Unity Canada day to feature fireworks

Last week of June, folks, where did that time go? Have a safe and happy Canada Day. Remember to be patient on our roadways and arrive alive. Support our hardworking museum committee by bringing the family out to enjoy a day full of activity on Canada Day at our Unity museum. Don’t forget the night concludes with fireworks on the northwest corner of town.

Our schools are done for classes with only report cards left to pick up and grad ceremonies to be held on June 28 at UCHS at 10 a.m. Staff and students can soon begin to enjoy their summer vacation after a very productive school year. Remember, there still will be kids out and about in our school zones so continue to remain mindful when travelling through our school areas as kids are excited this time of year and may forget the road rules.

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Big congratulations to the class of 2019. For some parents, grad is a relief, for others it’s a feeling of melancholy as they wonder where the time went, while others are celebrating with their kids knowing another adventure in their book of life is about to begin. Wishing the grad class a safe and happy graduation celebration.

For grade students at UPS and St. Peter’s, make the most of your summer as you, too, are entering a new phase of school life in the fall as you migrate to the high school to begin the next stage of your school adventure.

For parents of upcoming Kindergarten students, make the most of your summer down time as your lives will become much different when your children begin their school years in the fall.

For me, I am feeling a big pinch of melancholy as our youngest will embark on his Grade 12 year in the fall. That little NICU baby has evolved and will enter his senior year of high school with many hopes and dreams for the future.

Just a reminder that Unity United Church is off for the month of July to allow their ministers some vacation time. Feel free to take in a service at any of the other community churches in our community and Unity United will welcome everyone back the first Sunday in August.

Take advantage of the Unity Aquatic Centre during these summer months. You can enjoy aquacizes, public swimming and the occasional special event during the summer months at your local pool. Check the schedule either posted at the pool or on the Town of Unity website.

The ball diamonds only have two more Fridays left of slo-pitch action. But, fear not, there will be plenty of ball games to take in at the diamonds with both the senior and midget Cardinals continuing their league games in the NSRBL. As well, minor ball teams in both baseball and softball will continue to practice and play games in preparation for their upcoming provincial action.

Show the museum you love them by bringing your friends and visitors here. Or consider joining the museum committee, or consider volunteering with them in any increments you’re able to offer. Better yet, come out and support their annual Canada Day festivities they are currently planning and organizing (always need extra volunteers here then, too).

Regular fun nights of golf on Tuesdays, often sponsored and providing a light meal. As well, men’s night continues on Wednesdays and congratulations to Martin Berg for sinking an ace at the June 12 Men’s Night. There will be plenty of event action in August including the UCRC fundraising golf event. Stay tuned to the Unity Golf Club Facebook page for all the latest updates.

The things that are often taken for granted in our community are the very things visitors and out of towners are raving about in our community. Last column I reviewed all of the things “to do” in our town and this week I want to remind you about the “ShopportUNITY in Unity.” Remember your local businesses support our events, activities and community in general all year with the donations and sponsorships as well as their staff volunteering at a number of places and spaces in town. Keep them in mind this summer when it comes to your purchasing power. We often get raves from neighbouring communities about all the options here, so take a shopping trip right in your own community. No parking fees, and great hometown service.

Coffee row participant’s conversations have included plenty of accolades about the rains finally arriving and giving us plenty to be thankful for. Conversations include upcoming summer vacations or visitors expected. Vacation time won’t stop coffee row from happening however so feel free to join these groups at any one of our community coffee shops as they enjoy conversations about local sports, upcoming events and activities and there is always theories on the weather for summer. So you see we keep busy here in Unity with wisdom, laughter and plenty of fun here in Unity with our friends on coffee row

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