Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Spring/Summer 2017


In this issue

  1. Mono's Family Picnic
  2. Mono Hiking Challenge
  3. Canoeing Workshop
  4. Mono Pollinator Garden
  5. Mono Tennis Club
  1. Monora Lawn Bowling
  2. Mono On A Bike
  3. Hike for Headwaters
  4. Compass Run
  5. Canada Day at Island Lake
  6. Dufferin Hi-Land End-to-End Hike

Mono's Family Picnic

You’re invited to celebrate with an
Old Fashion Picnic
You pack the picnic & we'll supply the music & games!
Mono Community Centre 11 am - 4 pm

Mono will be holding a traditional Family Picnic on Sunday June 4th. Join friends and neighbours at Mono Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Relax and step back to a simpler time with family games, magic shows and performances of old thyme music and dance. Listen and share with storytellers, see historical displays and demonstrations. You'll even have an opportunity to meet Queen Victoria. You pack the picnic; the Town of Mono will supply the lemonade, popcorn and ice cream.

See you there – rain or shine!

More info.

Mono Family Picnic - June 4, 2017

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Mono Hiking Challenge

Mono Hiking Challenge

Canoe North Adventures logo The 'challenge' is to hike one or all of the 20 designated hikes that are part of the program. For each hike completed, a participant will receive an entry into the Grand Prize draw, a 1 week stay for two people at Canoe North Resort, in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories courtesy of Al Pace & Canoe North Adventures.

The Grand Prize is valued at approximately $7600.

To participate all you need to do is register at monohikingchallenge.ca. Then, from June 4th through October 31st, 2017, hike as many of the designated trails as you want. Each time you complete one of the trails you will receive an entry into the Grand Prize draw. Hike one trail - get one entry; hike 5 trails - get 5 entries & so on. Hike all 20 and you will be entered into the draw twenty times.

During each hike you will be asked to take a selfie at a specially designated sign post on the trail and share the image using the hashtag #monohikingchallenge.

In addition to the grand prize draw are bi-weekly draws for great local prizes including golf passes, theatre tickets and gift certificates at area restaurants. Over $1000 in additional draw prizes to be won.

More info can be found at monohikingchallenge.ca.

Want to get an early start on the Mono Hiking Challenge?

Join us on June 4th for two guided hikes. As mentioned earlier in this newsletter, Mono is holding a Family Picnic on June 4th and, with the assistance of the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club, we will be leading several guided hikes that morning in advance of the picnic.

There will be two hikes to choose from: one a casual walk along the Laidlaw Sidetrail up to the Burns Cemetery and a more vigorous hike on the South Outlier trail in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.

Each hike will start at Mono Community Centre. They will both end back at the community centre in time for the opening ceremonies of the Mono Family Picnic including the arrival of Queen Victoria.

To register for the hikes please email us at [email protected] and be sure to bring your camera or mobile phone so that you can take your selfie and enter into the Hiking Challenge.

More info about the guided hikes.

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Canoeing Workshop

Mono will be holding two Basic Paddling & Canoe Safety workshops at Monora Pavillion on Sunday June 11th. The workshops are suitable for adults and children. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The first workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. with a second one from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 per person and advance registration is required. Bring your own life jacket if you have one. Boat work will be held on the pond at Monora Pavillion so come prepared to get your feet damp.

To register email [email protected].

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Mono Pollinator Garden

Since 2006, significant declines in pollinator populations have been noted around the world. These beneficial animals are under pressure from loss of habitat (where they nest), loss of food sources (plants that provide pollen and nectar), pests and disease, chemicals (herbicides, fungicides, pesticides » especially neonicotinoids) and climate change.

As pollinator populations are threatened, so too are the foods and plant products we enjoy as well as the ecosystems that depend on these pollinators.

A Pollinator Garden is an area designed to attract many types of pollinators such as bees, moths and butterflies. The Town of Mono is creating this Pollinator Garden to also serve as an educational tool to inform & educate people on the risks associated with the loss of pollinators.

Located on Hockley Rd, east of Hwy 10

The Town of Mono donated the site and has contributed $10,000 towards its development. The site was an abandoned hay field adjacent to Island Lake Conservation Area.

