Flamborough E-NEWS
June 2021
This month there are several updates for your review, including an upcoming public meeting for the Waterdown Secondary Plan; Harry Howell Vaccine Clinic June 11th "Book One, Bring One" Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic ; new Waterdown/Flamborough Heritage Plaques; Eating Disorder "Body Brave" charity for teens 17+ that provides free accessible eating disorder treatment and with the impact of the Waterfall visitors there will be new "No Parking Anytime" restrictions coming to Main Street South and more special enforcement areas.
IMPORTANT VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING: Please have your say and attend the FINAL Waterdown Secondary Plan Study virtual public meeting on Thursday June 17, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on WebEx (Pre-Registration Required) for the Phase 3 / final presentation of the draft Secondary Plan, Urban Design Guidelines, and the recommendations of the Cultural Heritage Review. As this is the final presentation, this will be YOUR last chance and call for your feedback before these plans and guidelines go to Council for approval. The deadline for providing comments and feedback online at this link for Phase 3 materials is June 30th.

STUDENT GRADUATIONS: June is the month of student graduations, prom parties and family celebrations - remember to make your celebrations memorable. Although graduations will again look different this year, it is no less a time for students to celebrate. Wear that prom dress or debonair suit and decorate your graduation caps. Your future will be bright, just follow your shining star. Your community is proud of you, and I wish you all the best for your future.
Please keep safe and protect yourselves,

Kind Regards,

Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
Community Updates
Radon Gas Home Safety
Many thanks to those who have shared their recent experiences testing their home for radon gas, with some saying their readings were off the charts. Radon is a serious issue which is long overdue in acknowledging. I encourage everyone to learn more about radon gas and how you can test your home.

Hamilton Public Health Services conducted a study of radon gas levels in residential homes in Waterdown/Flamborough/Hamilton that did show some areas with higher than acceptable levels. Last Fall, Council approved radon testing equipment to be a requirement for all new construction builds going forward - read more about the residential construction requirements for Radon Gas mitigation.
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.

Flamborough Centre Park, located at 969 Centre Road and is owned by the City of Hamilton, has a seasonally high water table, limited recreational opportunities and challenging maintenance requirements. This project involves removing a portion of the topsoil from the area, creating a shallow wetland, and planting the area with native species that are tolerant of wet ground conditions. Phase 2 includes the construction of a marsh wetland that is 0.5 hectares in size, which is equivalent to a 200-car parking lot. This marsh wetland will be different from Phase 1 of the project in several ways.

  • During construction, the park will be closed to the public.
  • Phase 2 will require hiring contractors to dig the wetland with heavy equipment and remove a portion of the soil from site. This will translate to approximately 50 truck loads of fill removed offsite.
  • The construction works are planned to take place in late summer of 2021 and should last 5-7 days.

The restoration works at Flamborough Centre Park will benefit the surrounding community and enhance this green space for all to enjoy. To learn more, please click here.
Community Awards Open for Nominations
Hamilton Trillium Awards

Deadline: Tuesday June 15, 2021

Do you love to garden? Do you have a beautifully landscaped front yard that should be recognized? Self-nominate or nominate a garden you think makes a positive contribution to our Flamborough community and Hamilton. The Hamilton Trillium Awards recognize Hamilton’s outstanding front yard gardens that contribute to the beautification of our city through creative landscaping, colourful annuals, perennials and well-kept property. Nominations are due by Tuesday June 15, 2021.
Hamilton Monarch Awards
Deadline: Sunday June 20, 2021
The Monarch Awards recognizes gardens and gardeners for their contribution to a biodiverse, sustainable environment. This summer, residents who garden for Nature, and not just curb appeal, will again be recognized through the Hamilton Monarch Awards Program. Created in 2016 by staff from Environment Hamilton, Hamilton Naturalists Club, Royal Botanical Gardens, along with local volunteers and activists, the Monarch Awards continue in 2020 with the non-competitive format and the “Caterpillar” category for new or small gardens as well as beginner gardeners. For more information call (905) 549-0900 or email info@monarchawardshamilton.org
Senior of the Year & Youth Supporting Seniors Awards

Deadline: Monday June 28, 2021
Celebrate a Senior volunteer and youth that support our seniors! Nominate a Hamilton resident age 65+ who has voluntarily contributed to the social, cultural and civic life of the Hamilton community. For more information, please click here.
Community Events
Waterdown Farmers' Market
When: Saturdays until mid October 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park parking lot, 200 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown

As a long-time supporter, Councillor Partridge is very pleased to share that the Waterdown Farmers’ Market is set to return for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 29 at a new, temporary location at Memorial Park. Vendor offerings will include fresh produce, small batch prepared foods, Ontario VQA wines, cider and more. The Waterdown Farmers’ Market is not a resellers’ market – offerings are grown and/or made by local farmers and producers. Learn more at this link.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale
When: Throughout June While Supplies Last

Where: Lotsa Hostas, 15 Orkney Road, Copetown

The Flamborough Horticultural Society fundraiser plant sale continues in June with perennial plants set up at Lotsa Hostas,15 Orkney Rd. You can also tour the fabulous gardens at Lotsa Hostas for inspiring ideas and buy some  plants that differ from the Horticultural Society’s offerings. Open 10:00-5pm. Closed Sundays. Please contact flamhort@hotmail.com if you have any questions.
Grace Anglican Church Fundraiser - 52 Weekly Wins

52 Weekly Wins with Grace is an exciting weekly lottery to raise funds for the creation of Bobby’s Place, a new community gathering space in the heart of Waterdown. Every week for 52 weeks, Grace Church will draw one ticket from all the purchased tickets ($25 / each) and the winner will win $200. After the draw, the winner’s ticket will be added back into the tumbler for more weekly chances to win! That is 52 chances to win! Draws will be videotaped and posted on the church website and YouTube channel every Saturday.
June 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 such as activities, online tutoring, print and digital resources.

