This weekend get ready for a mass population explosion as 38 teams arrive in Unity for the GPLS championship weekend. The event starts Friday night and runs into Sunday with softball teams in U12, U14, U16 and U19 divisions playing off. Come on down to the diamonds and watch your favourite player or team competing in this event.
As well, you can go watch some fast track action as the Unity motocross club hosts races in their circuit June 15.
Do we believe the Weather Network when they say we are in for more rain in June than the sparse amounts received in May? In May, in Unity, we got the grand total of a half inch, not enough for an entire 31 day period, especially when April was very moisture deprived, too.
Coming up at St. Peter’s school: June 12 - AR year end celebration; June 20 - Kindergarten grad; June 24 - Kindergarten Orientation; June 26 - Year-end Mass 1 p.m. and Awards 2 p.m.; June 26 - Grade 6 class and parents grad lunch in the church hall at noon; June 27 and 28 - teacher work Day. Swimming will be on the June agenda for students so see the school calendar for all grades and dates.
This year St. Peter’s bid a fond farewell to Miss Lauren Johnston who has spent the past four years teaching in Grades 5 and 1. Miss Johnston always participated in the annual music festival with her students and coached a few Grade 6 sports teams. We also need to thank Miss Johnston for leaving her legacy in the building; she came up with the idea to put motivational writings on the student washroom stall doors this year and she made sure it was completed before she left. We offer congratulations to Miss Johnston as she marries Dylan McGill this summer and moves out to Vancouver to start her married life
Mrs. Worthington is also leaving as she has accepted a position with Living Sky School Division. Miss Wildeman will be getting married this summer
At UCHS, this is the home stretch for students, and celebrate it or lament it, the last month of high school days for Grade 12s. Unity Composite High School held their annual awards ceremony on June 4, celebrating student achievement and excellence in academics, athletics, arts and culture, citizenship and leadership. Awards were handed out as follows:
Senior Math/Science – 97.72% Paige Schultz Grade 10, 97.23 Kyle Parker Grade 11, 98.57% Kabri Rutley Grade 12
Senior Practical and Applied Arts – 96.78% Tianna Watt Grade 10, 96.47 Allison Ward Grade 11, 96% Joel Timmermans Grade 12
Senior Humanities – 96.48% Emma Baker Grade 10, 97.16% Allison Ward Grade 11, 96.93% Kabri Rutley Grade 12
Senior Visual Arts 95.34% Ainsley Orobko
Senior Physical Education/Wellness - 96.3% Tyrell Kuhn
Multiple district and provincial awards in multiple sports, robotics and drama were recognized.
Twenty Grade 7, 21 Grade 8, 18 Grade 9, 31 Grade 10, 24 Grade 11 and 22 Grade 12 students were named to this year’s honour roll and presented awards.
Proficiency medals were presented to Emma Baker 94.8% Grade 10 and 95.5% Allison Ward in Grade 11. Grade 12 proficiency is presented at the graduation ceremonies.
Inaugural attendance awards were presented to four in Grade 7, six in Grade 8, four in Grade 9, eight in Grade 10, six in Grade 11 and five in Grade 12
Multiple bronze, silver and gold athletic awards were presented for both junior and senior high students.
Three Legion awards were presented with two in zone for color poster and Emma Baker winning first in zone and third in district for black and white poster.
Arts and Culture awards were presented to Kerrigan Bowey in junior and Reece Gilbert in senior with Ashley Loadman winning director’s choice.
Citizenship awards were presented to Ram Felipe in junior and Abby Stifter in senior high.
Leadership awards were presented to junior girl Kerrigan Bowey, junior boy Pearson Bast, senior girl Courtney Smith and senior boy Tyson Moon.
Three beliefs award was presented to Carrie Poitras in junior high and Dallas Spendelow in senior high.
Select UCHS students were also invited to a special awards ceremony with the Living Sky School Division on June 6 in North Battleford. Congratulations also to the graduating Warrior football player who was not only selected to play in the North South Bowl at Mosaic stadium, he has now learned he will be part of Team Canada in the CanAm Bowl coming up July 6 in Wakaw. 10 Track and Field students qualified for Provincials last weekend in Moose Jaw but results were not yet known at press time. It has begun, the windup down for activities and windup for cramming and jamming for those classes before year end. Don’t blink folks, because June will fly by very quickly.
At UPS, on the remainder of the school calendar this year is: June 12 Grade 5 Field Trip; June 12 and 13 Grade 6 Field Trip; June 13 Grade 2K Field Trip; June 18 Kindergarten Year End Celebration; June 20 Grade 4 Field Trip; June 21 Grade 3/4 Field Trip; June 21 Grade 2P Field Trip; June 24 Grade 6 Year End Celebration; June 25 Last Day of Kindergarten; June 26 Last Day of Classes.
Congratulations, Taelyn Wildeman, who was the 2019 Unity Western Days’ Rodeo Queen with Lexi Cooper as runner up and Kira Mielkie second runner up.
Plenty of summer fun in communities all around us including show and shines, festivals, kids carnivals, ball tournaments and other fun so watch Facebook pages or posters and you won’t have to travel too far to enjoy a taste of summer this year.
The farmer’s market takes place again today at the Adanac Hall with Jan serving a lunch. Remember these markets will happen every other Thursday for the season.
The Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre pool is open. You can see the schedule at the pool, in the Rec Guide that came in each mailbox or check out the Town of Unity website or the Aquatic Centre Facebook page for updates.
There is no lack of action at the diamonds these days. Both Midget and Senior Cardinals are now into their season with NSRBL. Senior Cardinals have hosted some games and will have home games upcoming 13th and 27th with five games on the road in June. In June the Midget Cardinals host on June 10, 12, 17 and 26 with three games on the road in June.
Always remember the best way to show appreciation to our small museum committee and group of volunteers is by taking guests there as a way to show off this fine venue and visitors are a good way to show appreciation of all that they do here.
Don’t be one of those people that say there is nothing to do here. In addition to regular events and activities hosted in our community there are outdoor recreation opportunities that include basketball hoop and beach volleyball at UCHS with plenty of fields for scrimmage soccer and football. UPS also has basketball hoops and a beautiful playground with plenty of field for kite flying, soccer playing or football scrimmage. Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec Venue has a nice cement pad for street hockey as well as newly erected basketball hoops. Plenty of paved paths around town for strolling or rolling on. Kin and Elks and Pool Park have plenty of playground equipment for kids to enjoy. Indoor recreation opportunities include pickleball at the UCC, mini golf at Bluez, movie theatre, games tables at Jack’s and several gym choices.
The Unity golf club is in full swing. Men’s night has begun.
Coffee row participants’ conversations revolve around the lack of rain and predictions/thoughts for what summer could hold for us in the weather department. As well, they continue to review events and activities that have taken place as well as anticipate and share upcoming events and activities in our community. 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.