Unity Credit Union finalist in ABEX awards

This is it, the last long weekend of summer. Please remind yourself and those in your family of the importance of slowing down, being patient with RV and farm traffic and taking the extra few minutes needed to ensure you and your family arrives alive. Happy long weekend everyone!

The Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre is now closed and a big thank you goes out to the team there who kept on top of everything, making the pool a great place to be this summer. While they may have absorbed a lot more information than they had hoped, they made aquacizes great fun each class as well as daily lessons and public swimming an enjoyable experience for everyone. Their full week of drowning prevention activity, even in some of the weirdest and wildest weather, was appreciated by all of those who participated in it. These young people give up a summer to ensure the pool is a safe and fun place for everyone to be, so to them, we extend our thanks.

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Unity business, Unity Credit Union, had a big surprise delivered to them the afternoon of Aug. 20 when a mini parade and “Town Crier” showed up announcing that this business was in the top three finalists for an ABEX award being handed out at a gala event Oct. 19 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Unity Credit Union was been selected for finalists in two categories being the “Growth and Expansion” award as well as the “Community Involvement” award.  It was a wonderful gesture by the nominator, and her entourage who helped surprise staff and general manager, Gerald Hauta, with this great news.  Congratulations to Unity Credit Union on this achievement. 

Congratulations to Reece Gilbert who placed fifth in individual triathlon as well as two bronze medals earned in relay triathlon events from the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games event that took place in Swift Current earlier in August. Reece will be now heading to cross country season with UCHS.

Ball season is now in the memory books for 2019 and there were lots of memories made with multiple provincial medals as well as wonderful events held in Unity. Some players will continue on to winter training programs, while UMB alumni are off to colleges to continue playing while earning an education. Congratulations to Kristin Walz, former UMB alumni player, who was part of the Calihoo Erins softball team that won Senior A Ladies fast-pitch Canadian championship in Newfoundland Aug 18.

When ball season is over, we all know what comes next? Unity minor hockey registration takes place Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Centre. As well, the annual NWT 3-on-3 hockey conditioning tournament takes place Sept. 30 to Oct. 12 and its open to novice, atom, pee wee and bantam players. Fee is $50 and includes ice time, guaranteed of minimum of three games. For more information on UMH, contact Dan Feser at 306-210-0159

Next weekend, speaking of hockey, come out and support the second annual 3-on-3 ball hockey event with plenty of raffles, prizes, kids carnival area and games to watch. This hard working organizing group has spent all summer lining this event up to benefit the Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec Venue, so your thanks for their efforts are showing your support.

Next weekend, is the Unity Miners fundraising “Fun Day of Golf” at the Unity golf course and you can still register a team by contacting Bryce at Unity Motor Products. There are lots of prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had in helping support the Miners senior hockey team. This will be the tail end of events at the Unity golf course but as long as the weather holds, the links will be open for some time yet.

Unity Minor Football registration junior tackle forms can be picked up at Unity Credit Union for Grades 6-8. Flag football registration is Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. for Grades 2-6, and they will be in need of coaches and coordinator to run. New program this year is Little Tikes football for kids ages four to six and registration is Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilson at 306-228-8757.

If you don’t have a garden yourself, or haven’t been the recipient of a neighbour’s generous garden abundance, then check out the bi-weekly Unity Farmers Market event for plenty of choices for fresh garden produce to purchase.

School is back in session Sept 3. That means we all need to start reminding ourselves of school zone safety and especially that first week chaos where little ones are moving about and buses are unloading. Watch for upcoming back-to-school week activities that will be taking place.

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 taking place.

A reminder that Wednesdays you can take in Chase the Ace at the Legion Hall, pickleball at the Unity Curling Club, mental wellness support group at the Unity health centre

Coffee row folks are in fall mode. Conversations revolve around fall activity, fall harvest and fall weather. Coffee, current events, and companionship is what this group is all about.  There is always room at these tables and plenty of laughter to be shared. 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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