There’s been a lot of celebrating going on for some members of the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC). Representing the FCC, Executive Director Arend Kersten attended three events last week.

GRAND OPENING

Congratulations to Manager David Hiscock and his team at the new Allstate office at 94 Dundas Street East. Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge – joined by members of the Hamilton Police Service and the Hamilton Fire Department – marked the official Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.

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SIDAF HONOURS WOMEN HEROES

The Dundas-Ancaster-Flamborough chapter of Soroptimists International (SIDAF) honoured two exceptional women heroes at their annual awards gala last week, held at the Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club. Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge and former Mayor Bob Bratina and his wife Carol were among the guests.

The ‘Live Your Dream Award’ went to Rahanaz Chowdhury who escaped from an abusive relationship and came to Canada with her four children as refugees. She will use the $2,500 award to further her education at Mohawk College.

The ‘Ruby Award’ for ‘women helping women’ went to Natasha Dobler of Interval House. Nastasha has played a major role in the opening and ongoing operation of the Flamborough Womens Resource Centre.

Soroptomist International is a worldwide organization for women, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. With almost 90,000 members in over 125 countries and territories, it is the world’s largest classified service organization for executive and professional women. Since 1987 Soroptomist International of Dundas-Ancaster-Flamborough has focussed on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, empowering young women, sexual harassment, and other challenges unique to today’s women.

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DRUMMOND HOUSE CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

The Warplane Heritage Museum was transformed into a gala ballroom last Friday evening as Drummond House celebrated its 10th birthday. Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale MP David Sweet was among the guests.

Drummond House was was birthed by Executive Director Debra Tigchelaar who had a vision to have a ‘home’ for women and their children during a time of distress. Debra shared this vision years later with Ross and Linda Drummond who owned a large century home on an apple farm in Waterdown, Ontario.

After speaking to Debra, they opened their arms and heart to her and donated their home. That home- now called Drummond House – is a transitional home for women and children in need. The planning began in August 2002 and home opened in the fall of 2005.

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