Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
August / September 2013

2013 Annual Flea Market at Prairie Treasures

Kenaston Flea Market

August Long Weekend 2013: Sunday August 4th
and Monday August 5th. 9 am to 5 pm.

Location: Just west of the corner of Highways 15 and 11. Contact: balloonsEd Grant 252-2366 to book a table on the Prairie Treasures grounds.  Table cost $10

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.


2nd Annual Hillbilly Boogie
August 3rd and 4th.
Event website—http://hillbillyboogie.info/
9 Miles East of Kenaston—Beer Gardens & Food.  Saturday: • Shannon Smith • Amy Nelson • Fourth Man in the Fire • Neon Blue • Theory. Sunday: •Jackson Taylor& The Sinners • Tim Romanson & Cattle Drive • Mandy Ringdal • Will Ardell

County Side Meats - Opening Soon in Kenaston. Watch for posters.
For all your slaughter and cutting needs. Phone 252-9993.

The "Mick's Way" Walking Trail Sign - was stolen. 
Replacement value approximately $700.00
If anyone has any information please come forward to Village office or Chamber.

Congratulations to Glennys McVeigh appointed Federal Court Judge

Kenaston July Seniors News
The Seniors News and Activities have slowed down a bit due to Summertime, Beachtimes, Holiday time etc.  But we still have "Coffee and Teatimes" on Monday mornings and afternoons as well as Thursday afternoon. Where else can you get a delicious, all you can drink, Coffee and Tea for a dollar and a half?? ($1.50)

Adams Center

We have had many nice comments from the community on the new exterior of the Adams Centre.  It is still a work in progress with some finishing to do yet.  We are proud of our "New Look".  

Mark your calendar for "Seniors Week" from Monday, Sept 30 to Sunday, October 6.
"International Day of the Older Persons" is on Tuesday, Oct 1 during Seniors Week.  Our activities for the event will be posted at a later date.

Our Seniors will be at the Community Welcome BBQ on August 7 at Kenaston Place, to welcome new village members.  Come out and meet and greet everyone!  A big bouquet and thank you to our Student Community Caretaker for a job well done on keeping our Village neat and tidy.  We appreciate it very much and notice it too.

Mary Ann Santha, Secretary 306-252-2721


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

Congratulations to Hon. Lynne Yelich, on new role as Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular Services). Appointed July 15, 2013.



Santha - Coop
Kenaston Place

Kenaston Korner
Village Updates by ML Whittles
Resumes Next Issue.


Community Welcome Barbeque:

burger5:30-7:30. The annual Welcome to New Residents BBQ will be held on WednesdayAugust 7th at Kenaston Place. 

This is the time to come to meet and greet our new village members as well as to participate in a community event.  Sponsored by the Kenaston Chamber of Commerce.  Costs: $3.00 burger and drink.  Max $10 per family with school age children.  Newcomers free. Donations accepted.  Volunteers willing to help with the event please contact Susan Anholt.

Saturday, August 17 - One Day Church Camp at St. Columba Anglican Church (watch for posters).

Have a question for the Village Council?  If village residents have any village concerns, questions or issues, they are reminded to contact the village office so these items can be address to council at council meetings as opposed to addressing the concerns, questions and issues to one specific council member.  All items addressed to the office are forwarded to the council to discuss as a whole at the village meetings.

LoraasVillage News:
Garbage Disposal Village and RM:  It seems some residents are still unfamiliar with the disposal regulations in the Village.  The Kenaston website (under the “Council tab”) has a full list of do’s and don’ts so all residents are asked to become familiar with these lists.  The Blue Bin behind the Coop is for recyclable material and is available for use at no charge for Village Residents, but RM residents must pay an annual fee of $25 for usage. The Red Loraas Bulk-Disposal Bins by the water treatment plant are charged at $5.00 per use, or $18.00 if you need to fill a bin.  The Red Bin at the dump is $10.00 per use or $25.00 per truckload. Residents should bring their load to the Village office to be reviewed prior to receiving a key to the dump.  These bins are for village taxpayers only. The Red Loraas Bins by the RM Facility are for RM taxpayers only.  All other bins are privately rented and if you leave your garbage in or beside them then the renter or the Village incurs the cost for proper disposal.  Misuse cannot be tolerated so we ask for your cooperation.

Thank-You: Thank you to Tim and Logan Holder for changing the flag at the Snowman Park.  The 2 new flags were donated to the Village by Lynne Yelich, MP, and Greg  Brkich, MLA.

The Walking Trail and Veteran’s Park cleanup this year took place on June 16th.  Those who participated included Susan Anholt, Theresa Owen, Crystal and Shannyn Zdunich, and Glen Pavelich.


The Riverbend Co-op recently purchased the 4C's Corner Store from Les and Sonia Howells.  The Co-op is set to take possession August 1st.  The plan is to move the Lottery, Liquor and convenience business into the existing Co-op building.  Staff are currently re-merchandising to allow these services the proper space allocation.  Some study will need to take place by Board and Management in regards to the best use for the 4C's building in the community in the next few months.  Hours of operation will also be reviewed. However, sales dictate the hours of operation, and the Co-op is committed to operating a profitable service for all members. The more sales increase, the greater need for operating hours.  This purchase, we expect, will strengthen the Kenaston Branch financially and provide the community with a consistent product selection and service well into the future. Our thanks in advance for your patience during this time of change. 

Kenaston Fire Trucks

Kenaston Rural Fire District is in need of additional volunteers.
At the present time there is a need for additional daytime members to maintain sufficient firefighting capabilities. We can use both male and female fire fighters. In addition to fire fighting operation, the department also serves as the landing team for the STARS Air Ambulance and as a rescue team at motor vehicle collisions within the district. The level of involvement as a volunteer is up to each fire department member. Some members choose to respond only to fires and others respond to fires as well as rescue incidents. The department meets each Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall. To join with the Fire Department, come to one of the meetings or contact one of the officers. For further information contact: District Chief Jeff Austman 306-252-2934; Deputy Chief Ken Remmen 306-252-2767; Captain Gene Whitehead 306-252-2245

Don’t just hang a poster.
If you have an event be sure to contact Glen or Susan to have your event posted on the Kenaston website and community calendar.  Our website is used by a wide sector of the community who also use kenaston.ca as their default browser page.  Therefore this, and the Kenaston FB page, are main communication tools and we invite you to take advantage of them. See the contact page tab at www.kenaston.ca


Send in the items you want  posted on the Kenaston Face Book  Page to Susan, Theresa or Glen.

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 ($80) or co-sponsor ($40) an issue contact Susan Anholt: 252-2769


A pastor was saying farewell to his congregation at the Church doors for the last time. He shook the hand of an elderly lady as she walked out. She said "Your successor won't be as good as you." "Nonsense", said the pastor, in a flattered tone. "No, really", said the old lady, "I've been here under five different ministers, and each new one has been worse than the last."