Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads

December 2010 / January 2011



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Christmas Gift Idea - Centennial DVD Set:

The Kenaston "Heritage, Spirit, Vision" DVD is selling for $25.00.  This two disk set presents over 100 years of history, told from the perspective of each decade. 

Kenaston Centennial Weekend DVD is available as well.  It is price at a very affordable $10.00.  Order now and receive a free Centennial Souvenir Card while supplies last.   Contact Susan Anholt or Theresa Owen.


The Kenaston Blizzards are having a New Year’s Eve Dance this year at Kenaston Place.  Doors open at 9:00pm. Minors must be accompanied with Parent or Guardian. 
$10 entry, lunch served.

Kenaston Blizzards

Upcoming Blizzards Schedule - Saturday December 4th against Kyle is rescheduled to January 14th, 2011. Next Action is Wednesday Janurary 8th against Central Butte 8pm in Kenaston.

The Village of Kenaston council would like to update everyone regarding the changes to the Water Treatment Plant Project.  At this stage the contractors have completed the concrete work which includes foundation and maintenance pads to place the R.O. unit and associated equipment on. The building has been framed, insulated and sheeted on the exterior and interior. The siding is not quite complete as they are trying to finish the interior completely so they can get the building mechanical and electrical underway ASAP. (The building mechanical would consist of heating and ventilation). The contractors are about 1 week away from finishing the interior and after that will be finishing the exterior. They will also be changing the filter media and doing the process piping starting this month and expect delivery of the R.O. unit early in 2011.

Welcoming New Businesses:
See Kenaston’s On-Line Business Directory for links to these new businesses.

If you have a new business let the chamber know, and be sure to get your business page added to the Kenaston Business Directory.

The Village of Kenaston, RM of McCraney, and employees would like to wish everyone in the Kenaston community and area a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


The Kenaston Trade and Craft Show was held on October 23, 2010.  It was a good day with over 40 vendors with many new and different displays.  Linda and John Boehmer would like to thank those who helped out: Kathy Enns and the Grade XII students for helping setup and take down tables and providing the delicious lunch all day and Guy Trucking and Millsap Fuel Distributors for their generous donations.   All proceeds from the lunch go to the Grade XII students, and trade fair proceeds go to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.  Many thanks to all who browsed and shopped.

Contributing to the Crossroads: As space allows and content deemed appropriate, community members are welcomed and encouraged to contribute information or suggestions for articles to the Crossroads.  Send your suggestion and contributions to Glen: 252-2711.


Crossroads Distribution: Thank you to those who submitted their email addresses with this year’s municipal tax assessment. This growing list helps us reach more of the rural and village residents who do not receive the newsletter.  We are hoping to continue with this expanded email list so the Crossroads and other important notices can be sent to more homes over the internet.

This Issue has been co-sponsored by:

Crossroads Sponsor

Kenaston Gala

Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
“Christmas Revue” – 9:00 p.m.
$20.00/person – Advance Tickets - Kenaston Co-op,
or by phone - 252-2226 or 252-2310.
Cash Bar – No Minors Please


School Dates:

  • December 7thSurprise Theatre Drama Nite
    7 pm
  • December 12-15 - Grades 10-12 Ski Trip
  • December 16th School Concert
  • December 23rd – Jan 4th -Christmas Break
  • February Break – February 21st to 25th.

Senior’s Club News:

Quilting Equipment: The senior’s applied for and received a grant for winter projects.  The quilting equipment purchased will be arriving soon.

December 14th: Christmas Supper for membership and guests.  6pm.  Please confirm by December 7th to Jeanette Holder 252-2081.

Senior Winter Games – Kenaston will be held February 23rd.


May your Holidays be filled
with the true spirit of Christmas
..........Kenaston Seniors Club

December 11th at the Adam's Center


Kenaston Business Plan – 2011 to 2014

The updated Kenaston Business Plan is now posted on the Kenaston website under community profile and the chamber page.  See direct links added to the on-line version of this issue.

If you have suggestions or feedback for the business plan please email or call Susan Anholt before January 30th.  Additional community input is always welcome and will be brought to the next Chamber meeting for discussion.

Overview since 2007: Community survival is an issue foremost in the minds of all rural communities in Saskatchewan.  In 2002 our Chamber membership agreed that we could play a larger role in community development and began discussing ways to initiate community and regional development. The Chamber held strategy meetings and developed an initial four year business plan for 2003 to 2006.  This plan was followed by the 2007 – 2010 strategy.  Each of these strategies was executed by a volunteer committee.

Over the past four year period our chamber has focused as a group on our business development tools.  The chamber has maintained our business plan and has received monthly reports from each project team.  Any ideas received from the community have been redirected to the appropriate project team.  In 2008 the village assumed ownership of the Kenaston website with site maintenance continued by chamber representatives. Our community billboard is regularly updated with the encouragement to post local events, and the community profile is updated. 

We have marketed the community by successfully hosting events such as “CTV Home Town Tour”.

Our tourism committee has built a walking trail; repaired, enhanced, maintained and aligned the Snowman Park” to the community theme; achieved a complete restoration of the water tower; and saw the initiation of souvenirs. 
A Community Spirit goal has evolved into Crossroads, a bi-monthly community flyer which has been well received in the community. Crossroads is also circulated in an e-format as a cost effective, convenient, and efficient way to reach more residents and friends of the community.  As well, new businesses are acknowledged and an annual community picnic is held to celebrate summer and welcome newcomers. Our welcome baskets (contents are donated by chamber members) are delivered to newcomers at the picnic so that we have a gift for them.

Our community beautification goal has seen a general clean-up around town, additional trees planted, and flower beds and planters added to the Veteran’s Centennial Park by a chamber representative. The chamber has also initiated an annual cleanup of the walking trail and encourages the village to maintain the community park.

During 2010, the Kenaston Chamber has spent several months reviewing the 2007-2010, reviewed and amending each of the goals.  Our proposals have been circulated to the community via the community website.