No more exceptions! Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces. This will come as mixed news for local businesses, as it’s a relief for them to have government guidelines in place to help protect them as well as other shoppers who complied before, but we’re hoping that it won’t be a nasty task to enforce. Please be kind. All of the measures are for help not hindrance.
Dec. 3, you can catch the Winterlites parade. Understandably it’s not the big event we are used to with Winter Wonderland activities, however we still have a safe opportunity to enjoy Christmas festivity as a community. So, thanks to those who have entered and you can still submit an entry to Carey Baker at the town office.
Congratulations to Unity’s Special Olympics committee and group that earned the Community Services Award.
You have until Dec. 4 to donate new toys and non-perishable food items to help fill the truck at Unity Motor Products as part of the Kin Club’s campaign. You can also contribute at depots located at Delta Co-op Food Store, Unity AG Foods, Unity Community Resource Centre or Red Apple. As well, Bricin Financial, who are spearheading the Secret Santa program, will be accepting monetary donations in person or by mail.
Unity Health Care Auxiliary is offering Christmas greetings to be purchased for $10 per greeting. Due to COVID-19, and to keep seniors safe, instead of collecting at the Courtesy Car office, greetings can be purchased at Unity Community Resource Centre or e-transfers can be sent to tb.stephenson @sasktel.net.
Providing provincial restrictions haven’t changed, there is to be a Christmas trade show at the Unity Agroplex Dec. 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Unity and District Chamber of Commerce along with North West Terminal and Altex Energy are proceeding with Santa Day at the Second Avenue Cinema, although it may be dependent on further government restrictions. Plans so far are that a maximum 48 seats per show are being booked with four different show times at 9 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. This allows proper cleaning between groups. You must reserve seating prior to coming at https://form.jotform.com/203166494331251.There will be no photos with Santa this year, but he will stop by each showing to hand out free holiday treat bags to the kids. Please remember if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home and respect social distancing guidelines while in attendance.
Unity’s recreation director, Nicole Headrick, distributed more than $25,000 in lottery grant money that was applied for, with 16 groups and organizations as recipients.
Parkview Place reported a successful fundraiser with deliveries of Poppy the Toilet Fairy. They had no idea how enthusiastic the community would be with this project and are thankful to all who supported it.
Thank you to town crews who have worked non stop removing snow from all of our neighbourhoods since the Nov. 6 storm.
At Unity Public School, Education Week was all about connecting and learning in new ways. On Monday, it was school colours spirit day while bus drivers received a special gift in lieu of their usual appreciation lunch. On Tuesday, students all participated by classroom in a continued story day. Wednesday and Thursday were spirit days with Friday wrapping up with flashlight day. Report cards are being sent home Nov. 27.
The Unity Miners have a couple of home games left before the winter break. You can catch them facing off against Macklin in a home game Nov. 27. Their last home-and-home series this year will be against the Kerrobert Tigers starting at home Dec. 4.
You can catch the U18 West Central Wheat Kings in Unity Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. The U15 West Central Wheat King will host a game in Unity Nov. 29 while the U13 West Central Wheat Kings will enjoy a game in Unity Nov. 21.
Please remember Amazon and Walmart will survive this pandemic, but small businesses may not. Continue to support them with your holiday purchases as we are fortunate there are so many options for us right here at home, with no crowds and no parking fees.
Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...