Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston CrossroadsJuneJuly2015 Kenaston Crossroads


Community BBQ and Welcome

August 12th 5:30—7:00—Kenaston Place

Kenaston will hold its annual BBQ to welcome new residents to Kenaston. This event has become a favorite community spirit gesture, and we hope you will plan to attend. Our new residents will be invited by letter as we want each to receive a personalized invitation. Pass the word and let Theresa Owen know of any new neighbors you know of.

Thank you to our sponsors: Millsap Fuel Distributors and Kenaston Lions Club.

Ladies Night in Kenaston Report

Fashion Show by Two Fifty Two Boutique

Saturday May 2 saw more than 350 ladies gather at Kenaston Place to celebrate Ladies Night Out.

Appetizers, a sumptuous dinner and dessert was only the beginning! Songster Michelle Matheson of Saskatoon provided entertainment during the cocktail hour. After dinner, we enjoyed an excellent fashion show presented by Mackenzie Firby of Two Fifty Two Boutique of Saskatoon.

Singer – songwriter Amanda Ringdal charmed the audience with her country tones and reflections on life. The evening's entertainment was completed with Amanda rocking out, joined by a talented back-up band from the West Country. Silent auctions and raffles added a little drama, competition and mystery to the evening. High fives to the Dinner Theatre Committee for planning a novel event.

Evening proceeds are designated to the upkeep of Kenaston Place and are in the area of $14,000.

(Photos by Cory Ouellette - click to enlarge)

Amanda Ringdal sings at Ladies Nite in Kenaston The Real Houseswives - Kenaston Skit 2015 Sell out crowd for Ladies Nite in Kenaston 2015

Flea Market - 2015
Kenaston Flea Market 2015

Sunday Aug 2nd
& Monday Aug 3rd
9:00 am to 5:00pm daily. 

All events will be at the original highway #15 site. The Ole’ Den store will also be open all weekend. The 2nd Annual Show and Shine to be held on the Monday.


The Swimming Pool Committee will be hosting a pancake breakfast both Sunday and Monday mornings—including a 50/50 draw.  Proceeds go to the pool.

There will also be a BBQ on Sunday. The swimming pool will also be hosting the BBQ on Monday sponsored by Cervus Equipment Peterbilt—also with prizes and draws.

Community Yard Sales to be held on Sunday (and or Monday).  Please put out your balloons for all to see and sign up on the 2015 Yard Sale sheet posted at Ole’ Den.

Kenaston SnowmanSnowman Park Fundraiser:

The Kenaston & District Chamber of Commerce have an extensive 'community space' project in mind. Our plan is to place zero maintenance picnic tables and benches in the Snowman Park, Veteran's Centennial Park and the Swimming Pool. The tables and benches will be placed on cement pads to enable grass to be cut without moving the tables.

If we can leverage sufficient funding we will also replace the cement pad at the swimming pool entrance. Grant applications are being completed at this time and we will keep you posted.

Anyone wishing to donate to these projects should make their donation to the Village office and receive an income tax deductible receipt.

Village News:

Please trim any overhead branches and shrubs or bushes away from the sidewalks as a courtesy to our walking public.

Any trees left untrimmed by June 15 will be removed by a village employee.

See Our Recycle and Village Services page at: http://kenaston.ca/pages/village/services.html

and Council pages for bylaws, notices, council minutes, etc.

School News:


June 5 & 6 - Provincial Track and Field
June 26 - Last Day of Classes; and Graduation
Sept. 1, 2015 - First Day of Classes


2015 Graduates: Shelby Evans, Bethany Finnie, Samantha Guy, Kaitlynne Roberts, Andrew Taylor, Kaitlyn Taylor & Eve Ulmer.

Adams Center Kenaston
Kenaston Seniors News

The seniors and all who visit the Adams Centre are enjoying the bright new ceiling tiles and lighting in the main room and the renovated kitchen

Everyone who took advantage of the Centre for coffee row while the cafe was closed were good sports in the midst of renovations.

