Flamborough E-NEWS
May 2019
Welcome to the May edition of ENEWS. Please click on the links below for important updates in Flamborough. There are many great community events lined up this month and into the summer. Please join me for the Grand Opening of the Waterdown Farmers' Market on Saturday May 25th, 8am-1pm in the Waterdown Legion parking lot. So pleased to be a part of 100+ Women Who Care Flamborough-Waterdown, where we raised $5,900 at our April meeting in support of the new Habitat for Humanity townhomes under construction on Dennis Avenue. Details on our next meeting, Wednesday June 19, are listed below - please join me as we Build Community Together!

I f you see me in the community, please stop and say hello.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
(905)-546-2713
Community Events
Waterdown Rotary Paper Shredding Fundraiser

When: Saturday May 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main St N, Waterdown
 
The Waterdown Rotary is holding a Paper Shredding Fundraiser on Saturday May 4 at Waterdown Memorial Park, in the parking lot - shredding done on site, $8 a Bankers Box. For free pick up, call Jeff Kleven 905 741 4881.

Eagles Nest Spring Tea Fundraiser

When: Saturday May 4, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Where: Oakville Golf Club, 1154 Sixth Line, Oakville
 
Bring friends and family for high tea, live jazz and door prizes. A great Mother's Day gift or an afternoon out with your girlfriends! Guests will get an update on Drummond House, as well as hear some stories about how lives are being changed at the HOPE Centre.
Tickets are on sale now! $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8. For more information, please click here.

The Pepper Shakers at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday May 4, 2019

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: Branch 551 Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown
 
Everyone is welcome to the Waterdown Legion for entertainment provided by the Pepper Shakers. Classic party hits, classic rock, rock and roll,country, country rock, blues, soul, Motown, R & B classics, island / reggae grooves, oldies- No Cover Charge.

Rain Barrel Sale By Grace Anglican Church

When: Now on until Monday May 6, 2019 while supplies last

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St N, Waterdown (Parking lot - 182 Main St N)
 
Grace Anglican Church is holding a rain barrel sale in a mission to be good stewards of the Waterdown community. This sale benefits Grace Anglican Church Waterdown and will h elp build a pollinator garden and strengthen the biodiversity in Waterdown. Support the Rain Barrel Sale by ordering online at rainbarrel.ca/graceanglican - choose your colour and method of payment. Pick your order up with the receipt on Friday May 10th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the church.

Knox Presbyterian Church Saturday Breakfasts

When: Second and Third Saturdays of each month

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 80 Mill Street North, Waterdown

Knox Presbyterian Church is hosting a freshly cooked breakfast every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month, in support of those attending the World Scout Jamboree in July 2019. A variety of breakfast options are available from $4 - $8.

Update For Neighbours of Borers Creek: Clean Up Event

When: Saturday May 11, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Borers Creek, Waterdown

Borers Creek Clean Up CHANGE: So many families and groups have been out around the creek picking up garbage. Thank you! The creek area is looking good. We have decided to scale back this event. A few of us will still be out there on Saturday morning and you are welcome to join us. We will be starting at the bottom of Don Road off of McDonald Court. Gloves and bags will be provided. Long pants, boots, protective clothing recommended and carpooling/walking to the location is encouraged. Please contact Jane if you have any questions.

Annual Carlisle Festival

When: Saturday May 11, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm

Where: Carlisle Arena, 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle

Everyone is invited to the Carlisle United Church's annual festival on Saturday, May 11th, raising funds for Flamborough Food Bank, Ontario Gleaners, Wesley Centre “Case for Kids” and Carlisle United Church. Chicken BBQ dinner with vegetarian option. Ticket prices $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids' chicken dinner $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets available soon. Silent Auction - donations are being accepted, call the church at 689-8630. Kids' Zone with games and Kids’ Silent Auction — this year with Popcorn machine, Snow cone machine and Cotton candy machine. Hot dog stand by the Carlisle Scouting Groups. Please call the church to get involved or learn more - 689-8630.

