Flamborough E-NEWS
October 2018
Welcome to the October 2018 E-NEWS. I want to personally thank everyone who attended the Flamborough Chili Fest this past September in support of the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre. Almost 600 residents enjoyed delicious chili samples! Please join me at the Rockton World's Fair Saturday October 6 at 4:00 pm for the cake decorating fundraiser for Flamborough Connects. Also decorating cakes will be my politico colleagues MP David Sweet, Councillor Arlene VanderBeek, Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and others. Below are important updates including a James Dick proposed quarry on Twiss Road in Campbellville, Joe Sams Leisure Park update and much more. October Election Day is an important day for all of us, and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to BUILD COMMUNITY TOGETHER by voting on October 22nd. Please join me for the final Rotary Food4Kids Brunch fundraiser on Saturday October 13 from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Waterdown Legion. I'll be the one clearing tables!

From our Partridge family to yours, please enjoy this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. 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.

100+ Women Who Care Program Comes to Flamborough

The Flamborough-Waterdown Chapter of 100 Women Who Care program intends to bring together 100 (or more) women in Flamborough-Waterdown who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service. This chapter was founded in May 2018 by Doris Valade with the help of Lena Aggus and Heather Kane.

At the meetings, women will meet for an hour and jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Everyone will each write a $100 cheque to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation. Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of deserving grass-roots agencies working to serve the local community.

Please join me at the first meeting to be held on Wednesday January 16, 2019 in Waterdown. For more information, please click here

Proposed Quarry May Affect North Carlisle Residents

James Dick Construction Ltd. is proposing a large under water quarry at Twiss Rd and Reid Side Rd in Campbellville, which may affect rural residents in north of Carlisle and those who border on the Milton boundary (Millborough Side Road). The company is proposing to use an un-tested un-proven underwater extraction process for source water mitigation which is of grave concern. The opening and operation of this quarry may negatively affect wells and water sources, environment, housing prices, traffic and much more.

There is a Community Information Quarry Update meeting on Thursday October 11, 7:00pm at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON. For more information, please visit https://actionmilton.ca/

New Stoplight For Hamilton Street at White Oak Drive and Melanie Crescent

There is a new full functioning stoplight being constructed at the intersection of Hamilton Street, White Oak Drive and Melanie Crescent. Expected completion date is mid-October when it will be fully operational. For safe crossing, the pedestrian activated crosswalk/stoplight will remain at Hamilton and Cedar until the new stop light is operational, then it will be removed. Both will not be operational at the same time. The new stoplight has been installed at this location to allow safe crossing for the many residents living in the surrounding area. It could not be installed at the John Street intersection as it would be too close to the stoplights at Rockhaven Lane. The White Oak Drive intersection will also provide more controlled traffic flow to allow safe exiting from both plaza’s. Should you have any questions, please contact my office at Judi.Partridge@hamilton.ca

Parkside Drive Update

The electrical contractor has completed all the underground electrical piping at the 6 traffic lights intersections (2 existing and 4 new). They are currently working to install a new traffic light at Keewaydin Street and Parkside Drive, as well as switching over the existing traffic signal at Hamilton Street and Parkside. These two locations both included removing old pole bases that are in the way of sidewalk installation and are high pedestrian traffic areas related to the neighbourhood schools. As the pole bases are completed, the city’s traffic division will take over the installation of the traffic poles on the new pole bases and energize the new signals.
Once the contractor completes the Hamilton Street location, they will complete the remaining pole bases at the remaining intersections- starting at Cole Street and working westerly towards Braeheid, then Hollybush and last easterly at Main Street. Staff anticipate that the electrical contractor will complete the installation of all pole bases by late October.

