Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads
December 2014 / January 2015

Merry Xmas Bow

Kenaston Community
New Year's Eve Celebration 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, Kenaston Place
Doors open at 8:pm
Dance with DJ, Midnight Lunch, Progressive 50/50 Draw.
Advance Tickets $15, At the Door$20.00, Kids 12 & under Free.Blizzards Logo

Advanced Tickets available from Riverbend Co-Op, Ole Den Antiques. Proceeds to Kenaston Blizzards Senior Hockey. For more information call
Dean Blenkinsop 306-252-2275.

Dinner Theatre 2015

Mark your calendars - The Kenaston and District Dinner Theatre's 17th annual production will take place on March 27 & 28, 2015. (Look for more details to follow). This event is a major fundraiser for Kenaston Place and it wouldn't be possible without the incredible, dedicated effort from our community.

We are looking for volunteers to help us this year in a wide array of roles: everything from plating appetizers, to waiting tables, putting up posters, helping with linens and the list goes on. All efforts are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Gasper 306-252-2041.

Veteran's Park:

Be sure to look for the lights in Veteran's Centennial Park in early December. If you have Christmas lawn ornaments that you would like to donate to our Christmas theme, please contact Reagan Prpich.

Community Spirit: Harvest Wind-Up 2014

A very successful Harvest Wind-Up was held at Kenaston Place on October 18. Following the cocktail hour and supper, Brad Johner and the Johner Boys put on another impressive show. The committee would like to thank the sponsors for this event: Riverbend Co-op, Western Sales, Millsap Fuel Distributors, Proprint and Affinity Credit Union. We would also like to thank those who helped with food preparation and clean-up, with a special thanks to Kenaston School Staff. The committee appreciated the community support for this event, the proceeds of which are used for upgrades and maintenance of Kenaston Place.
Rosemary O’Handley
Chamber Thank yous:

Walking Trail Sign DonationThank you to Affinity Credit Union and Patti Hertz for donating the replacement walking trail sign that went missing last year.

Thank you to Denis Powder for fixing the two lights at the snow man park. Sadly one was broken immediately.

Our next thank you goes to Andrew Lutz of Lutz Electric who replaced the light and installed cages to protect them from flying objects. The snowman is now shining brilliantly at night time.

Thanks also to Denis Powder and Lorne Anholt who changed the flags in time for Remembrance Day. All of this wonderful volunteer effort is greatly appreciated.

Kenaston Seniors News

Winter is upon us for sure, enjoy it.

The Senior Christmas Dinner will be held on December 10th at 5:30 pm. at the Adam Centre. This is always a delicious and enjoyable get-together event for our Seniors. For more details call before December 3rd. Cost is $15.00 each. 306-252-2721 Mary Ann Santha.

Our Health and Foot Care Clinic has been received very well. This is a no charge service to the Community but an appointment is required. Call the Foot Clinic at 306-567-2302 for appointment. NEXT CLINIC is Monday, December 22nd at 9am - Noon.

Exercise with us -- No Charge. Ladies, are you interested in easy, fun exercises for Seniors 2 or 3 times a week? Let us know so it can be set up. Time schedule (20/30) minutes will make us all feel better and out of the house. Bring appropriate footwear and join the fun….

Spend New Years Eve with us: Pot Luck Supper, Snooker, Cards, etc. We have fun - December 31/14 -January 1/15. Time: 6 pm till after mid-night. The Kenaston Seniors wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year.

Mary Ann Santha

Minister Lynne Yelich's Annual Open House

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, Kenaston Adam's Centre, 1-4pm
Everyone Welcome!

Lynn Yelich MP

Sponsoring the Crossroads:

Crossroads is always looking for sponsors. To have your name added to the rotational list contact Susan Anholt. Full sponsorship is $80, and co-sponsorship is $40.

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.

Alternate Phone Directory:

A reminder to keep your information on the alternate phone directory listing updated. Also if you have changed your email please send the update for newsletter distribution to Glen Pavelich


“Like” Our Facebook Page as one of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date on community happenings or important announcements.  Info can also be added to kenaston.ca.

