Unity students back to school

Unity News

No matter what keeps you busy this weekend, make sure you are never too busy to treat your mom with a gift, call or visit. You can never replace her or that valuable time with her, and I miss mine dearly every day since we lost her July of 2018.

UCHS welcomed back the travel club students and loved to hear of their adventures. UCHS held student led conferences accompanied by a career and post-secondary fair for students to get some clarity on what is needed for area jobs and post-secondary plans. Badminton is now complete and track season is the last remaining sports on the school calendar. Warrior football will hold their spring camp next week. May means it is just eight weeks away from the end of the school and last of high school for graduating students.

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UPS staff and students take on the last couple months of this school year with some new lesson learning, a new sports season and soon field trip activity to begin. Track and Field dates have been set for the end of this month and each grade’s upcoming year-end educational field trip activity will take place in the weeks ahead.

St. Peter’s School students and staff, following their Easter break, will jump right into the last leg of their school year with some new lessons on tap as well as some new extra-curricular activities ready to go.

Pickleball has grown so already it has expanded to both Wednesday and Thursday nights at the curling rink, free to participate for any level of player. Equipment is provided if wanted or needed. Why not take in the newest sports phenomenon that is playable by any age or any level of skill. Thank you again to Richard and Karen Briggs and Harvey and Kathy Johnson for organizing this. Plans are to expand it in the future to summer outdoor rec venue and possibly school in the winter.

Join Unity United Church and neighbors in wishing Mary Burton Lesson fond farewell and best wishes in her move at a come and go event at Unity United Church on Saturday, May 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

I know it’s early but mark Saturday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the Burns Birthday celebration as three generations of Burns boys celebrate milestone birthdays that include Ken 50 – Don 70 – Bob 90. Watch for posters around town or follow their event on Facebook.

Snow came on April 29 and 30, May 1 and 2. That was what we got for April showers bring May flowers. What will the rest of May bring for our parched province and seeding time?

Come to the Hospital Auxiliary Tea and bake sale on May 9 starting at 2. Support this group and their fundraiser.

The community wide garage sale is on May 25. Parkview Place is seeking donations for this event to help with their activities fundraising. You can pick up a map from the town office. As well, if you are extra enthusiastic you can head to Wilkie as they also hold their town wide garage sale the same day.

The ball diamonds will be busy the next two months. Mark May 26 on your calendar as it is the annual minor ball day with every team in every division hosting a game.

Soccer has begun on UPS and UCHS fields. Come and cheer on your favourite player and team

Registration forms are now available through the Town of Unity website or by emailing unityballhockey@gmail.com for the second annual “Unity Roadster Classic” 3 on 3 ball hockey tournament with funds earmarked once again for the Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec Venue development. Cost is $100 per team, guaranteed three games, age categories five to adult. The event also includes a raffle table, door prizes, kids zone with bouncy houses, the Balloon Man, face painting, photo booth and more.

UCHS grad ecumenical church service is slated for May 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s church. Everyone is welcome.

Delta Co-op Home centre will hold their grand opening on May 15 with a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue. Come check out their new store, meet the staff and take advantage of their grand opening sales.

Mental Wellness support group continues to meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the hospital boardroom. Anyone is welcome to join in. Follow the Mental Wellness group on Facebook for updates.

Chase the Ace fundraising lotto, hosted by the Unity Lions Club, has begun again at the Legion Hall each Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with four community groups benefitting from the proceeds. Come try your hand at lady luck.

The Unity Farmer’s Market will start again soon. Follow their Facebook page for all the updates.

It takes folks from out of town to come and appreciate some of the offerings here in Unity we take for granted. Let me list them off for you: Mini golf at Bluez, year round nightly movies at 2nd Avenue Vinema, Jack’s Pizza also has a games room for patrons, several fitness options in Unity from yoga to crossfit to gyms, come and watch weeknight ball games or Friday night slo-pitch or Cardinals baseball during their season, which includes two Unity teams this year. Pickleball is free for participants each Wednesday and Thursday at the curling rink. Take a ride or stroll on the multiple walking paths throughout Unity. Only a month away from the swimming pool opening. The Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec Venue is available for outdoor enthusiasts. Several options of playgrounds around town for kids, including the newly updated Kin Park bordering Centennial crescent and Jubilee Bay. Watch for signs around town as fundraising barbecue season has begun at various venues. The ice cream store is open again. Plenty of shopping opportunities in downtown Unity. Several restaurant choice as well as some spa choices to treat yourself or your family.

Congratulations to these inductees at last weekend’s Unity Sports Wall of Fame. 2015 UK Royals U21 Western Canadian “B” Softball Gold Medalist, 2015 Pee Wee Provincial “B” Hockey Champions, 2015 U16 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2015 U14 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2015 Mosquito Provincial “A” Baseball Champions, 2015 U12 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2016 Bantam Provincial “B” Hockey Champions, 2016 Senior Men's Provincial Curling Champions, 2016 Mosquito Provincial “AA Tier 4” Baseball Champions, 2016 UK Royals U21 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2017 UK Royals U21 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, U21 Western Canadian “B” Gold Medalist, 2017 U16 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2017 U14 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, U14 Western Canadian “B” Bronze Medalist, 2017 Mosquito Provincial “AA Tier 3” Baseball Champions,  2017 Midget Provincial “AA Tier 2” Baseball Champions, 2018 Pee Wee Provincial “AA Tier 2” Baseball Champions, 2018 U16 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, 2018 U19 Provincial “B” Softball Champions, U19 Western Canadian “B” Gold Medalist, 2018 UK Royals Senior Ladies Provincial “C” Softball Champions, Justin Wood – Individual – Golf, Taylor Wallace – Individual – Football.

While the museum pancake brunches may be over the activity at the museum is not. Coming up is the Hobby Show next weekend as well as opening day activity. Please encourage visitors to come and view this fine facility in Unity that so many hands have helped create, maintain and showcase for everyone’s enjoyment.

Parade entries wanted for the Saturday June 1 Western Days Parade, with line up at 12:30 and parade starts at 1 p.m. from the Unity Community Centre (deadline to enter May 17). Also, Unity Western Days is looking for rodeo queen contestants as well as volunteers for the multiple activities they will have in conjunction with this event. Contact Brian or Bryce Woytiuk at UMP if you are interested.

Parkview Place is thankful for the $65,000 in community donations for their now installed backup generator and are optimistic the remaining $10,000 will be part of the community’s effort to complete this valuable fundraising project.

Coffee row folks are full of community spirit, reviewing the fun, busy April that took place and all of the activity lined up for May. Spring fever is abundant as talk of seeding, gardening and spring activity and baby animal sightings are prevalent. So you can see life is full of fun and activity in Unity and our friends at coffee row sharing this traditional part of our community culture. Until next time...



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