Flamborough E-NEWS
April 2018
Welcome to the April 2018 edition of E-NEWS. Please read below for important updates in the community, including updates on a new sidewalk on Centre Road in Carlisle, the OMB prehearing for the proposed development on Wildan Estates, the OMB appeal for Truedell Circle and much more. Thank you to those who participated in my Earth Day Community Clean Up on Saturday March 24- close to 100 enthusiastic volunteers, many young people, Community Church, Girl Guides and fur babies collected garbage and recycling "stuff" all around town. Good work done by all, good fun with good people! Please join me at many more events happening this April, including the 41 st Annual Rockton Dinner Theatre on April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at the Rockton Fairgrounds, as well as the Carlisle Optimist’s 60 th Anniversary celebration on April 28- congratulations on 60 wonderful years in the community!

Don't forget to please call or email my office if you need help with any issues. If you see me in the community, stop and say hi.

OMB Wildan Estates Proposed Development Prehearing Update

Last month, the applicant for the new subdivision planned as an extension of Wildan Estates (Freelton), went to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for appeal. Councillor Partridge, with legal staff and several residents, attended a prehearing for a proposed development, address at 34 - 11th Concession Road East and 1800 Highway 6 . Residents and Planning staff had a number of issues with this development, including concerns that the 20-24 proposed lots are too small to support both water and individual lot septic systems. The next hearing date is scheduled for later in August 2018.

Truedell Circle - OMB Appeal Update

In 2016, applications were submitted to the City to build residential units at Truedell Circle. There are a number of issues, including residents' concerns around the number of units proposed, types of units, density, traffic and more. Councillor Partridge shares these concerns and does not support the development in its current state. Before the OMB appeal, the applicant had assured Councillor Partridge, over the past two and a half years, that there would be public meetings held in the community for residents to provide feedback. This would have allowed for public input on the proposed development. After the applicant submitted new concept plans and met with staff last Fall, it was then appealed to the OMB without the promised public meetings.

A preliminary prehearing, held last month, resulted in the need for additional prehearing and legal considerations, which will be held later this Fall. This will be a very long, drawn out OMB appeal. We will keep you posted.

New Centre Road Side Walk Coming This April

Construction for a new sidewalk on the East side of Centre Road to Blueheron Lane in Carlisle is expected to start April 16 and be completed by mid May. This will ensure that residents in the community can walk safely to the core of Carlisle.

Clappison Drive to Connect up to Parkside Drive & Clappison Power Centre

The plans for Clappison Drive to connect up to Parkside Drive and Clappison Power Centre from Dundas Street are underway - there is some necessary bridge work that needs to be completed, and City staff are currently waiting for the applicant to submit drawings to review before moving forward with construction.

Ontario to Provide $105 Million For Horse Racing

Councillor Partridge is very pleased that Ontario is committing to long-term funding of up to $105 million a year for 19 years in a new agreement with the horse racing sector, supporting jobs in rural Ontario, starting April 1, 2019. Since the funding formula was changed several years ago, Councillor Partridge has worked with Councillor Pasuta to keep the race track at Flamboro Downs and for additional funding from the province to support the many jobs dependent on the horse-racing industry. This announcement is good news. It also includes additional supports for smaller racetracks and those that are experiencing financial shortfalls.

To further help transform the industry and bolster rural communities, Ontario will continue the Enhanced Horse Improvement Program and introduce a new Racetrack Sustainability Innovation Fund, providing up to $6 million over three years, beginning in 2018, to help regional racetracks innovate, diversify and expand revenue sources to ensure the vitality of the industry for generations to come.

For more information, please click here.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
2018 Community Youth Strategy Project

As a result of the Youth Roundtable that Councillor Partridge hosted in January 2018 with Trustee Deathe, the City of Hamilton has created a live web page that provides all information regarding a youth strategy project rolling out in 2018. This project was created to understand the successes and challenges youth in Hamilton face, learn and showcase great stories of youth and partners supporting youth 14-29 in our city, identify partnerships to create new opportunities for youth, and showcase our youth and partners and look for opportunities to enhance services with better city support.

