Indoor walking an alternative during the deep freeze

Unity News

The first two weeks of February brought us back to reality after a long stretch of moderate temperatures. Don’t fret though, because Mr. Sun is flexing his sunshiny muscles and adding a little extra time to his schedule each morning and night, leading us towards spring.

I mentioned in the past two columns about the February birthday frenzy in our two families. Now it’s time to wish my mother-in-law Anne, my sister-in-law Cindy and my dad, Doug McConnell, happy birthday as they all share Feb. 22 as a birth date.

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There is no word on how long the arena will stay in operation. Our neighbours in Kerrobert have shut off their plant and are running natural ice until they deem arena season to be over. Wilkie has ended arena season altogether.

The indoor walking program continues in the upper hall of the community centre with pandemic protocols in place, and, with the cold snap we experienced, these walkers were thankful for this option.

Unity Public School created beautiful hearts and distributed them to local seniors’ centres and businesses in their efforts to show they love and appreciate their community. Residents revisited the community cares campaign by sending valentines to help brighten seniors’ days.

Unity Wildlife Association was unable to host their annual wildlife supper, however they are committed to still finding a way to announce annual awards, so stay tuned for these details.

The local greenhouse has set up their big seed display, bringing much excitement and anticipation for the upcoming growing season.

The committee planning “Celebrate Unity” is undecided on how to proceed with this year’s event. Normally a Chamber fundraiser, the lack of ability to host an in-person dinner and awards evening has challenged them on how to proceed. In spite of uncertainty, there are always things to celebrate in our community that include milestone business anniversaries, new businesses and exemplary service. I will keep you in the loop once we know the details

Telemiracle will be on the air in its 45th season next weekend. Who expected after that very first one we would be celebrating number 45, and in such a unique manner? Remember to support Telemiracle fundraisers, the50/50 initiative and watch this time-honoured Saskatchewan telethon. Don’t forget to ring those phones.

School February break is coming to a close and here’s hoping all staff and students had a chance to refresh and renew for the return to class Feb. 22.

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


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