The club is very appreciative of the New Horizons Grant that financed this upgrade and our tradesmen who did the work - Mike, Chance, Ryan, Eric, & Ivan. Thanks to our members who have been pitching in, especially our president Jeanette, who has been coordinating all the work.

Dates to remember are:

  • Monday June 8/15 (9am - noon) for Wellness Clinic
  • Tues June 16/15 3pm for monthly club meeting.

Submitted by Colleen Sekulich

This Issue has been sponsored by:

June Crossroads sponsors


Kenaston PlaceKenaston Korner
Village Updates
by ML Whittles

Our future is upon us and your council has been busy ensuring it has a smooth landing. 

A couple of weeks ago a meeting was held at Kenaston Place with Village Council, R.M. Of McCraney Council, the Deputy Fire Chief Ken Remmen, Ron Gerbrandt (Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Design and Innovation), Rock Gorlick (Executive Director, Central Region), Jennifer Fertuck (Acting Director, Regional Asset Management, Central Region) and  Harold Retlzaff (P. Eng, Director, Trnasportation Planning) all from the Ministry of Highways and Insfrasturcture.  We met to discuss the #15 and #11 intersection and our issues with the proposed plan and to ensure we were heard.

Within minutes into the meeting,  the A.D.M acknowledged that our concerns were valid.  The redesign of the intersection is not going to take place anytime soon and when it does, we will be working with the steering committee.  Quoting Jennifer Feruck: 'for the time being, Highway 15 will remain where it is today and receive regular maintenance to ensure serviceability.' 

The A.D.M. was presented with the 169 signatures collected on a Petition placed at various businesses in the community.  Your show of support was acknowledged by the A.D.M on behalf of the Ministry.  On behalf of Council, I wish to thank you.  We all took part in our future.

Besides infrastructure issues, the availability of lots has been a top priority.  As the highway will be taking a different tack eventually, the Ministry was asked to consider exempting us from their distance regulation and allow us to sell and develop the empty lots along the #15.  As of the date of writing this article, from discussions with the Ministry we should be hearing from them on that issue in the near future.  It is sounding positive, but one never knows.  Once we hear, I just know word will get out.

DG Mercer Eco Research was part of a second group who have developed ready lots in Davidson.  This company has approached us and will be attending the next Council meeting for an exploratory discussion.  A little expert help sure couldn't hurt, now could it?

Our Town Foreman, Joe Stacowich, remains on light duty but is back looking after the water treatment plant.  Sheldon Modien, one of the new teachers at the D.E.C., will be also working for the village picking up the slack together with our summer student, Bryce Mills.  Welcome Back and Bryce - Welcome Sheldon.

Have a safe summer.

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

Walking Trail and Park Clean Up

iThe date is booked for Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm. We will meet at the west end (old highway) of Bonnington Springs Trail and make a plan. Bring clipppers, rakes, etc.

You know the drill!

Hillbilly Boogie—July 31 – August 2

The Boogie is on track for the August long weekend.  The entertainment team is looking forward to 40 oz. Philosophy opening for the Boogie Friday night!!

On Saturday expect to hear some new and young talent from the CMA’s Youth Country Star Search followed by Kelsey and Fitch Wyatt.

The Sunday lineup includes a Gospel Worship Service featuring Tim Hill and Mona Paquette followed by Mandy Ringdal, Off the Grid, Neon Blue, Will Ardell and Brody Siebert. 

Other events include the annual mud fling and much more! Early Bird tickets are $60 and will be available until June 30th. Tickets may be purchased on- line… Visit us: http://hillbillyboogie.weebly.com/ 

Wheatland Library Fundrasier

Much appreciation goes to the staff of Affinity Credit Union for volunteering to maintain Veteran's Centennial Park again this year. Affinity is a willing participant in Kenaston's community spirit and has funded Chamber, Recreation and Seniors projects.

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. Search FB for the page and do a like!!

Lost and Found items from Kenaton Place.

There are several items that have been left behind at Kenaston Place. Currently there are a couple men's sweaters, a woman's dress jacket, cake pans and misc. smaller items. Please contact Village Office to reclaim them

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.

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.

Lynn Yelich MP

FaceBookLogo“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


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

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