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Today’s paper

Yes, it’s Christmas time at the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald office! You do NOT want to miss the December 16th issue, 48 pages of news, Letters to Santa, recipes and more, all for the same low price of only $1.25 at the news stand, less if you’re a subscriber. (Call 306-843-8030 if you want to subscribe, or buy a subscription for someone else – it makes a great last minute gift!)

Along with all the Christmas fun, Friday’s paper will include:

  • photos and an article on Paint Nite in Unity;
  • an introduction to Lonestar Towing, Unity’s towing company, and its owners;
  • the latest report on the Midget AA Lazars, along with a minor hockey report;
  • details on a special kindness and “mix-it-up” project at UCHS; and
  • the usual fare of RCMP reports, editorial page, etc.

Below, these jolly snowmen liven up the common area at Parkview Place in Unity.

Christmas decorations

Next week’s paper

There were plenty of events to cover in Unity over the week and so it’s another full issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Look for:

  • photos and a write-up from the French Legion of Honour ceremony for Bill Fleming;
  • an interview with retiring Unity Baptist Church pastor, and faithful Faith Matters contributor, Bruce Moir;
  • photos and award winners from the UCHS awards night; and
  • provincial track results for UCHS, McLurg High School and Luseland School.

Bruce Moir’s final Faith Matters column, the police report and a NSRBL report also are provided for our readers.

Below, Bill Fleming cuts the cake after being formally presented with the French Legion of Honour, at Parkview Place in Unity, Saskatchewan June 6, 2015 – 71 years to the day after he landed at Juno Beach in France as part of the D-Day landings in the Second World War.

William Fleming

Parkview Place Olympic Games

Sochi, Russia was not the only place people were attempting to prove who was fastest and strongest in February. Parkview Place in Unity, SK, held their own Olympic Games the week of Feb. 17.

To open the games, Victoria McCubbing, 100-years-plus, carried the torch into the common area, escorted by Cst. Tufts dressed in his formal RCMP red serge uniform. The torch “burned” bright all week.

Instead of representing countries, residents were divided into two teams – North Parkview and South Parkview. North Parkview was the overall winner with 349 points at the end of the week, to South Parkview’s 318.

seniors' Olympics

The “Olympic flame” burns brightly in the lobby at Parkview Place Feb. 20. Residents seen in the background are competing in carpet bocci.

There were six events, spread out over the week. Parkview Place manager, Sharon Del Frari described them: “Bean bag baseball was very challenging. Extra points for a home run (5) and 2 points for getting the opposing team’s player ‘out’ and 1 point per base. Next was carpet bocci, harder than it sounds. Ladder toss went over very well. Over the weekend was puzzle building. Each team had a 1,000 piece puzzle to do. South Parkview managed to finish their’s by 9 a.m. on Monday morning!”

Two walking events bookended the week, one Feb. 17 and one Feb. 24. Extra points were given for using the treadmill and for walking outside.

RCMP Cst. Macdonald attended the closing ceremonies Feb. 24, which included a medal presentation, cake and coffee.

Despite the cold and snow, Parkview residents were able to get together to enjoy some new challenges, camaraderie and exercise, and now they even all have Olympic medals to show for it!