Before I write one thing, I want to wish my husband a happy 33rd anniversary. Who knew that random first date on July 26, 1980, would lead to this happy milestone?
This weekend in Unity, you can take in the Miners Fun Day of Golf fundraiser at the Unity Golf Club with multiple prizes to be won. There are nine hole-in-one prizes worth more than $50,000, plus $100 per hole closest-to-pin putting contest and more than $60,000 in prizes to be won in a chipping contest. Supper is included in the entry fee. Contact Brian at 306-228-2677.
This weekend, come on downtown to the second annual 3-on-3 ball hockey fundraiser event that will include raffle table, kids carnival events, face painting, food and plenty of 3-on-3 ball hockey action. Funds from this event are earmarked for the continued development of the Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec. Venue. The inaugural year panned out to be a fantastic fun-for-all event so whether you are cheering on a favourite player or team, or just coming down to watch and/or support this great event, there is plenty of room for folks to come enjoy all that is being offered in this event.
At Unity Public School, there will be some changes this school year. Pre-K will be full days as opposed to half-days. This change was made as the need was recognized to make Pre-K more accessible to all our families. Miss. Sopyc has had this conversation in the fall with all families affected. UPS will miss Mrs. Soloski who set off on her retirement adventure and they may be fortunate to have her as a substitute teacher on occasion. Staffing this year at UPS includes: Pre-Kindergarten - Nicole Sopyc; Kindergarten - Kyla Fidelack who will be filling in for Sarah Natske while she is on maternity leave; Grade 1 - Glenna Zamulinski; Grade 2 - Kari Poppleton and Janel McKenzie; Grade 2 - Kerri Koback; Grade 3 - Randi Miller and Janice Hepting; Grade 3 – Jenna Pool; Grade 4 - Janelle Tyler, Grade 4/5 - Shannon Ochs; Grade 5 - Lori May; Grade 6 - Jenna Carlton; Grade 6 - Kyle Laturnus. UPS will hold a welcome back pancake breakfast Sept. 6 sponsored by the School Community Council.
At UCHS, welcome week activities will be announced soon and will include some new and returning events as well as warrior football and football hitting the field and courts.
Tomorrow the UCHS Warrior football team takes to the field for Friday Night Lights action home opener against Outlook. This has evolved into a terrific free, fun family event, so come on out and enjoy all the activity that accompanies this Warrior football game.
Speaking of football, flag football under the Unity minor football program are still looking for registrations taken on Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. and they are still looking for coaches and co-ordinator in order to run this program. Also, the Little Tikes football event will take place Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. for only $20 for ages 4 to 6. Contact Jennifer Wilson at 306-228-8757 if you need any more details. Unity tackle division of UMF is up and running for their season so check out their Facebook page for upcoming games, one of them taking place tonight at Warrior field under the lights.
St. Peter’s School is welcoming back staff and students who are ready to jump into another year of earning, fun and activity this school year. September will include school pictures and the re-start of music season with both choir and band. The school will take part in Orange shirt day to promote the theme “every child matters” in an affirmation to raise awareness of the residential school experience, focusing on hopes for a better future in which children are empowered to help each other.
Don’t forget hockey registration takes place tonight, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the arena lobby. There will also be sign ups there for the upcoming 3-on-3 hockey conditioning tournament that starts Sept. 30.
Congratulations to our neighbours to the south on the grand opening of their brand new pool. Luseland Credit Union Community Swimming Pool was officially opened Aug. 22 and will remain open to mid-September. You can follow their Facebook page for all the details on their extended opening.
Preparations for harvest season will soon be underway. This may mean moving equipment so please be mindful of continued summer RV traffic, and likely soon farm traffic, on our roadways and be patient so everyone can arrive alive.
Before you take a city road trip for back to school shopping, consider your local businesses who carry school supplies, clothing, footwear, sports gear and much more. These businesses support events, activities, groups, places and spaces all year and your way of saying thank you is supporting them in return. Love local!
On another note, the week of Aug. 23, plenty of reports were being shared about suspicious activity. This is yet another reminder to be on the alert for unusual and/or suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and your community. RCMP encourages residents to report these incidents as it assists them and it keeps residents looking out for each other. Unity will host a public meeting to re-start the Unity Citizens on Patrol program to be the ears and eyes of the community working together with the RCMP to deter and prevent criminal activity.
Coffee row conversations are in fall frenzy with topics that include back to school, the weather, harvest operations, fall events and activities and of course community concerns over increased reports of unusual, suspicious and/or criminal activity. There is plenty of room at these daily gatherings that include topic review and always plenty of laughter to be shared. So you see, we keep busy with wisdom, laughter, community camaraderie and plenty of fun here in Unity shared by our friends on coffee row.