Happy 100th anniversary to Kin Canada. Make sure to extend your thanks to Unity’s Kin Club, who plan to host celebration events including participating in the National Day of KINdness. These folks have undertaken some great community work while fulfilling their mandate of serving the community’s needs. You will see them volunteering at Telemiracle 44.
It’s that time of year where, if you are winning you’re still playing, but losses can mean season end. This is unfortunately what the Unity Miners experienced, losing two games in their provincial run as well as falling two games to the Kindersley Klippers in SWHL playoffs. As of press time, the Midget AA team had one league game left, which should leave them with a playoff spot. The Midget A team played their second provincial game against La Ronge Feb. 15, after winning game one at home. They will begin their league playoffs this weekend. The Bantam Lazers fell to Delisle in the opening series of provincial play and now await their first opponent in league playoffs after sitting second in the standings. The Pee Wee Lazers won their opening round of provincial playoffs and await the next round team and league playoffs. Novice, atom and initiation teams are still playing.
This weekend, Telemiracle Saskatchewan talent, Will Ballantyne, local musician , is hosting a concert at the Unity Community Centre. He will perform on air at this year’s telethon. Money that Saskatchewan performers bring to Telemiracle 44 is being matched by Nutrien. Come out and enjoy Ballantyne’s music while supporting this great cause.
Parkview Place had a busy month that included Valentine art, a visit to Sunrise Wellness Spa for tea time and a Valentine’s Day tea hosted there Feb. 14. Parkview residents will also get to enjoy some in-house rocks and rings Feb. 26 and they are making a special trip to Unity Credit Union for grand opening celebrations Feb. 28.
UCHS senior curlers competed at districts in Spiritwood Feb. 11 and 12. The senior mixed team earned a silver medal, which results in a trip to regional playdowns back in Spiritwood Feb. 28 and 29. The senior boys, after curling 33 straight ends on day one of districts, ran out of gas and lost out of regional play. The senior girls won their opening game and lost their second, which moved them into a must-win game against Medstead. The youngest team to compete in the girls’ division of curling districts earned a respectable bronze medal.
UCHS junior basketball teams medalled at district competition with the boys earning silver and the girls bronze.
Unity Public School will recognize pink shirt day Feb. 26 after they return from break.
St. Peter’s School Grade 3 class is collecting tabs from cans for‘Silver for Gold. Silver for Gold is an initiative that is raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.
Tickets are now available at Unity Credit Union for the Celebrate Unity March 2. This event will include the folk music of Flint and Feather along with a catered supper, silent auction and presentation portion of the program.
To celebrate the completion of their long renovation process, Unity Credit staff are hosting different treats every day in February. Feb. 24-28, an official grand reopening event will be hosted.