Flamborough E-NEWS
July 2018
Welcome to July 2018 E-NEWS. Below are important updates regarding the abandoned gas station on the corner of Dundas Street and Hamilton Street, Waterdown Memorial Park improvements, Parkside Drive updates and much more. Congratulations to all students that graduated this past June- well done! Please join me at the many events happening in the community, including the Rotary Food4Kids Brunch Fundraiser Saturday July 14, 10:00am-1:00pm at the Waterdown Legion.

Also mark your calendars - next annual RED Friday event at the Waterdown Legion will be June 7, 2019! Join us next year to thank our veterans, military and first responders.

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.

False Rumour - Centre Road and Carlisle Road

For Carlisle residents, there is a rumour that a stoplight will be installed at the four way stop intersection of Centre Road and Carlisle Road. This is not true. The four way stop intersection will stay as is. There are no plans to install a stop light in Carlisle.

Dundas Street and Hamilton Street - New Building Plans

Residents will be pleased to learn that Councillor Partridge and city planning staff have met with the property developers over the years and there are now plans in place to erect a two story office building, similar in appearance to the Copper Kettle, which will be a welcome addition to the core.

Waterdown Memorial Park - WIFI and Parking Lot Improvements

After many years of waiting, I am very pleased to announce that my office has confirmed funding for the Waterdown Memorial Park parking lot to finally be reconstructed. City Council unanimously supported my motion at a Council meeting mid June. Construction will include underground drainage infrastructure with new parking lot paving, lot markings and will be completed this fall.

A special thank you to local residents who have assisted with getting this project going. Together we have accomplished a great deal of improvements to the park. Along with the other recent improvements including an upgraded basketball court and WIFI installation, which has now launched and ready for use, I invite everyone to enjoy our beautiful Waterdown Memorial Park and its amenities all year round.

Parkside Drive Upgrades - Update

As a further update to construction upgrades on Parkside Drive, please note that the road crew have moved to complete road work on Parkside Drive, between Cole and Centre Road. This will involve road excavation, catch basin installation, granular placement, curbing, and paving. The sewer crew is to return during the beginning of July to complete the last of the remaining storm sewers between Centre Road and Main Street North. As the sewer work is completed, the road excavation and paving will continue between Centre Road and Main Street.
During the next several weeks, sidewalks will continue to be installed between Keewaydin and Cole Street. In addition to this, construction installation of the new traffic light installations will continue at Hollybush and Sadielou plus two other stop lights and pedestrian crosswalks.
The Parkside Road construction is on target to be completed by the end of August. I appreciate your patience very much.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony - Christ Church Flamborough

I would like to invite everyone to please join me for a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at Christ Church Flamborough in Greensville on Monday July 9 at 11:00am for an exciting announcement and to celebrate work being completed after the church received a federal grant to renovate the facilities for their Community Hall and Meeting Room, in particular to refurbish the hallways and to upgrade the washrooms.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
Best for Women Webinar with Soroptimist

Soroptimist Chapter from Flamborough-Dundas is excited to host a Best for Women Webinar on Thursday 26 July at 7:30pm with Barbro Stalbecker Pountney, a lawyer who believes that living well means dying well also. We do our best to maintain habits to enjoy a happy healthy life. In our next episode we explore what we can do to ensure our last days are as comfortable and as meaningful both for ourselves and our loved ones, as is possible.

When: July 26, 2018 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Why have a will and power of attorney with Barbro Stalbecker-Pountney
More information on Facebook   @soroptimistcanada

To register for a free spot in advance, please click here .
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Rabies Vaccine Bait Distribution

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has confirmed that it will once again be conducting oral rabies vaccine (ORV) bait distribution for skunks, foxes and raccoons in the summer and fall of 2018. Baiting operations will begin in early July and continue until the end of October.
The plan from MNRF with map and bait fact-sheet can be found here .
Ongoing Falls Prevention Program for Seniors

A free 12-week program for seniors focusing on falls prevention strategies through education and exercise is being offered by VON Canada. The program includes two 45 minute sessions per week, and participants will learn about fall risk factors and solutions to reduce their risk. Participants will work through exercises to improve strength, balance and coordination. The Falls Prevention program is provincially funded through the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. All programs are coordinated by the VON and instructed by Lifemark Seniors Wellness. Registration is required- for more information, please click here . Contact the VON for class location information and to register at 905-529-0700 ext. 2282 or elisia.mancini@von.ca
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.
Community Events
Flamborough Connects Weekly BBQ Fundraiser

When: Every Friday until August 31, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where : Turkstra Lumber, 61 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown

Have lunch and support Flamborough Youth! Every Friday, Flamborough Connects will be grilling up burgers, sausages and hotdogs from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Waterdown Turkstra parking lot. A $5 donation includes a burger or sausage and a cold drink. A $4 donation includes a hot dog and cold drink. All proceeds go to support Flamborough Connects youth programming.
Waterdown Village Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays, rain or shine!

