The turkey has been consumed and it’s now time for kids to get excited about Halloween decorations and costume planning. Adults love this holiday too, and Unity is hosting two Halloween events this year on the Oct. 27 weekend with a Halloween haunted hall and a Halloween costume dance.
As I write this column my heart and thoughts continue to go to my sister-in-law, Brett (Amanda), Janelle and Spencer as well as the entire Cave family on the sudden loss of Gord Cave, family man from the Battlefords who worked at Discovery Co-op Agro. He was never without a mischievous twinkle in his eye with loads of country charm. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
At Unity Composite High School, there is a junior girls’ volleyball tournament Oct. 12 and 13 and the senior boys host a tournament Oct. 19 and 20. Oct. 16, the Grade 7 girls’ home tournament will be hosted. The drama club has performances planned for Dec. 12 and 13, presenting The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Pretty, written and directed by Greg Bick. There is also a musical performance of The Magical Land of Oz. This weekend a 24-hour Minecraft challenge and fundraiser for the robotics team is being held.
Thursday is spirit day at Unity Public School, with everyone invited to dress like a character from the enchanted forest. Ms. Poppleton has started up choir and they are presently learning a new piece for Remembrance Day services. Education Week celebrations are from Oct. 14 to 20, kicking off with a special salute to bus drivers.
At St. Peter’s School, the cross-country team competes in districts Thursday. The Grade 3-6 choir will have their first performance Oct. 18.
The Lions keep crowding the house with their “chase the ace” fundraiser at the Legion Hall each Wednesday. The jackpot is now well over $8,000 and only 25 cards remain.
Coffee row has been actively reviewing this beleaguered harvest season, the Riders and what is on tap right here in Unity this fall. So you can see life is full of fun and activity in Unity, with our friends at coffee row sharing this traditional part of our community culture. Until next time …