This time of year you should be wearing your poppy and planning how you and your family will commemorate Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. St. Peter’s School hosted their service today, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at the school. Unity Public School will host their service on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Unity Composite High School will host their school program also on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. The community service will take place on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s gym.
Museum pancake brunches began Sunday, Nov. 3, and will continue each Sunday until the end of March. This is the museum’s biggest fundraiser and not only do they depend on community support, they are in need of more volunteers for these events. Contact the museum or Chris Martin for more details.
Here’s what is on tap in Unity for the month of November: Nov. 10 - Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party at St. Peter’s 2 p.m.; Nov 16 - Unity United Church fall supper; Nov. 20 - Unity Chamber of Commerce AGM. Although the Unity Community Resource Centre Ladies Night Out is sold out, you may contact UCRC in case there is a cancellation list to get on. It is also time to buy your tickets for the Nov. 29 KC Rescue comedy night and you can contact KC Rescue or any board member to grab tickets for this event.
I am flattered and thankful of those readers from other communities who continue to share their appreciation of this column. At a recently attended event in North Battleford, it was heart warming to discover that it’s not just Unity readers who look at our news. So, thank you for passing on your kind words and know that I will continue to use your commendations to continue to bring Unity’s stories, events, activities and news to this column for everyone to enjoy, regardless of where they live.
Congratulations to local insurance broker and owner of Gilbert Agencies, Scott Gilbert, who was presented with the community leadership award in the individual broker category. Gilbert was nominated for this award and was chosen from 25 nominations to receive it. Scott personifies a community champion, a dedicated volunteer, a business leader, community contributor and all around great community member. Scott had previously received Unity’s Citizen of the year award in 2015.
At Unity Public School, staff and students were very excited that one of their students won the provincial pass, punt and kick competition. Brinley Headrick was invited to be on field at the Nov. 2 Saskatchewan Roughrider game to receive her provincial plaque and prize. Staff and students are putting the finishing touches on their school Remembrance Day service, being held Nov. 8, including their choir performance for the annual service as well as re-decorating their hallways to commemorate Remembrance Day recognition
At St. Peter’s school, staff and students presented their annual Remembrance Day school service today. It is report card time and soon student led conferences for the first term of the school year. Advent preparations and celebrations will be upcoming soon, too. Don’t forget to support St. Peter’s with their terrific, and popular, soup fundraiser.
At UCHS, while junior volleyball has wrapped up for the season, senior volleyball teams have been on the road with their development of teams before district and conference competitions are upon them. Drama is in full swing for winter productions. UCHS is also prepping for student led conferences for first term. Thanks to the UCHS alumni volleyball organizers, staff, students and guests were part of a personal presentation on mental heath and mental wellness, held Nov. 1.
The Unity arena is a busy place. November will see an increase in activity as all teams in all divisions as they head full into their seasons. This includes Miner’s hockey and Midget AA hockey. Nov. 8 Miners will play host vs Edam. Nov. 10 Unity AA Lazers vs Warman. Skating Club is now in season too. You can check out the Town of Unity website, the TVs in the rink lobby or posters around town that will include the latest games on tap at the rink. There is always room for fans in the stands. Did you know that the Unity Skating Club has a return event that was highly popular coming up in January? Hint, it resembles a popular television show on CBC. Stay tuned for details.
The Unity Curling Club season has begun with leagues taking place every night of the week, including junior curling on Mondays. UCC will host a Sturling bonspiel Nov. 21 and are excited to be hosting the competitive women’s curling event, Viterra Provincial Women’s challenge Dec. 13-15. Remember, the Unity Curling Club is supporting Saskatchewan curler Kirk Muyres, selling the “Men of Curling” calendar for only $25. Great gifts and stocking stuffers and your purchases supports 12 great causes, with Kirk supporting mental health in Canadian agriculture through the “Do More Agriculture” foundation.
Wednesdays continue to be a busy night in Unity as pickleball, which has now moved to the high school, continues from 7-9 p.m. As well, weekly Mental Wellness support group sessions continue at the Unity Health Centre, open to anyone who is in need or interested. The Lions Club “Chase the Ace” also continues each Wednesday at the Legion Hall.
Our community is blessed with the Unity Hospital Foundation Board who voluntarily meet and manage bequests and donations to their foundation and then help choose donations to our hospital for up to date equipment physicians can use to diagnose and refer where necessary. The recent donation of a portable ultrasound machine is one such donation. See the full story in the Press Herald Nov. 1 issue for all the details.
I know it’s early but a heads up that Winter Wonderland event is in planning stages. It is set for Dec. 5 in downtown Unity and includes multiple activities, events, specials, sales and promos. This year’s event will include a business Christmas tree decorating contest and a community snow sculpture contest, both offering great prizes. Contact Bryce Woytiuk at Unity Motor Products or Sherri Solomko at the Press Herald office to get your business, organization or group included in multiple free advertising places and spaces.