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Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Kenaston Crossroads
April - May 2010


Kenaston's 2010 Village Anniversary

2010 Centennial Celebration Updates:
Do mark the dates July 2 – 4 on your calendar.  See our Centennial page on the Kenaston website for all events, schedules, registration forms, blog links, and more. The registration forms will be available in the next week or so and can now be downloaded from www.kenaston.ca.

Advance bookings are necessary for all meals as our food services people need firm numbers. We can also use volunteers for a myriad of jobs. There will be tables and chairs to arrange and bars to tend.  Call Susan (252-2001) or Theresa (252-2028) to volunteer. 

On Saturday of the Centennial weekend individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to set up display or sales booths anywhere on Central Avenue (by Kenaston Place) or in the Third Street area. Please contact Susan Anholt if you plan to set up a booth. 

Also on Saturday the Senior’s will be showing memorabilia of days past at the Adam’s Center. If you have items you could contribute to the display please contact Jeannette 252-2082, Agatha 252-2220, or Mary Ann 252-2721. Besides pictures and general memorabilia various display corners are being discusssed – ie a kitchen corner, sewing corner, etc.


Community Cllean Up Before Our Centennial:We can be proud of our well manicured village, but more can be done to enhance our residential or business lots.  It has been noted that some lots require tree and shrub trimming, others clean up and repairs.  Please help to ensure garbage is picked up, lawns are mowed, and clutter is put away.  Report to village office any areas you have noted that require attention. The Village will be continuing with sidewalk improvements, including desodding, and the  maintainence and beautification of Centennial Park.

The Walking Trail Annual Clean Up will take place on June 8th at 7 pm. Contact Susan Anholt with your offer to help.  Bring your rakes, spades and clippers.


Attention Farmers and Ranchers: You can join the Kenaston Chamber of Commerce as a farming business.  One of the advantages to members is a reduced credit card rate, and an excellent small business group insurance plan.  See the Chamber page on the Kenaston website for more details..

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The Buy/Sell/Trade Forum on the Kenaston website:  This forum has been added to our list of features so you can post your items for sale free of charge.  It is easy to use.  Go to the forum and give yourself a user name and password.  From there you can post your items under for sale / for trade / or wanted.  Give it a try…

Put A New Face On Business In The Mid Sask Region: Mid Sask Community Futures Development Corporation operates two Small Business Loans Association Funds which can provide financing of up to $15000.00 to small business within the Region.

At a recent Board Meeting, Mid Sask has decided to offer the Small Business Loan (SBLA) funding at a preferred interest rate of 2% to businesses who wish to enhance the appearance of their business premises through improved signage, a new coat of paint or new exterior finish, window or door awnings, improved lighting, windows or doors, roofing, or street-scaping – to name a few potential projects.


Business owners can also collaborate with other businesses on their block to do “Theming” or to co-ordinate the appearance of their business district by each applying for the financing and coordinating the work to be done.

Mid Sask is excited about this new trial initiative, which could really improve the appearance of our regions business areas. 

For further information please contact either Maureen Applin at (306) 867-9512 or Holly Vollmer at (306) 867-9562. 

Crossroads: Our newsletter has been reaching more people as we are emailing it to a growing list of subscribers.  If you have not received your newsletter by email then we likely do not have your email address or you have changed it. Please advise Glen Pavelich at glenpavelich@gmail.com if you wish to be added to our email list.


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Community Ecumenical Easter Service: Good Friday, April 2nd. The cross procession will start at the Anglican Church at 2:40pm, followed the 3:00pm service at the Catholic Church.

Dinner Theatre
April 9th and 10th, Kenaston Place.  Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00pm. Show to follow. 

Senior News:  Annual Meeting April 20th

Hockey Banquet: Kenaston Community Awards and Blizzard Auction – Saturday April 24th.

The doors will open at 5:30 pm. A roast beef dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  This year the 1999 Senior Girls Basketball Team will be inducted to the Wall of Honour.  Hockey awards will be presented at 8:00pm with the Live Auction starting at 8:30pm.  The World of Jersey Auction will be held at 9:30pm!  There will be raffles drawn through the dinner hour and a silent auction will close at the onset of the live auction. Come and take part in the fun!.  Tickets are $15.00 and include a $5.00 auction voucher.  See Mike Menzies at Affinity Credit Union for tickets.

School News:

  • April 2nd - April 9th: Easter Break
  • April 22nd – Career Fair, Grades 10 & 11, Rosetown
  • April 30th – World Class Tour (Hawaii), Grades K-8

Dinner Theatre 2010 will feature “Peril on the High Seas”.  Ticket sales have gone well. There are several tables available for Friday, April 9 and some, but very limited seating left for Saturday, April 10.   

Tickets Available:  Heather’s Korner 

Do get your tickets early as our caterers need advance notice.  We will likely cut off sales sometime during the week prior to dinner theatre. We can still use a little more help with some of our crews.  Call Susan Anholt if you can help out in any way!  


The Coophas offered to make arrangements for business improvement supplies, based on their stock, for supplies purchased with these SBLA funds. Those interested should contact Florence Greke – 252-2144

Our New Employment Page:  If you have a position available, or just want to hire someone for a small job, renovation, yard clean up, etc. then post your opportunity on our website.  If you are a trades person or available to do small jobs around the community post your notice on this page as well. Contact Glen Pavelich 252-2711 with the information you would like listed.  Don’t forget our business directory listings.  All Kenaston and district businesses get a basic free page so be sure you business is included.

The Kenaston Trade and Craft Show will no longer be organized by the Kenaston Chamber.  If the trade and craft show is something you wish to see continued in our community then you are invited to make this potential event a personal project, or to form a committee or business to see it continue in a brand new way.

Vandalism:  A cash reward is being offered by the Kenaston Chamber of Commerce for information that can be substantiated regarding vandalism in the village.  We all need to participate in a community watch.  Confidentiality will be ensured.  Please contact M.L. Whittles with information.

The Community Business Plan: The Chamber of Commerce business plan is due for renewal and all community members are welcome to make suggestions.  The 2007 revised plan is on-line at http://www.kenaston.ca/pages/chamber.htm or can be picked up at Susan Anholt’s office.  Talk over your ideas with any chamber member to have it brought forward at a chamber meeting.

Real Estate: A reminder to anyone selling real estate in or around Kenaston that you can put your property for sale on the Kenaston website for only $20.00.  People looking to buy a rural property do look at the community websites, and a good number of our recent sales have resulted from our on-line listing.  Contact Glen Pavelich – 252-2711 or email gene.glen@sasktel.net.

Lynn Yelich
A Kenaston Crossroads supporter
1-800-263-6071, or 252-6100