Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
April - May 2009


Warman Wildcat AA Bantam Team News


Congratulations to the Warman Wildcat AA Bantam team for the second year in a row winning the Saskatchewan Provincial Championship; defeating first Humboldt Broncos, North Battleford Stars, and Tisdale Ramblers. Then to take on the representative from the south, Weyburn Crescent Point Wings and finally the Saskatoon Outlaws to claim the title. They will go on now to be the Saskatchewan Bantam representative at Western’s which will be held at Weyburn this year from April  2-5.

The Warman Wildcats also won the Centre Four league championship defeating the Prince Albert Venice House Pirates in a best of three series. The team captain is Kenaston’s Logan McVeigh.  Logan was tied for league leading scorer, and won the most valuable player award.


Kenaston Sr. Girls Basketball Team

The Kenaston Sr. Girls basketball team just completed a successful basketball season that was capped off with a berth in the provincial 1A championships at Hoopla 2009 in Regina.  The girls kicked off the season with their 8 team home tournament at the end of November.  Other tournaments that they participated in were Humboldt, Loreburn, Outlook, Delisle, and Lake Lenore. Home and away games against Outlook, LCBI, Loreburn, and Langham were also part of their season.  The team is comprised of only seven girls and so the steady improvement of skills over the season was strengthened by physical conditioning, team play, and lots of determination.  This combination earned them a conference championship in Southey on March 7th and allowed them the privilege of hosting Regionals on March 13 and 14th in Kenaston.  St. Walburg, Paradise Hill, and Lake Lenore attended this Regional but Kenaston defeated the strong Lake Lenore team in a nail-biting final. This earned the Kodiaks an opportunity to play in the provincial showcase at Hoopla on March 20 and 21st.  After losing to Fillmore on Friday, they battled injury in their game against Frontier on Saturday, March 21, bringing home a fourth place trophy and the pride of their home town on what was a most successful season for this small but talented crew.  The team is coached by Gene Zdunich, assisted by Jenna Zdunich, and managed by Kim Johnson.

Kenaston Dinner Theatre: A Great Success.

On March 28 and 29 Kenaston Community Dinner Theatre presented a live theatre production of “Chickenheart” written by Craig Sodaro, and produced by special arrangements with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. of Engelwood Colorado.  This year’s play was capably directed by Melanie Kerpan.  Jordan Richardson provided sound and light expertise as well as providing lots of acting tips for the cast.  Alice Hill again met the challenge of prompting.  The show played to a capacity crowd on Saturday night and large crowd on Sunday evening.

The cast was comprised of Derrell Hrynchyshyn, Gerard Zdunich, Cynthia Guy, Kate Zdunich, Cory Ouellette, Rosemary O’Handley, Joanne Hoffmann, Sally Siroski, Cindy Carss, Carla Chomyshen, Kathy Enns, Aaron Biberdorf, Linda Purves, Drew Anholt, and Jenna Lynne Zdunich,

An exciting thing happened at dress rehearsal.  Thanks to the creative mind of Sally Siroski a bus load of seniors residing at a long term care facility in Saskatoon joined the students of Kenaston School to watch the show.  The seniors loved the performance and the opportunity to attend.

Two of our local caterer’s, Well Seasoned and E & D Catering did themselves proud by serving two wonderful dinners.  Thanks to all of our wonderful community volunteers who were hostesses, waiters and meat carvers.  Behind the scenes were the students who set up tables and chairs; the volunteers who prepared appetizers, set up tables, did appetizer plate service and cocktails. Other community members also provided cast food, decorated, and performed the very essential dish washer crews and facility cleanup. 

Other volunteers filled the roles of management, advertising, sales, set construction.  Wow – what an incredible team.  There are many ways to be involved and we invite everyone in the community to consider how they could take part.


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  • April 8th: Dessert Theatre – Comedy and Calories - Kenaston School - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 10th: Good Friday Ecumenical Services.  2:30 Meet at Anglican Church for Cross Procession to Catholic Church at 3:00 pm
  • April 18th – Sportsman Dinner and Blizzards Auction. Cocktail hour starts 5 pm. Banquet, silent auction, Wall of Honor and Evening Social to follow.  Advanced tickets only $15.00.  Mike Menzies: 252-2719.

Senior’s News

Senior’s Annual Meeting
Monday April 20th, 2 pm.

Coffee for the Public
Mondays (morning and afternoon), as well as Thursday afternoons.

The Kenaston Website now has a blog
See Kenaston Community

Our blog has been set up as a guest book but also as a place where the Kenaston community can participate and contribute to their website with news, updates, events, congratulations, articles and items of interest.  It’s a place for just about anything (minus business ads), and a great way to add interest to our site which gives residents and visitors alike more reason to keep checking back to our community page. 

  The headings to post comments under can be changed or added to with your recommendations or ideas.  We especially want dialogues happening around our 2010 Birthday party, and back yard reunions.  We would also like to see posts regarding events or news item that would be of interest to both residents and visitors.  As always we are working to make our Kenaston homepage the best ever.  Contact or email Glen Pavelich (fireflywebs.ca) at 252-2711.

Building Strong Communities: by ML Whittles

March 31, 2009 - just another day of a long dreary winter for many, but not for the forty-five municipal government representatives who gathered to take over the reins of one of the most visionary projects in the Province.  WaterWolf, initiated by MidSask REDA/CFDC in 2005 was established to address issues of capacity building, evidence based decision making, long-term planning and investment readiness for the region.


WaterWolf realized that in order to build strong communities for long-term prosperity, environmental health and social well-being depends on managing change and promoting efficient land use and development patterns.  This supports strong, livable and healthy communities, protects the environment, public health and safety, stimulates economic growth and sustains municipal financial well-being over the long term.

An executive was chosen March 31 from the participating municipalities.  Sitting for the first term is David Cross, Mayor, Village of Elbow; Kevin Vollmer, Reeve, R.M. of Loreburn; Yvonne Arnsten, Administrator, R.M. of Fertile Vally; Nick Patkau, Reeve, R.M. of Rosedale; Joyce Aitken, Administrator, Town of Central Butte; Tony Peter, Councilor, Town of Outlook; M.L. Whittles, Vice-Chair, Waterwolf; Edna Laturnus, Administrator, R.M. of Canaan and Village of Lucky Lake; Sylvia Matwe, Mayor, Village of Riverhurst and Donald Shirtliff, Councilor, R.M. of Victory.

There is much work left to be done in order to ensure the stability of this initiative moving forward into the future.  With the creation of this executive board, chosen directly from the municipal bodies together with the assistance of MidSask, the foundation for future development and a framework for sustainability is ensured.
For the full article see ML's Blog Spot.


Slow Pitch

BRINGING THE HEAT: PITCH-A-PALOOZA 2009; The Brainchild of Nic Zdunich and Ellen Ouellette. Pitch-A-Palooza is a slo-pitch tournament designed for the community and surrounding areas, by recent Kenaston School Alumni. Ellen Ouellette says “We were raised with activities, and events that contributed to who we are today, and we feel its our part to not only give back to the community, but to inspire the youth and get involved”.

Pitch-A-Palooza (if you haven’t already heard) is a slo-pitch tournament taking place at Kenaston Ball Diamonds August 7/8, 2009. But what makes Pitch-A-Palooza great is its more then just a slo-pitch tournament, its an event. “We have a wide variety of side activities which includes: Kenaston Hotel hosting a Steak Supper, and Patio Party with a live band Friday night, and on Saturday we have lots of games and activities for you to enjoy. We will then end Pitch-A-Palooza in style with a Luau at Kenaston Place Saturday evening.” ($6.00 Admission, $2.00 if registered to play in Pitch-A-Palooza), we have something for everyone!

We are having this event for the public, and want everyone to come out and celebrate, have fun, enjoy the games, and play a little ball. This summer we’re bringing the heat!

For More Info: Please contact Ellen Ouellette @ 306 370 7243. She will give you information on how-to register, accommodations, activities, or answer any questions you may have. Or to register your team, call Katie Sagen @ 306 270 4692. Its $100.00 per team to register, or $10.00 per person. More information TBD, check out our Facebook page for MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS, and for the most up to date news!).