Flamborough E-NEWS
March 2018
Welcome to the March 2018 edition of E-NEWS. Please read below for important updates in the community, including Phase 2 Upgrades on Parkside Drive, OMB prehearing information for the proposed development on Wildan Estates and much more. I am pleased to be hosting an Earth Day Community Clean Up on Saturday March 24 from 9:30am-noon at Waterdown Memorial Park, where cleaning equipment, garbage pickup at the park and a free BBQ lunch, provided by Waterdown Rotary Club - everyone is invited! Please join me at many more events happening this March, including the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday March 30 9:30-11am at Waterdown Memorial Park, as well as the Annual Maple Syrup Festival running on Sundays in March, Thursday March 14 & Friday March 15 and Good Friday at Westfield Heritage Village from 10am-4pm.

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

The applicant for the new subdivision planned as an extension of Wildan Estates, Freelton is heading to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for appeal. A prehearing for a proposed development, address at 34 - 11th Concession Road East and 1800 Highway 6 has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00am at the Dundas Town Hall . Residents and Planning staff have 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. Councillor Partridge will be attending the OMB pre-hearing with legal staff to support residents and planning staff’s position to oppose the current plan of subdivision application.
If you have any questions, please contact Leesa Kwong (OMB- 416 326 6785) or Joanna Wice (City of Hamilton- 905 546 2424 ext. 4638).

Parkside Drive - Centre Turn Lane, Bike Lanes, Sidewalks and More

Construction has begun for Phase 2 Parkside Drive Upgrades from Braeheid Avenue to Main Street North. The remaining work on Parkside includes a continuous centre turn lane from Hollybush to just east of Hamilton St, bike lanes, sidewalks on both sides and new stop lights. It will also include new sewers between #240 to #292 Parkside.

The road will not be closed, but you may experience delays going through this section of the road. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of August, 2018. The Parkside Drive Urbanization upgrades have been in the works for many years and although construction is frustrating, the sooner improvements are made, the sooner residents will have a safer access route along Parkside.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Hamilton (905 546 2424 x 6288), or Coco Paving Inc (905 679 1524 or their 24-Hour Emergency No: 905 745 6022)

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Replaces OMB

The provincial government is replacing the Ontario Municipal Board with a new tribunal called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal which is set to take effect province-wide on April 3, 2018, to ensure that proceedings are faster, fairer and will put more weight on decisions made at the local municipality level.

Although this doesn't help with previous cases, this is good news as it will focus more on the local Municipal Council's decisions, whereas the OMB didn't always take their decisions into consideration. This resulted in OMB appeals being more in favour of developers. An example of this was the property on Dundas Street and First Street, formerly known as Connon's Nurseries.

Some of the changes this will bring is that it will reduce the length and cost of hearings and create a more level playing field for all participants, especially residents, by introducing timelines and requiring the new tribunal to look for ways, like mediation, to settle major land use planning appeals that could avoid the hearing process altogether. It will also establish the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre, which will provide residents with information about the land use planning appeal process, legal and planning advice and more.

If you have any questions, please contact OMBReview@ontario.ca

New Hamilton Citizen Dashboard Website

The new Citizen Dashboard on the City of Hamilton website includes how your taxes are spent on many programs and services. We encourage citizens to visit the dashboard for more information on select services that the city provides to improve communication. A few sections include Water Supply & Distribution, Hamilton Fire Department, Garbage & Recycling, Transit and more.

To access the dashboard, please click here.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
Flamborough Senior of the Year Awards 2018

Nominations for the Flamborough Senior of the Year Award close March 12, 2018, and the award will be presented at the Annual Flamborough Volunteer Appreciation event on May 1, 2018. This is a n ew award that has been funded by an Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs, Seniors Community Grant to support senior volunteerism in Flamborough. For more information, please click here .

The deadline for nominations for the City of Hamilton’s Senior of the Year Awards is Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 4 pm.

The Senior of the Year Awards is a program that recognizes seniors in Flamborough and Hamilton who have made outstanding voluntary contributions to enriching life in our community. The Seniors Awards celebrates the role seniors play in helping Hamilton to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully. A gala event to celebrate the achievements of the nominees and award recipients will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre. For more information about the Hamilton Senior of the Year Awards, please click here .
Flamborough Seniors Centre Safety Session

To increase the safety of senior pedestrians in Hamilton by building capacity around the use of pedestrian Crossovers and specialized intersections, this session will include how to use pedestrian crossovers / intersections, walking analysis, proper walking technique and a light lunch.

This will take place on Thursday March 29, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Waterdown Library / Flamborough Seniors Centre, 163 Dundas Street East Waterdown

To register, contact Lisa Maychak- 905 546 2424 extension 1721, lisa.maychak@hamilton.ca
New City of Hamilton App - CityApp

The City of Hamilton now has a free mobile app called CityApp available for easy access of information about garbage and recycling calendars, current events, local government info, social media and more. Some of the features include:

  • Browse job opportunities in the City.
  • Access waste collection resources, including interactive waste collection calendar and sorting tools.
  • View and filter drop-in recreation schedules by date or location. Add classes to your calendar and get notifications when drop-in programs are cancelled or facilities have emergency closures.
  • ‘Near Me’ GPS functionality - find local events and festival listings based upon distance from your current location
  • Read our recent media releases.

For more information, please click here.
Community Events
Women Entrepreneurs Success In The City 2018

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Carmen's Banquet Centre, 1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton

Join Councillor Partridge and celebrate women in business, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership at the 2018 Success in the City event on International Women’s Day March 8, Carmen’s Banquet Centre 8:30am-3pm- for more information, please click here .
Seniors Cooking Club

When: Thursday March 8, 2018 - 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
Waterdown Village Theatre - "Secondary Cause of Death"

When: March 8, 9, 10, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Where: Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East, (Hwy 5) Waterdown

Village Theatre Waterdown presents "Live theatre in the heart of Waterdown".
  Secondary Cause of Death by Peter Gordon. Ten performances: Feb 23-March 10, 8 pm evening performance, 2pm Sunday matinees.

Box office is open- phone 905-690-7889
Visit ticket outlets: Pickwick Books & Village Fish & Chips (cash only)
www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca for further information.
Real McCoys Play-Off Hockey Games

When: Thursday March 8, 9:00 pm ( Gateway Ice Centre),
Friday March 9, 7:30 pm ( Harry Howell),
Sunday March 11, 7:30 pm ( Gateway Ice Centre), 2018

Councillor Partridge is pleased to support the Real McCoys Hockey team- bring the family and cheer on our Men's Adult Hockey! To view their schedule, stats and more, please click here .
Family Messy Dinner and Fun Night

When: Friday March 9, April 11 and May 13 , 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
Tuxedo Blue Grass Band at 447 Wing

When: Saturday March 10, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Enjoy entertainment by the Tuxedo Blue Grass Band at 447 Wing. Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
Euchre Tournament at Bethel Church

When: Saturday March 10, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Bethel Church, 616 Dundas Street East Waterdown

Come join the community for a Euchre Tournament. There will be prizes, snacks, and tons of fun. For more information,  email office@bethelcrc.ca or call 905-689-7796. Bethel church is located at the corner of Kerns Rd. and Hwy. 5, beside City View Park. See you there!
Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village

When: Sunday March 11, 18 and 25; March Break days - Wednesday March 14 and Thursday March 15; and Good Friday March 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton, ON

Nothing says spring like a warm sunny day in the sugar bush at Westfield Heritage Village’s annual Maple Syrup Festival! Maple Syrup at Westfield begins on Sunday, March 4 and runs Sundays throughout March as well as Wednesday and Thursday of March Break and on Good Friday. Come and see both traditional and modern methods for making maple syrup and sample some of the syrup that’s made right on site at Westfield!

Admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (65+) and $6.50 for Youths ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Family Rate is $32.00 (two adults and two youth). HCA Members receive free admission for two adults and up to four youths. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration

When: Saturday March 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Enjoy some Irish tunes, green beer and some cornbeef and cabbage. For any questions, please call 289-280-0157.
Waterdown Legion - Sound Minds Band Evening Dance

When: Saturday March 17, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion - 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown

Join us on Saturday, March 17th for the Sound Minds band - a classic rock dance and party band. Everyone is welcome, bring your friends and come out and rock all night long!
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday March 21 , 2018

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

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

Speaker: Brenda Van Ryswyk on 'Gardening for the Bees, Butterflies and Birds'. Guests welcome. Call 905-689-6722 for information.
"Godspell" Youth Production

When: Friday March 23 at 7:00pm and Saturday March 24 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm, 2018

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas St E, Waterdown

This fun musical features youth from the Waterdown area and has a valuable lesson to remind us of Jesus’ gift to the world right before Easter. This is the only area youth production, done by a Christian youth theater group called Company of Saints that runs out of Knox Presbyterian Church Waterdown. All proceeds will go to help a local Waterdown family to fulfill accessible driving needs.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.ca and are general admission.
Flamborough Easter Bazaar

When: Saturday March 24 , 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Marian Hall - 89 Freelton Road, Freelton

Everyone is welcome to a Flamborough Easter Bazaar - free Admission and parking. Lots of Vendors and Handmade Craft Tables from Local Artisans. Take Your Own Photos with the Easter Bunny from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hot Lunch Counter hosted by stuffed. featuring Handmade Perogies and Cabbage Rolls (ready-to-eat or frozen to take home for Easter Dinner). Pre-Orders Available.

Proceeds to be donated to the Flamborough Food Bank to support local families with their holiday meals. Cash and Dry Good Donations will be graciously accepted during this event. For more information or to inquire about being a vendor, please contact events@TeamPerogy.ca .
Waterdown Legion - Bunny Breakfast

When: Saturday March 24 , 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

Come get a hop on Easter in Waterdown Village! Join us for a $5 delicious and fun-filled morning of chocolate chip pancakes, Easter crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Proceeds going to Food4Kids and Habitat for Humanity’s Waterdown build. This event is sponsored by Roseto Catering.
Councillor Partridge - Earth Day Community Clean Up

When: Saturday March 24 , 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown

Join us for an Earth Day Community Clean Up, starting at Waterdown Memorial Park and branching out into the community. All cleaning supplies such as gloves, bags and garbage collection will be provided, as well as a free BBQ lunch by the Rotary Club of Waterdown. Groups can help clean up the park or go to other areas of town, and all garbage must be returned to Memorial Park for garbage collection by staff. Save the date and join us for a Community Clean Up!
Kenny Musson at 447 Wing

When: Saturday March 24 , 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

447 Wing is hosting Kenny Musson and his musical talents. Come and enjoy the music. Everyone is welcome. Call 289-280-0157 for more information.
Waterdown Legion - Mike Woods Performance

When: Saturday March 24 , 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North

Mike Woods performs songs from the 50’s to current titles and has a song list of hundreds. He sings covers faithfully from Johnny Cash, The Beatles to the Tragically Hip and everything in between. No cover, and everyone is welcome.
Easter Dinner Theatre - "The Ragman"

When: Wednesday March 28 , 2018

Time: Doors open 6:00 pm

Where: Bethel Church, 616 Dundas Street East Waterdown

Bethel Church is hosting an evening of drama, music and dinner combine to reflect on the meaning of Easter that you won't want to miss. Tickets are $15, and are available by emailing office@bethelcrc.ca or calling 905-689-7796. Bethel church is located at the corner of Kerns Rd. and Hwy. 5, beside City View Park.
Waterdown Community Easter Egg Hunt

When: Good Friday March 30 , 2018

Time: 9:30 am- Children under 3 years of age are invited to a special hunt just for the little ones
10:00 am: ages 3-6
10:15 am: ages 7-12

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown

Join us on Good Friday March 30th for our annual Waterdown Community Easter Egg Hunt. Councillor Partridge is pleased to help sponsor in support of McMaster Children’s hospital. The Easter Egg Hunt is completely free. Children ages 0-12 are welcome to participate.

This event is proudly sponsored by www.garthbroughton.ca
Community Card Night

When: Friday April 4, May 6, 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!
Carlisle Festival

When: Saturday May 12 , 2018

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

Save the date for another great chicken dinner and superb auctions, along with musical entertainment and fun activities for the kids. 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.
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Waterdown Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Service Officer Visiting
The Provincial Service Officer, Rebecca Calder will be
visiting our local Branch 551, Waterdown Legion at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 5, 2018. If any Veteran would like information, advice and assistance regarding Veterans Affairs Canada Disability Pensions, Treatment Benefits, Appeals, Poppy/Benevolent Funds and benefits under the New Veterans Charter, please contact Bob Thomas at 905.690.8603 to set up an appointment.

General Meeting on Monday March 12, 7:30pm - Bring your membership card or receipt

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 Information & Community Services

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 .

Scouting in Flamborough (2 local 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. 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 . For more Youth activities- please click here
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
Flamborough Girl's Hockey Association

To view their Winter 2017 calendar, please click here.

Well done to everyone who participated in the 2018 WinterChill Tournament January 26-28- good job Falcons!
Dundas Real McCoys

This season, the McCoys will call the fabulous Harry Howell Arena situated at Clappison’s Corners on Highway 5 and Highway 6 in Flamborough. The arena named in honour of former New York Rangers allstar and Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Harry Howell will accommodate more than 1,000 spectators including standing room.

Play-Off games information:

Tuesday March 6, 7:30 pm ( Haldimand Center),
Thursday March 8, 9:00 pm ( Gateway Ice Centre),
Friday March 9, 7:30 pm ( Harry Howell),
Sunday March 11, 7:30 pm ( Gateway Ice Centre)

To view the team stats & schedule for 2017/2018 and more, please click here.
Flamborough Hockey Association

Hockey season is up and running - here are some helpful links for this season at the Flamborough Hockey Association:

To view the 2017/2018 schedule and results for all league games, please click here .

To contact Executives and Staff, please click here .

For more information, please visit their website at flamboroughhockey.com
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