Flamborough E-NEWS
July 2019
Welcome to the beautiful month of July and ENEWS. The summer offers a time to reconnect and recharge ourselves with vacation time. Look for Fortino's to host a public meeting in July/August for the exciting expansion plans for the Waterdown store. There is a new Live, Work, Play residential, healthcare and seniors housing development proposed for the Clappison Power Centre which will be presented at a public meeting in September. The exciting announcement of L3 Wescam and other technology employers we are looking to bring to the area equates to good jobs for our community. Please click on the links below for important updates in Flamborough. There are many great community events lined up this summer.
Please join me on Saturday mornings for the Waterdown Farmers' Market, 8am-1pm in the Waterdown Legion parking lot. Great variety of local Flamborough Farm and Food vendors, live entertainment, kids' activities and more.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Events
Free Salsa Dancing on the Waterfront

When: Tuesdays until August 27, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Outdoor Rink, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
SalsaSoul Productions promotes social dancing among the Hamilton community and their passion is salsa and Latin dances. During the summer, they organize outdoor meet-ups, so dancers can enjoy music and good company in a friendly and healthy environment. All are welcome. There are no restrictions on level of dancing or age. This is a free event for the public. Salsa on the Waterfront takes place every Tuesday until August 27, weather permitting. For more information, please click here.

Cipher-Decipher Exhibition at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

When: Open Daily

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, ON

This exciting interactive 3D exhibition, Cipher-Decipher, will be on display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope from now until September 29, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. This exhibition is for all ages to enjoy, and explores the past and present of communications cryptology - what it is, how it works and how it affects our lives. See an authentic Enigma cipher machine or try your hand at logic puzzles and games to see if you have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology! A puzzle module allows visitors to see if they possess the skills necessary for working in the field of cryptology. Please click here to learn more.

Summer Roller Skating at Bayfront Park

When: Wednesdays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fridays: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturdays: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Outdoor Rink, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
Bring friends and family to Hamilton’s Waterfront Outdoor Rink for HWT Summer Roller Skating with DJ on Wednesdays (7-10pm) and Fridays & Saturdays (7-11pm) - weather permitting. Skate Rentals are $9.00 and include a helmet and safety equipment. To learn more, please click here .

Weekly BBQ Fundraiser at Turkstra Lumber

When: Fridays during the summer

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Turkstra Lumber Waterdown, 61 Hamilton St N, Waterdown
Join the community for a weekly summer BBQ fundraiser at Turkstra Lumber in Waterdown for $5 ! For the past five years, Turkstra has sponsored a weekly summer barbecue for Flamborough Connects, which supports programs, events and activities for residents in need - from youth to seniors. This year, Turkstra is spreading the wealth and we are delighted to welcome Eagle's Nest Association of Waterdown to the picnic table. Combining efforts to raise funds for multiple community programs that directly support community success is a great way to engage more participation and increase funding. For more information, please contact Flamborough Connects .

Waterdown Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays, rain or shine!

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown
The Waterdown Farmers' Market is back on Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm in the Waterdown Legion Parking lot. Enjoy a wide variety of farm vendors representing a mix of organic and conventional practices, as well as delicious on-site prepared food and beverage vendors, live music, kids’ activities and free parking. A morning at the Market is sure to be a great experience for all the senses! Watch for news of special engagement sessions throughout the season as we celebrate the important role agriculture plays in all our lives. Please click here for more information.

Trails at Joe Sams Leisure Park

Where: 752 Centre Road, Waterdown

Located just outside of Waterdown northbound on Centre Road, Joe Sams Leisure Park has a great trail system that goes all the way through the wetlands with paved walkways, board walks, signage and much more. Please click here to watch Councillor Partridge's video to learn more about the amenities at Joe Sams Park.

Blooms for Africa Waterdown Garden Tour

When: ​Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Core - for information on where to buy passports, click here

What an opportunity to enjoy beautiful gardens in the Waterdown village- access to 16 gardens, socialize with family & friends plus support an amazing cause for only $20. Wander the gardens either night or both nights. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign. Discounts are available on food at eight Waterdown restaurants for garden tour patrons. On the nights of the event, tickets will also be available at Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown.  For more information, please click here

Lynden Lions Club 10th Annual Children's Fund Golf Tournament

When: Saturday July 20, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm Shotgun start

Where: Brant Valley Golf Course, 128 Governors Road East

Come out for the Lynden Lions Club 10th Annual Children's Fund Golf Tournament on Saturday July 20th at Brant Valley Golf Course. $100 includes golf cart, gift bag, steak dinner and more. Dinner and prizes will be held at the "Lions Den" - 4070 Governors Road. For more information, please contact the Lynden Lions Club or click h ere .

