Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
June / July 2012

Community Consultation Meeting


June 6th, 7:00 pm
Kenaston Place


There is a clear and present danger in standing still as evidenced by the 45 minute drive into 'the city'. The residential acreages are creeping southward and there is a strong belief that the alley between Saskatoon and Regina will be akin to that of Calgary and Edmonton. To that end, the Village Council and the Kenaston and District Chamber of Commerce are holding a public meeting to bring members of the community together to consider the future development of Kenaston.

The Council will provide updates with respect to village management, infrastructure projects and apprise us of the efforts taking place on our behalf. The RM of Kenaston and RM of Rosedale will provide an overview of their strategies for future development. Monica Kreuger, Past President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber will be in attendance providing insight on high-way growth from the Saskatoon business communities perspective. Russ McPherson and Adam Toth, Water-wolf representatives will give us a brief appraisal of what the statistics are telling us of present and future trends as well as the logistics of our community and region.

There will be ample opportunity for public feedback and discussion to generate ideas. The community members will be asked to consider our priorities for development. We will also have the opportunity to better understand the infrastructure issues relative to growth. This will be our chance to develop a collaborative and shared vision for the community that will guide our elected representatives into the future.

It has been a while since Kenaston has gathered with a community focus in mind so the chamber and council are hopeful that the meeting will be well attended. Please keep your schedule open on June 6th to attend and to giving voice to some of your ideas and observations.

At 8:30pm the Department of Highways will show a map of the 3 options for rerouting Highway 15 at Kenaston and will be prepared to answer questions and hear your comments. Please plan to attend.


2012 Annual Flea Market at Prairie Treasure

August Long Weekend: Sunday August 5th
and Monday August 6th. 9 am to 5 pm.
Location: Just west of the corner of
Highways 15 and 11.
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.

June Bridal Showers: 2pm Kenaston Place.

  • Mackenzie Kadlec - June 2nd
  • Jill Pillipow - June 9th

Alternate Phone Directory


The 2012 regular phone directory is now available at the Affinity Credit Union.  The alternate directory with your PO Box and cell numbers is therefore underway.  If you want your information added, complete the form link on the community web page. Names and phone numbers from the standard directory will be copied to the alternate one, and  the additional information will be added.  Contact: Glen Pavelich

Ashleigh Beckie, Kenaston

New Business: Congratulations to Ashleigh Beckie who is purchasing Bev's Place; Ashleigh was recently presented with a Chamber Gift Basket.

Tara Elphinstone (Stacowich) also rents a chair at Bev's Place. It is great to have these two young women working in our community!

Kenaston Community Facebook
Kenaston Community now has a facebook page for community events and notices. Click Please check 'like' on the page so you will be notified easily of important notices, events or alerts via facebook.

Village Update:

  • Summer Student: Deadline for applications is June 7, 2012 and the position starts June 25. To apply send a resume to the Village Office at Box 129.
  • On-Line Bill Payments: Residential utilities (water, sewer & waste management) and taxes can be paid online. Contact Village Office for information. Administrator: Carman Fowler 252-2211

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

This issue was co-sponsored by:sponsors

Village News: Reminder:

The Village Office is only open Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Friday. Please conduct your
Village business on those days only.
While the R.M. office is open Monday to Friday,
we should not expect the RM staff to conduct Village business.  Thank you.

Process to Manage Village Concerns

  • Telephone the Village office (leave a message if necessary)
  • Drop in to the Village office; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm)
  • Make an appointment to attend a council meeting
  • Councilors and Mayors accept their positions out of a sense of responsibility to the community. They should not be approached on the street during their personal time.

grillCommunity Barbeque: Wednesday, August 8th
at Kenaston Place

We extend a warm welcome to all community members to get together with friends and neighbors on August 8th before we get busy with harvest or back-to-school preparations. We especially invite all new comers to the Village and RM to attend and be officially greeted by the community. Volunteers to help out with the BBQ and set up are needed.
Contact: Susan Anholt. 252-2769.

Seniors News

The Kenaston Seniors hosted a successful Winter Games on April 4 with 34 in attendance.

The Annual Meeting was held on April 17. Changes to the Bylaws and Policies were discussed and approved.

The Executive for the upcoming year was sworn in.

  • President: Jeanette Holder
  • 1st Vice President: Frank Sagan
  • 2nd Vice President: Mary Ann Santha
  • Secretary: Rosemary O'Handley
  • Treasurer: Melanie Kerpan

Regular Meetings will continue to be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

Several members of the Kenaston Seniors took part in a variety of physical activities, from April 1 to May 15, as part of the SSAI Walkathon.

The SSAI Convention will be held in Saskatoon on June 6 and 7. Jeanette Holder and Mary Ann Santha will attend.

Canadian Railway Hall of Fame -

Susan Anholt is to be officially awarded “The 2010 Hero” by the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame. On May 31st at 3:00pm, 2012.

Susan Anholt - Kenaston, Saskatchewan

The award will be presented beside Susan’s project—the Kenaston Watertower. See our online “Special News’ Page for pictures as the Crossroads was printed before the Award date. Please come out on the 31st to recognize Susan for her community spirit and dedication.

"Susan's single-handed achievement speaks loudly of her dedication to preserving Canada's rail history and her dedication to her community - located on an important CN feeder line in central Saskatchewan. We are pleased honour her effort," said Gérald Gauthier, Chairman and President of CRHOF. 

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

Dakota Dunes Grants:

The current community grants available through the DCDC are primarily directed at programs that will assist children. The Kenaston and District Chamber of |Commerce is again approved to submit grant applications over the next three years. If you or your community group have a proposal for a development project that will benefit children, the Chamber will be pleased to discuss your proposal. If there were sufficient interest and a joint proposal could be developed, the chamber would consider partnerships.