Flamborough E-NEWS
June 2018
Welcome to June 2018 E-NEWS. Below are important updates, including WIFI coming to Waterdown Memorial Park , Spring Creek Drive crosswalks and much more. Everyone is invited to the Flamborough Community Police Meeting Monday June 4, 6:30-9pm at the Waterdown Legion-with the recent spike in vandalism, I am continuing to work with Police to address this issue head on . Please join me at the many events happening this June, including the RED Friday Celebration event with a BBQ, musical entertainment, children's activities and much more
on Friday June 8, 4-7pm at the Waterdown Legion. It will also include a special presentation at 5pm to honour and recognize Veterans, Military and First Responders- please wear red in support the RED Friday initiative.

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.

Flamborough Community Police Meeting

Please join me at the Flamborough Community Police Meeting, Monday June 4 6:30-8pm at the Waterdown Legion in the downstairs hall. Doors will open at 6:15pm. Vandalism in our Flamborough communities will not be tolerated. With the recent spike in criminal activity, I am continuing to work with Police to address this issue head on. Rest assured there is an active investigation to get to the bottom of this. If you have video footage of a crime in progress or anything you think may be helpful, please contact the Police 905 546 4925 or PHall@hamiltonpolice.on.ca. I can’t stress enough how important it is to report every crime no matter how small you think it may be.

$11.9 Million New Greensville Elementary School/Community Hub

Pleased to share that the new Greensville school and community hub project has received provincial approvals and will proceed to tender in early June 2018. As a result, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is expecting to have shovels in the ground later this summer, with the project slated to be completed and open to students in September 2019.

In addition to the 39,000-square foot school and 2,500 square-foot daycare centre, the community hub project will also include a Hamilton Public Library branch and a City of Hamilton community centre. The new building will be built behind the former school site, which will be the 71-space parking lot in the new design. The community centre component is a large space that is divisible, with a kitchen, washroom and multi-purpose rooms. With the increase of popularity of visitors to Websters Falls, there is ongoing discussion on limiting access to the parking lot on weekends and evenings.

Crosswalks Coming to Spring Creek

Ladder crosswalks for the two existing all-way stops located both to the north and south of the Cranberry Hill park, specifically at Houndtail Drive/Forest Ridge Avenue and at Niska Drive, are expected to be added by the end of June. Further to this, there will also be pedestrian crossovers added at the roundabout on Spring Creek and Stillwater Crescent/Blue Sky Trail as well this year.

Waterdown Memorial Park - WIFI and Basketball Nets

Exciting improvements for Waterdown Memorial Park- Council has unanimously approved Councillor Partridge's motion to install WIFI in the park for everyone to enjoy. It is expected to be ready by the end of July this summer. In addition to this, there has also been Basketball nets installed (painting for the court to happen in June), and the parking lot has been graded with pot-holes filled.

Union Gas Construction on Millgrove Side Road Hamilton Gate Site

Union Gas will be doing construction work at their Hamilton Gate station site, located at 500 Millgrove Side Road, from approx. July to October as part of a multi-phase plan to improve the integrity of the natural gas feed to the City of Hamilton, and increase capacity to service new commercial and industrial businesses in the future.

The majority of the work will occur within their existing station fencing, with some work occurring just outside the fencing along Millgrove Side Road. No work will be occurring on the road itself and no traffic lanes will be closed, however at times there will be signs indicating Construction Ahead and Trucks Turning to aid with equipment safely coming and going from site.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
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. Got a household project in the works? Stop by Turkstra for materials and grab some lunch at the same time. 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. Until June 16, we celebrate ‘Seeds of the Future’, when many vendors offer seedlings and young plants for sale. Come celebrate a time of new beginnings. See you there!
Community Card Night

When: Friday June 1, July 6, August 3 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!
447 Wing Customer Appreciation Day

When: Saturday June 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Come and join us for a Customer Appreciation Day for family fun and friendship. We will have activities, food, a DJ, Outside Patio, face painting, etc. Call 289 280 0157 for more information.
13th Annual "All You Can Eat" Fish Fry and Fundraiser

When: Saturday June 2, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Beverly Community Centre, 680 ON-8, Rockton

Join Councillor Partridge at an all you can eat Fish Fry fundraiser by Rockton Lions Club, with door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw and more! A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the Lions Foundation Dog Guides and other community projects. Adults are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Youth ages 6-12 are $10, Children under age 6 are free. Call 289 799 1287 for tickets.
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, counseling, and prevention and education programs.
To register for Drives For Lives, to sponsor or to donate, please click here .
Workshop - Talk About The End Journey

When: Wednesday June 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Mill Street & 5 American House, 324 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

Our first event was so successful - we have a new date! Let’s Talk About The End Journey is a free interactive workshop that will inspire you to talk about what's important to you and open up dialogue about what matters. Come alone or bring your family. June 6 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Mill Street and 5 Cafe (The American House) 324 Dundas St E. Waterdown. Join Us!
RED Friday Celebration

When: Friday June 8, 2018

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 8, 2018 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. There will also be a barbecue with musical entertainment provided by Michael Hubley, as well as activities for children

Confirmed to attend are the Police Mounted Unit, Canadian Armed Forces - 4th Canadian Division, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association, Royal Canadian Navy - HMCS Star, Hamilton Paramedic Services, Archives and Heritage Flamborough, Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police.

