Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston CrossroadsDecember 2015 Kenaston Crossroads

New Years 2015 Kenaston
Kenaston Community New Year's Eve Celebration December 31st, 2015

8 PM—Kenaston Place.
Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Kids 12 & under FREE!

Purchase tickets at Kenaston Coop (252-2144), Affinity Credit Union (252-2160).

Dance with DJ, Bar, New Year's Favors, Midnight Lunch. Brought to you by the Kenaston Blizzards Senior Hockey Team. See Poster

Blizzards Hockey logo

Kenaston Blizzards Senior Hockey schedule.

Come out and cheer on your Blizzards!
(Home games in bold)

  • December 11 vs Delisle 8pm;
  • December 12 vs. Beechy 7pm;
  • December 18 vs. Eston 8:30;
  • December 19 vs. Outlook 7pm;
  • December 31 vs.Loreburn 4pm;
  • January 3 vs.Eston 3pm;
  • January 8 vs. Loreburn 8pm;
  • January 9 vs. Delisle 7pm;
  • January 16 vs. Dinsemore 8:30pm;
  • January 17 vs. Central Butte 4pm;
  • January 23 vs. Rosetown 8pm;
  • January 24 vs.Central Butte 3pm;
  • January 29 vs. Dinsmore/Lucky Lake 8pm;
  • January 30 vs. Elrose 7 pm.
  • (See Schedules online - Arena Page)

Family Skate Night:

Sunday December 6th—6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. See Poster

Hot chocolate and cookies.

Donations/admissions go towards the rink. Contact Reagan Prpich if you would like to bring cookies.

Kenaston Adams Center
Kenaston Seniors News

Club Christmas Supper is 6pm Tues Dec 8.

Our New Year's Eve party will be a pot luck supper & games evening.

Wellness clinic: 9am - noon Monday Jan 4, 2016. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Submitted by Colleen Sekulich

Christmas Church Services: 

Dec.6 – Holy Communion
Dec.13 – Sunday School Christmas Concert - 11am
Dec.20 – Sunday Service  11am
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve 8pm

December 25 - 11am. 
Friday January 1st - 5pm

Dec 6 - Morning Prayer - 10am
Dec 13 - HC Service & Con-gregational Supper - 4pm
December 20 - Lessons & Carol Service​ - 10am
December 24th - 7:30 pm.

Kenaston Businesses: Be sure to check out the on-line Kenaston Business Directory for a complete list of Kenaston businesses. We like to keep this list updated as much as possible. Contact Glen if you would like your commercial or home business information added. Services are listed separately.

Christmas Hampers:


Our community is again collecting monetary donations for Christmas gift cards for individuals and families in need.

Donors requiring a charitable receipt should make their cheque payable to any of the following charities: Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Evangelical Church or Kenaston Seniors Inc. These organizations will provide receipts and forward all funds received to the "Kenaston Christmas Hampers" Co-Op account.

If you do not require a charitable receipt you can simply leave a donation at the Kenaston Riverbend Co-Op, Account #92591-7.

Thank you for your consideration of the annual drive. See Letter and Poster on the Kenaston home page.


Library News:

Our table at the preschool Trade Fair was a success. Many used books, goodies,  storybook snuggle blankets, & raffle tickets were sold. Christmas basket raffle tickets are still available. 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. See baskets at the Co-op, village office & library. The three winning tickets will be drawn Fri Dec 18.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Submitted by Colleen Sekulich



Village News:

Reminder to all residents to please keep sidewalks clear of snow through the winter months. Snowmobile operators in the village must follow the rules of the road and wear helmets.

Riverbend Coop and Mason Tree Farm Mason Trees

Kenaston PlaceKenaston Korner
Village Updates
by ML Whittles

I do not believe I am the only one that 'can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.'  So much to do and so little time.  Somehow though, it all comes together and the world focuses on family, friends, community and there is peace in the world (fingers crossed).  I look forward to sharing this joyous season with you.

The Village Council and Staff wish to thank all the volunteers who keep our rink, swimming pool, hall and library functioning.  We thank you for the endless planning, organizing, baking, cooking, cleaning, and giving up of your time to help make this community what it is.  We acknowledge and give a big thumbs up to the many young people who have shown an interest in bolstering up and revitalizing the Rec Board.  The library board has formed a working group, 'Friends of the Library', which is also fund raising for the upkeep of their facility.  We are a vital, growing community and change is upon us whether we are ready or not.  As a village we have many to thank.  Whenever I mention our beautiful facilities, I simply must once again thank the Lion's Club/Superdraft for all that they have done, and continue to do for us. 

A big thank you to our voluntary fire fighters and emergency measure folks.  We can rest easier knowing that we have people amongst us who will give so much of their time and of themselves for us.

