Flamborough E-NEWS
July 2020
Welcome to the July edition of ENEWS. There are many important updates to share with you this month, including the opening of the new Waterdown North Drive Bypass section from Mosaic Street east to Fingland, a Waterdown Dog Park announcement, Rural Internet Survey, Fortinos Expansion and more.
It was a different July 1st weekend, and I suspect at least a year before things feel closer to normal. Please remember to support local businesses with patios and curbside pickup as our community starts to reopen. Our local businesses need you now more than ever so please purchase local in Waterdown/Flamborough. Continue with take-out/pick up from our local restaurants if not comfortable on patios, and remember to be patient as we all adjust to a new normal. I also want to encourage everyone to continue to wash hands, wear a mask if you are able, remember to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet/2 meters.
Congratulations once again to our 2020 graduates. Graduations and celebrations of your achievements looked very different in this year, yet it was heartwarming to see the many decorative signs and festive balloons around the community.
If you have any questions please join me on Facebook at Judi Luxon Partridge for video updates, visit my website  judipartridge.ca , or send me an email at  Judi.Partridge@hamilton.ca.
Please keep safe and protect yourselves.
Kind Regards
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
Community Events and News
Drummond Manor Community Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays Until October 17

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Drummond Farms/Drummond Manor, 69 Concession 5 Road East, Waterdown

Come join the community at Drummond Manor for their Community Farmers' Market. The market will feature seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, specialty products and so much more. The market runs on Saturdays, 8am - 1pm, until October. For more information, please click here.
July Hamilton Public Library Events for All Ages

The Hamilton Public Library 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 July, such as Scout's Book Club for reading lists, ebooks, fun activities, games, interactive HPL Bookmobile puzzle and science experiments and a Summer Reading Club.

Join in Fridays at Noon to watch a recording of performances by talented, local artists. T alk about your favourite picture books, discover new ones and meet friends at Picture Book Club on Tuesdays at 3pm on July 7, 14, 21 & 28. Summer Reading Club is all online this year - Explore, experiment, entertain and enjoy at  hpl.ca/src .
Flamborough / Hamilton Farm Crawl

When: Saturday July 11, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Farms across Flamborough, Hamilton, and surrounding areas

Farm Crawl is an opportunity to get an inside look at the operations of many of our farms in Flamborough, Hamilton and the surrounding area - including West Avenue Cider and Simpler Thyme Organic Farm in Flamborough . Under the guidelines of the Province Of Ontario and the City Of Hamilton’s Public Health department, measures have been implemented on each farm to ensur e a safe Farm Crawl Hamilton experience. For more information and guidelines for a safe experience, please click here.
Digital Trillium Awards Program for 2020

When: Nominations Due Wednesday July 15, 2020

For 2020, to support public health restrictions, the Trillium Awards will be provided in a way that safely encourages continued beautification for residential and commercial properties in the City. Until July 15, property owners have the ability to nominate themselves or another property using an online engagement tool which will be housed on Hamilton.ca.  The easy to use online tool includes an intake application to gather required information, mapping capability to provide an address and the ability to upload photos for consideration. Nominations are due July 15. For more information, please click here . Thank you to all who participate in this program each year!
Carlisle Optimists Virtual Duck Dash

When: Saturday, August 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Where: Facebook Live

Get your 2020 Virtual Duck Dash tickets to win 1 of 5 great prizes and help the Optimist Club of Carlisle support the Flamborough Community! Your Duck Dash tickets and donations help support our local community organizations and schools. Traditionally, little yellow rubber duckies dash down Bronte creek, but this year Duck Dash is going virtual. The Carlisle Optimists are balancing the need for social distance with their mandate to support our community. Your ticket purchases helps them put funds into programs that support youth and families in our community. Join the community on Facebook Live Saturday, August 29th, 11 am to watch us draw the 2020 Lucky Ducks. 1st prize $1,000; 2nd -$500; 3rd - $100; 4th - $100; 5th - $100. For more information, please click here.
Flamborough Paint Virtual Challenge 2020

Tag: #FPVC2020

The Flamborough Paint Challenge (FPC) is going virtual this year in an effort to be proactive and stop the spread of COVID-19! The community is invited to draw flowers and within each petal to write or draw what has been important to you, helped motivate you, or made you smile during isolation and physical distancing. Draw with either chalk, paint, crayons, or anything you can get your hands on. Your canvas can be the sidewalk, a window, paper, or even your screen! Take a photo, video, and post, or share your screen, then tag us at #FPVC2020. Once you’ve taken the challenge nominate three of your friends to take the challenge too! For more info, please contact the Healthy Youth Network.
Community Resources
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.
See What's Open in Waterdown Village

Waterdown Village businesses remain committed to protecting the health and safety of staff, customers and the community at large and are working with all levels of government and public health to comply with all directives. As per Stage 2 of the Province’s Re-Opening Framework, more allowable businesses in Waterdown Village have begun re-opening with enhanced physical distancing and sanitization measures in place to provide safe access to the goods and services you need. Please see the list of open businesses at the above link and check back often as additional business openings are shared.
Youth Opportunities Program by Flamborough Connects

Time: Now until end of July 

Flamborough Connects summer Youth Opportunities Program assists local youth to find new and rewarding summer employment and volunteer gigs. The Youth Opportunities Program is supported by Service Canada and the Rotary Club of Waterdown. We operate every summer from May until the end of July. Email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca  or call 905-689-7880 for more info.

This free service offers:
  • Connecting youth to summer employment and volunteer opportunities
  • Resume Writing Workshops
  • Interview Tips
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. For more information, please click here .
Flamborough Food Bank

When: Open Wednesdays

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

The Flamborough Food Bank remains open weekly on Wednesdays 1-3pm and 7-8:30pm. 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
Flamborough Grocery Shopping Service

Phone: 905 689 7880

Flamborough Connects is offering a new service to support community during COVID-19. Flamborough Shops is an affordable grocery shopping service for those who are unable to grocery shop for themselves. Available on a bi-weekly basis, shopping is done by our staff who are required to wear a mask and gloves. Groceries are dropped off at your door to ensure a safe and no contact delivery! If you would like to register, please call us at 905-689-7880.
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca