Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
August - September 2010



2010 Centennial Celebration
Wind Up Report:

The Kenaston 2010 committee deemed the Centennial Celebration to be an unqualified success. The community of Kenaston displayed itself as an attractive, vibrant community; positioned well for a successful future.  Our homes, yards, and public lands looked great, and you are all to be congratulated.

Each of our committee members managed a section of the Centennial celebration.  Each was an individual success and combined to make a grand weekend.  The Blizzard Hockey team held a successful event, as did the Kenaston Hotel. The Lions Club did a great job of the pancake breakfast, and the Taste of Kenaston luncheon was fantastic. The Kenaston Seniors did a great job of portraying our history and meshed perfectly with the incredible parade, variety and fashion show.  The slo-pitch, balloon creatures, children's games, horseshoes, church open houses, school tours, and bingo all provided an array of activities to fill the day.  Thanks also to the local bikers for arranging the motorcycle display. The swimming pool was an excellent choice for a break in the action and was well received. It was also wonderful to see the impromptu wagon rides around town on Saturday afternoon. After Saturday’s program, fantastic fireworks filled the night sky. The Sunday worshippers gathered in the Catholic Church and experienced ecumenical worship second to none.  Our volunteers were stellar from the greeters at Kenaston Place, registration assistance, hospitality assistance and bar crews. A special bouquet to our set up and knock down crews for tables and chairs at Kenaston Place and the tents. Finally, our caterers proved that they are capable of anything.  The gala supper served 600 people and we estimate that there were 800 to 1000 folks in and around the community over the course of the weekend. Thanks to our sponsors, Millsap Fuel Distributors & Al Hoffmann Insc.

The committee will pull a photographic story of the weekend onto a DVD, which will be made available at cost. So if you have photography that you wish to share, please bring your digital files to Susan Anholt. 

The Kenaston History DVD's should be available next week, and there are lots of cookbooks still available at Heather's Korner and CJ's Super Stop.  Thanks to our community, past and present, for the support.

Susan Anholt, Chair
Kenaston 2010 Committee

Blizzard Hockey Reunion
Report by Mike Menzies

In conjunction with the Kenaston Homecoming the Kenaston Blizzards Senior hockey team held a Blizzard reunion. After cocktails and supper the program started with Master of Ceremonies Barry Firby calling the Management Teams of the different eras:

  • Floyd Wright spoke of the startup of the Kenaston Senior Hockey Program. 
  • Juliann Sorotski and Sheree Fertuck spoke on behalf of Michael Sorotski who was instrumental in this process.
  • Albert Hoffmann and Dan O'Handley spoke of the successful seasons under their reign and their admiration for the players on the various teams.
  • 1998-2006- Barry Firby and Don George spoke of the changing from the Wheatland League to the Sask Valley Hockey League and of the Provincial Championship won in 2001-2002.
  • 2007-2010 Steve Prpich and Mike Menzies spoke of the current roster and influences that have been had from the different years.

No doubt was left that all the people in the room were proud of the Blizzard franchise and what it means to the community. 


Kenaston’s Welcome Basket Team:
If you have or get a new neighbor, or know of someone who has moved into our community, please contact Theresa Owen or Della Siroski at 252-6100 so the names can be added to the welcome basket list.

The Riverbend CoOp has been busy putting together a new look for the Kenaston Store.  Although there is still work to be done including painting, tiles and equipment moves, the coop is moving forward with improvements to their look, convenience and service. The new double door gives greater front and side customer accessibility as well as easier gas-pump service. Once the finishing touches are completed the inside checkout counter and coffee bar will have a modern convenience store appeal.


The Kenaston Trade and Craft Show has been taken on as an individual project by John Boehmer.  He will be organizing the event for the fall and has Kenaston Place tentatively booked for October 23rd.
Contact John to arrange for a booth: 252-2171.  The Grade 12 Class will be doing the food service from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  All other proceeds will go to the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic.

Contributing to the Crossroads:As space allows and content deemed appropriate, community members are welcomed and encouraged to contribute information to the Crossroads. Although originally designated for Chamber updates and to promote Community Spirit, the Crossroads is really all about what makes Kenaston a proud and viable community. We like to see community spirit items, and recognition of our teams, clubs, students and organizations as well as our individual community members. Short events notices can also be placed in the list of coming events. Email your contributions to Glen Pavelich at glenpavelich@gmail.com, or Susan Anholt at sdaa@sasktel.net. Bi-monthly issues come out the 1st week of February, April, June, August, October and December.

This Issue has been co-sponsored by:

FEA Contracting



Prairie Treasures Annual  Flea Market: Once again Prairie Treasures will bringing long- weekend traffic to Kenaston

Sunday and Monday August 1st and 2nd 2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you wish to set up a booth on the Prairie Treasures grounds contact Ed Grant 252-2366.  Booth cost: $15.00.  Also, if you are holding a yard sale from your residence you may post your sale location on the Kenston street map on the wall at Prairie Treasures.


The Kenaston Affinity Credit Union
Customer Appreciation and Community Welcome BBQ:

will be held August 6th - Credit Union grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please join us for a complimentary BBQ.


The Kenaston Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a very warm welcome to newcomers to our community. Special invitations will be sent out inviting all newcomers arriving since August 2009 to attend the Affinity Credit Union BBQ and be officially welcomed to Kenaston.

Come out one and all to help us say:

“We are happy to have you here,
we are proud that you chose this place to live,
and we hope that you are finding yourselves at home.”

Village News: Carman Fowler has returned to The Village of Kenaston office as the Acting Administrator. Carman is working toward Administrator status, looks forward to the challenge of the Administrator position, and thanks Mark for his many years of service and training.

The new Village office hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays only from 8 – 12 and 1-4.  If you have any village concerns, please phone or drop in within those days and times otherwise there is a voice message system in place to receive your message and Carman will get back to you on the day she returns. 

Mark remains RM Administrator with office hours Monday to Friday 8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4 pm.


Wellness Clinic Dates: August 3rd, 17th and 31st, 10:00 a.m. at the Adam’s Center.

Senior’s News: The Seniors are happy with the part they played in the Kenaston Centennial Celebration which include:

  • Decorating a horse drawn riding wagon and participated in the parade;
  • Collecting memorabilia from community members and creating a photo display which was very well received;
  • Serving coffee, tea and tarts;
  • Offering a Sunday gathering place at the Adam's Center;
  • Updating the memory plaques of deceased members.

Upcoming Seniors Events:

  • Tuesday August 3rd: Outing to Outlook and Broderick.
  • End of August: Pot Luck gathering – watch for posters.
  • Friday October 1st: Senior’s Day. Saskatchewan Seniors Week is September 27th to October 3rd. 

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


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 glenpavelich@gmail.com.

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