Joe Sams Leisure Park Shade Structure and Play Area Update

The shade structure, park benches / concrete bench pads, and pathway granular base are now complete. Thank you Waterdown Lions for donation to celebrate 50th Anniversary. Great partnership with Waterdown Baseball, Waterdown Lions and city of Hamilton to build the sun shelter. Thank you staff for going above and beyond to co-ordinate the build of 2 new baseball diamonds, lights and sun shelter.
The second phase of construction has started and includes:

  • Excavating and installing the base material for installation of the play equipment;
  • Installing the play equipment (senior play structure, junior play structure, swing sets and springer toys);
  • Installing the asphalt layer on the pathway;
  • Tree transplanting and installation; and
  • Fine grading and sodding.

Construction is expected to be completed by the beginning of November, weather permitting. Please click here to watch my video update.

Cranberry Hill Park in Mattamy’s Spring Creek Subdivision

Good news for the new Cranberry Hill Park in Mattamy’s Spring Creek subdivision off of Dundas Street East: the balance of the park (the east side) should be completed by the end of October. It will include a multi-use court, shade structure, playground and walking paths. Staff and I will also be meeting with the developer to discuss the possible installation of fencing for the park along Avonsyde Boulevard, which I believe is needed.

After-Hours Library Access Program Expanding in Flamborough

Hamilton Public library is looking at expanding the After-hours Library Access program brought to the Freelton branch to other locations in Flamborough. The program allows them to enter the closed branch in the same way one would enter a secure workplace with their access card. In Freelton, the expanded access for residents has seen branch use there go up 19 per cent in just five months. Branch hours have been extended from 17 hours a week to 60 under the new system. Only 24 of those hours have staff inside the branch.

This state-of-the-art access and remote support is a first in Canada. It is modelled on similar services in Europe and the U.S., as quoted from Hamilton library's director of digital technology, Sherry Fahim. The service has attracted attention from other Canadian libraries.

Only patrons over age 14 can have special card access to the locked branch, says Fahim. Children can get in with an adult who has access, but the adult must remain with the child at all times, as per the terms of use. Library staff will install the same system at the Lynden branch sometime this fall, and eventually in Greensville in the future.
With warm regards, 

Judi Partridge
Flamborough Ward 15
Community Updates
2018 Youth Strategy Project

As a result of the Youth Roundtable that I hosted in January 2018 with Trustee Deathe, the City of Hamilton has created a live web page that provides all information regarding a new youth strategy project rolling out in 2018. This project was created to understand the successes and challenges youth face, also to learn and showcase great stories of youth and partners supporting youth 14-29 in our communities, 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 2018/2019. For more details, please click here.
Best for Women Webinar with Soroptimist

Please join us at the next Soroptimist Best for Women Webinar with Serena Reynolds. Serena believes that everyone should be given the ability to communicate and make friends. She works hard to educate people on being comfortable and communicating with the Deafblind community! More details are on Facebook @SoroptimistCanada

When: Monday 29 October, 2018 at 7:00pm
Topic: Breaking communication barriers: Talking with your hands

Register your FREE SPOT in advance by clicking here.

We are also hosting an Information Session this October- Learn more about Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster & Flamborough and the specific projects and events in which our club is involved.

When: Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
Location: The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South, Hamilton
Free parking off St. George St.
RSVP to Barb McCoy:  barbmccoy1951@gmail.com
Community Events
Waterdown Scarecrow Walk

When: Now on until Wednesday October 31, 2018

Celebrate fall with a walk through the Village to see the scarecrow uprising, for the whole month of October. Vote for your favourite scarecrow for your chance to win one of two $200 shopping sprees. Go on the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt to solve the secret puzzle and be eligible for the grand prize of a $350 Shopping Spree- look for letters visible on 18 scarecrows scattered in different nooks and crannies of the Village. For more information, please click here .
Rockton World's Fair

When: Friday October 5th: 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday October 6th: 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday October 7th: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Monday October 8th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Rockton Fairground, 812 Old Hwy 8 Rockton

Please join me at the Rockton World's Fair Saturday October 6 at 4:00 pm for the cake decorating fundraiser for Flamborough Connects. Also decorating cakes will be my politico colleagues MP David Sweet, Councillor Arlene VanderBeek, Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and others.