Thank you to our Administrator, Carman.  Administrators are a dying breed in Saskatchewan.  To have a young, dedicated, certified Administrator is gold.  Personally and on behalf of Council and the community, we thank you.  We would be in trouble without Sheldon and Joe.  Thank you Joe for taking such good care of the water treatment plan and thank you Sheldon for stepping up to the plate as you have.

Thank you to Glen Pavelich for putting together the Crossroads for us.  Thank you to all who contribute to the Crossroads and a special thank you to our sponsors.  Thank you as well to Glen and Theresa Owen for administering the Village Facebook page.

Thank you to our three churches and the ministry they spread amongst us. 

A huge thank you to the Kenaston & District Chamber of Commerce for all that they do and the support they give the community as a whole.  A special thank you to Susan Anholt for all that she has done and continues to do for us, often working behind the scenes.

Should I have missed anything or anyone, as I am sure I have, this is for you.  Thank you to ALL (including our many businesses) for what you have done to help make Kenaston home.  We would be that much less without you. 

On that note, on behalf of the Council and Staff of the Village of Kenaston….

Christmas Wish - Kenaston Council

Merry Christmas from Council

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

School Dates:

  • December 3 - Dessert Theatre
  • December 16 - Elementary Christmas Concert
  • December 21 - January 1 - Christmas Holidays
  • January 4 - Classes Resume



The kenaston.ca website will be “Mobile Friendly” very soon. Conversion is now underway.

You will be able to access all Kenaston pages and resources from your phone or tablet.  Why not create a kenaston.ca icon on your device so you can check the home page with just one tap.


Kenaston DLC Construction

Distance Learning Center News

With only weeks left to go before Sun West DLC officially opens its doors, we thought it would be a great time to talk about who and what you will find when you walk in the doors of that impressive, new building that has become a part of Kenaston’s landscape.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the warm and friendly faces of our office staff, Tara George, Stacey Hertz, Ashley Haraldson and Carol Lewis inside the main entrance.  These invaluable members of our team will answer questions about our school, introduce prospective students to our unique learning model, collect fees when necessary and issue resources. 

In the offices adjacent to that space, you will find our five administrators: SuperIntendent Darren Gasper, Principal Jade Ballek, and VP’s Aaron Biberdorf, Kurtis Heath and Kim Johnson.  Just like the administrators in a traditional school, this team will champion the vision of a our school, support parents and learners as they navigate the newness of an online learning environment, and, in general, provide the structure and leadership upon which to build a successful learning institution.

On the second floor, you will encounter a space unfamiliar in design yet exceedingly effective for those working in groups.  The large, open concept, work space is surrounded by windows and flooded with natural light and will accommodate a series of four- or five-person work stations.  At each station, professional learning teams (PLTs) will explore, collaborate and share best practices, enabling a continuous stream of peer supports and guidance in this new online teaching environment.   Starting in January 2016, the DLC will have 40 teachers working out of this space and as enrolment figures increase, new teachers will be added. 

For more information on the DLC, its staff and its courses, please visit www.sunwestdlc.ca

Submitted by Tanya Ringdal - DLC Communications


All DLC articles and news items are also posted on the Kenaston website: school page.

Chamber Group Plan

Group Insurance for your Business and Farm Employees

Special Program for farmers! If you operate a farm, large or small, look into the Group Insurance plan for employee benefits. Benefit programs help to retain employees.

Go to http://www.kenaston.ca/pages/chamber.htm and click the easy icon to request a quote.

“Like” Our Facebook Page as one of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date on community happenings or important announcements.

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.

Your announcements and notices can also be added to kenaston.ca so be sure to send them in.

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. (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Alternate Phone Directory:

A reminder to keep your information on the alternate phone directory listing updated. See the on-line form

Also if you have changed your email please send the update for newsletter distribution to Glen Pavelich

Kenaston Chamber Meetings

Kenaston Chamber meets the 4th Monday of the month, for a one hour lunch meeting, at the Kenaston Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend, and join the Chamber. Membership is $25. a year. Lunch is pay for your own, off the menu. Come see what it's about!

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

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


Kenaston Business

Put your Kenaston Business on the new FaceBook Page.
This FB page is a great place to let others know of your new, home or small business, and to advertise your specials or let others know of your products. Click here and do a like!!

Sponsoring the Crossroads:

Kenaston Crossroads

Sign up to receive the Kenaston Crossroads from the "Newsletter" page on the kenaston.ca website. To sponsor an issue at $40, or to have your name placed on our rotational sequence for sponsoring—contact Susan Anholt.

Crossroads Distribution:


Our 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