Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
June / July 2011



Mini Tradeshow
Saturday June 18th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Jen and Tyler Millsap residence (garage). Go 5.5 km west on Hwy 15, then south 7.5 km. Markers will be put out to flag the location.


  • Tupperware - Jen Millsap
  • Pampered Chef - Reagan Prpich
  • Watkins/Norwex - Tara Rink
  • Barefoot Books - Elizabeth Connor
  • Arbonne - Jaime Millsap
  • Epicure - Carla Millsap

School Dates:

  • Grads
    Graduation Nite: Thursday, June 30 Exercises at 6:30 at Kenaston Place.
  • School Resumes - August 30

Senior's Club Open House

including a barbecue and social for potential members will be held at the Adams Centre on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. We encourage those eligible to attend to see what the Centre has to offer.



Kenaston Hotel - 1st Annual
Slow Pitch Tournament
July 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Contact John to register. 252-2177.


Friday and Saturday Nite Entertainment, admission covered by team registration fee. Saturday Morning: Pancake Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Annual Flea Market at Prairie Treasures

Sunday July 31st and Monday August 1st, 2011
9 am to 5 pm.

Flea Market

Location: Just west of the corner of Highways 15 and 11. See Map.

Contact Ed Grant 252-2366 to book a table on the Prairie Treasures grounds.
Table cost $15.




Yard Sales: If you plan to have a yard sale at your residence on that weekend you can add your location to the wall map at Prairie Treasures. Plan on putting out balloons or markers to draw people to your sale.


Community Welcome for New Residents BBQ

Our annual community picnic returns this year and will be held Wednesday, August 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Veteran's Park. Costs: $2.00.

Keep this date in mind as for the official welcoming of our new residents to Kenaston. This event is a casual community barbeque and is open to both village and rural residents.

Pitch-A-Palooza: WE'RE BACK!


Summer is here and that can only mean one thing ...sunshine, beaches, and ball!

Pitch-A-Palooza 2011 is back in full swing for its third year in Kenaston on Saturday August 13 and we are now accepting team registrations! IfBaseball you are interested in registering please contact Katie Sagen @ ksagen@benesh.com or 664-0033! We expect this year to be bigger and better and quickly sell out so if you are interested get in touch as soon as possible. And to top this year off we are giving away $1000 grand prize!! Like us on Facebook to find out the most up to date news. This August Bring Your Swing!

Senior's Club News:

The Shuffleboard Tournament was completed with 8 members taking part.

On April 28, several people attended a Home Care presentation given by Gwen Eyre and Lana Schmiedge.

New flooring in the Adams Centre was installed during the week of May 23.

SSAI Walkathon - 11 members were involved in a variety of physical exercise from April 1 to May 15. After the exercise time was converted to miles, our club total was 390 miles.

On May 19, the grade 5 and 6 students from Kenaston School came to the Adams Centre for a craft project and snack. It was an enjoyable time and the students were pleased with their accomplishments.


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Great School News

Update from Darren Gasper, Principal Kenaston School / Distance Learning Centre.

The Sun West Division Board has approved an increase of our staff for next year as we had proposed an expansion of our distance education programming. Many of the courses that we currently offer to Sun West students will now be made available across the province. We are also expanding our programming choices to include courses such as Exercise Science for students planning to enter any Health Science related careers or in the area of Kinesiology. We also have plans to become the provincial centre for the Green Certificate courses offered through the Ministry of Agriculture - these include Field Crop Production, Cow/Calf Production, Feedlots, Dairy, Sheep and possibly Equine Production. Several other courses are also being developed.

The second project at our school will also involve the development of K-9 courses for use by home school families across the province. Currently there are no suppliers available that match the Saskatchewan curriculums and families have had to purchase materials from Alberta, BC or the U.S. These materials will also be of great benefit to the other schools throughout Sun West, so the Board has approved additional staff to help develop and print these materials. In total, an additional 4.25 staff will be added next year - this also includes a Vice-Principal position and I am pleased to congratulate Ryan Johnson on his appointment to the position. I am looking forward to working with him in his new role next year. In total we will have 15.5 teachers based at our school - 8.0 based on our enrollment and the additional 7.5 for distance ed and home school development. These additions will continue to provide many benefits to the students of our school and the added long term security of the school. Our staff certainly appreciates the support and confidence of the Board in moving ahead on these projects and in helping make Kenaston School one of the most unique schools in the Province.

Planning a "food" event? 

All public events must be licensed by the Health District.  Information and application forms are posted on the Kenaston Website.

Veteran's Park Clean Up:


A very enthusiastic group of workers from the school cleaned, cut, trimmed and painted to beautify Veteran's Park for the season. Arlo and Dee Guy brought the pots of flowers and put them in place so things are looking good. Thank you to all from the Chamber, Village and Residents.

You are invited to a 65th
Wedding Anniversary Come & Go Tea

Saturday, October 15th, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at St. Volodymyr Villa,
3102 Louise Place, Saskatoon, SK
- to honor -
William and Arvinna (Lowdermilk) Wilkinson
who were married on December 31st, 1946
Groomsman, the late Bernard Lowdermilk of Kenaston Bridesmaid,
Dorothy (Falkingham) Nizinkevich of Kenaston

From The Village of Kenaston

Lot in Kenaston

Six town lots are still for sale: see the real estate page on the Kenaston website for details.

The new reverse osmosis water treatment plant is not yet operational as the project crew is currently waiting for parts. When there will be any changes in water distribution, a notice will be sent out to inform residents.


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

Your Information on the Kenaston Website:

If you are the head of a committee or club in either Kenaston or the RM please note that you are invited to contribute to or update your page on www.kenaston.ca.

If you find there are frequent questions people ask, forms or public information that could be available on-line, or contact information that is out of date please send your information to Glen for posting. Also know that your club or organization can be listed from the main business directory and on the community page. All businesses can be listed from the business directory, and have a page created for promotions.

New pictures are needed for various website pages, including the arena and recreation pages. Pictures of interest can also be posted on the community page so don't hesitate to send them in.


Crossroads Distribution: Our growing list of email addresses 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.

Contributing to the Crossroads:
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. Issue are published every 2 months. To sponsor ($60) or co-sponsor ($30) an issue contact Susan Anholt: 252-2769