Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
December 2012 / January 2013

Join us on
xmas lights

Family skating will start at 6:30pm at Kenaston Arena then we will proceed to the park for the tree lighting at 8:00 pm
Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be served at the Arena and everyone is welcome.
If anyone has any Christmas lawn/outdoor decorations, lights and extension cords they would like to donate please contact Reagan Prpich 252-2525

Come one, come all and join us this
holiday season for the

Kenaston Community
Christmas Gala

Saturday, December 8 
Kenaston Place

7:30 PM Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres
8:30 PM Entertainment ~ Theatre
~ Comedy Music ~ Horseraces.

Cash Bar. Tickets $20.00/person. Advance Tickets Available Kenaston Co-op and 4C's Confectionary or by phone 252-2719 or 252-2226.

Proceeds from this event go towards the Kenaston Blizzards Senior Hockey Team


St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Celebrating 100 years!! 1912 - 2012

We've reached a milestone!! Please Join Us As We Celebrate! Sunday December 2, 2012 - Mass 11:00     Meal, Program and Visiting to follow at Kenaston Place.  For More Information contact Melanie Kerpan 252-2226 or Agatha Rupcich 252-2220 or Linda Purves 252-2271

St. Columba Anglican also celebrated their 100 year
Anniversary with a service held November 3rd, 2012

Minister Yelich's Winter Tour

Kenaston Open House - Friday Dec. 14, 2012
Adam's Centre 1-4 pm - Everyone Welcome!


Revived Family Thrift Store

is located in Davidson on Main Street between the Davidson Leader and Cliff Shaw Agencies. The Thrift Store accepts household items {nothing larger than appliances}, clothes {all sizes}, toys, games and children's books. Hours of Operation:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  10:00 - 5:00  {Not closed for lunch.}

Upcoming Specials: November Dollar Days - most items are $1.00. Dec. 13th - Bag Sale   Everything you can fit in a grocery bag for $5.00.

For more info on volunteering to work at the store, items that the store accepts, etc. contact Pastor Russ or his wife Angela Sparks. Home - 567-5457 Church - 567-4238

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals
to Local Recipients (More Information)

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield joined with the Honourable Lynne Yelich, M.P., the Honourable David Tkachuk, Senator, and Ms. Kelly Bock, M.P. to present The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 95 people on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon..
  • Mrs. Deanna Guy (Kenaston, SK)
  • Mrs. Anne Libke (Hanley, SK)
  • Mr. Vincent Pavelich (Kenaston, SK)    
  • Janet Prpick (Bladworth, SK)
  • Valerine Thurlow (Kenaston, SK)
  • Mrs. Susan Anholt (Kenaston, SK)
  • Ms. Linda de Regt (Hanley, SK)
  • The Late L. Christine Firby (Kenaston, SK)
  • Mr. William Humilowich (Kenaston, SK)
  • Mr. Norman Millsap (Kenaston, SK)

Kenaston Library

The NEW 2013 Kenaston community calendars have arrived and are ready to be picked up at the library.
Library hours Monday 7-9 pm.
Wednesday 11-5pm / Friday 11-5 pm.
Or contact Vicki Fowler at 252 -2003
to make other arrangements

Crossroads Distribution:

Our growing list of email addressesEmail 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

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


Crossroad Sponsors

Mason Christmas Trees Kenaston Korner

Kenaston Place
Village Updates

It is just over a month since the municipal elections were held.  Your council has been sworn in and have convened their first meeting of this term.  It was agreed that ommunication and transparency are key components to good governance.  As a result, steps are being implemented to ensure that the citizenry of Kenaston are kept informed as to the direction council takes in its decision making.  The first step - Early in the New Year a community meeting will be held where council will make themselves available to address concerns, answer questions and listen your ideas and suggestions.  

It is an exciting time in the history of our province.  Just a few years ago many people did not believe that we were on the verge of a rapid population growth.  Some would acknowledge the 'boom' but were sceptical as to the scope of this enigma we would see.  It has been no secret that I am, and have always been, one of the believers in Saskatchewan's potential and that the growth we have been experiencing for the past few years is just the beginning.  Kenaston is one of the communities that has been recognized as having the potential for growth.  The key word there being 'potential'. 

In order to grow, we need to be forward thinkers.  On behalf of myself and my fellow councillors, we look forward to working togetherover the next four years, ever striving to reach our ‘potential’.

Your Humble Servant
M.L. Whittles / Mayor

merry xmas

School News:

  • November/December - Ongoing fundraising for Gym Floor/Grounds Projectwisemen
  • December 4 - Dessert Theatre
  • Tuesday, December 18 Christmas Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 21 - Christmas Feast & Last Day of Classes
  • Monday, January 7 - Classes Resume
  • January 28 - 31 - Semester 1 Exams

Seniors Club News:

The Kenaston Seniors would like to thank the “Grass Wizards” for cutting the grass around the Adams Centre during the summer months.

On October 25,  Kenaston school students from grades 3 to 6 came to the Adams Centre to make friendship bracelets.  We enjoyed this interaction with the younger members of our community.

On Tuesday January 15th at 2:15 pm there will be a speaker to talk on “Senior Winter Safety” (fall prevention, balance exercises, etc.)  Lunch.  Everyone is welcome. The monthly meeting will follow at 4pm. There will be no Regular Meeting in December. 

Kenaston Seniors will play host for the District Winter Games on February 6.  Games will be 500, Cribbage and Snooker. 

Exercise Classes at the Adams Centre are being held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Christmas Hamper Project

Every year the Christmas season brings excitement and wonder, but to many in our midst it also brings with it the stress of added financial burdens. Once again the Christmas Hamper Committee will be collecting monetary donations that will be used to purchase Co-op gift cards. These gift cards will be distributed to recipients enabling them to purchase food items for themselves.

Anyone wishing a tax receipt can make their donation through a local church or the Seniors. If you know of a family or individual in need please submit the name to Pastir Gene Whitehead or Rev. Deacon Susan Anholt. Potential recipients will be contacted to ensure their approval. All submissions are kept in the strictest confidence! Thank you for your generosity in this yearly effort.

Tabs For Tots School Program - Coordinator Miss P

Kenaston School will no longer be collecting the tabs off beverage cans because the Diabetes Association is no longer accepting them. The cost to separate the steel tabs from the aluminium tabs began to exceed the amount of money the Diabetes Association was receiving to help off-set the costs for people with Type I and Type II diabetes. Thank you for supporting this school program since 1994!. {Over 100 lbs. of tabs were donated over the past 18 years.}

FYI - Yes, I am still collecting the Campbells Soup Labels {as well as Prego Spaghetti sauce & goldfish cracker upcs} for the school. Each label/upc is worth a point. The points are banked in our school account on line. Points are redeemed for equipment/supplies for the school. Once Sonia Howells and I have time to bank the last stash, we will post the points we have to date in a future Crossroads Issue. Soup/pasta labels& upcs can be dropped off at the school, 4 Cs Cornerstore, the Co-op or the stoop in my garage.

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