Flamborough E-NEWS
January 2021
May I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. This edition of ENEWS includes important updates on Vaccines, Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Skating Loop reservations, new Ontario small business grant and more.

Do you know a high school girl in the Flamborough area? Pleased to partner with FREE virtual career-support conference February 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, to high school girls in Flamborough & beyond to help them "Be Brave and Bloom". What careers are out there, how to get connected, build your confidence with online free event. Registration is open - invite them today.

The Rotary Club of Waterdown has generously donated Chess/Checker game tables that have been installed at Waterdown Memorial Park. Residents can bring their chess sets to the park during warmer weather which is amazing - another big check mark for Building Community Together!

Please keep safe and protect yourselves. Taking care of each other’s physical and mental health is so important and we must continue to take steps to support one another while staying safe. Protecting you, protects others – this is up to all of us.

Kind Regards
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
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. These nine goals are broken down into what different departments and teams have collaboratively worked on for the past year to mitigate and adapt to climate changes.

Goal 3: To accelerate the uptake of modes of transportation that are low and/or zero emissions

Goal 4: To ensure a climate change lens is applied to all planning initiatives to encourage the use of best climate mitigation and adaptation practices

Goal 5: To procure goods, services and construction from vendors who conduct their business in a sustainable and ethical manner that considers equity, diversity and inclusion that contributes to the greater good of the community
Stay tuned for more progress on SMART Goals for climate mitigation and adaptation in the February edition of ENEWS.
Community Events and News
Winter at Mountsberg Conservation Area

Where: 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON

Winter at Mountsberg Conservation Area is a magical this time of year! Go for an illuminated walk in the wooded trails at Mountsberg, that always beautiful around this time of year but now they are more magical than ever. The Winterlit Trail (600m round trip) features a unique and stunning lighting experience with inspirational art installations along the trail. Also at Mountsberg, the Illuminated Sugar Bush Trail (1km round trip) features soft overhead lighting to allow for a beautiful evening stroll through the sugar bush. This experience will include soundtracks from local musicians while you enjoy the beauty of Mountsberg in winter, safely.
Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area

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

Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area is approximately 204 hectares (503 acres) in size and features natural woodlands, plantation forests, provincially significant wetlands, meadow areas, cultural heritage features from past farming operations, and several well-marked recreational trails easily accessed from the village area.Access to the trails and conservation area is seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Explore the almost 8 kilometres of easy walking trails.
Virtual Meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown

When: Thursday January 14, 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.
Stuffed. Pop-Up Perogy Take-Out Dinner

When: Friday January 15, 22 and 29, 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).
Growth Planning Virtual Engagement Sessions

When: Monday January 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Wednesday January 20, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join our staff as they give an overview of the project and key findings to date. They are hosting 2 virtual information meetings - pick the meeting date/time that works best for you! These are WebEx Event meetings and require pre-registration. Sessions will review the findings of the draft Land Needs Assessment, address public comments about the growth scenarios and intensification and density targets, and go over the next steps in the planning process.
Flamborough Horticultural Society January Meeting

When: Wednesday January 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Virtual by Zoom

The Flamborough Horticultural Society, an avid group of gardeners, continues to host educational seminars via Zoom for members. Anna Leggatt, an author and former Botany and Chemistry teacher, is their January speaker. Whether you have a large or a small garden, or even just plant in pots, there is always something to learn. What should you do with that unusual perennial or shrub? Anna’s presentation will speak on where to put that special plant. See the Flamborough Review for Anna Leggatt’s Bio and a short article by Jennifer Godyn. Guests can view this Zoom presentation for a $5.00 fee. Contact the Flamborough Horticultural Society at flamhort@hotmail.com to obtain the Zoom link or to become a member ($15 per year), You will then have access to many great speakers. Paid Guests who view three presentations will automatically become a member.
Senior Education Session: Keeping your Brain Healthy 

When: Thursday January 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Flamborough Connects, Facilitated through Zoom
Stay connected this winter with Flamborough Connects. Our first education session is on brain health, presented by Olivia Mouriopoulos with The Alzheimer's Society. Call Flamborough Connects to register at 905 689 7880 or email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca.
"Stop Human Trafficking" Free Virtual Event

When: Wednesday January 27, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington presents "Stop Human Trafficking", a FREE virtual event with Kelly Franklin (Courage for Freedom) to learn about Human Trafficking in our own backyard. Kelly is Canada's leading expert in anti-human trafficking awareness and certification. Spaces are limited - reserve your spot today!
19th Annual Living Rock Soupfest 2021

When: January 29 - February 15, 2021

Where: Participating Restaurants in Flamborough & Hamilton
Soupfest 2021 will look differently this year however it will be as tasty as ever. From January 29 - February 15, head out and support local restaurants in Waterdown, Burlington and Greater Hamilton Area by buying their Soupfest Signature Soup for take-out. Then, you will have the opportunity to vote online! Judging will take place on line. Each restaurant is generously donating a portion of the proceeds to the Living Rock Youth Centre. It has never been more important to shop local.
“Be Brave and Bloom” High School Girls Conference

When: Saturday February 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Virtual by Zoom

Do you know a high school age young woman in Flamborough? Invite them to register today for a FREE virtual career-support conference February 6, 2021 to learn how they can “Be Brave and Bloom”. Join with friends and classmates online for a fun day of learning how to reach your full potential and discover your dreams. Brought to you by Councillor Partridge, Healthy Youth Network, students at Waterdown High School and Soroptimist International of Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough, this live online conference will provide you access to professional role models, career education, resources, promote self-esteem and good health.
Valentine’s Day Mardi Gras Dinner Fundraiser

When: Saturday February 13, 2021

Time: Dinner Pick-Up 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pick-Up Location: Carmen’s Banquet Centre, 1520 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Mardi Gras Style while giving back! Enjoy a delicious take-home dinner by Carmen’s, Virtual Mardi Gras Music, and help us change and save lives. Makes a great holiday gift too! Dinners are $50 each with a $20 tax receipt. Dinners must be purchased by February 5. For more information, please click here.
Senior Education Session: Managing Your Finances in Retirement 

When: Thursday February 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Flamborough Connects, Facilitated through Zoom 
Stay connected this winter with Flamborough Connects. Learn important tips and tools to help you better manage your finances in retirement. Presented by Mimi Hong from Certified Professional Accountants of Canada. Call Flamborough Connects to register at 905 689 7880 or email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca.
Waterdown Coldest Night of the Year

When: Saturday February 20, 2021

On February 20th, join Eagles Nest for Coldest Night of the Year and be a part of a story that changes lives and restores hope in our community. Plan your self-organized micro walk in support of Eagles Nest and the programs provided at the HOPE Centre.The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money to serve those experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Plan your walk "with" us on February 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!
Community Resources
January 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 this January such as activities, online tutoring, print and digital resources for the new school year ahead.

Join in for noon hour concerts on Fridays at 12pm. With an HPL card access tutoring help on demand, anytime, anywhere. eLearning for all ages and levels in math, science, reading/writing, social studies and job hunting. Don't forget HPL is waiving all fines on all library materials until December 31, 2021.
Flamborough Women's Support Services

Call: 289 895 8580

The Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) located in Waterdown is a satellite location of Interval House. Councillor Partridge and staff at FWRC wants all women to know that services are still there for them. In responding to government directives and call to action from the Chief Public Health Officer, we are working hard to protect women and children in crisis to ensure access to their services. Please call 289 895 8580 for support. A quick reference of local support services is available at this link.
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