Flamborough E-NEWS
March 2021
This edition of ENEWS includes several important updates on the 2021 Operating Budget, proposed LRT status request, Restaurant Patio Extension Applications, COVID-19 Vaccines, Waterdown Bypass updates and more.

This Spring, bring trash / recycling bags with you as you enjoy our beautiful neighbourhoods and parks, to help keep our Flamborough communities clean in celebration of Earth Day.

Please keep safe and protect yourselves,

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.

Last ENEWS, we shared how we worked towards increasing our carbon sinks and local food production through the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment, including local farmland, improving Hamilton’s climate resiliency by decreasing our vulnerability to extreme weather, minimizing future damages, take advantage of opportunities, and better recover from future damages.

Goal 8: To ensure all our work promotes equity, diversity, health and inclusion and improves collaboration and consultation with all marginalized groups, including local Indigenous Peoples

Goal 9: To increase the knowledge and empower City staff and the Hamilton community including business, Non-Government Organizations and individual citizens while advocating to higher levels of government to take action on climate change
Stay tuned for more progress on SMART Goals for climate mitigation and adaptation in the April edition of ENEWS.
Community Events and News
Connon's Winter Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays until April 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Connon Nurseries (Waterdown Sales Yard), 656 Robson Road, Waterdown

Connon Nurseries will be sharing the beautiful indoor atrium space with local farmers, growers and producers for 10 weeks throughout the winter season. Shop from your favourite food vendors every Saturday for everything from meats, cheese, eggs, bread and fresh produce to perogies, frozen prepared foods, soups, sweets and other delicious treats! For more information, please click here.
Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area

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

Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area is open all year round. Enjoy hiking trails and walking the Village grounds in any season. Visitors can use their Hamilton Conservation Authority Membership card to access the area or purchase a day pass from our automated gate system using your debit or credit card. More information at this link.
Stuffed. Pop-Up Perogy Take-Out Dinner

When: Friday March 12, 19, 26, April 2nd, 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).
Flamborough Horticultural Society March Meeting
When: Wednesday March 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Virtual by Zoom
Topic: Roses and how to take care of them in the garden

The Flamborough Horticultural Society, an avid group of gardeners that also helps with Civic Improvement, continues to host educational seminars via Zoom. Marie Decker, our March speaker is a member of the Oakville Horticultural Society and Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society. She is a Garden Clubs on Ontario certified judge and RBG Certified Judge in both design and horticulture. See the article in the Flamborough Review by Jennifer Godyn and additional information about Marie Decker. The non-member fee for this presentation is $5.00 bank e-transferred to trudybliedung@yahoo.ca and email flamhor@hotmail.com once you have completed this of for other methods of payment or to become a member. Once the fee is paid, 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.
Waterdown Legion Fish Fry

When: Friday March 19, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

The Waterdown Legion is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday March 19th, 5 - 7:30 pm. Online ordering will be available on the Waterdown Legion website only from March 15-17 until 6:00 pm. Take out/curbside, and cash only.  Come in wearing a msk and pay for your order. Haddock Fish dinners include fresh cut fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce. 1 pc. dinner $10, 2 pc dinner $15, fries only, $4.00. For more information, please click here.
Senior Education Session: Solutions to Climate Change

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Flamborough Connects, Facilitated through Zoom
An interactive zoom session to discuss positive solutions to Climate Change. Call Flamborough Connects to register at 905 689 7880 or email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca
COBS Bread Waterdown Doughnation Day in Support of Waterdown Food Bank

When: Saturday March 27, 2021

Where: COBS Bread Waterdown, Unit B4, 94 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

Hot Cross Bun season is here, and this year COBS Bread Waterdown will be raising funds for Food with Grace (our Local Food Bank). On Saturday March 27th, COBS Bread Waterdown will be donating $2 to the Food Bank for every pack of 6 Hot Cross buns sold. Leading up to Doughnation Day starting from Thursday February 25, you will be able to donate in store with your purchases in $ increments. During Donation week starting from March 22 to March 27, for every 6 pack of Hot Cross Buns purchased via their Click and Collect web page, a $2 donation will be made to the Food Bank. They would like to thank the community for their ongoing support and for joining in making this a successful doughnation drive.
Community Resources
Flamborough Free Income Tax Program

When: March through August
Free personal tax preparation services for eligible individuals through Flamborough Connects' volunteer income tax program. Youth, students, adults, seniors and families — whose individual income is under $35,000 with simple tax situations may be eligible to participate in this program. Contact FC at 905-689-7880 for more info or visit our website. In person and remote options available. 
March 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.

Over the next few months, 47 HPL Staff are supporting Hamilton Public Health’s vaccination clinics, beginning the week of March 15. Due to this movement of Staff, HPL is adjusting its service hours at branches. Beginning Monday March 15, HPL is open Tuesday-Friday 1-6pm and Saturday 1-5pm. Branches are closed Sunday and Monday. Learn more here.
Flamborough Shops & Drives Service

When: Monday - Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Flamborough Connects is launching a new volunteer driving program to support Flamborough residents. Drives can be provided for social outings and visits and trips to appointments such as the bank or salon. We are also still offering our contactless grocery shopping service. Contact Flamborough Connects to register at 905-689-7880 or email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca for more info. 
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