Summer is slowing fading on us, folks. There have been yellow leaves on our grass for more than two weeks now, as disturbing as that sounds. Make some memories with your families these last couple weekends of reduced kids’ activity and no school.
Gardens are keeping many folks busy at this time of year. Remember the local farmers market often contains fresh garden produce to purchase if you weren’t able to have a garden yourself.
By this time next week, the kids are back in school, fall activities will start, and registrations will begin. Pack in the most of these last couple weeks of summer before the busy life begins again. Don’t say you didn’t know about any of it – stay tuned to your local paper, the Town of Unity website, posters around town and social media for announcements about upcoming registrations and activities.
Congratulations, Bree Purcell, who was selected to play with the Ontario Draftday team at the Beantown classic in Boston. Bree will return to the ice this winter, hopefully with a female team again.
Did you know so far in 2019 Unity has received $110,747.30 in fundraising dollars and donations for numerous organizations, causes and groups? Most of this money was raised locally so this is a very impressive total indeed.
Unity will be on the receiving end of Western Canadian short line railway federal government funding.
Ball season is over for another year. Unity Minor Ball had a great team earning multiple medals in provincial categories. 18U baseball were the only gold medal winners, which advanced them to Western Canadian championship in Strathmore, Alta., with a third place result. As well, 13U baseball player Carter Ralston was picked up to play Western Canadians with Muenster. Hunter Sperle was picked up to play 15U division Western Canadians with Muenster. Carter Ralston was also selected for Team Saskatchewan playing in Quebec this weekend. I also understand Kiera Bosch and Raegan Husch were part of Team Saskatchewan girl’s baseball that played in Western Canada games through Baseball Canada.
Western Canada Summer Games wrapped up in Swift Current with Unity athletes winning three medals, watch for next week’s column for these updates.
This weekend at the golf course, the 2019 member’s tournament will take place on Aug 25. Bring your buddies or your guests out the Unity golf course and support all the work this club does in keeping this nine-hole grass green course in tip top condition. Tuesday fun night golf and Wednesday night men’s night golf will continue into September.
A reminder that Wednesdays you can take in “Chase the Ace” at the Legion Hall, pickleball at the Unity Curling Club, or the mental wellness support group at the Unity health centre .
Speaking of pickleball, I send a big salute to Carey Baker and those who contributed in helping complete the outdoor pickleball court at the Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Recreation venue.
Coming up Sept. 7 weekend is the second annual 3-on-3 ball hockey fundraiser, with loads of draws, prizes, raffles, kids carnival activity and the games themselves. Help support these volunteers in their efforts by coming down and supporting this event.
You could also take in the Unity Miners Fundraising golf event that same day. Plenty of prizes to be won and fun to be had, all while supporting your senior hockey team. You can register for this event by contacting the Unity golf club or Bryce at Unity Motor Products.
Residents will notice a new cement pad in the pool playground area that will soon be home to a covered gazebo for picnickers or those who are enjoying the park and need a place to station with youngsters and family. As well, the town will continue with paved pathway improvements into fall from donations that were received.
Preparations for harvest season will soon be, or is already, 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 that 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!
If you are looking for wellness programs, products and services then look no further than our community here in Unity. The newest wellness business has opened called “What the Float” offering float therapy. Look them up on Facebook or stop in and see for yourself what they have to offer. Unity also has a chiropractor who additionally offers laser therapy. Several massage therapists offer appointments in town. We have two spas, several gyms and several exercise programs being run.
Coffee row is remarking on the speed that summer slipped by while anticipating fall activity that includes harvest, garden processing and what’s next on the sports scene in Unity. There is always room at these tables, and there is plenty of laughter to be shared. So you see we keep busy with wisdom, laughter and plenty of fun here in Unity with our friends on coffee row.