Flamborough Horticultural Society 80th Anniversary

When: Wednesday May 15, 2019

Time: Social time- 7:00 pm, Meeting- 7:30 pm

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

Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the Flamborough Horticultural Society's (FHS) 80th Anniversary on Wednesday May 15 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Social time starts at 7:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:30 pm - Cindy Cartwright will speak to us about 'Hummingbirds in the Garden'. A few copies of a booklet entitled "Our First Fifty Years" will be available for members to browse through as part of the Anniversary celebration. The booklet includes photos and descriptions of Flower Shows, Junior Competitions, Community Plantings, notable speakers and more through the early years. Brief history: FHS was formed in May of 1939 at the inspired suggestion of Reverend C.R. Albright, who was minister of Strabane-Freelton United Church at the time. Ladies from the newly disbanded Women’s Institute, along with several community members, came together as well. To read the full anniversary announcement, please click here.

Weekly BBQ Fundraiser at Turkstra Lumber

When: Fridays beginning May 17, 2019

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 .

Springfest Plant and Garage Sale

When: Saturday May 18, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Rockton Fairgrounds, 812 Old Hwy 8, Rockton

Providence Christian School is hosting its annual FREE Springfest Plant and Garage sale at the Rockton Fairgrounds on May 18th - includes kids' activities, bake sale, silent auction, food and much more! To learn more, please click here .

Victoria Day at Westfield Heritage Village

When: Monday May 20, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton

Enjoy live music, a children’s craft, learn about Victorian foods and take your photograph with Queen Victoria! $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (65+) and $6.50 for Youths ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Family Rate is $32.00 (two adults and two youth). To learn more, please click here

Waterdown Farmers' Market Opening Day

When: Saturday May 25, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown, ON
 
The Waterdown Village Farmers' Market is back on Saturday May 25 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.

Annual Plant Sale by Flamborough Horticultural Society

When: Saturday May 25, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

The Flamborough Horticultural Society is joining the Waterdown Farmers' Market on opening day. Most plant materials are tried and true perennials, from members gardens.  Cash onl y, please call 905-689-6722 for more information.

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

When: Sunday May 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm (Registration)

Where: Joe Sams Leisure Park, 752 Centre Road, Waterdown

Waterdown District Lions Club are hosting the P et Valu Walk for Dog Guides May 26 th, 2019 at Joe Sam’s Park, Waterdown.The walk raises funds for Lion Foundation of Canada Dog Guides school to develop and train Service Dogs for Canine Vision, Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert & Support. 12:00 pm Registration, and the Walk starts at 1:00 pm from the new Lions Pavilion at Joe Sam’s Park along the Wet Land trail to Parkside and back. For more information on how you can participate, please visit www.walkfordogguides.com or call 905 977-1767

Flamborough Volunteer Appreciation Night

When: Tuesday May 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

When: St. James United Church - 306 Parkside Dr, Waterdown

The evening features performances by a talented local artist, presentation of the 2nd Annual Senior Volunteer of the Year Award, refreshments and tons of door prizes to be won! Tickets can be purchased directly at this link: https://bit.ly/2vmVpxW . For more details, contact Tara at Flamborough Connects 905-689-7880.

Camp Waterdown 2019 - Open House

When: Thursday May 30, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown District High-school Cafeteria, 215 Parkside Dr, Waterdown
 
Families are invited to a Camp Waterdown Open House on Thursday, May 30 th - a great opportunity for parents to meet staff, check out the summer programming and learn a little bit more about the programs offered. There will be snacks and fun games with prizes. Camp Waterdown 2019, held at Waterdown District High-school, is a l ocally famous weekly theme summer day camp program for children aged 44 months to 13 years that emphasizes child involvement, physical and outdoor activity, field trips, exceptional learning opportunities and fun themed activities. Cost is $225/wk 44m - 6y, $205/wk 68m - 13y. Looking for Leaders in Training (for volunteer hours). For more information, please click here .
 
17th Annual Drives For Lives Golf Tournament

When: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 am (Registration)

Where: Century Pines Golf Course, 592 Westover Road, Flamborough

Take a Drive for a Better Life at the 17th Annual Drive For Lives Golf Tournament by Interval House of Hamilton. Proceeds from the tournament will help women with or without children who have experienced abuse or violence. $175 per golfer, includes 18-hole scramble tournament, power cart & driving range, BBQ lunch, Roast Beef Dinner & Dessert, Prizes for top golfers, mystery prize. Dinner only: $60 per person. For more information, please click here.

2nd Annual RED Friday Celebration

When: Friday June 7, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Special Presentation at 5:00 pm

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

Please join Councillor Partridge on Friday June 7 for a special RED ("Remember Everyone Deployed") Friday event to celebrate and acknowledge our local first responders, military and veterans. Let's come together as a community to honour and thank them for everything they have done and continue to do for us. This event will be held in the front parking lot of the Waterdown Legion from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a special presentation at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Robert Thomas rgthomas@cogeco.ca

Relay For Life Hamilton 2019

When: Friday June 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

Where: FH Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre, 388 First Rd E, Stoney Creek

With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, cancer affects us all — but it’s something we can face together. Relay For Life is your chance to show those affected by cancer in our communities that they’re not alone. Sign up for Relay today, and join your local community for a night of fun, friendship, and lasting memories. For more information or to register, please click here.

Carlisle Optimists Annual Duck Dash and Family Fun Day

When: Saturday June 15, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm; Duck Dash - 11:00 am

Where: Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Rd, Carlisle

Mark your calendar for the Carlisle Optimists Annual Duck Dash and Family Fun Day fundraiser! Great Father's Day activities with free BBQ- live fish aquarium, fly tying crafts, fish painting, live raptors and more! Bring the family- come out and enjoy the fun!

Grace Anglican Church Open House

When: Saturday June 15, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

The community is invited to an open house at Grace Anglican Church, with bagpipes, treats, a bouncy castle, and the bishop just for a few highlights. Volunteers needed - please call the church at 905-689-6715 for more information.

100+ Women Who Care Flamborough/Waterdown Program Meeting

When: Wednesday June 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: 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

Flamborough Paint Challenge

When: Wednesday June 26, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: Joe Sams Leisure Park, 752 Centre Road, Waterdown

The Flamborough Paint Challenge is a youth planned and executed event taking place on Wednesday, June 26th from 3-8pm. It features a 5km obstacle course, where participants are covered in bursts of powdered paint, local entertainment, mini games and a Harvey's BBQ. All proceeds raised support youth mental health and well-being initiatives in and around the Flamborough area. For more information and to register, please click here.

Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest - 10th Anniversary

When: Friday June 28, 2019: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
​Saturday ​​June 29, 2019: 11:00am - 11:00pm
​Sunday June 30, 2019: 11:00am - 11:00pm
​Monday ​July 1, 2019 • 11:00am - 8:00pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main Street North, Waterdown

Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors in the Rotary Marketplace and family activities at Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest! S erving up fantastic food and fun since 2010 - making it Flamborough's favourite way to spend Canada Day weekend. All proceeds go to projects sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown. For more information, please visit www.ohcanadaribfest.ca

Rotary Food4Kids Brunch Fundraiser

When: Saturday July 13, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Come and enjoy a tasty brunch, prepared by community members and the volunteers of the Rotary Club of Waterdown in support of Food4Kids Hamilton-Halton and other Rotary projects on Saturday July 13, Saturday August 10, Saturday September 14 and Saturday October 12 inside the Legion. It is running in conjunction with the Waterdown Farmers' Market so come and have your breakfast to support this worthwhile event - cost is by donation. Then, feel free to walk outside and enjoy the market! For more information, please click here .

Call for Volunteers - Flamborough Chili Fest 2019

When: Tuesday September 24, 2018

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 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