Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter

June/July 2005




Beautification: New flower beds and improvements are in progress at our Central Park. The GRAND OPENING and dedication ceremony will take place on June 22nd at 4 p.m. to rename our park to Veterans Centennial Park. A hotdog BBQ and drinks will be served from 4 to 6. Bring your lawn chairs and if you have a park bench that you can lend for the occasion please call Mark or Carmen. Also, we would welcome any of our Veterans to participate in this event. Contact town office to indicate your interest. 252-2221.


Chamber: Community Project Fund Raiser. TheChamber will be organizing a Semi-Formal Ballroom Dance to take place at Kenaston Place this New Year's Eve, December 31st/05. Tickets will be available by July 1st from any chamber member, from Heather's Korner, or by mail order through Glen Pavelich. To ensure that this event is well promoted and widely known we are starting now to determine the level of interest from Kenaston and neighboring communities. The event, complete with festive ambiance and dancing comfort, will feature ballroom, western and free style dance performances, a mid-evening luncheon table, and full bar service. Tickets will be available to adults only at $30.00 per couple and will not be sold at the door. You do not have to know how to ball room dance to attend. If there is likelihood that you will want to attend, please purchase a ticket now (by cheque) so we can confirm, on or before Autumn Action Day, whether the event is guaranteed. (If it is not, your cheque will be returned to you). Anyone interested in working on the ballroom dance committee please contact Glen Pavelich. Kenaston could be dancing again!.

Tourism: The Between the Lakes Development Group is comprised of council members and mayors from the communities between Diefenbaker Lake and Long Lake (highways #2, #11, #19 and #15). This organization has created a promotional place mat featuring attractions, points of interest, and calendar of events for each of the represented communities. The place mats are intended as a tourism strategy and are available free of charge, from the village office, to any community group sponsoring an event. Let the village office know if you would like to add your local event to the listings.

2005 Autumn Action Day: Saturday, October 22nd. Contact ML Whittles to book your booth, offer suggestions, or to volunteer your musical or skit performing talents.

School News


Last Day of Classes - Tuesday, June 28.
Kenaston School Grad - Thursday, June 30 - Exercises at Kenaston Place at 6:30.
Grand March and Social to follow.
Report Cards - Thursday, June 30 - Buses will not be running. Any report card not picked up will be mailed.

History Book: Pre-order your Kenaston History Book to ensure that you get a copy. Make your $50.00 deposit. Only a limited number will be ordered. Once they are sold, they are gone forever. Ensure that your family has a copy of this wonderful historical document. Mail your deposit to: PO Box 85, Kenaston SK

Business Committee: The Business Development Committee is investigating the proposal that we establish an independent living complex in Kenaston. In June we will be issuing a survey to gather your responses regarding need of, and desire for, such a project. As opposed to moving to Davidson, Outlook or Saskatoon, an independent living facility would enable our senior's to stay here at home, as so many have already stated would be their preference. Watch for the survey.

Environmental Tips: ONE TONNE CHALLENGE:

  • Car pool to commute to the city whenever possible.
  • Switch your washer to cold water wash.

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Announcements and Coming Events:

  • Park Dedication: June 22nd
  • Community Hero Nomination: Deadline June 25th
  • 2005 School Graduation: June 30th
  • Pavelich Farm Social for Senior's and Gardeners: Thursday August 4th.


Tourism Campaign 2005: Kenaston has four tourism projects in progress; restoration of our water tower, construction of a pavilion displaying a piece of antique machinery used to build Louis Riel Trail, the walking trail (Phase II), and a "school marm" highway symbol representing our prairie heritage. With your help these projects can be completed. Donations gratefully accepted (payable to the Village of Kenaston).

Our Park Benches will be in place very soon along "Mick's Way" Walking Trail.



Community Spirit: Kenaston and District Chamber of Commerce wants to nominate a "Community Hero" from our area for CBC Radio's "Gallery in the Summer" heard June through August on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Over the summer CBC will be recognizing eighteen local Saskatchewan heros. If you wish to recommend someone who has made our community a better place, contact Cora Greer 544-2734 and give her details.


Garden Party: On Thursday August 4th at 2:00, Pavelich Farm BnB will host an afternoon social for seniors and gardeners. Stroll the gardens, walk the labyrinth or just sit and visit over coffee and pie. Contact Glen, or the Adam's Center Club if you wish to attend or assist.


Real Estate: Empty houses in Kenaston mean fewer numbers in our community, in our school, and fewer residents to support our businesses and services. Place your house, land, acreage, farm, building or lot, whether in town or in the surrounding area, free of charge on our website at www.kenaston.ca. Land for sale near the Kenaston village boundaries is especially of interest to the council and chamber. Both organizations are willing to help you promote your lot as a potential housing or business site. Contact: Bob Mason 544-2734.

Community Profile on our Website:


Our Website is designed to promote our community. If you know of, or can find, a business looking for a new home please direct them to the community profile at www.kenaston.ca , and let the Chamber of Commerce know so we may make contact the business in person.

If you are interested in starting a business here at home, come to the chamber as part of your strategy for getting started. The chamber meets to plan for Kenaston's future and is very willing to support your business interests. ML Whittles: 252-2236


Website, Calendar & Newsletter Submissions/suggestions: Contacts Glen Pavelich 252-2711, Susan Anholt 252-2769. Make the user-friendly Kenaston Website your Home Page. Find out how at www.kenaston.ca.

Kenaston Crossroads: To sponsor an issue of your community newsletter (approximately $30.00) please contact the chamber of commerce. Next issue August/September.


Get your camera clicking this summer! The Kenaston website needs new pictures, both scenic and features within the community that promote who we are and all that we offer. Submit to Glen Pavelich.


EMO Tip of the Month: Be Prepared! Tornado warning signs: dotsevere thunderstorms, with frequent thunder and lightning dot an extremely dark sky, sometimes highlighted by green or yellow clouds, dot a rumbling sound, such as a freight train, or a whistling sound, such as a jet aircraft, dot a funnel cloud at the rear base of a thundercloud, often behind a curtain of heavy rain or hail. Things to do in case of a tornado: dot Listen to your radio during severe thunderstorms. Environment Canada issues a tornado warning immediately. dot If you hear that a tornado warning has been issued for your area, take cover immediately. Go to the basement or take shelter in a small interior ground floor room such as a bathroom, closet or hallway. Failing that, protect yourself by taking shelter under a heavy table or desk. dot In all cases, stay away from windows, outside walls and doors. Avoid buildings such as gymnasiums, churches and auditoriums with wide-span roofs. These roofs do not have supports in the middle and may collapse if a tornado hits them. dot Do not get caught in a car or mobile home. dot If no shelter is available, lie down in a ditch. dot Beware of flooding from downpours. dot If you are driving and spot a tornado in the distance, try to get to a nearby shelter. If the tornado is close, get out of your car and take cover in a low-lying area. dot If a tornado seems to be standing still, then it is either travelling away from you or heading right for you. In all cases, get as close to the ground as possible, protect your head and watch out for flying debris. Small objects such as sticks and straws can become lethal weapons when driven by a tornado's winds.


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