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Remembrance Day issue

You don’t want to miss  Friday’s local paper, the November 10th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, as with the support of local businesses and others, veterans are honoured and remembered. Although the focus of the paper is Remembrance Day, you will also find:

  • reminders of the fun in town on Halloween;
  • a report on junior boys volleyball;
  • an article on winter weather; and
  • of course, your weekly local RCMP and hockey reports.

Remembrance Day services start in town tomorrow, Thursday, November 9. Check out our calendar page for a complete list to help determine which one fits into your schedule.

Poppy on Remembrance Day wreath

Friday’s paper

Full of news and photographs, the November 18th Press-Herald is 20 pages long. Pick one up at the grocery stores, drug store or C-store, or call 306-228-2267 to subscribe! This week’s features include:

  • a collage of Remembrance Day photos;
  • some Parkview Place history as the assisted living and seniors’ residence celebrates 10 years later this month;
  • details on a local Movember challenge; and
  • a report on senior girls’ volleyball as the Warriors head off to provincials this weekend.

All that, along with police reports and photos, Les Johnson’s hockey reports, humour from Wilkie columnist Kaare Askildt, the editorial page and more.

Poppy on Remembrance Day wreath


Friday’s paper out today

Due to the observation of Remembrance Day, the November 11th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald rem wilkie wreath poppyis only being distributed today. Check it out for:

  • a brief introduction to the new Lutheran pastor in town;
  • a profile on retired councillor Don Robertson who served 28 years on Unity town council;
  • a story on partsperson Jackson Winterhalt, who had on the top mark in Saskatchewan on his journeyperson’s exam; and
  • results of the junior volleyball district tournaments.

You will also find the RCMP report, hockey reports, school news and a timeline of the events in Kerrobert that culminated in the arrest of Johan Klassen, Jr.

Tomorrow’s paper

Cross-poppiesYou don’t want to miss our annual tribute to veterans in the November 4th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.  Reporter Louise Robson was able to interview Si Campbell and Helena Long talked to Paul Marshall who built a number of metal poppies for installation at an international memorial in Ypres, Belgium. And don’t forget to have a look at all the businesses and others who so generously sponsored this edition of the paper!

We haven’t forgotten all the other important news such as:

  • local election results, for towns, villages, RMs and school boards;
  • a report on Luseland students’ exchange with classes from New Brunswick;
  • an introduction to area senior hockey teams, and an explanation of why the Miners aren’t playing this year; and
  • an assortment of Halloween photos.

Also a note if you are a Unity subscriber and receive your paper in your post office box. Due to changes in how we can deliver the paper to Canada Post, papers will now only be delivered at 1 Friday afternoons. If you wish to pick up your paper in the morning, please call the office at 306-228-2267 to make arrangments.

Legion Remembrance Day poster contest

In a scene repeated in hundreds, if not thousands, of Legion halls across the country, members of the Unity Royal Canadian Legion gathered Nov. 1 to judge the poster entries in the annual Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest.

poster contestSi Campbell, Irene Thiessen-Campbell and Vern and Sadie Burns spent half a day examining somewhere between 500 and 600 posters. They all agreed creating a short list of possible winners in each category was the easy part but picking the final top two out of the short list of top contenders was far more difficult.

The Legion members spread out all the posters in one category or division at a time. There are four categories all together: primary – kindergarten and Grades 1 to 3; junior – Grades 4 to 6; intermediate – Grades 7 to 9; and senior – Grades 10 to 12. Students from all three schools in Unity send in posters for the competition.

Remembrance Day postersEach category is further divided into colour posters and black and white posters. From the submitted posters, the group of judges had to select first and second place winners in each of the eight divisions.

The rules, set by the national Legion office, say “Entries will be judged on originality, expression of designated subject, drawing and illustration. The poster shall reflect Remembrance with a Canadian theme.”

The winning posters are kept by the Legion and sent off to zone competition. After making their way through local, zone and district levels, the best posters, essays and poems in the province are chosen and forwarded to Ottawa for the national competition. National winners are displayed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa for one year, while second and third place winners are displayed at Parliament Hill during Remembrance week. Eventually even these posters make their way back to the students.

As well as cash prizes at each level of competition, the senior national winners of each of the poster contests, and of the essay and poetry contests, are flown to Ottawa to attend the national Remembrance Day service where they place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada. They also have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.

The winning entries forwarded from the Unity branch of the Royal Canadian Legion have often seen some national success but our local Legion members are still waiting and hoping to have a senior national winner so they can send someone off on the Remembrance Day trip to Ottawa.