Flamborough E-NEWS
November 2017
Welcome to the November ENEWS. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall season. Congratulations to the Flamborough and Glanbrook Women's Institutes on their 120th anniversary, and the Waterdown Lions Club on their 50th anniversary. This month, please join me at the many events in the community. The Flamborough Information & Community Services 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Waterdown Christmas Tree lighting, Flamborough Santa Claus Parade and much more.

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. 

UPDATE: Centre Road & 8 th Concession Intersection

Thank you everyone for expressing your concerns regarding the installation of a 4-way stop sign at this intersection. For the time being, city staff have agreed to keep the intersection as it is with the addition of all direction flashing lights, large tiger tail signage and rumble strips will be added to the 8 th Concession east and west of the intersection. With the steep hills leading to the intersection in both directions, it was felt this could be unsafe with vehicle collisions sliding into the intersection during the winter months. The city will continue to monitor this intersection.

Ward Boundary Review

The Ward boundaries for the city of Hamilton, set by Council are being challenged at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in a Ward Boundary Review. Over the past few weeks, I have attended the OMB hearings at the Stoney Creek Municipal Centre. We are now awaiting a decision from the OMB- I will provide updates as information becomes available.

Freelton Library Pilot Program

Starting later this fall, the Freelton branch library will be open 60 hours/week to resident card holders ages 14 and older. Residents are invited to register for extended access, that will allow them to be able to pick up holds and browse the collection, borrow and return items, use the catalogue and public computers/wifi and generally use the library space. Feedback on this project is very welcome as the library explores opportunities to improve access and use of library services- please email the branch manager at dwark@hpl.ca.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Developments & Road Improvements
Community Updates
Community Library Survey
The Hamilton Public Library Board is currently updating its strategic plan. As part of this process, they are reaching out to understand our community better and asking that residents please complete a 5 – 10 minute survey at hpl.ca/input . As a bonus, survey respondents will have a chance to win 1 of 10 iPads!
People can also access the survey by visiting one our 22 branches or 2 bookmobile locations or by visiting our website at hpl.ca. 
The survey is open until November 12.
Celebrate Ontario 2018 Funding
The Celebrate Ontario 2018 program is open and receiving applications via the Grants Ontario web portal.

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. This support helps grow tourism in the province by making it easier for event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that will attract more tourists and increase visitor spending.

To learn more, please click here.
Greensville Rural Settlement Area Subwatershed Study
The next Public Information Centre Session will be held on November 16, 2017 in association with a Subwatershed and Class Environmental Assessment study for the Mid-Spencer Creek and Greensville Rural Settlement Area , initiated by the City of Hamilton. It will be held at Christ Church, 92 Highway #8 in Flamborough from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

They are interested in hearing any comments or concerns you may have with respect to this study. Please click here to learn more about this and the second Public Information Centre Session.
Community Events
Real McCoys Friday Night Hockey Games

When: Friday, November 10, 17, 24, 2017

Time: 8:00 pm

Where: Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy-5, Waterdown

Councillor Partridge is pleased to welcome the Real McCoys Hockey team, now playing at Harry Howell Arena. Bring the family- Friday nights at 8:00pm for fabulous Men's Adult Hockey.

To view their schedule, stats and more, please click here .
Habitat For Humanity- Catch The Ace event

When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

Catch the Ace, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, is the Ontario version of the ‘Chase the Ace’ fundraiser. Ticket sales run from 6:30 to 8:30PM, during which you can play cards and socialize with others, and the draw is held at 9PM. The winner must be in attendance to claim their prize and choose a playing card for a chance to win the jackpot. Updates on progress and prize payouts will be available at www.habitathamilton.ca
Village Theatre Pride and Prejudice

When: November 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 - 2017
Time: Evening performance – 8:00 pm; Sunday Matinee – 2:00 pm

Where: Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

A performance by the Waterdown Village Theatre of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall, from the novel by Jane Austen. A delightfully funny one-set script based on the wildly popular novel. Set in England during the early 1800’s, five daughters of the Bennet family must be married off! Was ever a mother as put upon as Mrs. Bennet? To learn more, please click here.

Box office is now open- please call (905) 690-7889 for tickets (Visa/MasterCard accepted)
or visit these ticket outlets (cash only):
Pickwick Books, 325 Dundas St. East, Waterdown
Village Fish & Chips, 9 Main St., Waterdown
Remembrance Day Service

When: Saturday November 11, 201
Time: 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

Join Councillor Partridge for a Remembrance Day service in Waterdown to honour Hamilton’s veterans and service men and women. For more information, contact the Waterdown Legion- phone: 905-689-6112
Carlisle United Church Christmas Bazaar

When: Saturday November 11, 201
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Rd, Flamborough

Enjoy Deli, crafts , knitting, lunch room, silent auction, penny sale and much more at the Carlisle United Church Christmas Bazaar. Please click here for more information.
Troy School House Turducken Dinner

When: Saturday November 11, 201
Time: 6:00 pm

Where: 2295 Old Troy Road, Troy

Join the community for a Turducken Dinner at the Women's Institute Troy School House. For tickets please call 519-448-1544.
Waterdown Blood Donor Clinic

When: Monday November 13, 201
Time: 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. And in most cases, blood from more than just one generous blood donor. Less than 4% of eligible Canadians donate blood. More are needed to use their power to Give Life by donating blood. Please consider donating blood at the Waterdown Blood Donor Clinic to help a patient in our community.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday November 15, 201
Time: 7:00 pm social time, 7:30 pm meeting

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

Speaker: Mark Zelinski will speak about "Heart Of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment". Guests welcome. For any questions, please call 905-689-6722
Waterdown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Saturday November 18, 201
Time: 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main Street North Waterdown

Join Councillor Partridge for fun activities, refreshments, wagon rides, entertainment and of course, a visit from Santa! Countdown to light up the trees for the holidays. This family-focused event is the perfect kick-off to holiday celebrations. For more information, please click here.
Flamborough Information & Community Services 40th Anniversary

When: Wednesda y November 22, 201
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Library and Seniors Recreation Centre, 163 Dundas St E, Waterdown

For 40 years Flamborough Information & Community Services (FICS) has been empowering residents and enhancing community quality of life. Please join us to celebrate this important community milestone on November 22.
Flamborough Santa Claus Parade

When: Saturday November 25, 201
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: To view the parade route, please click here .

Come see Waterdown Village all lit up for the arrival of Santa. The annual nighttime Flamborough Santa Claus Parade is a much-loved community event perfect for kids of all ages. Fun, festive and full of spectacular light. For more information, please click here.
Waterdown BIA Annual General Meeting

When: Tuesday November 28, 201
Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street East, Waterdown

All Waterdown BIA members are invited to attend the Waterdown BIA Annual General Meeting to discuss and provide input on plans and budgets for 2018, as well as recap of 2017 events. Please contact the Waterdown BIA for more information.
4th Annual Christmas, Antiques and Bazaar Bonanza

When: Saturday December 2 - Sunday December 3, 201
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mizener's Antiques and Flea Market, 367 Highway 5 West, Hamilton

We are so excited for our 4th Annual Christmas, Antiques and Bazaar Bonanza! Join us for a weekend of fun and shopping! Support local as we have have artisans, crafters and antique vendors that have everything from a to z! Get that special someone on your list the perfect gift or spoil yourself. December 2, 10am - 4pm and December 3, 8am - 4pm.
Waterdown Legion Annual Turkey Roll

When: Sunday December 3, 201
Time: 2:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

30 live draws, 5 pre- sale series with 20 chances to win on each series-(100 total). Roast Beef on a bun luncheon served afterward by the Ladies Auxiliary. Prizes, lot's of fun, bring your friends and win your Christmas turkey! Doors open at 2:00, draws start at 3:00.

Volunteers are needed to set up and help run this event- if interested, please contact the Waterdown Legion.
Free New Year's Eve Skate at FirstOntario Centre

When: Sunday December 31, 201

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd, Hamilton

Councillor Partridge is pleased to invite everyone in Flamborough Ward 14 and Ward 15 to a free family skate at FirstOntario arena (Copps Coliseum).

Join your community and enjoy some skating time, for free, in one of the City of Hamilton’s most iconic venues. Open to all!
New Year's Eve Celebration

When: Sunday December 31, 201

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown

New Year Eve tickets are now available at the bar. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us Ronnie & the Corvairs! There will be a delicious Chinese food buffet, noise makers, party hats, and Spumonti Bambino toast at midnight! Tickets are $30 per person and must be picked up by December 17th. Limited seating so get your tickets early- ticket sales have already started so don’t miss out! 
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
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

Planning has already begun for the 6th annual WinterChill tournament. We are expecting another great turn-out and interest has been growing every year. We have had to wait-list teams over the last couple years, so please register early!
Date: January 26th-28th, 2018

Please click here to learn more- stay tuned for more details in the months to come!

To view their November 2017 calendar, please click here.
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.

To view the team schedule for 2017/2018, 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
Flamborough Information and Community Services

Flamborough Information and Community Services (FICS) is a community and social service-based agency, providing services to empower residents. Liaises with the community, to identify needs, and to facilitate or develop services, to meet these needs.

FICS Volunteer Treasurer opportunity – call: 905-689-7880 or email fics@infoflam.on.ca for more information.

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

FICS 40 th Anniversary Open House – Nov 20, 7-9pm at the Waterdown Library and Seniors Recreation Centre

Please click here to visit their website.
Waterdown Legion

There are a number of events going on at the Waterdown Legion this month- please click this link to view the Entertainment calendar or take a look at the events listed above in this ENEWS edition.

We have a General Meeting November 13th at 7:30 p.m. Bring your membership card and new members: your receipt will suffice.  Make plans to join us and get updated on the latest legion events.

The Poppy campaign is under way and we need more volunteers to do poppies. The sign-up sheet is posted at the legion so come in and pick your time and location. Every effort is greatly appreciated!
Our Remembrance Day service starts at 10:45 a.m. Chairs will be placed outside for seating. The Ladies Auxiliary serve will serve a light luncheon afterwards. 
We need volunteers on to set up and return chairs in the parking lot and general help all around help. Greatly appreciated. Be there by 9:00 a.m. if you can. Thank you!

Legion hours
Effective as of Sept. 6 th are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday open at 4:00pm, Friday open at 3:00pm, Thursday & Saturday open at 1:00pm
Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown

Rescued and Restored 
The storage room is full and we are selling, selling, selling! Have some furniture to donate? We pick up & deliver! Call 289-679-0481 and speak to one of our amazing volunteers about how we can help you!

Volunteers Needed
Like to cook? We are looking to add some more cooks to our volunteer roster. It is an easy online sign up for the meals and can be as little as once a month! Contact gayla@drummondhouse.ca 
Hamilton Public Library

Here are just a few workshops and events happening at the Hamilton Public Library this month:

Math Quest
Every Saturday @ 2:30pm
Students pull a quest from the Math Quest Kiosk and work together with their caregiver to complete math based activities using measuring tapes, rulers, pencils, calculators, counters and egg timers. Prizes for completed tasks!

Knitting and Crochet
Hamilton Public Library has knitting and crocheting programs for all ages and skill levels. Drop in and check one out today!

To view more upcoming events and workshops at all of the Hamilton Public Library branches, please click here.
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

Volunteer opportunities available with Recreation

Contribute to your community by sharing your time and expertise with the Recreation Division. Positions available:
  • Volunteer Event Support or Facility Setup
  • Volunteer Greeter
  • Volunteer Program Support
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.

TUES, WED, THURS - Lunch Drop-in: free lunch for ALL high school students. Food, friends and/or ball hockey.
MONDAY - AIM-Archery in Motion - 6:00 - 7:30pm and 7:45 - 9:15pm
For ages 10-19 to learn archery skills, make friends and receive character education.
TUESDAY - Axiom - 3:00 - 5:00pm
For young men in Grades 9-12 to have fun, discuss life, and grow in faith and manhood.
WEDNESDAY - iMatter - 3:00 - 5:00pm
A girl’s club for Grades 8-12 girls focusing on building friendships and boosting self-esteem.
THURSDAY - The Bridge - 7:00 - 10:00pm
For young adults ages 18+. Food, fellowship and friends,
FRIDAY - Chill Zone - 7:00 - 9 :00pm
A weekly drop-in night for youth ages 10-13. Games, food and friends.
We see the hope and potential in every young person. For more information, please visit  www.yfcwaterdown.com or email  info@yfcwaterdown.com. Watch for new upcoming programs on our 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