August / September '08
Flea Market and Garage Sales: August 3rd and 4th, 2008. During the Sunday and Monday of the August long weekend, our community wide yard sale will happen again. The map has been printed and will be available from all locations so that no stops are missed. You can still join the sale event if you have a location to add but will need to mark your driveway so visitors will see it. Let friends and family know about our annual event. For table bookings contact Ed Grant at Prairie Treasures 252-2366.
Community BBQ: Wednesday, August 13th
Show your community spirit; attend the Chamber’s annual summer BBQ. Welcome Newcomers, meet and greet your fellow Kenastonians. (Bring Your Lawn Chair).
Sponsors: Kenaston Lion’s Club, Affinity Credit Union, & Millsap Fuel Distributors See Poster. 5-7:30 pm. Veteran’s Centennial Park. Supper $2.00. Be sure to bring your new neighbour.
Water Tower Project: The Kenaston & District Chamber of Commerce received very good news this spring! Our Chamber has been approved to submit applications for project funding to the Dakota Dunes Community Corporation. The qualifying period is from 2008 -
2010. Funding applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and each is accepted or denied on the merit of the project.
The Chamber submitted the Water Tower Project by the first deadline and was approved for funding with a completion deadline of December 31, 2008. The grant is for $9930 and was approved based on the $5,000 of community donations that the Chamber has acquired over the past years. Note that we had expended some of our funds on the environmental cleaning of the building interior in 2007. I believe that the application was viewed favourably because we have some of our own funds to expend on the project.
The current project budget is around $15,000.00 given that shingling became necessary along with the previously planned scraping, some 200 boards for replacement siding and a couple of coats of paint. The siding is being cut by a sawmill in the Love area of Saskatchewan and Jeff Sanderson and crew have now shingled the building. We have a good start! We are now seeking painters so if you want to discuss the project, kindly contact Susan Anholt (252-2001 evenings).
A Kenaston Crossroads supporter
1-800-263-6071, or 252-6100
The Chamber wishes to acknowledge and thank Matt& Lynne Yelich and Leland & Mariette Owen for welcoming the Community Billboard in their respective sign corridors. Thanks also to Glen & Gene Pavelich for updating the Flea Market signage
and getting it posted.
This issue is co-sponsored by
”Proud to Serve Our Community”
This year Glen and
Gene Pavelich are
offering a $2.50
hamburger & beverage option from their yard sale location at Pavelich Farm BnB. Their gardens and trails will also be available for leisurely strolls.
ITRACS WINS SABEX AWARD.
On May 13, 2008 Itracks was announced as the “2008 Business of the Year”. This is awarded to a Saskatoon based company that clearly demonstrates excellence in the areas they consider key to their success, including
profitability, customer service, growth and/or
expansion, marketing, and employment creation.
Congratulations Itracks. See Full Article on-line.
Affinity Credit Union won the Community Participation Award & Brad Hoffmann of Early Mailing won the Strategic Partnership Award. Congratulations to all!
Attention Pet Owners: The council of the Village of Kenaston would like to remind all residents that we have an animal control bylaw in place which prohibits animals running at large and defecating on any public or private property other than the property of its owner. They would like to advise all pet owners to have your pets leashed when walking them within the village and to prevent them from defecating on others property. If they do, please remove the waste from the property. Many people put a lot of work into their lawns and would appreciate it if others would be respectful.
Kenaston Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2010:
This will be a participation event that will showcase the “Past, Present & Future” of the Kenaston Community from Friday, July 2 to Sunday July 4. Our community is inclusive
of everyone and everyone is included!
Friday: Registration at Kenaston Place.
Would you be interested in hosting an Open House so that past residents can see their old home? We encourage back yard class or organization reunions & there will be a
Senior Hockey Reunion at the Skating Rink. Your event – Your way!
Saturday: 8am – 10am Pancake Breakfast – we need a local group to host this.
- 10:00am Parade featuring each decade of the
- Community (local groups are encouraged to think big!) and register according to a specific decade. You are welcome to portray multiple decades. Register to: Cory Ouellette
- Local businesses are encouraged to set up food vending on the street similar to “Taste of Saskatchewan”.
- Each local Church is invited to hold an open house for a preset time on Saturday
- Kenaston School will be available for Tours
- We are planning an “Old Fashioned Sports Day” with family slo-pitch and games.
- We hope that the Swimming Pool can be open for a fun day at the pool
- We’re planning a Gala Supper at Kenaston Place and will do two sittings if necessary
- A Variety Night is also on the agenda
- Kenaston Hotel will host an evening event and others may wish to attend a Social at Kenaston Place
Sunday: Ecumenical Service. Cold plate luncheon