Friday the 13th not the least scary in this weird year

Anyone I talk to says Friday the 13th doesn’t even phase them this year because it’s been a year of the bizarre already.

Parkview Place residents painted two dozen rocks and placed them at the cenotaph in Memorial Park as well along the pathways recognizing Remembrance Day.

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Thank you to those who took time to show their respect and gestures of remembrance either through a wreath, flower, poppy or candle placed at the veterans’ section of the cemetery, on the cenotaph in Memorial Park or at their own homes. Lest we forget.

St. Peter’s School is hosting a book fair Nov. 20, 23, 24. Nov 5, St. Peter’s families can join the virtual family reading on Facebook. The school gave a $200 donation to the Legion for programming. Welcome back Mr. Dan Wilgenbush, former St. Peter’s principal, who is now in the Grade 3 classroom.

Unity Public School like other area schools had to cancel picture day because of the divisions’ no visitors’ policy still on. However, the local photographer did offer an option at the Legion Hall for those who wanted school pictures for Christmas.

Unity Composite High School has wrapped up football season and will assess if basketball season will be doable. Drama is underway with rehearsals ongoing. SLC, PSCC and other groups have found ways to meet virtually.

The Unity Miners start their season with a home and home vs. Kindersley this weekend. They are placed in a new mini-league after Luseland and Eatonia took a leave this season. The Miners are promoting a new funding option wherein farmers can donate grain at either the North West Terminal or Richardson Pioneer to help with club expenses. The Miners executive is hoping for continued fan support this season.

You can catch the U18 West Central Wheat Kings (formerly Midget AA Lazers) at home on Nov. 14, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. This team includes four Unity players and an all-Unity coaching staff. As well, the U15 West Central Wheat King will host a game in Unity Nov. 29 while the U13 West Central Wheat Kings will enjoy a game in Unity Nov. 21.

UMH hockey alumni players Jared Risling and Brayden Schultz are included on the West Central Rage Jr. B team. You can find their schedule on the PJHL website. Colby Ralston plays for the Delisle Chiefs in that same league. Karson Blanchette is suited up this year for the Prince Albert Mintos AAA U18 team.

The Unity 4-H club has been revitalized and is now into their season. They meet at the Agroplex, which enables them to be spatially distanced. Congratulations to the folks who pursued this great opportunity for kids in our community.

The Winterlites parade on Dec. 3 in place of Winter Wonderland is a go. Let’s make this parade as energetic and enthusiastic as the Grad 2020 parade by signing up at the town office. Thank you to those who already submitted their entries. Stay tuned for potential expansion on what can be hosted this year.

Because the municipal election results came in after this press deadline, you will have to wait until next week’s column to learn who the new mayor and councillors are for Unity.

The Unity food bank is appreciative of business donations and a couple of altered food drives. They want to remind residents the need exists all year long. You can donate money and get a tax deductible receipt or you can drop off donations at Red Apple or any one of the food stores.

Town personnel with the help of Unity Credit Union staff assisted in erecting the rink boards for the Richardson Outdoor Recreation Park, so this venue will soon be ready to go once the ice can be put in.

Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...

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