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.
NWRA Special Movie Screening Night

When: Friday October 5, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

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

The North Wall Riders Association (NWRA) invites you to a special screening of the film 
"Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar" produced and directed by Paul Culliton. Great Friday night Entertainment with popcorn- everyone is welcome! Doors open at 7:00pm, film starts at 7:30. Donations will be accepted at the door to support the screening and coninuation of the film. Seating is limited so please reserve your seat. Contact Bob Thomas at rthomas@cogeco.ca , 905-690-8603 for more information.
Waterdown Oktoberfest

When: Friday October 12, 2018

Time: 6 :30 pm - 9:00 pm, doors open 6:00 pm

Where: Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North Waterdown
Join us for a wonderful Oktoberfest celebration October 12, featuring a raffle of a Wheel Barrow of Beer, dinner of sausages, schnitzel, sauerkraut, potatoes, strudel beer & wine, and live music. There is seating for everyone. All are welcome!
Waterdown "One of a Kind" Craft Show

When: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Please join us for our Waterdown Autumn "One of a Kind" craft show, with over 60 vendors and food trucks! Free admission, street parking available, great community event to support the school.100% proceeds are to fund the music program at Guy B. Brown School.
Rotary Food4Kids Brunch Fundraiser

When: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

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 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.
Pepper Shakers Band at Waterdown Legion

When: Saturday October 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

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

Everyone is invited to the Pepper Shakers Band at the Waterdown Legion for rock'n'roll, rockabilly, classic country, blues, R & B, classic rock, oldies musical entertainment.
Flamborough Horticultural Society Meeting

When: Wednesday October 17, 2018

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

Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown
Guest speaker: Bruce MacKenzie, speaking on the topic of Hamilton Special Wetlands.
If you are interested in attending these, please send an email to the Flamborough Horticultural Society at flamhort@hotmail.com or call 905-689-6722 for information. To visit the Flamborough Horticultural Society website, please click here .
Waterdown Village Farmers' Market

When: Saturdays until October 20, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

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

When: Saturday October 20, 2018

Time: 11:10 am - Opening Ceremonies

Where: Branch 551 Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Honours and Awards Luncheon and the Ladies Auxiliary 62nd Birthday celebration- opening ceremonies start at 11:10 am, luncheon at noon with the Awards Presentation to 1:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00, all Veterans dinners are complimentary. Please pick up tickets by October 10 th .
Waterdown Ghost Pub Walk

When: Thursday October 25, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Learn about our haunted past. Guided tour past some of our most storied buildings with pub stops along the way. In partnership with Flamborough Heritage Society and participating pubs.
Waterdown Pet & Treat Walk

When: Saturday October 27, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Waterdown Village merchants are celebrating Halloween. Bring your little ones and furry friends dressed up in costume and receive treats from participating businesses. Free canvas tote bag giveaways for early arrivals. There will also be special children’s entertainment and fun activities throughout the Village. Prizes for best-dressed pets.
Free Community Breakfast
When: Saturday October 29, 2018

Time: 8:30 am

Where: Millgrove United Church, 370 Concession 5 W, Millgrove
Free hot Community Breakfast followed by Guest speaker Kim with information about The Samaritan Foundation in Dominican Republic.
Village Theatre Waterdown Presents "Sylvia"

When: Ten performances, November 2-18, 2018

Time : Evening performance- 8:00 pm
Sunday matinees – 2:00 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas Street. Elevator access available.

