The weather – enough said!
Tonight, regardless of the weather, UCHS Warriors will play host to the last home game this season before playoffs facing off against Kindersley. This game could be for first place, so guaranteed to be an exciting game. The game will be under the lights with pre-game activity including live music, booth and a 50/50 that includes multiple additional prizes with proceeds earmarked for the local mental wellness group. The team will be wearing green socks to show their support of mental health awareness. It’s a free, fun, family event so wrap up, dress up and show up as there is always room for fans in the stands.
Next week, you have no right to complain about the federal government unless you exercise your right to vote on Oct. 21.
Celebrate Co-operative Week by taking in one of the events at your local Co-op and Credit Union. Unity Credit Union is hosting coffee and snacks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 17 at their location.
So many terrific donations have been made to and in Unity these last few weeks. A big thank you to the Heitt family for their generous donation of $30,500 to the Health Centre and community walking paths from the proceeds of the past eight years of the Candace Heitt memorial run. The event ran from 2009 to 2016 and mom Donna tells us that the success was a combination of help from family, friends, participants, donors and sponsors. It was a great legacy to leave and all residents can benefit from activity enabled through these paved pathways at both the Health Centre and the regional park ball diamonds.
Also thank you to the Oilperson’s golf tournament who presented $9,000 towards the purchase of a new mower at the golf course. This annual Oilperson’s golf event has donated over $40,000 to the golf course since 2011.
The Unity Ag Society thanks the community and surrounding area for the support at their annual Trade Show and Fall Fair as in spite of harvest still taking place, attendance numbers were very good. Unity Credit Union and Delta Co-op in partnership presented a remarkable $1,135 to STARS.
Unity Public School has their last Book Fair night tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17. UPS will celebrate Education Week with a few activities that include Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Oct. 22. Grade 6 will head to Wilkie for a volleyball tournament. Halloween will be celebrated at UPS, watch for upcoming details.
St. Peter’s School Staff Professional Development – No School Oct. 22 . As part of Education Week, St. Peters will hold their Seniors Tea on Oct. 23 with students holding a formal day that same day. Family Reading Night coincides with jersey day on Oct. 24 and a pancake breakfast on Oct. 25 will combine with PJ day at the school. This year’s theme is “Working and Learning Together.” Student choir will sing at the Seniors Tea while the staff choir will sing at mass on Nov. 3. St. Peter’s are encouraging their students to dress up in costume for Halloween. Halloween comes on the eve of All Saints Day (Nov. 1) as well as All Souls Day (Nov. 2), which are both recognized feast days in the Catholic Church to celebrate the Communion of the Saints. It is with this in mind that St. Peter’s celebrate Halloween and encourage and teach their students how blessed we are to have Saints in our church that help to guide us in our daily lives.
At UCHS, volleyball teams in the junior divisions are preparing for playoffs the last week of October. Senior teams still have a few weeks to finetune their game prior to their conference playoffs. Cross country provincials were last weekend, with Reece Gilbert and Graden Rusk competing. Results were not yet known at press time. Warrior football plays tonight in last regular season game and it looks like a playoff spot is assured. Tomorrow, Oct. 18, the Grade 7 boys and girls volleyball teams will host their home tournaments, while Oct. 19 the junior girls will host their home volleyball tournament. Unity will play host to junior girls volleyball conferences on Oct. 26 with districts also being held in Unity on Oct. 31.
The Unity Curling Club will begin their curling season starting Oct. 21-25, which is a free curling week for anyone.
Tickets are soon available for the upcoming fall suppers at St. Peter’s Church on Nov. 3 and Unity United Church on Nov. 16.