A few events coming up this month: Indigenous Youth Book Club Wednesdays 6:30pm, read and discuss Indigenous literature among fellow book lovers ages 15-30. Watch at hpl.ca/storytime, or on HPL's Puppet Show, Storytime, ABCs-123s or Songs and Rhymes
Playlists on YouTube. Details and more in the above link.
Virtual Flamborough Youth Job Fair

When: Saturday June 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Taking place virtually on June 12th from 10AM – 1PM, join Flamborough Connects as they connect youth to local Flamborough employers! Youth will get the opportunity to listen to 5 minute presentations by Flamborough businesses all about employment opportunities through the Flamborough Youth Job Fair. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Waterdown and the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Seniors Month: Virtual "Aging Well in Hamilton" Event

When: Wednesday June 16, June 17, June 18 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Virtual by Zoom

In recognition of Seniors Month in June, the City of Hamilton in partnership with Cable 14 will be hosting a 3-day event June 16th, 17th and 18th at 4 pm. The “Aging Well in Hamilton” Event will offer a variety of presentations, demos and entertainment for 60 minutes each day, including Hamilton’s new Age-Friendly Plan, Dementia-Friendly Communities, Elder Abuse and more.
"Horticultural Trends and New Plants" - Flamborough Horticultural Society June Meeting
When: Wednesday June 16, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Virtual by Zoom
The Flamborough Horticultural Society, an avid group of gardeners that also provides Civic Improvement, continues to host educational seminars via Zoom. Rodger Tschanz, the June speaker for the next Flamborough Horticultural Society meeting, manages the University of Guelph’s Trial Garden program at several locations.Tschanz is a judge for the annual and perennial entries of the All-America Selections organization, and will present the latest trends and new plants. See the article in the Flamborough Review by Jennifer Godyn for additional details. Non-member fee is $5.00 via e-transfer to trudybliedung@yahoo.ca , include your email. Alert flamhort@hotmail.com once payment is completed or for other methods of payment. You will receive the link closer to the day of the meeting. If you decide to join for 3 speaker presentations, you automatically become a member and qualify for other benefits. As a not-for-profit Society, we rely on fees to pay for future speakers.
Virtual Meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown

When: Wednesday June 16, 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.
Summertime Online Auction

When: Thursday June 17 - Friday June 25, 2021

Where: Online via Gigit Marketplace
Flamborough Connects 2nd annual online Summertime Auction will have a variety of donated items available. Proceeds from this auction will be used to support Flamborough Volunteers engagement initiatives – including the Community Connector Series. Stay connected with Flamborough Connects on social media to view some of the auctions items before bidding starts!
Virtual Public Meeting: Waterdown Secondary Plan Study Virtual Consultation

When: Thursday June 17, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: WebEx (Pre-Registration Required)

Councillor Partridge encourages residents to attend the Waterdown Secondary Plan Study virtual public meeting as staff outline the preferred land use directions based on previous public input and review the draft Secondary Plan, the Urban Design Guidelines, and the recommendations of the Cultural Heritage Review. The overall population of Waterdown has been growing significantly and further growth is expected in the future. To deal with these opportunities and challenges, a long term land use plan is being created for the Waterdown Community Node to help guide change, providing direction for the future form and function of the area.
Annual Flamborough Volunteer Appreciation Event

When: Thursday June 24, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Online on Zoom

This annual event invites ALL Flamborough non-profit organizations and the many local individuals who do so much to make this community a great place to live. Join us in awarding the 4th annual Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award as well as a fun hour of fantastic talent, gift bags, and door prizes. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at www.flamboroughconnects.ca/events.
Virtual Public Meeting: Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan Review

When: Thursday June 24, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of the ongoing consultation with residents for the Truck Route Master Plan Review, staff are holding the second city-wide Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) for this project on Thursday June 24, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Materials will be available at the project web page from June 17 to July 9, 2021. For more information, please click here.
Carlisle Optimists Virtual Duck Dash

When: Saturday July 17, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

The Carlisle Optimists are hosting their Annual Duck Dash on July 17th, and the ducks are getting ready to dash! 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 will once again go 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. This year's prizes are great! PRIZES: 1st $1000 cash, 2nd $ 500 cash, 3rd $500 worth of Gardena Garden products, Tickets $5.00 each.
Community Resources
Mobile Rural Program ~ Flamborough Women's Support Services

Call: 289 895 8580

Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) continues to provide services to women and their children experiencing domestic violence. They are excited to announce a new mobile program providing wraparound services to women living rurally, with a focus on supporting seniors. The mobile counsellor meets women where they are comfortable to provides risk assessments, safety planning, counselling, etc.
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