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

The Waterdown Village Farmers’ Market has launched for its 5th season! Connect with local farmers and producers to enjoy offerings including fruit, vegetables, eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, wine and more. Come celebrate a time of new beginnings. See you there!
Seniors Cooking Club

When: Thursday July 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
Summer BBQ Nights at Bethel Church

When: Thursday July 12, July 26 and August 9, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Bethel Church, 616 Dundas St E, Waterdown

Everyone needs a break -- from cooking, that is! Bethel will be pulling out the BBQ this summer to provide just that. Enjoy a burger, hotdog and more at prices that are family friendly! there will be activities for the kids, and a seating area for all. Or bring a lawn chair! Too hot or wet to sit outside? Come anyways! Indoor seating will be provided on those days: www.bethelcrc.ca.
Friday the 13th Murder Mystery at Westfield Village

When: Friday July 13, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Westfield Heritage Museum, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton

There’s been a murder on the Westfield Express and only YOU can solve the mystery! Enjoy a delicious picnic supper before meeting a unique cast of characters as the exciting plot unfolds around the Village. Join us Friday, July 13 for this awesome event. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket price includes picnic supper consisting of pulled pork, variety of salads, dessert and old fashioned soda. Supper is available from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and mystery starts at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $35.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Call 519-621-8851 to purchase your ticket.
Waterdown 551 Fiddlers Entertainment

When: Friday July 13, August 10 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

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

The Waterdown 551 Fiddlers play every 2nd Friday night of the month at 7:00 p.m. hosted by Wayne Belanger. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be a legion member to attend.
Rotary Food4Kids Brunch Fundraiser

When: Saturday July 14, August 11, September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

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 on July 14, August 11, September 22, October 13 inside the Legion. It is running in conjunction with the Waterdown Farmer's Market so come and have your breakfast to support this worthwhile event. Then, feel free to walk outside and enjoy the market!   
Flamborough Horticultural Society Workshop

When: Wednesday July 18 and Saturday July 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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

Gardening Workshop: Making concrete stepping stones, presented by the Flamborough Horticultural Society. Cost: $24 for members. Non-members: $32. This includes your registration, supplies, a 14” re-usable stepping stone mold and membership. For more information, please contact flamhort@hotmail.com, 905-689-8621 (Trudy) or 905-689-6722 (Lee).
Waterdown ArtsFest 2018

When: Saturday August 18 - Sunday August 19, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Welcome to ArtsFest 2018 – a celebration of the arts in all its forms, in historic Waterdown, Ontario. Held in Waterdown’s historic downtown core (home to great restaurants, cafes and shops), ArtsFest is an upscale, family-friendly festival featuring jazz, classical, folk & world music, fine art exhibits, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities. There is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. Waterdown ArtsFest – The Festival…refined! For more information, please click here.
Flamborough Chili Fest 2018

When: Tuesday September 25, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

The annual Flamborough Chili Fest is back! This is a 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 the Flamborough and greater Hamilton community. For more information, please click here
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Camp Waterdown

Registration is open for Camp Waterdown this summer, taking place July 3rd - August 31st 2018 at Waterdown District High School, 215 Parkside Drive. Highlights include "En français, s’il vous plaît!", Parent involved Fiesta Fridays, Robo-Coding 101 & Exciting New Trips. The program is structured so that families can pick and choose only the weeks they need for their child.

For more information, please click here or contact register@campwaterdown.com
Hamilton Public Library

Adult Summer Reading Club: Pick up a Tic Tac Toe card at your local branch, complete the entire card for a chance to win one of 24 reading prizes. Deadline is September 1, 2018. For more information, please click here.

New Bookmobile stops on Sundays this summer:
  • Central Library- 1:15-4:45pm, July 8, 15 and 28, August 12 and 26
  • Bayfront Park-1:30-4:30pm, July 22 and August 19

TD Summer Reading Club for kids has officially begun! For more information, please click here .
Waterdown Legion

New Legion Summer Hours:

Closed Monday & Tuesday 
Wed. open at 4:00 
Friday open at 3:00
Saturday open at 1:00

There are a number of ongoing 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 o r 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