Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017

In this issue

  1. Winterfest
  2. Family Ski Day
  3. Ice Skating
  4. Mono Nordic Ski Club
  5. Youth Soccer League
  1. Winter Road Parking & Ploughing
  2. Town Hall Meeting
  3. Mono's Hiking Challenge
  4. Internet Performance Test
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Celebrate all things winter at Mono's Annual Winterfest!
Mono Community Centre Noon - 4 pm

Embracing winter is an art and where better to practice that art than in Mono where we revel in all that nature and man has to offer during all seasons? Come out to Mono Community Centre on Sunday January 29th, 2017 between noon and 4 p.m. where you can toboggan, cross county ski, go ice skating or try your hand at snowshoeing.

And when you need to warm up, there will be hot food, beverages, displays and crafts for the kids inside. And let's not forget the perennial favourite, the Snowflake raffle.

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Family Ski Day logo

The 3rd Monday of February is Family Day and what better way to spend a day with your family than by taking advantage of Mono’s Family Ski Day?

Come enjoy a day of free cross country skiing at Monora Park, which offers 18 km of groomed ski trails. Equipment rentals will be free this day for the entire family.

Inside the Pavilion hot chocolate and lunch will be available while on the trail there will be free hot apple cider.

Family Ski Day is a collaborative event between the Town of Mono and Mono Nordic Ski Club.

More info can be found on Mono Nordic Ski Club's website.

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Ice Skating

Mono has 3 outdoor ice rinks, maintained by volunteers, for your daytime and evening enjoyment.

The rinks are located at Madill Meadows Park, 33 Madill Dr.; Purple Hill Park, 15 Ashwood Drive; & Mono Community Centre, in Mono Centre.

Please follow the posted signs in order to keep the rinks at their best. As usual, Mother Nature will determine the condition of the ice rinks. As well as the ice rink, there is a lit toboggan hill at Mono Community Centre

View a map showing municipal facilities including parks.

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Mono Nordic Ski Club

Mono Nordic Ski Club logo Mono Nordic Ski Club maintains 18 km of groomed cross country ski trails at Monora Park, 5 km of which are lit. The lower level of Monora Pavilion is open on weekends to warm up in.

Equipment rentals are also available. Please note, these trails are for skiing only and are not intended for hiking or snowshoeing.

For more information and to join Mono Nordic Ski Club visit

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Youth Soccer League

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If all this talk of winter is leaving you pining for spring, don't fret, before you can say, Honey, where are my shorts?, the warm weather will be here and that, of course, means soccer. Mono will again be offering a youth soccer program this summer. Online registration opens on February 6th, 2017 at Full details will be posted on the website on or before then.

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Winter Road Parking & Ploughing

The Public Works Department would like to remind everyone that you can do your bit to make their job easier and safer this winter.

When it comes to ploughing roads, it is essential that everyone follow the winter parking restrictions. No parking is allowed on any Town road between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15th through April 15th.

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Please be patient as we have over 260 kilometres of road to maintain, double that when you consider clearing both directions. Many of the sidewalks are maintained in the winter including in front of Mono-Amaranth Public School. The Town of Mono does not maintain or clear the area in front of Canada Post super-mailboxes or the mailboxes in rural mail delivery areas. Please keep the following in mind as it will go a long way to ensuring roads and sidewalks are safely and efficiently ploughed.

  • Keep sidewalks clear of objects & debris.
  • Ensure that garbage cans are well set back from the road.
  • Residents are responsible to clear their own driveway entrance.
  • Do not shovel, blow or plough snow onto roads & sidewalks.
  • Pile snow down stream of plough direction.
  • Maintain visibility by not creating large piles of snow at the end of your driveway.
  • Utilize your entire front yard for snow storage.

More about Road and Sidewalk Snowploughing

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Town Hall Meeting

Mono Town Council will be hosting a spring Town Hall Meeting in March or April. The date and location are still to be finalized and will be posted on the Town’s website once details are finalized.

Residents are encouraged to submit any ideas for topics of discussion by completing the form on the Town’s website.

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Mono’s Hiking Challenge

This year is Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation & one of the ways that Mono will be celebrating is by hosting a 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 5 day stay for two people at Canoe North Resort, in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories courtesy of Canoe North Adventures.

To become a participant, all that you need to do is register at anytime after May 1st, 2017. 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 designated 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 upload the image to

Full details will be posted at this spring plus watch for some other exciting opportunities to win more prizes.

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Internet Performance Test

Curious to know how good your internet connection is?

map of Canada showing internet performance test results The .CA Internet Performance Test (IPT) is a quick and easy test of your Internet connection.

Canadian Internet Registry Association (CIRA)’s Internet Performance Test is one of the most advanced tests of Internet speed and quality available. It also has the public interest at its core. The test nodes are located in Internet exchange points, rather than within an ISP’s architecture. This allows CIRA to measure the actual performance of an Internet connection in real network conditions, closely representing the Internet experience of Canadian users.

CIRA compiles the results of the tests and uses them to lobby government and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to improve service where testing shows areas of poor performance.

Test your Internet Performance

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