When complete, the garden will include pollinator friendly plants, shrubs, trees, walkways and paths, seating and interpretive signage.

Your assistance is needed to complete the garden. You can volunteer your time or donate towards costs including acquiring suitable plant material.

Below are listed the sponsorship levels available.

Pollinator Honey Bee
Name listed in Pollinator web site
$50 - $99
Pollinator Butterfly
Name listed in Pollinator web site
$100 - $199
Pollinator Humming Bird
Name listed in Pollinator web site
$200 - $499
Pollinator Bronze
Name listed in Pollinator web site with logo & link
$500 - $999
Pollinator Silver
Bronze + name & logo on garden entrance sign
$1000 - $1999
Pollinator Gold
Silver + further options available
$2000 & plus

For more information contact Councillors Manktelow or Martin.

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Mono Tennis Club

Mono Tennis Club logo

The Mono Tennis Club, based in the hamlet of Mono Centre, located at Mono Community Centre, is launching its 2017 season. We offer casual, social round robin tennis as well as opportunities for competitive play.

We welcome players of all ages and skill levels and our rates are very affordable.

Our junior membership includes 8 clinics with the club pro, Joanna Phang, and her team on Monday or Tuesday afternoons in May and June.

2017 Rates
Adult $75
Family $120
Junior $25

The ranks of our juniors have grown significantly during the past few years, and this year we are looking to expand the range of opportunities for juniors to play outside of their weekly clinics.

For more information contact Co-Presidents Peter Gibson or Thom Grace.

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Monora Lawn Bowling Club

Monora Lawn Bowling Club logo

The bowling season begins mid May and ends the first week in October.

Lawn Bowling is low cost entertainment at $120 for the season.  New bowlers can use the club's bowls free of charge for the first year and $25 for each year thereafter.

Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.

The Monora Lawn Bowling club is located beside Monora Park.

Bowling Times Tuesday at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday at 10:00 am

For more information contact Eileen Collie.

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Mono On A Bike

Mono On A Bike logo

Sunday September 9th

Experience "gravel grinding" in the scenic hills of Mono.   New routes for 2017 with three distances: ~7.5 km, ~25 km, ~40 km, plus a Kids' bike rodeo and family BBQ.

For more information visit MonoOnABike.ca.

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Hike for Headwaters
Health Care Foundation

Compass Run for Food
5 & 10 k Walk & Run

Canada Day
at Island Lake

Saturday June 3rd

Saturday June 10th

Saturday July 1st

The first annual Take a Hike for Headwaters, Saturday, June 3, 2017, provides participants with the choice of three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail – The Challenge (approx. 3 hours), The Intermediate (approx. 2 hours) and The Family (approx. 1 hour) – and incorporates sections of private land opened up for this inaugural fundraising event.


The fourth annual Compass Run for Food is being held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in support of area food banks. The 5K & 10K routes are loops that take runners down Credit Valley Conservation’s beautiful and flat Lakeside Trail and Mono’s Baker Trail. Last year's run raised over $23,000 for the Orangeville and Shelburne Food Banks, the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen, the Door Youth Centre, and Local Community Garden initiatives.


Celebrate Canada Day at Island Lake Conservation Area. Free admission to the conservation area from noon to 10 p.m. There will be live music throughout the day and fireworks after sunset.


Hike for Headwaters logo Compass Run logo Canada 150 logo

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Dufferin Hi-Land End-to-End Hike

Saturday June 24th

Dufferin Hi-Land End-to-End badge

Can you hike 56 km in a day?

Come & experience the beauty of the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail. The bus leaves at 6:30 am from Mono Community Centre heading to the starting starting point for the hike. To register send your cheque for $30.00 (members; include your BTC membership number) or $35 (non-members) payable to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC, PO Box 698, Alliston, ON, L9R 1V9. Please include your e-mail address and/or phone number.

Registration is limited to 50 hikers.

For further information email Peter Blackmere or call him at (519) 217-6689.

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Headwaters House Tour - Saturday June 24, 2017

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