To have your community content added to our FB page contact Theresa Owen, Glen Pavelich or Susan Anholt OR 'message' from the Kenaston Community FB page.



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Village Updates
by ML Whittles

COMMUNITY MEETING Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. - Mark Your Calendars!

It is time for a community meeting. We want to hear what you have to say.

Council has been grappling with many issues over the course of 2014. It is no secret that we are growing and by the looks of things - will continue to do so. We need to 'Plan For Growth' – it won't just miraculously happen. Your Council has been looking to the future and doing just that - planning. Before the Budget Committee sits down to some serious discussions, we would like to hear from you.

At a first glance topics on the agenda will include things such as availability of lots for future growth, the campground, water, sewer, taxes, recycling, Lorras increase...... oh yes, and the highway and what has been happening with that.

Please attend and be a part of our future.

As of November 1 our Village Administrator has been in the office 4 out of 5 days and this will continue indefinitely. Carman will be working her usual Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The addition of an alternating Monday or Thursday will be included for 2015.

I would like to thank my fellow councilors for all their hard work this last year and for all that they do for this community. Council wishes to thank the Village staff, Carman Fowler, Village Administrator and Joe Stacowich, Village Foreman, for their continued commitment of service. As well, Council wishes to thank all residents, both urban and rural, who go that extra mile to make us a community people want to be part of. It is exciting times we live in and together we can 'Plan For Growth'. I would much rather have the problems and hassles that come with growth then the agonies of decline.

On Behalf

We are here to work with you and for you.
Your Humble Servant  -  M.L. Whittles—Mayor

You can email ML Whittles if you wish to communicate your ideas, comments or suggestions for village improvements.

Also: please check the Council tab on the Kenaston website for 2014 minutes as well as some of the more important bylaws and policies

Ive Mechanical

Gift basket presented
to new business in Kenaston

Ive Mechanical

Owner: Ivan Englesman


Christmas Services

  • Evangelical School Program - December 14th @ 11:00am
  • Anglican Service, Program & Supper - December 14 @ 4:30pm
  • Anglican Christmas Eve Service - December 24th @ ,8:00pm
  • Blue Christmas (All Saints Anglican Davidson) - December 17 - 7:30pm
  • Evangelical Christmas Eve Service - December 24th @ 8:00 pm
  • Roman Catholic Services - December 25th @ 9:00am and December 31st @ 7pm
Kenaston Library continues to offer the " Used book " sale room….stop by and chose your favorite authors for some good winter reading.

Thank You to the community for purchasing the 2015 Community Birthday Calendars.

If you ordered a calendar please pick it up from Vicki Fowler as soon as possible. If you are interested in purchasing one also contact Vicki Fowler.

Kenaston library hours: Mon:7-9; Wed. 11-5; Friday 11-5.

Christmas Hampers

This year please consider making a monetary gift to "Kenaston Christmas Hampers". A charitable donation receipt for your gift can be issued by the Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Evangelical Church or Kenaston Seniors Inc. If you do not require a charitable receipt you can simply leave a donation at the Kenaston Riverbend Co-Op, Account #92591-7 as a payment to "Kenaston Christmas Hampers". Thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile Community Christmas Project yearly effort. See Info Letter and Poster.

Christmas String

Chamber Group Plan

Group Insurance for your Business

Employees Special Program for farmers. Benefit programs help to retain employees. Go to http://www.kenaston.ca/pages/chamber.htm and click the easy icon to request a quote.

Be sure to check out the on-line Kenaston Business Directory for a complete list of Kenaston businesses.  We keep this list updated as much as possible. Contact Glen if you would like a listing or business page.

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, newsletter, 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

Crossroads Distribution:

EmailOur growing list of email addresses helps us reach more of the rural and village residents who do not receive the printed copy of newsletter AND those who block fliers from their post box.  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 Pavelich