The youth strategy project will roll out in 3 phases over the course of 2018. For more details, please click here.
Hamilton Police Services Holding Gun Amnesty

The Hamilton Police Service in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police is holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The Gun Amnesty is for any Hamilton resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The program provides citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. This does not apply to weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. This is the fourth amnesty held by Hamilton Police Service. Amnesties held in 2006, 2014 and 2015 saw 1,726 firearms turned over to police as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call Hamilton Police at 905-979-2724 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Citizens are NOT to bring these items to a police facility. Anyone with information related to illegal firearms can also contact 905-979-2724 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting www.crimestoppershamilton.com.
Rodent And Wildlife Control in Flamborough
Urban areas, abandoned buildings and cities provide excellent homes for pests such as rats to survive and thrive. Rodents like rats need
three things to survive; food, water and shelter. Take away these things and they won’t find your property inviting:

  • Clean up around your home, and get rid of nesting sites
  • Store garbage in rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids
  • Reduce clutter to prevent hiding spots (wood piles, old tires, etc.)
  • Cut tall grasses and weeds around your home
  • Remove sources of food (fallen fruit, pet food left outdoors, bird feeders, grass seed, nearby vegetable gardens, etc.)
  • Secure composters to prevent rodents from entering and keep the composter clean
  • Clean up fallen seeds from around bird feeders

For more information on common rodent entry & harborage locations , please click here . To file a complaint, contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Section at 905 546 2782 or email mle@hamilton.ca
Community Events
Recycling Fundraiser - Electronics and Scrap Metal

When: March 30 - April 23, 2018

Where: Mountsberg Baptist Church, 241 Campbellville Rd, Mountsberg

Need to recycle some old Electronics or Scrap Metal? Drop them off at Mountsberg Baptist Church until April 23 into 2 bins:

Bin #1 - Electronics: TVs, old telephones, desktop computers, desktop printers, audio video systems, home theater in a box systems, floor standing photocopiers, vehicle audio video systems, cellular devices.

Bin #2 - Scrap Metal: Bicycles, both push and riding lawn mowers, large appliances, small household appliances (vacuums, toasters, kettles), ironing boards, tools, filing cabinets, metal gazebos, anything metal.
41st Annual Rockton Dinner Theatre

When: April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Rockton Fairgrounds, 812 Old Hwy 8, Rockton

All the laughter you can stomach, All you can eat Roast beef Dinner with delicious sides and all you can eat scrumptious pies! Enjoy a good OL' Fashion Country Dinner & a side splitting homegrown comedy. The Rockton Dinner Theatre has been delighting audiences for decades with home-spun productions at the Rockton Fairgrounds. 2018 marks our 41st year of the Annual and Famous Rockton Dinner Theatre!

For ticket information, call the Rockton Fair Office at 519-647-2502 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 5pm or Friday 9am-12.
Community Card Night

When: Friday April 6, May 4, June 1, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Join the community at St. James United Church for a night of cards on the first Friday of every month. Everyone is welcome!
DuBay Band at 447 Wing

When: Friday April 6, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: 447 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association , 3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope

Enjoy entertainment by the DuBay Band at 447 Wing, playing music somewhere between Blue Rodeo, the Beatles, Crowded House and Boston . Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
Waterdown Rotary Paper Shredding Fundraiser

When: Saturday April 7, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Memorial Park parking lot, 200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown

The Waterdown Rotary is holding a Paper Shredding Fundraiser on Saturday April 7 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.
Joe Tucker and the 2nd Wind Band at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday April 7, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

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

Join us on Saturday, April 7th for Joe Tucker and the 2nd Wind Band- Joe Tucker is a singer/songwriter who was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and now living in Mississauga, Ontario. His band plays Newfoundland, Bluegrass, Country, Rock 'n' Roll. Everyone is welcome, no cover charge. Reserve your seats waterdownlegion@cogeco.net , 905-689-6112
Seniors Cooking Club

When: Thursday April 12 - second Thursday monthly

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North (Parking lot 182 Main Street North) Waterdown
You're invited to come and share in a Community Seniors Cooking Club on the second Thursday of every month. Come and share ideas and learn from each other as we prepare a meal in our new kitchen that will be shared together.
For further information please contact the Church Office: 905-689-6715
Family Messy Dinner and Fun Night