Village Theatre Waterdown presents "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney - a poignant romantic comedy! Rival affection between husband, wife and a dog named "Sylvia". Note: Adult subject matter. Not suitable for children. For tickets call the Box office 905-690-7889 (Visa /Mastercard accepted). For more information please visit www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca

Ticket outlets, CASH only: Village Fish & Chips, 9 Main St. N. Waterdown & Pickwick Books, 325 Dundas E. Waterdown .
36th Annual Holiday House Tour

When: Friday November 9, 2018 - 10:00am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Waterdown, Hamilton, Burlington area

Tour 4 fabulous homes professionally decorated for the holidays! your exclusive peek into these one of a kind homes will bring you inspiration, festive decorating ideas from the pros, and so much more! Tickets & location details available now, visit juniorleague.ca or call 289.337.9526 tickets for more info.

Brought to you by Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington.
Grace Christmas Market

When: Saturday November 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Join the community for the Grace Christmas Market - Silent Auction, Wine Raffle, 50 / 50 Draw, Homemade Baked Goods, Knitted Items, Trinkets & Treasures, Café, Musician.
"Christmas in the Air" Bazaar

When: Saturday November 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Marian Hall, 79 Freelton Rd RR 1

Lots of excitement planned for our “Christmas in the Air” Bazaar at Marian Hall in Freelton. Take the chaos out of the holiday season and get your shopping done early! For more information, please click here. Santa Claus will be on-site from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for Free Photos, so don’t forget to bring your camera! Proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar are being donated to the Flamborough Food Bank.

Stuffed. is also hosting the Lunch Café and serving up our famous Handcrafted Perogies and Cabbage Rolls. You can purchase them hot and ready-to-eat, or frozen to take home for your Christmas Dinner. There is a form available for people to pre-order frozen products (Handcrafted Perogies, Cabbage Rolls, Savoury Meat Pies and Gourmet Soups), which can be picked up during the bazaar - please click here to download the PDF form, pre-orders due by Sunday, October 28th, 2018. For more information, please e-mail stuffed@TeamPerogy.ca 
Waterdown Annual Community Tree Lighting

When: Saturday November 17, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: Waterdown Memorial Park, 200 Hamilton Street.

Join us as we kick-offs the holiday celebrations and light the way for Santa. Holiday entertainment, kids’ activities, and a visit from ol’ Saint Nick. Watch for more activities leading up to the holidays.
Flamborough Santa Claus Parade

When: Saturday November 24, 2018
Time: 6:30 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. Parade theme for 2018: Light the Way for Santa. Judges will be looking for best float based on music, lighting, presentation, imagination and that WOW factor while embracing this year's theme. For more information, please click here.
Waterdown Village Made For You Market

When: Saturday December 1, 2018

Start your holiday shopping in Waterdown Village. We’re kicking off the gift-giving season with a full day of holiday fun. Get everything you need from one of our wonderful Waterdown Village shops and pop in to our pop-up ‘Made for Your Market’ at Memorial Hall featuring unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts.

There will be holiday entertainment, holiday treats and special customer appreciation offers throughout the Village. Plus free gift-wrapping services to make your shopping experience as easy, enjoyable and convenient as possible. For more information, please click here.
For more local events...
The Flamborough Review's Events Calendar
The Waterdown Legion Events
Community Resources and Opportunities
Carlisle Optimist Skating Program

Learn how to skate, improve your skating skills, or just come for a family skate! Weekly lessons starting October 15th - March 6th, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7pm at the Carlisle Arena. 1 person is $199, 2 people are $359 and 3 or more $539.

For more information, please email carlisleoptimistskating@gmail.com
Waterdown Legion

In 2017, we planted a Vimy Oak Tree on the South East corner of the Waterdown Legion, which has gained a lot of interest by members in the community. There is now a plan place a plaque beside it with the story and background of the tree. Projected costs are $1700.00. All donors to the project will be recognized. This is an excellent opportunity to remember a member of your family who served in the military. There are three levels of sponsorship:

GOLD - $100
SILVER - $50
BRONZE - $25 

If you wish to contribute to this very worthwhile project, please complete the form available in the legion with a cheque or cash and hand in to the Bar Steward. Thanks for your support.

