Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
October / November 2011


Grant Funding Secured for Arena Enhancement Project

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation has approved a grant of $4632.00 towards the Arena Enhancement project.  The Chamber and community will need to secure matching funds as well as fund some of the “essential” unfunded parts of the project. 

The project has been downsized in relation to the grant amount and unfortunately we will be unable to paint the curling rink as the quote of $11,000 did not receive DDCDC funding. 

Arena Enhancement Project - Kenaston

The project will include shaping the parking lot in front of both arenas, creating parking on the east side of the skating arena, and adding a gravel base and crushed rock to both.  Cement parking barriers will  placed on the east side of the arena to protect the building.  There will new Arena signage as well as a big sign for the campground placed on the side of the arena.  The old community sign will be removed and hopefully deemed fit to be re-established at a suitable location downtown for business advertising. 

How can you help with the project?  There are two meaningful ways!

Arean Enhancement Project - Kenaston

Donations: We need community donations to bring this project to completion.  Our costs are estimated at $8,000.00.  Donations over $20.00 can be taken to the “Village of Kenaston” and   tax deductible receipts will be issued. The funds will be transferred to the Chamber of Commerce. Smaller donation or donations not requiring a “tax-receipt” can be directed to the Kenaston and District Chamber of Commerce.  Thankfully, the project has received it’s first donation of $1500.00 from the Kenaston 2010 Committee.

All donors will be gratefully recognized as contributors to the arena project.  Any surplus funds will be designated to the highway symbol as the next Chamber project.


Arena Cleanup
A general site clean-up will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 3pm.  We will remove the volunteer trees growing along the foundation of the curling rink facility and clean up garbage and stones at the back, between and along the back of both buildings. 


There may be sod to remove close to the foundation on the east side as the grass will likely be removed by then.  Thanks

Senior's Club News:

On September 29, the grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes from the Kenaston School visited the Adams Centre to watch “The Childrens’ Tour”, a DVD from The Yorkton Film Festival. 

Also on September 29, 25 members and guests of the Kenaston Seniors gathered at the Centre for a Pot Luck supper, followed by socializing and card games. 

Exercise Classes at the Adams Centre begin Tuesday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m.  Melanie Kerpan will be leading the class.  

The Seniors are hosting a Noon Lunch on Friday,

October 21 from 11:30 to 1:30.   Soup, bunwiches, coffee and dessert will be served at the cost of $8.00 per person.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

The pool tables should be ready for use in early October. 

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

Contributing to the Crossroads:
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EmailCrossroads 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. Those not on our list can send their email address to Glen at gene.glen@sasktel.net


The Affinity Credit Union invites you to HONOR and Celebrate The Women of the Community

October 13th:  Come and Go Celebration 9:30 to 11:30. Kenaston Branch. Door Prizes. Refreshments. Breast Cancer Affects Us All.


School Dates:
October 10 -  Thanksgiving Holiday
October 20 - School Pictures.
October 20 School Open House starting at 5:00 with Supper and Kids Carnival.  Meet the Staff, Discussions on Distance Ed.
October 21 - PD Day No Classes
November 10 - School Remembrance Day Service 10:45
November 11 - No Classes
November 18 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Rug Doctor: for rent at Kenaston Hotel... see John.

Farewell to Victorian Country Gifts:  We wish Virgie Nordlee all the best and thank her for adding her fine store and perpetual smile to the Kenaston community for 11 years. 

Virgie also has Kenaston Memorabilia for sale. Be sure to get your while they are still available!

Terry Fox Walk (See more pictures)

Terry Fox Walk Kenaston

On September 14, 2011, Kenaston School and Affinity Credit Union (Kenaston Branch) organized the Terry Fox Walk and BBQ.  Staff & students invited community members to join them for the walk while Affinity Credit Union prepared a community BBQ with all proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation.  About 150 people walked and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. 

Terry Fox Run

Afterwards, the community and school members
enjoyed a tasty burger lunch prepared by Affinity staff.

Affinity Staff Kenaston Branch

A big thank-you to Affinity Credit Union plus the generous family, business & community support.  The Terry Fox total fundraiser for cancer research totaled $3828.75. 

Village of Kenaston: The Village of Kenaston office would like to inform residents that bill payment via online banking will be available soon.  Please watch for upcoming mail outs for further information. 

Village Office Hours: The office is open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00a.m. to 12:00pm and 1:00p.m to 4:00p.m. and closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Community BBQ was a blast… It was fantastic to have so many newcomers out and have a chance to meet!  So many kids was awesome! They give us a positive view for the future of our community! The volunteers were amazing! Thanks so much.

Job Option: If you are tired of weeds around town, there is s a solution.  The SIAST “Landscape Spray Course…  $220 tuition, $40 manual… Home study, write examination at community college office., plus $20.00 license from provincial government.

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

Planning a "food" event? 

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