When: Friday April 13, May 11 , June 8 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a night of crafts, prayer, songs and FREE Dinner! Now every second Friday of the month. To register call 905-689-6223 or email kidsstjames@gmail.com
Entertainment by Mark LaForme at 447 Wing

When: Saturday April 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: 447 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association , 3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope

Enjoy entertainment by Mark LaForme at 447 Wing, playing Country, traditional, jazz and more. Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
447 Wing Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

When: Monday April 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: 447 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association , 3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope

Everyone is welcome to the 447 Wing for a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner (includes garden salad, garlic bread and dessert) $10.00 adult, $5.00 per child (ages 3-10). Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday April 18 , 2018

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

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

Speaker: Darren Heimbecker of Whistling Gardens on 'A Peony For Your Thoughts'.. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.
20th Annual Carlisle Clean Up

When: Saturday April 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Where: Carlisle Conservation Park, 1467, 1441 Centre Rd, Carlisle

Please come out and join the community for the 20th annual Carlisle Clean Up- let’s keep Carlisle beautiful!
Lynden Spring Revue 2018: "A Crazy Little Thing"

When: Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00pm
Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm

Where: Lynden United Church, 27 Lynden Rd, Flamborough

The Lynden Spring Revue is a biennial community show with many participants and big audiences. The show funds the Bette Norton Music Participation Awards in 6 local schools, and provides a donation to Lynden United Church as well as the Lynden Lions Club. Adults: $15, students: $5. To learn more, please please click here, or call 519 647-3368 or email tickets@lyndenspringrevue.com
Darran Poole & Rootbone at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday April 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

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

Join us on Saturday, April 21 for Darran Poole & Rootbone- Blues, Rock Blues, Jump Blues and a little bit of Funk too. Everyone is welcome, no cover charge. Reserve your seats waterdownlegion@cogeco.net , 905-689-6112.
Entertainment by Retro Party Groove at 447 Wing

When: Friday April 27, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: 447 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association , 3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope

Enjoy entertainment by Retro Party Groove at 447 Wing- a talented, versatile band that can play jazz, rock, pop, and more. Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
Hot Community Breakfast at Millgrove United Church

When: Saturday April 28, 2018

Time: 8:30 am

Where: Millgrove United Church, 370 Conc 5 W Millgrove

All are invited to join the community for a hot community breakfast at Millgrove United Church - Guess speaker Linda Baine will talk about "Canadian Hard of Hearing", $6 for adults
Carlisle Optimist's 60th Anniversary Dinner

When: Saturday April 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Carlisle Golf Club, 523 Carlisle Rd, Carlisle

Everyone is invited to celebrate the Carlisle Optimist's 60th Anniversary with a dinner on Saturday April 28. For more information and tickets, please contact the Carlisle Optimists - carlisleoptimists@gmail.com
Drummond House & HOPE Centre- Spring Tea Event

When: Saturday May 5, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Where: Oakville Golf Club, 1154 Sixth Line, Oakville

Come support the programs at Drummond House & HOPE Centre at our Spring Tea Event on Saturday May 5, 2018 11:30am at Oakville Golf Club - High Tea, Live Jazz, Door Prizes. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by email info@drummondhouse.ca or calling the office 905.689.8721.
Carlisle Festival

When: Saturday May 12 , 2018

Time: 4:30 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: Carlisle Arena, 1496 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON

Join the community for a BBQ chicken dinner and superb auctions, along with musical entertainment and fun activities for the kids. Proceeds go to the Flamborough Food bank, Wesley Urban Ministries, Ontario Gleaners and Carlisle United Church. Includes BBQ Chicken Dinner (or a vegetarian option) with home made pie, live auction by Jim McCartney, as well as a silent auction with hundreds of items, live music with Ria Randy and many door prizes. In advance, adults are $18, children 12 and under are $9. At the door, adults are $20 and children are $10.