There are a number of ongoing events and fundraisers 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 Recreation Programs

Arena Public Programming has started at Harry Howell Arena in Flamborough. The weekday sessions will run during the month of September (starting on September 4 th ). Weekend sessions will start Saturday, October 6 th .
Free Public Programming is available on Mondays at Harry Howell 2pm to 3:30pm – FREE Open Skate and Wednesdays 2pm to 3:00pm - FREE Open Skate 55+
Please click here for further scheduling and information.
Hamilton Public Library

Looking for something to do with your children on their P.A day? Need to get out on a rainy Sunday Funday? Hamilton Public Library’s hours are changing to serve you better! HPL Branches will be open for elementary school shared PA days. Waterdown Library will also be opening every Sunday until June from 1:00pm- 5:00pm.
Mondays and Thursdays- Family time 10:30am, Babytime 11:30am
Wednesdays: Stream learning lab 4:30pm
Thursdays and Saturdays: Math Quest (Thurs: 4:00pm Sat:10:30am)
STREAM Learning Lab – every Wednesday @ 4:30m
Engage in hands-on STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) activities and learn through experimentation. In October we explore volcanoes, roller coasters and the science behind our Halloween candy! Ages 8-12. Call 905-689-6269 for more info and to register 
Math Quest – every Thursday @ 4:00pm and Saturday @ 10:30am
Pull a quest from the Math Quest Kiosk and complete activities in the library. Bring completed tasks to staff and get your Math Quest Passport stamped to redeem for a prize. Ages 4-12, Drop-in
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
Flamborough Women's Resource Centre

The Flamborough Women's Resource Centre (FWRC) has a variety of services and programs for women. To begin, individual Counseling supports women in making life decisions that are good for them. Specialized counselling for women who have, or are experiencing, mental or physical abuse is also available. The Transitional Support Program is available to link women to a variety of Flamborough community resources including assistance with housing supports. Legal advocacy assists women in navigating today's complicated legal systems including police, legal aid, family law, custody issues and immigration law. All of these services are private and confidential and located at the FWRC in Waterdown.

Contact Shannon Hamar  for further details at (289)-895-8580.
Waterdown Food Bank, Food With Grace

Location: Grace Anglican Church 
157 Mill Street North, Waterdown 

The Waterdown Food Bank is open to those in need every Tuesday from 2-6pm or by appointment. The Waterdown Food Bank has helped many residents over the years through difficult times, and continues to be a valued community service. 

To contact the organization, please call (905)-966-7900 or email  foodwgrace@graceanglicanwaterdown.org
Flamborough Food Bank

Location: Carlisle United Church 
1432 Centre Road, Carlisle
Hours: Every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm and 7pm-8:30pm
The Flamborough Food Bank (FFB) is a not-for-profit, community based organization that supplements individual and family household food and personal care needs through community donations and resources. The FFB is open to anyone who is in need of food or personal care supplements. It also offers holiday assistance including Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food hampers. Clients can only be registered with one food bank in the Hamilton area. Clients are welcome to come in every two weeks.
To register as a client, please fill out a registration form at the Carlisle United Church. The registration process requires: Photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and major expenses. For more information, please  click here.
YFC Waterdown Youth Centre
Location:  273 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
YFC/YOUTH UNLIMITED Waterdown is committed to mentoring youth by offering programs and developing relationships that nurture the whole person - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The Youth Centre welcomes all youth regardless of race, gender, or religion and offers a safe place for them to discover who they are.

To view schedules for AIM-Archery in Motion, Axiom, iMatter, The Bridge, Chill Zone and more, please visit their website at www.yfcwaterdown.com o r email info@yfcwaterdown.com

Watch for new upcoming programs on their Facebook page: YFC/Youth Unlimited Waterdown


Judi Partridge
Ward 15 Flamborough
Building Community Together
Judi Partridge | judi.partridge@hamilton.ca