Happy New Year. Wishing all our readers much health and happiness for 2020. And a sincere щасливого Різдва and щасливого Нового року to all of our Ukrainian friends.
School is back in session for the second half of the school year and senior high exams are set to run Jan. 27-30. Graduates are studying for exams, making post-secondary applications and scholarship applications and embracing every moment of their last semester of Grade 12.
Rave reviews are still flowing from all of the wonderful events and activities hosted in December. The Dec. 5 Winter Wonderland set the tone for great things all month. There were packed houses for both schools’ community Christmas concerts and the Fitness Lair Jingle Bell Jog benefitted the local food bank. Mistletoe Magic was well attended in its inaugural year, with a silver collection going to the museum.
Now, Unity is ready to roll for some more fun-filled, activity in the new year.
Battle of the Blades, hosted by the Unity Figure Skating, takes place Jan. 10 at the rink. Eight USC skaters and eight community guys have been practising hard to put on a great show. The season-end carnival is set for March. 8
The hockey arena hosts an atom tournament this weekend, Jan. 11, and the initiation division hosts Jan. 25. The Miners are on the road until they host their last home game Jan. 18, followed by playoffs. The Midget AA Lazers, in their farewell season in Unity, play at home Jan. 18 and 19, then not again until Feb. 8.
The curling rink plays host to a junior bonspiel Jan. 11. Unity Curling Club is accepting team registration for the Pattison Ag Men’s bonspiel Jan. 21-25, followed by a continuous steam of bonspiel and playoff activity until the season ends in late March.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Options in Unity include several gyms, a couple of yoga classes, Zumba classes and Club Ryde spin classes. There are many opportunities to help you stay active, including Mount Wilson sled hill and the Richardson Outdoor Recreation Park rink.