We are always looking for volunteers to help ahead of time or on the day of the Festival. Donations of items for our live and silent auctions are also welcome. Call the Carlisle United Church at 905-689-8630 for more information. Help us celebrate our marvelous community!
Waterdown Village Farmers' Market

When: Saturday May 26 , 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

The Waterdown Village Farmers’ Market launches this Spring for its 5th season! Come celebrate ‘Seeds of the Future’ as we gear up for an exciting new season at Market. Connect with local farmers and producers to enjoy offerings including fruit, vegetables, eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, wine and more. Learn why the Market is a favourite gathering place to meet with neighbours and friends while stocking up on fresh, farm to table items.
Balaclava Public School Spring Fun Fair

When: Thursday May 31 , 2018

Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Balaclava Public School, 280 10th Concession E Freelton, Ontario

This annual parent driven evening has grown to be our largest fundraising event attracting many from our community. Our Fun Fair was started in 1996 by the Home & School Association with the main objective of offering the kids a night of fun and games. It includes an adult silent auction, bake sale, face painting, meet and greet with Hamilton Mounted Police and a Fire Truck, live music with open mic and school band, and much more. For more information, please click here .
Interval House of Hamilton Drives For Lives Fundraiser

When: Wednesday June 6, 2018

Time: 11:00am Registration, 12:30pm Shotgun Start

Where: Century Pines Golf Course, 592 Westover Road Flamborough

Interval House of Hamilton (IHOH) is hosting their 16th annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Century Pines Golf Course in Flamborough. All proceeds from Drives For Lives go directly to assist women with or without children who have experienced abuse or violence. IHOH provides emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counselling, and prevention and education programs.
To register for Drives For Lives, to sponsor or to donate, please click here .
Carlisle Optimists Annual Duck Dash

When: Saturday June 16, 2018

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Rd, Carlisle

Save the date and bring the family out to the Carlisle Optimists Annual Duck Dash fundraiser! Lots of activities for the family- so come out and enjoy the fun!
Flamborough Paint Challenge Fundraiser

When: Wednesday June 27, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Joe Sam's Leisure Park, 752 Centre Rd, Hamilton

Save the date for the second annual Flamborough Paint Challenge event. This Flamborough youth-led event is aimed at building relationships and skills while fighting youth poverty. A partnership between Healthy Community - Healthy Youth Flamborough, local schools, businesses, organizations, service clubs and Hamilton Police Services, this event is the brainchild of local youth who wanted to make a difference in their community. All proceeds will go to support mental health & well-being in Flamborough youth. For more information please contact Penny Deathe p.deathe@sympatico.ca or click here.
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Waterdown Legion

Cheers For A Year fundraiser: Tickets are $20 each, 1st prize $2100, 2nd, 3rd, 4th $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Proceeds go to paving the legion parking lot.

General Meeting for Elections: May 14 at 7:30 pm.

There are a number of events going on at the Waterdown Legion this month- all events and important information is listed at www.waterdownlegion.ca under “What’s Going On”.
Flamborough Connects

Congratulations to Flamborough Connects on their new branding, previously known as Flamborough Information and Community Services. Visit their website at http://flamboroughconnects.ca/

Seniors Grocery Shopping Bus and Seniors Trip Events schedules available at the office – call: 905-689-7880 for more information or visit their website.

Stitch’ N Chatter at St James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Tuesday mornings 10 am-12 noon September – mid June. Come and enjoy fellowship and new skills as we learn from each other. Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, smocking, etc or come and learn from others. Baking, pie crust making, computer skills, cooking skills are all available to learn. No cost and ALL ages are welcome. For more Seniors activities- please click here.
Join Flamborough Scout Groups

The mission of Scouts Canada is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. There are currently two local groups in Flamborough. Youth are divided into five sections based on age group. These programs are open to both male and female.

Beavers: ages 5 – 7 yrs
Cubs: ages 8 – 10 yrs
Scouts: ages 11 – 14 yrs
Ventures: ages 14 – 17 yrs
Rovers: ages 18 – 26 yrs

Carlisle contact: Andrea McRae, Group Commissioner carlislescouts@bell.net
3rd Waterdown contact: Wanda Chevrier, Group Commissioner info.3rdwaterdown@gmail.com .
Drummond House - Rescued and Restored

Visit our building location on Freelton Road to find many treasures of gently used furniture, clothing, books, pianos, dining room and living room sets. It's a wonderful way to support Drummond House programs to help women and their families in transition.

