Shaving heads and challenging others for breast cancer research funds

I cannot believe how quickly August snuck up on us. Relatively, give or take a few storms along the way, we have enjoyed a nice July. Let's hope August brings us more of the same.

Happy birthday to my nephew Spencer who turns 20 today!

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Congratulations to a group of women who took on the task to challenge friends, family and community folks to raise a set amount of dollars for the Atton's Lake breast cancer "Swing for a Cure" event. Leading the charge was Unity's Sandra Wagner who said, early in 2014, if she raised $5,000 she would shave her head. As Sandra's fundraising goal came ever closer, a local doctor jumped on board with another tidy sum if several other women joined in the head-shaving event. These brave gals will have lost their locks Aug. 6, and I hope to have more details to follow.

In its 10th year, the organizing committee of this event just sees more and more support, creative fundraising ideas and participants.

The UK Royals are currently playing to earn a Western Canadian fastball title in Winnipeg, starting their competition Aug. 6. Stay tuned for updates on the results of their event. Good luck to our Unity Cardinals Peewee "AA" team who will head off to Swift Current Aug. 16 to compete at their event, hoping to earn a title for their team and town.

Summer Fun Centre is winding down for the summer but the pool is open for a few more weeks. Make sure to take in these wonderful programs while you can.

If you haven't grown a garden and appreciate home-grown, organic goodness you won't want to forget, fresh garden produce, homemade jams, baking and other goodies are part of the weekly farmers market held each Thursday at the New Horizons Hall from 2-5 p.m. You can book your own table or come to shop for fresh homemade or home-grown goodness. Unity is very fortunate to have a weekly farmers market and we appreciate the efforts of Carmen Bowker who has chosen to organize this event again this year.

I want to wish Mr. Si Campbell a very happy 90th birthday. This is a man full of wisdom and charm, fun and laughter. He has earned the respect of all who know him, not only as a veteran but for so much that he has given back to this community. He's a fierce opponent on the golf course, owns the greatest voice to listen to and is loved by all who know him. Si is one of those people a person wants to be like "when they grow up". Wishing Mr. Campbell much health and happiness and keep sharing that fabulous smile!

Coffee row still talks about the weather but the addition to this conversation includes how the weather has affected this year's crop or may affect the upcoming harvest. Gardens galore challenge the conversationalists as they can proudly boast of their latest produce or guesstimate on how big their tomatoes will grow, or even how long their garden will last before the first frost. Saskatchewan Roughrider season is a common theme at these tables, as let's face it, good or bad, everyone loves their Riders and we all have a theory on how things could work better or whether things should stay as is.

It's a pleasure to be in a town, province and country that can share any side of any story and leave the table with a smile and assurance they will reconvene tomorrow. So you see we keep busy in Unity with activities and wisdom from our friends on coffee row. Until next week.

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