Flamborough E-NEWS
November 2020
Welcome to the November edition of ENEWS. Topics of interest include an announcement from Metrolinx of proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from Waterdown to Kipling/Toronto, your feedback on allowing Secondary Dwelling Units, Healthy Youth Network (HYN) launch of an online youth portal and more.

Our Veterans at the Royal Canadian Legions need us more than ever, so please support this non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes Remembrance and supports Veterans and their families. Poppy lawn signs $20 are available as a donation to the Waterdown Legion Poppy Fund. All proceeds to go to help our youth and veterans in our greater community. Please go online to www.poppystore.ca to explore many gift ideas, poppy face-masks, umbrellas and more.
 
Please keep safe, be well and protect each other.

Kind Regards
Councillor Judi Partridge
905 546 2713
Important Notices & Updates
Community Events and News
The Purse Project Network 2020 Campaign

When: Throughout November

Drop-Off Locations:

Waterdown Dairy Queen, 233 Dundas Street East
Waterdown Canada Post, 17 Main Street North

The Purse Project Network is collecting new or gently used purses filled with personal/essential care items and a note of encouragement during the month of November for the Flamborough, Hamilton and Halton areas. These donated purses will then be distribued to organizations that serve women in need across Ontario. Waterdown Drop-Off locations are Dairy Queen, 233 Dundas Street East, and Canada Post, 17 Main Street North. For more information, visit their Facebook page or email thepurseprojectnetwork@gmail.com
Mountsberg Conservation Area

Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON

Jump into Mountsberg Conservation Area and get busy with all there is to do! The kids will love petting a goat in the play barn, jumping off hay bales, and sampling delicious maple candy. Reservations are now required before your visit - book at parkvisit.ca. If you like to exercise in fresh air, hike to the sugar bush or take the mountain bike for a spin on the trails. Mountsberg is bursting with animal life from the farm animals in the barn, to a bustling colony of tree-swallows, to the frogs peeping in the reservoir.
Waterdown Drive-Thru Coat Drive

When: Saturday November 7, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Woolcott Real Estate Team Waterdown, 493 Dundas Street East

The Woolcott Team’s 6th annual Coat Drive is taking place on Saturday, November 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m as a drive thru donation at their office, 493 Dundas Street East. Anyone with a donation will be asked to have their donations in their trunks/backseats, and members of their team will accept donations of warm coats that the Good Shepherd Centre is in need of – keeping contact to a minimum. Though it will be very different not being able to engage with the community, we still want to do our part, especially in these trying times.
Virtual Live Stream Service Only: Waterdown Remembrance Day Service

When: Wednesday November 11, 2020

Time: 10:45 am ~ Note: Virtual Only

The Waterdown Legion will not be holding a public event for Remembrance Day - only our Veterans will be in attendance. The service starting at 10:45 am on November 11 2020, WILL NOT be open to the public to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our local Veterans. The Legion team will live stream the service. Please check www.waterdownlegion.ca for the details.
 
Although the service is not open to the public, this is a day for Veterans. If any Veteran would like to attend, please contact Bob Thomas (905) 690-8603 rgthomas@cogeco.ca by noon on November 10 and advise if someone will be accompanying the Veteran. 
Carlisle United Church Virtual Christmas Bazaar

When: Thursday November 12 - Monday November 23, 2020

A Carlisle tradition goes "virtual". Goodies and treats will be available online for the Carlisle United Church Virtual Christmas Bazaar via www.carlisleuc.ca from November 12 - November 23 for purchasing in time for the holidays- purchase online and contactless pick-up over the weekend of Nov. 28/29.
Waterdown Paper Shredding Fundraiser

When: Saturday November 14, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Let's get shredding! The Rotary Club of Waterdown is hosting a safe, secure paper shredding event on November 14. To minimize contact, drivers will remain in their cars and wear a face mask when they open their windows to pay one of our volunteers. Rotary volunteers will lift the boxes from the vehicles and transfer them to a bin that will be wheeled directly to a shredding truck on site. For a free pick up, call Nick Brown - 905 536 2224
Flamborough Seniors Safety and Security Session

When: Tuesday November 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Flamborough Connects (Zoom)
 
Protect yourself from things like phone scams, falls and financial fraud that can threaten your safety and security. Join Constable Kim Kikas, Senior Support Officer with Hamilton Police Services to learn more. Email admin@flamboroughconnects.ca or call 905-689-7880 to register.
Stuffed. Pop-Up Perogy Take-Out Dinner

When: Friday November 20, November 27, December 4, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36, 280 King St W, Dundas

Stuffed. Handcrafted Perogies will be hosting Take-Out Perogy Dinners in the Upstairs Hall of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 at 280 King Street West in Dundas. Everyone is welcome! All orders will be for take out only (No dine-in seating or eating on-site allowed), cost is $16.00 per meal, cash or interac/debit payments accepted (sorry no credit cards)
Grace Church Waterdown Online Christmas Market

When: Saturday November 21 - November 28, 2020

Grace Church Waterdown Online Christmas Market - opens November 21 at trellis.org/grace-christmas-market. Silent Auction closes at 2:00 pm November 28. Safely shop for all your Christmas needs and help us to make a difference in our community. May the spirit of Christmas fill your hearts with generosity and joy!
Virtual Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Live Stream

When: Saturday November 28, 2020

Save the date and look forward to this year’s Tree Lighting proceedings by LiveStream only! The live stream will feature special guests, music, magic, dancing and a whole lot of holiday spirit. Stay tuned for details as we get closer to the date. NOTE: there will be no in-person public event at Memorial Park for the tree lighting.
1st Carlisle Scouts Bottle Drive

When: Saturday November 28, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Road, Carlisle

The Carlisle Scouting Group will be collecting bottles on November 28 in the Church parking lot and curbside from 9 am until noon. Curbside pick ups will take place for all of Freelton and Carlisle - if you are from elsewhere you can bring to the church or request a special pick up by calling 905 690 3700 or emailing carlislescouts@bell.net. Many thanks for your continued support!
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Christmas Market Hosted By The Creative Hub

When: Saturday December 5 - Sunday December 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Creative Hub is hosting a Christmas market featuring unique items handmade for you - meet the artist and visit with Santa. Only Handmade work from local artists. Come join us for a nice Christmas shopping, support our community and enjoy some friends. The studio will be set up to ensure safe shopping for everyone, please wear your masks, hand sanitizer will be provided and keep in mind your physical distance.Find more information by contacting The Creative Hub info@thecreativehub.ca
National Day of Remembrance & Action Virtual Candle-Lighting Memorial

When: Sunday December 6, 2020

Please join the community virtually on December 6 as we remember the women who lost their lives at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, and to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters. A memorial service will be available through the Interval House of Hamilton YouTube channel on December 6. For more details please call Women’s Center at 905 522 0127.
Connon Nurseries Winter Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays starting January 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Connon Nurseries, 656 Robson Road, Waterdown
 
Connon Nurseries will be sharing the beautiful indoor atrium space with local farmers, growers and producers for their Winter Farmers' Market, on 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!
Community Resources
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Flamborough Holiday Gift Program

When: November to early December

This program brings gifts and joy to those who may be alone or isolated during the holiday season. Flamborough Connects partners with businesses, local food banks, and faith groups to make sure everyone is supported. We match generous donors with a recipient to help fill their wish list. Contact holly@flamboroughconnects.ca to be matched with a wish list. Gift card donations in denominations for $25 are also accepted!
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