Flamborough E-NEWS
March 2020
Welcome to the March edition of ENEWS. As you know , Council has been heav ily into budgets since last November, currently sitting at a 3.1% increase h owever we have said very clearly that it needs to be closer to 2.5%. To date , C ouncil has found more than 35-40 mill ion in saving s to bring down the budget. In addition to Budget meetings, February was also busy with Committee Meetings, the grand opening of Waterdown's Stacked restaurant, a Transit Roundtable event and more. There are many important updates to share with you this month, including a Let's Talk Bullying Community Session, COVID-19 update from Hamilton Paramedic Service, free income tax clinic and more. Please join me for my Community Clean Up on Saturday March 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Waterdown Memorial Park - cleaning equipment and garbage pickup at the park provided. Everyone is invited!

Community Events
Connon's Indoor Winter Farmers' Market

When : Saturday Mornings Until March 21, 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 is hosting an Indoor Winter Farmers' Market in their beautiful, warm Atrium in Waterdown with some amazing local farmers and food makers. The Winter Farmer’s Market is on Saturdays until March 21. To learn more about becoming a vendor or for more information, please click here.

Mountsberg’s Maple Town Festival

When : Open March Break and Weekends Until April 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville

Mountsberg Conservation Area welcomes visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town presenting Sweet Water Season, a celebration of the Indigenous heritage of maple sugaring. The park will tap about 400 trees this spring and the watery sap will be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty. Maple Town is free with  regular gate admission or a  Halton Parks Membership, and runs until April 5, 2020 on weekends and March Break from 10am - 4pm each day. For more information, please click here.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Traveling Exhibit: "Health in Space: Daring to Explore"

When : Open until Monday May 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Health in Space is a traveling exhibition developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. It explores how gravity, radiation, and isolation all pose unique health challenges for astronauts living and working in space. Highlights include authentic artifacts, interactive experiences, and video interviews with Canadian astronauts. A featured section within the exhibition profiles David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian astronaut and medical doctor, and his mission to the International Space Station. To learn more, please click here.

Free Session for Seniors: Nutrition Myths and Facts for Healthy Aging

When: Thursday March 12, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Where: Freelton Lions Villa, 390 Freelton Road, Freelton

Flamborough Connects has partnered with Hamilton Family Health Team to have Registered Dietitian Michele MacDonald Werstuck present Flamborough seniors with a free session on Nutrition Myths and Facts for Healthy Aging. Anyone interested in attending this March 12 th presentation from 10am to 11:30am at Freelton Lions Villa, can contact Flamborough Connects to register - 905 689 7880, admin@flamboroughconnects.ca . To learn more, please click here.

St. Patrick's Day Dance at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday March 14, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

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

Join the community for a St. Patrick's Day Dance with The Pepper Shakers on Saturday March 14, 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome, please contact the Waterdown Legion for more information.

Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village

When: Sunday March 15, 22 & 29 and March Break days Wednesday March 18 & Thursday March 19, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton

Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore historical and modern methods of making of maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast. The Maple Syrup Festival runs at Westfield Sundays, March 8, 15, 22 & 29 and March Break days Wednesday, March 18 & Thursday, March 19. For more information, please click here.

Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When : Wednesday March 18, 2020

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

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

"Roses And How Do We Take Care Of Them In The Garden" will be the subject of Marie Decker's informative talk. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.

Food Truck "Stuffed." Dundas Legion Perogy Dinner

When : Friday March 20, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 Dundas, 280 King Street West, Dundas
Stuffed Handcrafted Perogies, local food entrepreneurs, will be hosting Monthly Dinners in the Upstairs Dining Room at the Dundas Legion. The best home made perogies and cabbage rolls you'll ever have. Everyone Welcome! Cost: $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.

Councillor Partridge's Community Clean Up

When: Saturday March 28, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton St N, Waterdown

Join Councillor Partridge for her Community Clean Up, starting at Waterdown Memorial Park and branching out into the community to areas such as Mountainview Heights, Mattamy survey, Nisbet neighbourhood, Rockcliffe area etc. With the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt coming up on April 10, it's imperative that we clean up the park for the little ones. All cleaning supplies such as gloves, bags and garbage collection will be provided. Students are also able to earn volunteer hours by helping out. Groups can help clean up the park or go to other areas of town, and all garbage must be returned to Memorial Park for garbage collection by staff. Save the date and join us for a Community Clean Up!