For more information, please contact Robert Thomas, 905 690 8603 or rgthomas@cogeco.ca
Family Messy Dinner and Fun Night

When: Friday June 8, July 13, August 10 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
Waterdown 551 Fiddlers Entertainment

When: Friday June 8, 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.
Grace Church Garage Sale

When: Saturday June 9, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church parking lot, 182 Main Street, Waterdown

Start your spring cleaning now and mark your calendars for a community garage sale- purchase a table for $20 to sell your own items or donate items to the Grace church table. Items can be dropped off at the church on the 7th or 8th of June . New decorative house-ware and gift items will be for sale. For more information, please call the Grace Church office at 905-689-6715.
Rotary Food4Kids Brunch Fundraiser

When: Saturday June 9, July 14, August 11, 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 June 9, 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!   
Annual Bid Euchre Tournament

When: Thursday June 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Flamborough Connects is hosting the Annual Bid Euchre Tournament this year on Thursday, June 14 th from 9am – 3pm at the Waterdown Legion. Tickets are $27.00 per player which includes registration, refreshments, a catered hot lunch, cash prizes, eight rounds of bid euchre, fun and friendship! Register in pairs and pay for your tickets at the Flamborough Connects office located at the Waterdown Library building at 163 Dundas St. E.
Seniors Cooking Club

When: Thursday June 14 - 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 June 14, June 28, 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.
Flamborough Relay For Life

When: Friday June 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main Street North

Please join us for this year's Flamborough Relay for Life at Waterdown Memorial Park. This event bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, and to remember those we’ve lost. Team members take turns walking around a track or designated path in a commitment to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Luminaries can be purchased online or at the event, to remember friends and loved ones.

To register and join, or to create a team, please click here.
Annual Duck Dash and Family Day

When: Saturday June 16, 2018

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Rd, Carlisle

Save the date for the Carlisle Optimists Annual Duck Dash and Family Day fundraiser! Face painting, children's fish painting, fly fishing, environmental games and play stations. Free hot dogs and drinks, lots of activities for the family- so come out and enjoy the fun!
Bobby Smylie Memorial Spaghetti Dinner

When: Saturday June 16, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St. N, Waterdown (Parking at rear at 182 Main St N)

Join the community for our Bobby Smylie Memorial Spaghetti Dinner- music throughout, all are welcome. Adults $10.00, Children $5.00 (under 3 free). Please RSVP to
Father's Day Brunch at 447 Wing

When: Sunday June 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

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

Father's Day Brunch on June 17, 2018. Sittings at 1PM and 3PM. Reservations Required by June 10th and tickets picked up by June 13th. Cost $30 Adult, $25 Senior/Child(3-10) Call 289-280-0157 to reserve.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday June 20, 2018

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

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

Speaker: will be Jon Peters, and his topic will be 'Royal Botanical Gardens - A Public Oasis'. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.
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.
Waterdown Oh Canada Ribfest

When: Friday June 29, 3:00 pm - 11:30pm
Saturday ​​June 30, 11:00 am - 11:30pm
Sunday July 1, 11:00am - 11:30pm
Monday ​July 2, 11:00am - 8:00pm

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

Oh Canada Ribfest takes place on Canada Day weekend every year, in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors in the Rotary Marketplace and family activities. All proceeds go to projects sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown.

For more information, please visit their website www.ohcanadaribfest.ca
Waterdown Garden Walk

When: Saturday June 30 - Sunday July 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Waterdown Garden Walk, hosted by the Flamborough Horticultural Society, in conjunction with the Hamilton Spectator Garden Tour. Visit and view 30 or more gardens in the core of Waterdown. Take in the beauty of early summer gardens in the Village. Be inspired & borrow ideas for your own garden. For more information, please click here.
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.
For more local events...
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The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Waterdown Legion

To welcome new members to the Legion, we will be offering a coupon that will give them a onetime only 15% discount on any order placed through our poppy store www.poppystore.ca . We didn’t want our existing members to miss out on this onetime discount so we are extending the offer to you. To receive your one time 15% discount enter the coupon code “WELCOME” in the coupon section of the checkout page.

Early Bird renewal for 2019 can also be done on line and you can pay it now! No waiting until September. From now until October the renewal is $42. When renewing on line - If the next year payment shows $48, pay only $42 with your credit card. It will change to $44 in October, $46 in November and in December back to the regular rate of $48. Your renewal sticker will be available sometime in late August. In order to pay the special renewal rate your 2018 has to be paid first. 

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