Many ways to honour the Class of 2020

Unity News

It is so hard to believe just three months ago we were just starting the fast descent into COVID-19 craziness in this province and country. Things are slowly starting to reopen and it is hoped the same sense and sensibility will prevail for residents as we navigate this new normal together, safely and with everyone’s health in mind.

Unity Golf Club continues to enjoy a season of regulars, newcomers and beginners maintaining their commitment to the protocols in place.

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At UCHS, classes will wrap up June 15 with report cards being sent out June 22.

Although the graduating class of 2020 did not get to finish their year as planned, UCHS has many wonderful and exciting things planned to honour and celebrate this milestone. Tune in to 93.9 The Rock, Q98 and CJNB June 18 for the UCHS graduation message from Mr. Melnyk and UCHS staff. Watch for the Class of 2020’s photo to be posted on the digital highway sign by Subway in the coming weeks. Watch the UCHS website and Facebook page for many more acknowledgments of the graduates. Be sure to login to a virtual graduation ceremony June 26.

Graduates that should have been happily and nervously enjoying their last few weeks of high school years have been relegated to life online in classroom work, and in graduation ceremonies. It is a sad way to end 12 years of school, as graduation is something that can never take place again. However, I feel the resilience and perseverance learned by this year’s graduates will greatly assist them in their futures. Please extend any gesture you can to them as they are part of history in a way no one could have predicted, dreamed of or desired.

Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre has made the sad decision to not open this season. It is a reminder to enjoy the green spaces, walking paths and beautiful flowers around town, as well as our yards.

Ball season is still in limbo. Unity Minor ball posted on their social media accounts that registrations have been refunded and a new revised, simpler registration is being sent out asking for feedback on a reduced, later season that they hope to run towards the end of June beginning of July. Phase 4 of Saskatchewan reopening will dictate how this will transpire. As for now, there is no season and no big events like GPLS or tournaments. The executive remains hopeful of some kind of activity to be salvaged for players this year.

Outdoor time remains. People are now making more of their yard space as they are still able to enjoy the outdoors in the comfort and safety of their own spaces. In fact the Co-op Home Centre says business has seen brisk demand for outdoor supplies, landscaping material and home renovation products for inside and out.

The Unity Chamber of Commerce reminds everyone of the importance of maintaining distancing by adhering to signage at stores. As well, a continual reminder that our business community relies on our support. Love local.

The Unity mayor reminds residents about the importance of putting acceptable material only in recycling bins. Much contamination has been reported and will eventually result in increased recycling fees if this is not stopped.

NWT held their seeding field day for the Farming for the Future project that benefits the three Unity schools. Thanks to help from many community partnerships, this project is put together with the collaborative efforts of them all.

The ice cream bike, I Scream Ice Cream, has been making its way around town with some tasty cool treats. As well the Ice Cream Shoppe has re-opened, reminding patrons to follow distancing and safety protocols.

You can help the Eastern Star by saving aluminum tabs of cans and donating them to any member of this group and they, in turn, send them to a co-ordinator. They are taken to an aluminum purchaser who turns the money back to Saskatchewan hospital charities to help fund wheelchairs and IV pumps.

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


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