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.

Waterdown Bunny Breakfast and Memorial Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 am

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

Join Councillor Partridge for the Waterdown BIA Annual Bunny Breakfast on Saturday April 4 - come for a delicious breakfast of pancakes and treats, as well as a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10:30 am to celebrate the beautiful new landscaping at Waterdown Memorial Hall. Family-oriented activities includes entertainment, crafts, and of course being able to meet the Easter Bunny. Lots of fun and Easter egg giveaways with special treats from BIA businesses for the first 100 guests. Admission by $5.00 donation to support local Food with Grace food bank. For more information, please click here.

4th Annual Easter Bazaar by Food Truck "Stuffed."

When: Saturday April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Marian Hall, 79 Freelton Road, Freelton

The 4th Annual Easter Bazaar will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 9 a, to 2 pm at Marian Hall - 79 Freelton Road, in Freelton (beside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church). Over 20 Local Artisans and Vendors with one-of-a-kind merchandise.  Stuffed. Handcrafted Perogies will be hosting the Lunch Cafe, and Pre-Orders for Frozen Prepared Foods are available. For more information or for a copy of the order form, please click here or contact stuffed@TeamPerogy.ca  

5th Annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt

When: Friday April 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 0-3 year old
10:10 am - 4-7 year olds
10:15 am - 8-12 year olds

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton St N, Waterdown

Join Councillor Partridge for the 5th annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt! This event is completely free and open to all children. McMaster Children's Hospital will also be on site to collect cash donations. For more information, please click here

100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown Meeting

When : Wednesday April 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

Village Theatre Waterdown Spring Performance: "Enchanted April"


Friday, April 17, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 pm matinee
Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm matinee
Thursday, April 30, 8:00 pm
Friday, May 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm matinee

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

Village Theatre Waterdown is pleased to present their Spring Performance "Enchanted April", by Matthew Barber with 10 performances in April / May. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again, rediscovering themselves in ways that they, and we could never have expected. To learn more, please click here.

Annual Carlisle Family Festival

When: Saturday May 9, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm

Where: Carlisle Arena, 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle

Save the date for the Annual Carlisle Festival on Saturday, May 9 at the Carlisle Arena. Starting at 4:30. Huge Silent Auction. Live Entertainment. Kids' Zone. BBQ Chicken Dinner. Watch for posters. Tickets available soon.

St. James United Church Hound Dog Dinner & Elvis Concert

When: Saturday May 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

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

St. James United Church is hosting a Hound Dog Dinner & Elvis Concert on Saturday, May 9th; join us for a 50s diner-styled dinner and an Elvis & Patsy Cline concert performed by world-renowned tribute artists Garry Wesley & Elaine Wesley. Enjoy a mix of popular, gospel & country favourites. Makes a great Mother’s Day experience! Foot long hot dogs with all the fixings’, salads, make your own sundae & butter tarts! Doors open 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. Tickets: $30 Hound Dog Dinner & Concert; $20 for concert only. Call 905-689-6223 for tickets or visit the church office at 306 Parkside Drive to pick up tickets. We look forward to welcoming you! It's Now or Never!

Penny and Pound Theatre Production

When: Saturday May 23, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 24, 2:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown

Scripture meets Andrew Lloyd Webber's incredible rock score in this unique concert presentation. Featuring a cast of talented Penny & Pound alumni and a top-quality band, this fundraising event in association with Grace Anglican Waterdown will leave you singing 'Hosanna!' For more information, please click here .

Waterdown Farmers' Market Opening Day

When: Saturday May 23, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown
It's time to save the date for the Waterdown Farmers’ Market season opener! Join the community on May 23rd for special opening day celebrations. Flamborough Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale, 8am to 1pm. Tried and true perennials and plant materials – most form member gardens. Cash only. Opening ceremonies with special guests and entertainment, including O’ Canada. Kids’ activity led by the Hamilton Public Library, Waterdown Branch. For more information, please click here.
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca