Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter

October / November - 2005




2005 Autumn Action Day:

Saturday, October 22nd. Displays run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lunch: Hot Beef on a Bun - 11:30 to 1:00

Evening Supper 4:30 to 6:30 Proceeds to go to the Kenaston School and Community Projects Live Afternoon entertainment by: The Loreburn Seniors Kitchen Band.

new years

New Year's Eve: Semi-Formal Dance New Year's Eve:

Come and dance your heart out on New Year's. Two-step or jive, or move any way you like - at the best dancing facility anywhere around. You can't beat the price. Good music and a spacious dance floor are guaranteed, and you'll be so close to home at the end of a fun filled night!

We're excited about reviving our social dances here in Kenaston, so don't let the word "semi-formal" scare you, just put on your New Year's best and join us. We must have a secure ticket sale margin confirmed by Autumn Action Day to guarantee the event, so sign up at the Credit Union a.s.a.p. to reserves your tickets or purchase from a committee or chamber member, from Heather's Korner, or see us at Autumn Action Day.

Help support this event by spreading the word and inviting friends and family who live outside the community. You can email our on-line link: www.kenaston.ca where the announcement is posted. If you have questions let us know: Joanne, Toni, Glen, Elaine, Marg.


Tourism Campaign 2005: WaterTower:Our goal of 2005 was overly optimistic. However, the tourism committee plans to begin the water tower restoration in early 2006. We will be confirming all of our project estimates over the next few months but estimate that approximately $2,500 will be needed for completion. Gifts for the water tower, antique machinery pavilion or community symbol may be made to the Village of Kenaston as a charitable donation.

There are many ways to assist in Chamber projects; instead of donating cash you can volunteer to help us clean out the water tower, or support Chamber events such as Autumn Action Day or the New Years Dance.


Kenaston & Area Community Christmas Party: Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. Plan ahead and book tickets for your staff, organization, team, or as individuals. Mike Couros will be our MC, and the event will be the official launch for the "Kith & Kin 2005" history book.

Entertainment by magician/comedian "The Magic Man" Clinton James. Tickets $30.00 per person. Saturday December 3rd, Kenaston Place. Call Susan Anholt for tickets: 252-2001, or 252-2769. Event sponsored by the Kenaston Blizzard Hockey.


Website, Calendar & Newsletter Submissions/suggestions: Every business (home or commercial) and service in the Kenaston district gets 1 free page on the Kenaston website. To post your information contact Glen - 252-2711

Each issue of The Kenaston CrossRoads is posted on our website so you can e-mail the link to friends and family who have moved outside the community to keep them in touch with home. 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.

Be sure to use our on-line Calendar of Events to post your function. This service can be of value to planning committees wanting to avoid conflickting dates.

Kenaston Crossroads: Next issue December/January. The newsletter will appear in your mailbox sometime during the 1st week of every second month. To sponsor an issue of your community newsletter (approximately $30.00) please contact the chamber of commerce.


EMO: Be Prepared. In light of recent global events, and winter weather approaching we need to be prepared. Plan and prepare to be as self-sufficient in your own home as possible. Join with neighbors and friends and organize for emergencies such as severe weather or power outage. The more we are prepared the more secure our entire community will be in a crisis. Block Leaders: Our phone fan-out and evacuation plan still needs completion. If your block is not organized please call Colleen Sekulich 252-2230 for information. Be Prepared: Not Scared is the motto for the Canadian EMO emergency planning team. EMO Tips are available in your Kenaston EMO manual available on the Kenaston website. You can also pick up your copy from Town Office, or from your block leader.


This issue was made possible by

Boehmer's Garage

Watch for Tire Display at Autumn Action Day
Also: Fall Specials Now in Effect- $64.95



Announcements and Coming Events:

  • Autumn Action Day: October 22nd Community
  • Christmas Party: December 3rd
  • Kenaston School: Magazine campaign underway, and volleyball season in full swing.
  • F.A.M.E. Art Show - Craik EcoCenter - Saturday, November 05, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. www.midlakes.ca

Community Spirit: We had a wonderful Centennial Celebration BBQ on September 1st at Veteran's Park. The event was very well attended and we enjoyed a perfect fall day for the event. Thanks to those who came out to show your community spirit.



Our Snowman's Hand: The Chamber will soon be restoring the snowman area to its former glory. A new hand will be fabricated along with a hockey stick. A plan for fencing has been approved; watch for progress! Donations will be gratefully accepted.



Our Wellness Center needs support. The Kenaston Wellness Clinic has operated since 1992, and has been managed by registered nurse Darla Collins for the last 5 years. Darla provides a long list of health services to all ages from infant to senior care, and she is happy to answer your questions or direct you as needed. All patient records are strictly confidential.

Kenaston should be aware that the free services provided by the clinic are not funded through Saskatchewan Health but rather by community donation. Your support ensures the survival of this important community service, including the RN fee, and the stock of important medical supplies. If you haven't used the clinic services yet, come and see how easy and convenient we are with a quick check-up.

See our Afghan Raffle at Autumn Action Day (donated by Pearl Breadner). Your donations to the clinic are gratefully accepted. Receipts will be provided for amounts over $20.00. Cheques should be made out to The Village of Kenaston Wellness Clinic.

Upcoming clinic hours: Oct. 18, 31; Nov. 15, 29; Dec. 13, from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. For more information on services provided call Darla at 252-2008 or see the webpage under services on www.kenaston.ca.


Real Estate: 3 houses sold in Kenaston since the last Crossroads. Place your property free of charge on our website at www.kenaston.ca (house, land, acreage, farm, building or lot, whether in town or in the surrounding area).

Land for sale near the Village of Kenaston 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: Susan Anholt 252-2769.

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 and help promote your business.
ML Whittles: 252-2236.

One Tonne Challenge: "Over 500 million computers and other electronic equipment will become obsolete over the next 5 years making E-waste the fastest growing source of waste we have. E-waste does not readily decompose, and therefore poses a significant environmental pollutant and health risk." Ewaste Canada in Regina accepts all electronic equipment, working or nonworking, except television, for environmental-friendly recycling. Someone with a truck, willing to organize a pick-up and drop off to Regina, may want to let the community know so those with electronic waste piling up in their garage or basement can take advantage of this safe disposal service. See http://www.ewastecanada.ca/