 9am -12pm, family skate on from 10am - 1pm. For details, please click here.

"Preserving Built Heritage" Information Session

When : Wednesday February 19, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Westinghouse HQ, 286 Sanford Avenue North, 1st Floor Woodlands Hall, Hamilton

Join the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee February 19th 2020 for a very informative, FREE event "Preserving Built Heritage". The guest presenter is Alan Stacey, a master craftsman who has worked on many heritage projects throughout the city of Hamilton. Alan will deliver a lecture and demonstration on the conservation and restoration of heritage buildings with an emphasis on architectural woodwork and in particularly windows and doors. He will use local Hamilton examples including the Hamilton Club, the Westdale Theatre, Dundurn Castle, Auchmar and Westinghouse. The guests will be provided with information that will encourage the preservation of our built heritage and an appreciation for these projects. For more information, please click here

Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When : Wednesday February 19, 2020

Time: Social time 7:00 pm; Meeting 7:30 pm

Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown

Our speaker Glenda Bargeman will fascinate us with her talk on Hosta choices, entitled Plan and Plant. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.

Food Truck "Stuffed." Dundas Legion Perogy Dinner

When : Friday February 21, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 Dundas, 280 King Street West, Dundas
 
Stuffed Handcrafted Perogies, local food entrepreneurs, will be hosting Monthly Dinners in the Upstairs Dining Room at the Dundas Legion. The best home made perogies and cabbage rolls you'll ever have. Everyone Welcome! Cost: $10.00 - 15.00 per meal (includes HST), eat-in or take-out options, frozen prepared foods will also be available for sale, wheelchair accessible, cash or Interac/Debit Payments Accepted (No Credit Cards). To learn more, please click here

Set Sail Gala in support of Interval House

When: Friday February 21, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton

Everyone is invited to set sail for an exclusive evening with great friends and fabulous entertainment in support of Interval House of Hamilton. On February 21, we will celebrate the courage of all women who have reached out for support services and show gratitude to our community for standing up for freedom from abuse/violence against women. All funds raised at the event will go to Interval House of Hamilton. For more information, please click here.

Waterdown Coldest Night of the Year

When: Saturday February 22, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown

Join many community walkers in support of Eagle's Nest and be a part of a story that restores hope in our community. Together we will walk to raise funds for HOPE Centre- Home of Practical Education. The Centre is a safe place in our community that provides practical support to families and individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, or are facing difficult life circumstances. Through accessible services and support programs, individuals discover their true identity and become equipped with tools for a healthier future. The Coldest Night of the Year is an opportunity for our community to make a difference in the lives of others! For more information, please click here . (Photo from 2019 walk credit to Quinn Goranson and Denyse Krizmanich )

Roast Beef Dinner at Millgrove United Church

When: Saturday February 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Millgrove United Church, 370 5th Concession Road West

Millgrove United Church invites the community to a Roast Beef Community Dinner on Saturday February 22. Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Butter and a variety of Pies. Great Draw Prizes will be available. Adults $20, Children 8 & Under are free. For Tickets / Takeout call Shirley 905-689-8617

Carlisle Optimists Annual All-You-Can-Eat Community Breakfast

When: Sunday March 1, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Carlisle Arena, 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle

Everyone is invited to come out to the Carlisle Optimist Club's Annual Community Breakfast to support youth programs in Flamborough. Come celebrate 101 years of “optimism”. $12.00 for Adults and $6.00 for kids under 10. Wheel chair accessible at the Carlisle Arena. For more information, please click here

Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village

When: Sunday March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and March Break days Wednesday March 18 & Thursday March 19

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton

Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore historical and modern methods of making of maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast. The Maple Syrup Festival runs at Westfield Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and March Break days Wednesday, March 18 & Thursday, March 19. For more information, please click here.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

When: Thursday March 5, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Guests will experience an empowering evening in celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day. Guests will learn more about YWCA Hamilton’s mission impact, meet key leaders in our community and enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner and awards program. For more information, please click here .

Annual Waterdown Comedy Fest

When: Saturday March 28, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East Waterdown

Waterdown Lions are holding their Annual Waterdown Comedy Fest on Saturday March 28 at Waterdown Memorial Hall. There will be 2 shows and 3 wacky comedians. The Early Show 7:00pm to 8:30pm Doors open at 6:30pm, Late Show 9:00pm to 10:30pm Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $20. Note this is a licensed event Minors must be accompanied by an Adult. Please be aware there will be Strong Language. Tickets can be obtained from any Waterdown Lions member or by phone (289) 431-5020. Proceeds to benefit Waterdown Lions local community projects. Come out for a great evening of laughs! For more information, please click here.

Waterdown Bunny Breakfast and Memorial Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East Waterdown

Mark your calendars for the Waterdown BIA Annual Bunny Breakfast on Saturday April 4 - come for a delicious breakfast of pancakes and treats, as well as a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10:30 am to celebrate the beautiful new landscaping at Waterdown Memorial Hall with Councillor Judi Partridge. Family-oriented activities includes entertainment, crafts, and of course being able to meet the Easter Bunny. Lots of fun and Easter egg giveaways with special treats from BIA businesses for the first 100 guests. Admission by $5.00 donation to support local Food with Grace food bank. For more information, please click here.

Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca