Flamborough E-NEWS
January 2020
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020 and another beautiful month of January. There are many important updates to share with you this month, including an update on the Waterdown Bypass, my position on the cancellation of LRT, the Waterdown Memorial Park Public Art Project and more. Please join me at the first Winter Farmers' Market at Connon's Nurseries with local farmers and food makers ! The Market will be on Saturdays starting January 18 until March 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. See you there.
Community Events
Winter Sleigh Rides at Mountsberg Conservation Area

When: Now on until Monday February 17, 2020

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville
Don’t let winter keep you inside! At Mountsberg Conservation Area, you are invited on a horse-drawn ride through a winter wonderland. Arrive at a roaring bonfire rosy-cheeked and ready for a tasty marshmallow roast- a perfect way to get outside and enjoy winter with friends and family! Make a day of it by picking up a hot chocolate in the gift shop and then visiting with the park’s resident birds of prey and farm animals, followed by a trip to the play barn. A day spent outside in the crisp winter air and everyone will head home ready for a long winter’s nap. Available weekends and holidays until February 17th, 2020. For more information, please click here.

The Pepper Shakers at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday January 11, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown
Join us for the Pepper Shakers Band Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. Start your new year right with dancing all night long. Bring your friends, no cover charge! Come early to get a seat. For more upcoming events at the Waterdown Legion, please click here.

100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown Meeting

When : Wednesday January 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown (Fireside Room)
Please join Councillor Partridge at the next meeting of the Flamborough-Waterdown Chapter of 100 Women Who Care program. This program brings together 100 (or more) women in Flamborough-Waterdown who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service. At the meetings, women meet for an hour and jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Everyone each writes a $100 cheque 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. For more information, please click here

Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When : Wednesday January 15, 2020

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

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

Sean James will lead us through What To Do With A Downpour: Ornamental ways to handle rainwater. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.

Stuffed. Perogy Dinner

When : Friday January 17, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 Dundas, 280 King Street West, Dundas
Stuffed. Handcrafted Perogies will be hosting Monthly Dinners in the Upstairs Dining Room at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 in Dundas. 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

Winter Farmers' Market

When : Saturdays starting January 18, 2020

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 has announced a Winter Farmers' Market to be held in their beautiful, warm Atrium in Waterdown with some amazing local farmers and food makers. The Winter Farmer’s Market will take place on Saturdays beginning January 18 and running through to March 21. Hours will be 10am until 2pm, and we’re still accepting applications from vendors. To learn more about becoming a vendor or for more information, please click here.

St. James United Church Seniors Lunch

When: Tuesday January 21, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown
St James United Church hosting Seniors lunch and program on the third Tuesday of the month, September-May, 11:30am-1pm, $5.00 per person, for all area seniors. Please reserve your seat by the preceding Friday at noon by calling 905-689-6223 or email stjames@stjameswaterdown.ca. Join us for good food, fellowship and an interesting short program or entertainment.

Island Dreams Dinner/Dance & Raffle Fundraiser

When : Saturday February 1, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown
Beat the winter blues at St. James United Church - have a staycation right here with a 3-course Caribbean inspired dinner served buffet style; then soak up the sun and experience the Caribbean rhythm of InfraRed, an upbeat party band playing contemporary music with a calypso touch! Raffle with proceeds supporting St. James United Church and Youth Unlimited. Doors Open at 5 p.m, dinner at 6 p.m, dance band: 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $40 per person; Cash Bar. Limited seating - to buy tickets, please call 905-689-6223 or stjames@stjameswaterdown.ca

Fundraiser for Australia's Injured Animals

When : Saturday February 8, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Where: Don Zver Pottery , 2290 Highway 5 West, Troy, ON
Don Zver Pottery is hosting a fundraiser for the Animals of Australia on February 8th to help our furry friends. They are producing 400 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 .

"Messy" Dinner and Family Fun Night

When: Friday February 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

St. James United Church "Messy" Family Dinner and Fun night on Friday February 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall - dinner and activities for parents and children. Everyone goes home with a goody bag. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the church office for more details: 905 689 6223.

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 the community 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.

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 )

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. $12.00 for Adults and $6.00 for kids under 10. Wheel chair accessible at the Carlisle Arena.

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.

Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca