Flamborough E-NEWS
May 2020
Welcome to the May edition of ENEWS. There are many important updates to share with you this month, including an update on the Rural Broadband Internet $400M investment work by Bell Canada, construction progress on the Clappison Bridge, city tax deferral program information, leaf and yard waste collection, Community Gardens opening and much more.
If you have any questions please join me on Facebook at Judi Luxon Partridge for video updates, or visit my website judipartridge.ca , or send me an email at Judi.Partridge@hamilton.ca.  Phone calls to Christine, Veronica and I are always welcome as we are here to help you. For regular COVID-19 updates for Flamborough / Hamilton, please visit hamilton.ca/coronavirus

Please keep safe and protect yourselves.

Kind Regards
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
Community Events and News
Waterdown Hero Shout Out Program

Nomination Form: Please click here

Where: Waterdown BIA

The Waterdown Business Improvement Area (BIA), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Waterdown, want to recognize people in our community who who have gone out of their way to keep the rest of us stay safe, fed, well, learning, entertained, informed, etc. The stories of 20 selected nominees will be shared on social media and each of those individuals will receive two $50 gift certificates to a BIA business of their choice - one to keep for themselves and one to donate to someone who has struggled through the COVID-19. The Rotary Club of Waterdown will match the BIA's contribution to help us provide $2,000 worth of BIA gift certificates to featured heroes and their selected 'pay it forward' recipients. For more information, please click here .
Online Rain Barrel Sale Fundraiser for Grace Anglican Church

Grace Anglican Church is having an online Rain Barrel Sale in support of the Food with Grace Waterdown Food Bank and Pollinator Gardens. Let’s take care of people and the Earth together. Pre-Order choices online for $55.00 at this link - home delivery only $10 in the Waterdown area. Please contact Grace Anglican Church if you have any questions.
Eagles Nest Waterdown Spring Online Fundraiser

When: May 10 - May 17, 2020

Eagles Nest Waterdown is hosting an online Spring Auction fundraiser the week of May 10-17 to support Eagles Nest programs and services at the HOPE Centre. Are you ready to help us restore hope and transform lives? There are two ways to participate:

1. Donate online (tax receipt-able) and get entered for a door prize . For every $50 donated, we will enter your name to win a prize! Prizes included $100 gift certificate from Magnolia House Spa, prints from Aliza Latta, Tea at the White House HOPE Blend Tea & more!
Virtual Flamborough Youth Paint Challenge 2020

Deadline: Friday May 22, 2020

The Flamborough Paint Challenge (FPC) is going virtual this year in an effort to be proactive and stop the spread of Covid-19! “Create The Challenge” allows the community to come up with this year's virtual edition of the Flamborough Paint Challenge, competing for a $500 prize! Between May 4 - 22 youth, by themselves or with a team, can register their idea at the above link and post it on social media with the #FPC2020. The Healthy Youth Network youth-led team will decide on the winning entry and award the winning team the $500 prize. On June 2 the challenge will be launched as the 2020 Virtual Paint Challenge! For more info, please click here or contact the Healthy Youth Network.
Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award Nominations

Deadline: Saturday May 30, 2020

Nomination Form: Please click here

Do you know a local senior who has made a significant contribution to this community through volunteer service? Nominate them for the 3rd Annual Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award. Application details can be found on the Flamborough Connects website or call 905-689-7880 for more info.
Waterdown Farmers' Market Update

It is with great sadness and an abundance of caution that the Waterdown BIA announces the suspension of the regular 2020 Waterdown Farmers’ Market season due to the uncertainties created by the coronavirus. The health and safety of Market vendors, crew and visitors remains our number one priority.

Staying connected: the Waterdown Farmers’ Market team remains committed to supporting the local agricultural community and will provide information on vendor activities at WaterdownFarmersMarket.ca .
Community Resources
Food with Grace Waterdown Food Bank

When: Open Tuesday's

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 Wednesday's

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 Connects Youth Opportunities Program

When: Beginning late May

Flamborough Connects summer Youth Opportunities Program assists local youth to find news and rewarding summer employment and volunteer gigs. Email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca or call 905-689-7880 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.
Community Outreach Initiative - Waterdown Collision

Phone: (905) 689-8262

Text: (647) 560-8391

Waterdown Collision launched a Community Outreach Initiative to support our local food banks, seniors and healthcare workers with contact-less pickup and delivery services. They will pick up food bank donations anywhere in Flamborough and deliver them to the local food banks. They will also offer complimentary pickup and delivery services of per-ordered groceries and pharmacy supplies for local seniors and front-line healthcare workers. To learn more, please contact Waterdown Collision at the above contact information.
COVID-19 Resources
Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca