Hauntings coming up in Unity

Unity News

Is weather still our woe? Or is the results of the recent federal election?

You won’t want to miss KC Rescue hosted “Haunted Hallway” fundraiser at the Unity Legion Hall Oct. 25-26. They offer a less frightening version for little ones and a great spooktacular event for older participants. Come out and support all of the work these volunteers have put into this event.

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At Unity Public School is in the midst of Education Week with a few activities than include Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Oct. 22. Grade 6 will head to Wilkie for a volleyball tournament. Halloween will be celebrated at UPS, watch for upcoming details.

St. Peter’s School, as part of Education Week activities, will hold their Seniors Tea on Oct. 23 with students holding a formal day that same day. Family Reading Night coincides with jersey day on Oct. 24 and a pancake breakfast on Oct. 25 will combine with PJ day at the school. The student choir will sing at the Seniors Tea while the staff choir will sing at mass on Nov. 3. St. Peter’s are encouraging their students to dress up in costume for Halloween.

At UCHS, volleyball teams are at the high point of their season. Juniors host districts at home Oct. 31 while senior teams begin their conference quests in November. Football has completed regular season play and thanks to their standing in the league, they are off to being provincial playoffs. Warrior pride is in full capacity as excited UCHS staff and students cheer on their teams.  Drama is in full swing for winter productions. SADD has started their famous taco sales. Congratulations Mrs. Bretzer who was named “Warrior of the Month” for not only her work in the office, her assistance with junior volleyball but also being one of the main organizers of the 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament that raised almost $10,000 in two years for the Richardson Outdoor Recreation Park that benefits everyone in the community. She does this all while being a busy working mom of three active kids.

The three schools in Unity had a great day at the “Farming for the Future” project fall demo wherein students stood on the same field as at seeding time and watched how “their” crop grew and was harvested and even learned about input as well as marketing their product. This terrific collaboration between the North West Terminal and community ag businesses combine to provide the income from this project turned over to the Unity schools for equipment, resources and assistance in their schools. It was a great day for kids to learn more about where their food comes from and the processes involved from seeding to harvest in selling the grain from these crops.

Unity is pleased to welcome their new parks and recreation director, Nicole Headrick. Nicole started the position on Oct. 15.

Congratulations to the UCHS alumni volleyball organizers, who have now dedicated this Thanksgiving event as the Tyler Zunti memorial tournament. Thanks to generous sponsors, donors and participants, this event has raised more money for the UCHS scholarship they provide as well as donating to the local mental wellness group. This group has also booked a speaker to come to the school on Nov. 1 to talk about mental health.

Congratulations to the Unity Minor Football tackle team who captured the North West Minor Football league championship on Oct. 9 without losing a single game all season.

The Unity arena is fully operational with three initiation teams, two novice teams and an atom, a pee wee, a bantam, a midget and a midget AA team all set to go for their seasons. Rink season will also include more senior men’s hockey action as the SWHL has added teams this year so the Unity Miners will be busy. The Unity Skating club have also began their season as has rec hockey teams in season. There is always room for fans in the stands. The Midget AAs have started their season wile the senior men’s Miners will begin next week.

Because you have all been asking, museum pancake brunches will start again next week, Nov. 3. This small but mighty group depend on the community’s support for this major fundraiser for the Unity museum.

Remember, two Haunted Hall events in Unity this week. UCHS is hosting theirs Oct. 22 to 24 over lunch and again in the evening while KC Rescue will play host to theirs at the Legion Hall Oct. 25 and 26. Or, you could take in the Unity Kin Club Hellbilly Ball on Oct. 26 at the community centre. Great Halloween fun to take part in, all for good causes.

If you thought October was full of activity, check out the Compass Minerals sponsored community calendar as well as the Unity community Facebook page for another line up of events and activities upcoming in November.

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