Pickleball comes to Unity Community Centre

Unity News

A very busy April is almost over in Unity. But, don’t be discouraged, as we know that this community is known for its activity so there will be plenty more to come in the future.

Don’t forget the town’s public meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Unity Community Centre. It’s a great opportunity to hear from the mayor and council as well as address any questions or concerns with them. 

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The curling rink is how home to the growing sport of pickleball, suitable for all ages. Every Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1:30 you can join in with balls and paddles provided. 

First off, though, let’s remind each other that it is very dry out there and to take the extra caution where needed with fire or flammable things – that includes flicking cigarettes out the window! 

This weekend you can take in some great dance entertainment with the Flat Out Dance Competition being hosted by our local Revolution Dance School Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the UCHS senior gym.

April 30, UCHS drama will host a dessert theatre as a final public performance of their production “Tracks” that earned them the win at regionals. They are off to provincial competition next weekend.

Next weekend is the Unity Sports Wall of Fame Induction event that will induct more than 20 teams as well as two individuals. You can view this Wall of Fame at the Unity arena and it already includes dozens of teams and individuals previously inducted. 

This is the last Sunday for the museum pancake brunches. Next up on their agenda is the May 18 hobby show at the Unity Museum. Volunteers are also being sought for Canada Day celebrations.

A big thank you to volunteers Brian Woytiuk, Deryl Richards and Terry Smith who are working at our community hall renovations, removing the old stage and putting in a new portable stage, as well as preparing the area that includes the bar and janitor’s room for its new configuration. These renos also include some new electrical work, new LED lighting and a brand new public address system. 

Ball teams are on the diamonds in preparation for their seasons. Their season will include the annual Minor Ball Day on May 26 followed by several weekends in a row of ball tournaments in both baseball and softball. There are 18 teams registered this year under Unity Minor Ball with the addition of four Learn to Play teams, so this will keep all diamonds in town very busy this season. Thanks to community fundraising contributions, a new score clock and a new batting cage will be part of the venue, with help from the Lions Chase the Ace and 2k16 Westerns committee. 

Unity Western Days is looking for rodeo queen contestants as well as volunteers for the multiple activities they will have in conjunction with this event. Contact Brian or Bryce Woytiuk at UMP if you are interested. 

Lions Club will be starting “Chase the Ace” fundraiser again, each week at the Legion Hall, beginning May 1.

Following the break, UCHS drama will head to the provincial drama festival. When students return April 26, they will be kept busy with the final portion of semester two in this school year; which means Grade 12 students are entering the last two months of high school before graduation takes place.  Badminton and track and field seasons will amp up as their district competitions will begin in hopes of earning provincial berths this year. 

UPS staff and students will return Monday the 25th. They will take on the last couple months of this school year with some new lesson learning, a new sports season and soon field trip activity to begin. 

St. Peter’s School students and staff, following their Easter break, will jump right into the last leg of their school year with some new lessons on tap as well as some new extra-curricular activities ready to go. 

Coffee row folks are loving talking about all things that are great about spring including spring seeding, spring weather, spring animal sightings and gardening plans. They continue to have plenty of conversation topics to review that will include the popular weather discussions as well as the multiple events and activities that have taken place and are upcoming in our community. 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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