A sporting summer

Unity News

It won’t be long before the kids are back in school and fall activities will start registration and begin. Pack in the most of these last couple weeks of summer before the busy life begins again. Don’t say you didn’t know about any of it – stay tuned to your local paper, the Town of Unity website, posters around town and social media for announcements about upcoming registrations and activities taking place.

This weekend, Unity ball fans will be following the U18 Cardinals as they compete at Western Canadian U18 AA championship in Strathmore, Alta., after earning this berth by capturing the provincial title. As well, 13U player, Carter Ralston was picked up to play with the Muenster Red Sox, also playing in Westerns in Strathmore this weekend. The senior men’s Cardinals are competing at their provincial event in Macklin this weekend. Ball season is not quite over yet, folks. Congratulations also to Makayla Bakken and Hunter Pewap who were part of the silver medal win at Western Canadian U16 championship held in Biggar as they were picked up to play with the Southeast Supernovas.

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This weekend, Western Canada Summer games have begun and will include several Unity, Wilkie and Macklin athletes. Abby Rutley of Unity and Leah Weinkauf of Macklin will be part of Team Sask softball, while Unity’s Reece Gilbert will be part of Team Sask triathlon. Wilkie’s sibling duo of Kaiden and Carissa McGinnis will be part of Team Sask wrestling, while Denzil’s Kali Krieger will be part of Team Sask volleyball. Additionally, Isaiah Mamer of Wilkie is part of Team Sask boys volleyball and Wilkie’s Trey Pernitsky is part of Team Sask Athletics.

Also this weekend at the golf course, August will be rounded out with the Aug. 18 four-man scramble and the 2019 member’s tournament on Aug. 25. Bring your buddies or your guests out the Unity golf course and support all the work this club does in keeping this nine-hole grass green course in tip top condition. Congratulations also to Justin Wood who competed at the Canadian Men’s Amateur golf championship in Halifax last weekend, making the cut into playoff rounds.

A reminder that Wednesdays you can take in the new round of “Chase the Ace” at the Legion Hall that has now started after Darcy Thomas won the previous round picking up just under $3,000.

Continuing is pickle-ball at the Unity Curling Club, Mental wellness support group at the Unity health centre and one of the last few remaining aquacizes.

You can take advantage of the Unity Credit Union Aquatic centre until Aug. 23, when they will close the doors for this season. There are plenty of opportunities for public swim times as well as I can speak volumes for the fun aquacize program that takes place weekdays from 1 to 2 and Tuesday to Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This event is now full but you can still put your team in for a waiting list. Coming up Sept. 7 weekend is the second annual 3-on-3 ball hockey fundraiser; with loads of draws, prizes, raffles, kids carnival activity and the games themselves. Help support these volunteers in their efforts by coming down and supporting this event.

You could also take in the Unity Miners Fundraising golf event that same day. Plenty of prizes to be won and fun to be had, all while supporting your senior hockey team. You can register for this event by contacting the Unity golf club or Bryce at Unity Motor Products.

Before you take a city road trip for back to school shopping, consider your local businesses who carry school supplies, clothing, footwear, sports gear and much more. These businesses support events, activities, groups, places and spaces all year and your way of saying thank you is supporting them in return. Love local!

Our family enjoyed some lake time and activities the past couple of weeks thus the reason for this column being a wee bit shorter. I promise it will be full of community news again for next week as activities, events and the regular routine are back in full swing.

Coffee row have had no lack of weather events to discuss in their gatherings. As well, there is review and predictions on this year’s garden and crop season pending cooperation of Mother Nature for the remainder of this growing season. The Riders and Jays are also common at topics at these tables. There is always room at these tables and plenty of laughter to be shared. So you see we keep busy here in Unity with wisdom, laughter and plenty of fun here in Unity with our friends on coffee row.

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