Waterdown Village Theatre Audition Notice

When: Sunday July 21, 2019- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday July 22, 2019- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street, Waterdown
Village Theatre Waterdown is hosting auditions on Sunday July 21 and Monday July 22 for their Fall production "the Unexpected Guest". Description: Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find himself stumbling on to the scene of a murder. To read the full audition notice, please click here.

Please note that if you are away for these dates, Village Theatre may be able to organize an alternate time. Please contact Jordan Toth at jordantoth19@gmail.com.

FREE Hamilton Port Tours on the Harbour Queen

When: Sunday July 21 and Sunday August 18, 2019

Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Hamilton Harbour Tours, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
This summer, Hamilton Port Authority will be offering free community tours of the Port of Hamilton aboard the Harbour Queen. Come discover the Port of Hamilton aboard the historical Hamilton Harbour Queen that has been navigating the water since 1956. Participants will learn about Hamilton's diverse Port and the many fascinating activities that take place on Hamilton's working waterfront through this unique perspective. For more information, please click here.

Lunch and Listen in Waterdown - Street Music Series

When: Thursday July 25, 2019  

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: 35 Main Street North, Waterdown
Waterdown Village's first FREE "Lunch & Listen" event will be on the patio area at 35 Main Street North on Thursday July 25 featuring Miles From Nowhere. Enjoy live music hosted by the Waterdown BIA – stay tuned for lunch specials from nearby restaurants and cafes. To learn more, please contact the Waterdown BIA.

Save the dates for the next "Lunch & Listen" events this summer:
  • Thursday August 15 at location to be announced
  • Thursday September 19 at Memorial Hall, incorporating a ribbon cutting with Councillor Partridge to celebrate the renovations on the exterior of the hall. Performances to be announced soon.

Ice Cream Carnival at Westfield Heritage Village

When: Sunday August 4 and Monday August 5, 2019   

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton  
Westfield Heritage Village's Ice Cream Carnival is back on Sunday August 4 & Monday August 5 to celebrate summer with Edwardian carnival games, foods, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day. Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing! For more information, please click here.

Dairy Queen Blizzard Day Fundraiser

When: Thursday August 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Dairy Queen, 233 Dundas Street East

Come on over to Dairy Queen on Thursday August 8, 2019 for lots of fun entertainment and Blizzards! 100% of the blizzard sales that day will be donated to McMaster Children’s Hospital. Previous years were a huge success, and we were so incredibly thankful for all the people who showed up to support this day. Skip the line-up by placing your pre-orders for pickup that day. Email orders to:  waterdowndq@gmail.com

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby

When: Saturday August 10, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Pier 8 Hamilton Bayfront, 47 Discovery Drive 

Mark your calendars – August 10th is the Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby at Pier 8, Bayfront! FREE event, no registration required – includes draw prizes for kids and youth after the event. For more information, please click here.

Waterdown Legion Annual Corn Roast & BBQ

When: Sunday August 18, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Branch 551 Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown

Join the community for the Waterdown Legion's Annual Corn Roast and BBQ with entertainment provided by Mike Hubley - KountryFryd Music. There will be Hamburgers, Sausages, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, fresh corn and displays to enjoy - come out for a fun afternoon, bring your friends and kids and your chairs! This event is in support of your local Legion. Mike Hubley will be playing a unique blend of country music old and new with a side of rock ‘n roll oldies! For more information, please contact the Waterdown Legion.

100+ Women Who Care Flamborough/Waterdown Program Meeting

When: Wednesday September 18, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church Hall, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown
Please join Councillor Partridge at the next meeting of the Flamborough-Waterdown Chapter of 100 Women Who Care program. The program intends to bring 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 will meet for an hour and jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Everyone will each write 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 when placed in the hands of deserving grass-roots agencies working to serve the local community. For more information, please click here

Call for Volunteers - Flamborough Chili Fest 2019

When: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown, ON

The annual Flamborough Chili Fest is back! Volunteers are needed for this popular fundraising event organized by Flamborough Women's Resource Centre, a community program of Interval House of Hamilton. All proceeds go directly to supporting women and children in Flamborough. Please contact coordfwrc@intervalhousehamilton.org if you're able to assist with this year's event
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca