Flamborough E-NEWS
October 2017
Welcome to the October ENEWS. I want to personally thank everyone who attended the Flamborough Chili Fest on September 26 in support of the Flamborough Women's Resource Centre. This week we celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week to recognize how important our rural community is. Farmers Feed Families and Farmers Feed Cities. We are also very blessed in this community to share in some exciting and important news, including Stryker Canada's announcement to build their new state of the art facility in Waterdown and funding for the Carlisle Public Library. This past September I was pleased to attend the launch of the new H.O.P.E. Centre for women, in Waterdown, and the Millgrove United Church Men's Breakfast, where I provided updates about the latest news in the community. This month, please join me at events such as the Rockton World's Fair this Thanksgiving weekend, the Waterdown Farmers' Market 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. 

From the Partridge family to yours, please enjoy the wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

Stryker Canada Bringing Business to Waterdown

Stryker Canada is making an almost $100-million commitment to Waterdown after working with Councillor Partridge and the city to bring good jobs and more businesses to the community. Watch a video from the announcement here.

The medical technology company announced late September that it has chosen Clappison Business Park as the location for its new, 120,000-square-foot corporate head office, to be opened by September 2018. This investment in Flamborough will create jobs in manufacturing medical devices and equipment — including orthopedics, medical and surgical, neurotechnology and spinal products and services.

Councillor Partridge expects Stryker's announcement will attract other businesses to the community and create even more jobs, noting that the city has two or three other irons in the fire in terms of companies considering moving to Flamborough.

To learn more, please click here.

Alectra Utilities Warns of Phone Scams

In response to increased activity in its service territory by fraudsters, Alectra Utilities is alerting its customers to a continuing telephone scam in which they are being threatened with having their electrical service disconnected if they do not provide immediate payment through a cheque cashing service.

In the event customers receive a suspicious phone call, Alectra Utilities advises the following:

  • Do not provide any personal information, including Alectra Utilities or credit card account numbers.
  • Collect any information possible about the caller.
  • Contact Alectra Utilities’ Customer Service department during regular business hours to report the incident.

If you believe you may be a victim of fraud or theft, please contact your local police department to report the incident. For more information, please click here.

Funding for Carlisle Public Library Approved

The Hamilton Library Board of Directors which Councillor Partridge sits on has unanimously supported her request for a new Carlisle Library building. The new Library will be built as an addition to the existing Carlisle Arena. In partnership with the city of Hamilton, the building will also contain a small community and student study room to offer state of the art Library facility to replace the existing port-o-pact.

The Rural Hamilton Official Plan identifies Community facilities/services as an integral part of the fabric of the City and fundamental cornerstones that make communities complete. To read the approved motion moved by Councillor Partridge, please click here.

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. There is currently a tentative settlement being negotiated with complainants which will be dealt with at the OMB hearing October 19th at 9:30am, at the Stoney Creek Municipal Centre.

As over the previous two months, I will continue to attend the OMB hearings for the Ward Boundary Review.
With warm regards, 

Councillor Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Developments & Road Improvements
Community Updates
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.
Incidents of Graffiti
It is important to report all incidents of graffiti, even if it has already taken place, as it helps the city develop and continue improving their graffiti management strategy. It also ensures that the graffiti will then be reported to the asset owner and removed appropriately.

When you observe graffiti that has already been committed, please call 905-546-CITY (2489) to report it. Alternatively, you can also report graffiti online through the city's online graffiti reporting form.

When you observe graffiti actually happening as a crime in progress, please contact the Hamilton Police Services immediately and report it: call '911'.
Hamilton Future Fund
Applications are now being accepted for consideration by the Hamilton Future Fund Board of Governors. Not-for-profit, registered charitable organizations or leveraged partnerships are welcome to submit applications that are in accordance with the Mission Statement and Guiding Principles established by the Board and approved by City Council.

Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2017 until October 20, 2017.

Further details about the Hamilton Future Fund, including the Application Form, are available online here or by contacting Lauri Leduc, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk's Office at lauri.leduc@hamilton.ca or calling 905-546-2424 ext. 4102
Greensville Rural Settlement Area Subwatershed Study
The next Public Information Centre Session will be held this fall 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. The first session was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Christ Church in Flamborough.

Residents in the Greensville RSA and the subwatershed are currently serviced by private septic systems and groundwater-sourced municipal communal, private communal or individual wells. The study will set a management strategy for:
  • surface water such as streams and storm water
  • groundwater
  • community servicing such as water and septic
  • natural areas such as wetlands and woodlots

Community Events
Waterdown Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday, rain or shine
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Waterdown Legion parking lot, 79 Hamilton St. N, Waterdown
Visit Councillor Partridge at the Waterdown Farmers' Market on Saturdays throughout the summer, rain or shine! Come out to get fresh fruit and vegetables, and help support our local farmers! Please read more 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 is the Ontario version of the ‘Chase the Ace’ fundraiser- not unlike a 50/50 draw, players purchase tickets (1 for $5, or 3 for $10) to be entered into a draw to win cash. In Catch the Ace, one person walks away with 20% of the proceeds each evening, with the chance to also take home the 30% progressive pot. In order to win the progressive pot, the player must select the ace of spades from a standard deck of playing cards.

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
Rockton World's Fair

When: October 6-9, 2017

Where: Rockton Fairground, 812 Old Hwy 8 Rockton

The Rockton World's Fair is one of the largest agricultural and livestock events in Canada held on Thanksgiving weekend. It hosts an attendance of 50,000 people, bringing urban and rural together. For details, schedules and more, please click here.
Waterdown Mom & Tot Sale

When: Saturday October 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown

Calling all Moms and Dads- join your community at the Waterdown Mom and Tot sale. Please click here for more information on their Facebook page.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday October 18, 201
Time: 7:00 pm social time, 7:30 pm meeting

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

Speaker:  Jim Lounsbury will speak about 'Little Known Garden Gems for the Landscape'. Guests welcome. Please call 905-689-6722 for more information
Flamborough Trillium Awards

When: Thursday October 19, 201
Time: 6:00 pm, walk at 7:30 pm

Where: Gage Park Greenhouses, 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton

The Fall celebration of the 2017 Trillium Awards will be held October 19, 2017. For over 24 years, the Trillium Awards Program in Flamborough has recognized those residents who, by landscaping and maintaining their property, have contributed to a more attractive neighbourhood and community.

For more information, please conta ct Karen Brunsch at kbrunsch@cogeco.ca
Waterdown Legion Honours and Awards

When: Saturday October 21, 201
Time: 12:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown

All Legion members are invited to attend this year's Honours and Awards luncheon. Doors open at 11:00, Luncheon served at 12:00 with awards to follow. Tickets are $15 per person and all Veteran’s dinners are complimentary. Come out and help celebrate this special occasion we will also be celebrating the Ladies Auxiliary 61st birthday. 
Guy Brown School Autumn Craft Show

When: Saturday October 21, 201
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Guy Brown Elementary School, 55 Braeheid Ave, Waterdown

Guy Brown Elementary School is hosting a one of a kind craft/artisan show and sale featuring over 40 local crafters and artisans. Admission is free. Yummy treats and warm drinks will also be for sale in support of their school band.
Westfield Heritage Village Pumpkin Sunday

When: Sunday October 22, 201
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton

A fun event for the whole family, especially kids. Featuring pumpkin themed games, crafts, activities and treats. Please click here to learn more.
Lynden Lions Fall Brunch

When: Sunday October 29, 201
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Lynden Lions Den 4070 Governors Road, Lynden

Join the community for a Fall Brunch at the Lynden Lions Den. For more information, please contact Jack Brook 519 647 3930
McCoy Hockey Opening Ceremonies

When: Friday November 3, 201
Time: 8:00 pm

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

Join Councillor Partridge at the Friday night McCoy Hockey games opening ceremonies for the 2017 season. To view their 2017 game schedule, please click here.

For more information please contact Don Robertson 905 627 4880, and to view their website, please click here.
Village Theatre Pride and Prejudice

When: November 3, 4, 5, 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
Flamborough Senior Centre Arts & Crafts Show

When: Saturday November 4, 201
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Flamborough Seniors Recreation Centre (within the Library at 163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown)
As a fundraiser for Flamborough Seniors Centre, this exhibition and sale features work by Westover Artists, also the very talented ladies that knit, crochet and sew, plus other crafts. All local crafts people and artists mostly from the Hamilton/Flamborough area. There will be a Wood Carver demonstrating his craft and a lady who will be demonstrating the ancient craft of smocking.  Refreshments will be available – also a “Bake Table” with homemade delights from some of our wonderful bakers that are members of this centre.
Grace Anglican Church Annual Christmas Market

When: Saturday November 4, 201
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North Waterdown (Parking at rear off of Main Street)

Come out and enjoy their cafe, live music, silent auction, artwork by local artists, knitted items, handicrafts, trinkets and treasures, baked goods, meat pies, wine raffle and a 50/50 draw. For more information, please contact 905 689 6715 or visit graceanglicanwaterdown.org
Waterdown Annual Community Tree Lighting

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

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 266 Main Street North Waterdown

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 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. More details to come, please contact the Waterdown BIA for more information.
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
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.

Annual appeal for help from all Members of Branch 551
Waterdown, Royal Canadian Legion
Each year it seems to come on faster and we will soon be starting our Poppy Campaign. This year it will start on Friday, 27 October and ends on 10 November. This funds raised help our Veterans and their families, Remembrance and many other worthwhile ventures to support the Royal Canadian Legion in Waterdown. The Poppy signup sheet will be posted at the beginning of October. Please consider signing up for some shift to support our Poppy Campaign. The members of our community always like to meet and speak with them members of our Branch at this time of the year when we pause to remember and thank those who have served our Country.

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