Hockey league play winding up

Unity News

Schools are back in session and are full swing into the tail end of semester one before exams begin for UCHS the end of this month.

People are still marvelling of how the weather went from minus 35 New Year’s Eve to plus temps Jan 1 and beyond. Of course, the always lingering, “I wonder what Old Man Winter has for us next” sentiments are circling the conversation circles.

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Unity Miners have their last remaining home league games Jan, 12, 18 and 25 before the playoffs and provincial runs start. Let’s show them the support they deserve with a very local talented roster.

Minor hockey is now in the last leg of league play before they begin league playoff and provincial playoff games for this season.

Unity Midget AA Lazers have three more remaining home games in their schedule on Jan. 18, 26 and 27 and they will also move into playoff mode. This is another team that provides great hockey entertainment so let’s show them some support as they prepare for playoff season.

Unity Curling rink will play host to the Pattison Ag Men’s Spiel starting Jan 21. Plenty of games to watch, plenty of room to watch them in. Also lots of room to enjoy some socializing with your favorite team and/or player following the games. Coming up next at the UCC will be Senior Northern Men’s curling playdowns the first weekend in Feb. There is also lots on tap in February for the club with events every weekend as well as senior high school playdowns. League will continue throughout all of this activity.

Coming up in early February, with tickets now available is the Kin Club Telemiracle Fundraiser “Treat your Sweet” with supper, entertainment by Jeffrey Straker and a dance to follow. Contact Cherie Wildeman or Wildeman’s Sports Excellence to secure your tickets. Corporate tables and individual tickets are available.

Canada Winter Games are upcoming in February in Red Deer, Alta., and we are still awaiting any local athletes who have made the cut to compete at this national event.

The environment around us does not indicate ball season, however, many ball players are taking advantage of indoor and spring programs preparing for their softball or baseball season upcoming.

January is a great opportunity to complete that overdue purging in your home and there are plenty of ways/opportunities to move these things. The Unity Community Resource Centre accepts donations of clothing and other small items but please check their location before you just drop items off. Sarcan collects some electronics and you can find a complete list on their website.

St. Peter’s school is collecting tabs from aluminum cans for cancer research fundraising. Before you take these items to Sarcan, remove the tabs and put them in a bag or container and they can be dropped off at the school.

Don’t forget the Unity Museum has resumed their Sunday pancake brunches for only $8. This is the museum’s biggest fundraiser so let’s support them in their endeavours as we all benefit from such a fine facility in our community.

Congratulations to Jennifer Deuchar who was selected to perform at this year’s Telemiracle in Saskatoon the first weekend in March.

Coffee row folks are sharing their enthusiasm for what’s on tap for Unity this 2019. They have many topics to review that include the rest of winter’s weather, local sports teams as well as what current events have taken place in our community and our province. It’s a fun, jovial daily gathering at various venues. So you can see life is full of fun and activity in Unity and our friends at coffee row sharing this traditional part of our community culture. Until next time…


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