New hours:
Monday- Wednesday 11am - 4pm 
Thursday & Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm 
248 Freelton Road, Freelton, ON L0R 1K0
Tel. 289.679.0481
ABC Nursery School

ABC’s co-operative pre-school program is unique and special in that staff, parents and children work, learn and grow together. It is a family based program administered by the parents in our community.

Children from 24 months to 5 years old are welcome. There are limited spaces available for children 24-30 months old so book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

To learn more, please contact ABC Nursery School or visit www.abcnurseryschool.ca
City of Hamilton Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Volunteer Team at Macassa Lodge 

  • Volunteer positions for adults and teens (14 yrs +)
  • Morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts
  • Attend an orientation session to learn about the current opportunities available
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check and 2-Step TB test required before starting
  • Learn more about how to volunteer at Macassa Lodge
Ontario Works Case Manager

An Ontario Works Case Manager is now available twice monthly in the Flamborough/Waterdown area. Ontario Works provides temporary financial and employment assistance, also known as social assistance, for people who are in financial need. If you are in receipt of Ontario Works, or if you are interested in obtaining further information about the Ontario Works program please access drop in services at the following times and locations: 

All Individuals/families:
Where: Flamborough Food bank located at 1492 Centre Rd, Carlisle ON
When: 1-3:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month

Females only:
Where: Flamborough Woman's Resource Centre at 17 Main St S, Waterdown ON
When: 1pm-4pm on the 1st Monday of every month

The Ontario works Case Manager will be available to answer questions, provide referrals, potentially process paperwork and complete update appointments. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact OW Case Manager Karen at 905-546-4800 ext 1522.
Flamborough Women's Resource Centre

The Flamborough Women's Resource Centre (FWRC) has a variety of services and programs for women. To begin, individual Counseling supports women in making life decisions that are good for them. Specialized counselling for women who have, or are experiencing, mental or physical abuse is also available. The Transitional Support Program is available to link women to a variety of Flamborough community resources including assistance with housing supports. Legal advocacy assists women in navigating today's complicated legal systems including police, legal aid, family law, custody issues and immigration law. All of these services are private and confidential and located at the FWRC in Waterdown.

Contact Shannon Hamar for further details at (289)-895-8580.
Waterdown Food Bank, Food With Grace

Location: Grace Anglican Church 
157 Mill Street North, Waterdown 

The Waterdown Food Bank is open to those in need every Tuesday from 2-6pm or by appointment. The Waterdown Food Bank has helped many residents over the years through difficult times, and continues to be a valued community service. 

To contact the organization, please call (905)-966-7900 or email  foodwgrace@graceanglicanwaterdown.org
Flamborough Food Bank

Location: Carlisle United Church 
1432 Centre Road, Carlisle
Hours: Every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm and 7pm-8:30pm
The Flamborough Food Bank (FFB) is a not-for-profit, community based organization that supplements individual and family household food and personal care needs through community donations and resources. The FFB is open to anyone who is in need of food or personal care supplements. It also offers holiday assistance including Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food hampers. Clients can only be registered with one food bank in the Hamilton area. Clients are welcome to come in every two weeks.
To register as a client, please fill out a registration form at the Carlisle United Church. The registration process requires: Photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and major expenses. For more information, please  click here.
YFC Waterdown Youth Centre
Location:  273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
YFC/YOUTH UNLIMITED Waterdown is committed to mentoring youth by offering programs and developing relationships that nurture the whole person - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The Youth Centre welcomes all youth regardless of race, gender, or religion and offers a safe place for them to discover who they are.

To view schedules for AIM-Archery in Motion, Axiom, iMatter, The Bridge, Chill Zone and more, please visit their website at www.yfcwaterdown.com or email info@yfcwaterdown.com

Watch for new upcoming programs on their Facebook page: YFC/Youth Unlimited Waterdown


Councillor Judi Partridge
Ward 15
Building Flamborough Together
Ward 15 Community Profile 
Please select the link below to view the City of Hamilton Ward Profile for Ward 15 Flamborough. 

The Profile contains an overview of the ward's features, assets and various indicators of socio-demographic characteristics. 

Councillor Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca