I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and we are wishing our farmer friends a safe and productive spring seeding season. Be patient with extra farm traffic on the roads as we are all in this together.
As of press time, we may have started Phase 2 of Sask. reopening or we may have had to take a step back. Regardless of the decision, we need to remain diligent and vigilant in social distancing measures and precautions to continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve in this province. The people are the only way to make this happen. Regardless of the weather and the cabin fever, we need to continue our mindfulness in all aspects of our lives to stop the spread of this virus.
Unity is still waiting for word from governing bodies on whether ball season can proceed.
Thank you to all of the sidewalk artists who have decorated walking paths and other areas around town. Some of them are games to take part in, while some are just positive words and pictures, and they are all great to encounter.
A big thank you to RONA Macklin who delivered masks and sanitizers to a couple of places in Unity. Parkview Place was one thankful, beneficiary.
Congratulations Elena Kohlman from Tramping Lake who was named as Zone 7 SHA official of the year.
Schools have contacted parents about pick up of personal items, which staff have bagged up. Appointments were made for one person from each family to pick up pre-bagged items, and that, sadly, is how the school year ends for students as the province and school divisions have deemed school will not resume this year. As well, post-secondary students have been advised they will start classes online for the fall.
While many parents are voicing appreciation for the work teachers are doing in keeping students connected with online learning, teachers at Unity Composite High School and Unity Public School have offered another activity for students to participate in with a fun factor attached.
May 12, UCHS held a socially distanced scavenger hunt. Organized and hosted by the staff at Unity Composite High School, May 12 involved an opportunity for junior high school students to participate.
Unity Public School circulated a 24-square wellness bingo card that offered students a number of ways to participate in the challenge. Once cards were complete in bingo format in horizontal or vertical line or blackout, they could be submitted for a chance to win prizes provided by the division.
Activities ranged from turning off the TV and reading to completing a task that has been put off, or offering to do something nice for someone else, or even teaching a family member something new.
With some businesses and services allowed to reopen, please remember to respect the protocols put in place not for inconvenience but to protect the health and well-being of ourselves and those who work in these locations.
Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...