The eight weeks summer madness has begun. Soak it all in, literally, and check out your local communities for events and activities to take part in this summer. Or, check out all that your province has to offer for summer fun.
Congratulations to retired Reverend George Ward who received recognition for 50 years of service to the United Church of Canada, and, retired Reverend Louise Robson who received recognition for 25 years of service to the United Church of Canada. These presentations were done at the annual outdoor service and picnic of Unity United Church held June 23.
Congratulations to triathlete Reece Gilbert who has qualified with Team Sask for the Western Canada Summer Games coming up in Swift Current Aug. 9-18. Reece will join fellow Unity athlete, Abby Rutley, who earned a spot on the roster for Team Sask softball.
The rainy weather certainly created some challenges around Unity. The motocross tracks were forced to close June 24 until repairs could be made to the track as a result of excess rain wear and tear on their track’s course.
Remember to always be aware of suspicious or unusual activity in your neighborhoods and town, and report it! Vandalism took place over the June 22 weekend to the memorial gardens created by nurses on the hospital grounds. Some residents have also been reporting either loud groups of individuals late at night, or other mischievous acts about town. It’s up to us to be our community’s eyes and ears and the police won’t know of these incidents if we don’t report them.
Road construction has begun on the end of Main Street replacing those water and sewer lines so some mild traffic inconveniences while this is being done.
Take advantage of the Unity Aquatic Centre during these summer months. You can enjoy aquacizes, public swimming and the occasional special event during the summer months at your local pool. Check the schedule either posted at the pool or on the Town of Unity website, or follow their Facebook page.
At the ball diamonds, things are heating up for provincial championships. While Friday night slo-pitch has wrapped up for the season, baseball and softball teams will be heading to their respective provincial championship events every weekend in July, depending on their divisions. Softball girls U19 and U14 will compete in Saskatoon this weekend, with a top two placing in provincials earning the team a spot at Western Canadian championships. U16 will play in Regina this weekend, also with a chance to earn a spot at Western Canadian championships with a top two placing. U12 girl’s softball is off to Balgonie for their provincial event July 12-14. Boy’s baseball is not finalized yet, however Unity will send an 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U team to provincials across the province either July 19-21 weekend or July 26-28 weekend. Senior cardinals will play their provincials Aug. 9-11 weekend with league playoffs coming up with a next week start.
Congratulations to area umpires as part of Team Blue who have been selected by Softball Sask for the following: Unity - Kenny Coons - U16 boys and girls Western Canadian; Biggar - Trevor Green - U16 boys Canadian in Saskatoon; Wilkie - Rylan Head - U14 boys Canadian in Saskatoon; Macklin - Owen Heck - U16 boys and girls Western Canadian in Biggar; Cut Knife - Kenny Feser - U14 girls Canadian in Montreal.
Coffee row participant’s conversations have moved from drought conversation to all this rain conversation and speculation. As well, those rowers that are around the tables at this time of year are offering summer weather predictions, review of local events and activities, enthusiasm for local sports teams and players as well as sharing summer vacation plans and visitors arrivals. 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.