We are very excited in our house to be heading to the big Garth Brooks stadium concert in Regina as he is one of our favourite performers – although we are hoping that no thunder will roll during this outdoor excursion.
Although he no longer lives in the Battlefords, I’m wishing a big happy birthday to our nephew - the “Arnold” to my “Danny.” Carpe Diem, kid.
Ball season is over for another year. The senior men’s’ Cardinals are competing in senior provincials this weekend. At press time, I did not have all the details of the tail end of minor ball provincial season to update you, so watch for it in the next column.
This weekend is the start of Aug. 8 Western Canada Summer Games 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 triathalon. 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.
At your local golf course today, the seniors open takes place on Aug. 8 starting at 10 a.m. This weekend, the UCRC fundraising golf event is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, and you can register now at the resource centre or 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.
It won’t be long before school is back in session and fall programs are back in action. Remember to support your local businesses when making purchases for these annual fall commitments. These businesses support your clubs, organizations, places and spaces all year and your support is a way of thanking them for doing so. That support includes, your local paper, which are also a local, small town business. Consider an ad in your local paper to advertise registration nights or other upcoming events later this summer and early this fall.
Next week, don’t forget the bi-weekly farmers’ market continues at the Adanac Hall at our museum grounds. Every second week is a lunch special in addition to vendors selling home-made or home- grown products for a unique shopping experience.
Remember last year when your local Lions club donated over $30,000 from their Chase the Ace fundraiser? This was possible because of your support of this weekly lotto. This event continues each Wednesday at the Legion hall from 5 to 7 p.m., with the draw taking place at 7:15. Come on down and try your chance at lady luck.
Just a few more weeks left of indoor pickleball at the Unity Curling Club so come on down Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Equipment provided for this activity if needed. By this time, the new addition of the outdoor pickle ball court should be complete on the Richardson Pioneer outdoor rec venue. Gather some friends and play some pickleball at this new location.
Coffee row knows that summer will soon be over. These folks are reviewing weather events and the growing season in our province and our community. They are also sharing their summer vacations and community activity that has taken place. 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.