Mid-November already! My, how time flies when you live in a busy, activity filled, energetic and enthusiastic community. Don’t say you didn’t know about everything taking place in places and spaces around Unity. Check out your local paper full of event/activity ads and stories, your Town of Unity website, social media and this column, as well as notices posted around town.
Congratulations to Roy and Marie Greenwald who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10.
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.
It might be too late or you still might have time to get tickets for the Parkview Place annual French onion soup luncheon that includes Marcel’s delectable home made bread. Contact Paula at Parkview if you would like to attend.
Thanks to community support tickets are sold out for KC Rescue comedy night on Nov. 29.
A big thank you to Hollyhock’s greenhouse who was instrumental in helping with the tribute poppy perennial sales of the Canadian Liberator tulip, that benefitted the local Legion $1,038.
As well, the local newspaper, which continues to support locally and thanks to advertisers, donated $175 to the Unity Fire Department and $115 to the Wilkie Fire Department from their advertising promo held in conjunction with the Fire Prevention issue.
I am bragging about Unity yet again. We are so blessed to live in a community full of active volunteers who continue to work for places, spaces and benefit of others. Over Halloween, not only did UCHS host a Haunted Hallway that benefitted the UCHS SLC and the local KC rescue organization but a group of KC Rescue and fellow volunteers created the most amazing Haunted House experience donating the proceeds to KidSport. The UCHS students also canvassed Unity for the “We Scare Hunger” campaign, collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Unity Food Bank. UCHS students presented $295 to KC Rescue, half of the proceeds of their Haunted Hallway event. Community volunteers who organized their second Halloween Haunted House presented $2,102 to KidSport Unity as the proceeds from their Haunted House event.
In addition, the community of Fitness Lair held an event that included food, fellowship and fitness to rally behind fellow gym members recently diagnosed with cancer, raising $1,200 for these folks to help out with expenses during their treatments.
At Unity Public School, it’s getting to be report card time. Student led conferences are set for Nov. 20-21. Our apologies to Jaidyn Makrell who was missed in last week’s story as she also won provincials for pass, punt, and kick contest and won an on-field experience to accept her provincial plaque. UPS staff and students are busy with exams, marking and curriculum review as well as new lessons on tap.
St. Peter’s School is also busy in report card time and student led conferences where staff and students get to review the first part of their school year to discuss what needs to be worked on and what has gone well for students.
At UCHS, congratulations to the junior girls volleyball teams who captured district silver. Girls senior volleyball have competed at conferences where they advanced to regional competition and now await a provincial berth in Assiniboia. Senior boys teams are off to conferences and hope to advance to regionals for their chance at a provincial berth as well. Archery has begun and will be on the road with home events being hosted Jan. 31 and Feb 1. Student led conferences will be held Nov 13-14. Robotics will once again host their 18-hour mine craft marathon raising funds for their program while having some fun. Nov. 29 UCHS SLC will host a dance. Drama is less than a month away from their winter production. SADD has started their famous taco sales.
The Unity arena will host the Unity Miners vs Kindersley Nov. 15, with next Miners home game Nov. 29. The Midget AA Lazers will play at home Nov. 24 and 30.
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.
The Unity Health Care Auxiliary is accepting $10 per family name for their Christmas greeting board that is placed on Main Street, with sign ups accepted at the Courtesy Car office.
Winter Wonderland event planning stages is in full organization mode. It is set for Dec. 5 in downtown Unity and includes multiple activities, events, specials, sales and promos. There have been some great additions this year. 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. Follow the event page on Facebook for all the latest updates.