Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

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In this issue…

  1. Camp Monadh Mor
  2. Bluebird Program
  3. Mono Youth Soccer
  4. Summer Yoga Classes
  5. Clubs
  1. Hiking the Bruce Trail
  2. Mono On A Bike
  3. Kids Bicycle Safety
  4. Fundraising Runs
  5. Island Lake Bass Fishing Derby
Camp Monadh Mor logo

Looking for a summer camp for the kids? Look no further than Camp Monadh Mòr located right here in Mono. Camp Monadh Mòr is a brand new summer day camp for kids ages 5 through 12 and, while a new camp, it draws on the ten plus years experience Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority has in running Camp Tiffin.

Conveniently located at Mono Community Centre, camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, during four separate week-long camps. Early drop-off & late pickup are available.

Camp runs the following weeks:

  • Week 1: July 11 - 15, 2016
  • Week 2: July 25 - 29, 2016
  • Week 3: August 8 - 12, 2016
  • Week 4: August 22 - 26, 2016


Programming focuses on hands-on activities. Drawing from NVCA's experience at Camp Tiffin, we will offer a range of activities such as wilderness skills, scientific investigations, crafts, drama and interactive games with a focus on the environment and learning about nature. Daily themes include: Outdoor Adventure, Alien Invasion, Wilderness Survival, Creepy Crawlers, Rock On and much more.

For more info and to register visit monadhmor.camp. Also check our web site to discover the meaning behind the camp's name.

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Mono’s Bluebird Program

Did you know that Mono has a Bluebird program? Once considered at risk due to scarce nesting cavities, populations of Eastern Bluebirds are now flourishing where they find maintained “trails” of bluebird nesting boxes.

Eastern Bluebird photo

In the early 1990’s, a fourth generation resident of Mono, Shelley Anderson, built and installed many nesting boxes. He approached friends and neighbours to place the boxes on their properties. For years Shelley monitored all those sites on his own, making notes on the activities of each site. After Shelley’s death in 2004, a group has continued on with his admirable initiative. We are happy to report that there are now 65 sites in Mono. Each site has 2 boxes: one for the bluebird, and one for the tree swallow.

If you are interested in having boxes on your property, there are volunteers who will build and place the boxes, and those who monitor and keep records, and band the young ones. Bluebirds require open areas with fields, grasses and some trees or fences nearby, though horse farms are generally unsuitable. We encourage you to join in these efforts.

To the many landowners who have bluebird boxes on your property we say a hearty: Thank You!

For those who want to participate please contact Fran and Keith Oussoren at [email protected].

For more information about Eastern Bluebirds in general, visit www.oebs.ca.

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Mono-Amaranth Public School

Mono Youth Soccer

New for 2016 is a Mono Youth Soccer League. The season runs June through August with games being played weeknights at Mono-Amaranth Public School. All leagues are co-ed and grouped by age to accommodate children ages 4 through 10. Cost is $80 per player. For more details visit the Youth Soccer League page on the Town's website.

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Summer Yoga Classes

Yoga classes at Mono Community Centre

Mono is expanding its yoga program this summer. Classes will be held at Mono Community Centre every Tuesday & Thursday evening at 7pm, from July 5th to September 1st. Classes are 1 hour long and are for all skill levels. Instructor Veronica Munoz is a certified yoga instructor with over 18 years experience.

Cost is $75 for a season pass (all 18 classes) and can be purchased online or by phone. Single classes are $10 each payable at the door (cash or cheque).

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Mono Tennis Club

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The Mono Tennis Club welcomes members of all ages and all skill levels. Perhaps you're returning to tennis after some years of absence. Or maybe it’s time for you and your family to take up the game for the first time. MTC also offers great opportunities, including lessons, for youth ages 6 to 17.
» See monotennisclub.com.

Island Lake Rowing Club

Island Lake Rowing Club logo

Island Lake Rowing Club offers three summer youth programs: Youth Rowing Camp, Youth Competitive Program & Youth Skills Development. They also offer a three-week Learn-to-Row program for adults beginning in June; which is open to all.
» See www.islandlakerowing.com.

Monora Lawn Bowling

Monora Lawn Bowling logo

Enjoy one of Canada's fastest-growing sports at the beautiful Monora Park greens, complemented by a club-house with washrooms and kitchenette.
» See monoralawnbowlingclub.ca.

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Hiking the Bruce Trail

Join the Dufferin Bruce Trail Club for their spring and summer hiking program. The club leads hikes on Tuesday mornings in May & June as well as on most weekends all summer.
» See dufferinbrucetrailclub.org.

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Mono On A Bike

Mono On A Bike, September 10, 2016

Back for its 5th year, Mono On A Bike is on Saturday September 10th this year. The ride starts and finishes at Mono Community Centre. Focusing on unpaved roads and trails, Mono On A Bike is suitable for mountain and hybrid-type bikes. Ranging from 7.5 km to 30 km there is a course for all ages and skill levels.

Price includes registration, lunch, t-shirt, draw prizes and a registration gift. Join us for this spectacular ride through the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment. Register @ Zone4.ca. Helmets are mandatory.

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Kids Bicycle Safety

Mono Community Policing is hosting a free bike safety event at Monora Park on Saturday June 11th from 12pm — 2pm for kids kindergarten to grade 6.

They will inspect your child’s bicycle, provide tips on safe riding and even confirm that helmets are properly fitted.

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Fundraising Runs

Saturday June 11th Island Lake Conservation Area

Saturday June 11th
Island Lake Conservation Area

Saturday September 24th Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Saturday September 24th
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

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Island Lake Bass Fishing Derby

July 9th & 10th

Two day catch & release tournament hosted by the Friends of Island Lake as a fundraiser for trail development at Island Lake Conservation Area with over $5000 in cash prizes.
» See cvcfoundation.ca.

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