Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston CrossroadsJune


Community Welcome BBQ
Kenaston Place
August 17th. 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Chamber members are attempting to identify all of the community members that have arrived since August, 2015. We will be dropping off invitations and if you are new and do not receive your invitation, please call Colleen Sekulich 306-252-2230, or mention it to the staff at the Co-Op.


Flea Market & Yard Sales. Sunday July 31st and Monday August 1st Show 'n Shine Monday August 1st

Ole' Den Antiques in Kenaston is hosting their Annual Flea Market AND William Holder Memorial Show 'n Shine this August long weekend! Come out and enjoy two fun days on Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1 as we have many collectible vendors, baking, homemade items and more. Join the excitement on Monday as we welcome collector cars and trucks from all over Saskatchewan. The Show 'n Shine is Monday only from 10-4.


Pancake breakfasts will be hosted daily by the Kenaston Recreation Board! Contact Denis for information by calling 306-252-2366.

Yard sales are welcome during this weekend as well. As usual put out your balloons so people will know where to stop.

Send your sale location to Glen Pavelich for the on-line yard sale map which will be available from the Kenaston Home Page as well as the Kenaston Community Facebook Page, and hung at Ole Den Antiques.

Katherine McDonald, Kenaston

Welcome: Katherine McDonald, the new operator of the Petro Canada Station in Kenaston was presented with a new business welcome basket by Susan Anholt in June.

See hours and services linked from kenaston.ca business directory under Petro Canada - KC Distributors

Colleen Sekulich, Affinity Credit Union Rep

The Village of Kenaston would like to thank the Affinity Credit Union for their generous funding towards our new sidewalk on 3rd Street from the Co-op to the Post Office. We are happy to have a smoother surface for all residents to enjoy. Our Affinity Credit Union board representative is Colleen Sekulich.

Kenaston Cookbook

Kenaston Swimming Pool
/ Library Cookbook

On sale at the Co-Op and Kenaston Library.

Revenue will go to the Library and Pool renovation projects. Be sure to pick one up for yourself, and also use them as gifts. Pass one along to visiting firends and family ts this summer.


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Sask Alert
Please consider adding the Kenaston icon on your mobile device to have easy access to all things Kenaston.

Also download the Emergency Alert app to your device. Local RM's and Emergency Organizations will be using this tool to notify during emergencies.

See kenaston.ca home page for instructions.

Hillbilly Boogie 2016

August long weekend. See Facebook page: Hillbilly Boogie Kenaston Music Festival for details. This event is family oriented and pet friendly, featuring home grown talent. Tickets $60. Text 222-8024 or 260-5335 to arrange for ticket pick up. Sales are cash only. Volunteers get a free weekend pass. Website: www.hillbillyboogie.weebly.com.


Kenaston Swimming Pool:

We have had a fantastic summer so far at the Kenaston Swimming Pool! So many family passes and lessons have been purchased! It's been awesome to see so many children registered, and families enjoying this fabulous facility! Eve and Samantha are doing an incredible job as first year managers! Rachel, Jessica and Jadelyn are also helping to keep the pool positive, safe and fun! So lucky to have these incredible role models in our community, and part of the Kenaston Swimming Pool staff! Please contin-ue to register your children in lessons to keep them physically active, learning lifesaving skills and become lifeguards to keep the pool operating! Aqua Size is 9:15-10:15am Tues-day's and Thursday's and 6:30-7:30pm Wednesdays. Lane Swim is Monday's from 8-9pm. Check out our Facebook page for updates, fun days, and events! The pool is available to rent for birthdays parties, reunions and other special occa-sions! Be sure to attend our annual Pancake Breakfast at Ole' Den Antiques Flea Market! The pool is always looking for sponsors and donations for operation and equipment, and can issue a tax receipt if you are able to give.

The Kenaston Community Recreation Board is looking for people to sponsor, donate and contribute to our next local fundraiser. If you can donate or know of compa-nies, and other sponsors we would really appreciate the help! The Village can issue tax receipts. We are looking for money towards the fundraiser, food, entertainment, prizes and items for the silent auction. All the money raised will go to the hall, pool and rink operation!

Kraft Heinz Project to Play: Sadly we were not one of the communities chosen, the only community in the west was Kenora. Thank you to everyone that took time to write com-ments, post pictures and share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Our community showed incredible spirit and commu-nity pride! You can check all the posts on the Kenaston Home Page. Thanks again everyone, you really made our swimming pool page special with memories, pictures and support!

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette

This Issue has been co-sponsored by:
TLC trucking - Riverbend Coop - Sponsors

Kenaton Korner:Kenaston Place

Summer time and the living is easy – or is that just wishful thinking?

By the time this issue goes to print the lagoon will have been dredged, which hopefully will give us some time to prepare before the next step is required. We are being directed by the province to move forward with our plans for the lagoon and the Administrator has been in contact with our engineer as to the cost of the design.

In the interim, the Administrator is requesting quotes for the digging of 2 new wells as we have been advised our wells have seen better days. The priority is to dig one well as soon as pos-sible and budget for the second one next year. Is it my imagina-tion? Or, is everything hitting us at once? Like the provinces, we need a rainy day fund.

Stating the obvious, 3rd Street has had the potholes filled. The sidewalk from the Co-op lumber building to the end of the block has been paved. The streets have been graded and gravel has been laid. Our Village Foreman, Sheldon Modien, our casual maintenance worker, Chris Prpich and our summer student, Braeden Fowler, have all been working diligently to do all that is necessary to keep the community not only looking good but in a well maintained state.

The end of June saw the retirement of long-time employee, Joe Stacowich. Joe acted as our Village Foreman for 15 years and he will be missed. Thank you Joe for your years of service to the Village of Kenaston. Happy Riding, Joe & Darlene! We hope all your lanes are smooth.

The Municipal elections are this October and anyone interested in running, either for a seat as a councilor or for the position of mayor, can pick up their nomination papers after September 6 at the Village Office. All nomination forms must be into the Village office by September 21, 2016, 4:00p.m. deadline. The Kenaston council consists of 4 councilors and a mayor. All 5 positions come open every four years. 'If you have an understanding of basic management principles; a desire to serve the community in a largely volunteer capacity; if you can make decisions similar to that of being a member of cabinet, and thus a team player in a caucus; have a willingness to look into the issues that may affect only one resident or that of the entire community, and seek some degree of resolution; and finally have the readiness to render judgments without the wisdom of Solomon' – this is for YOU'.

We have many challenges ahead of us but good governance, careful planning and budgeting for the future, can make the difference between success or failure.

Continue having a safe and awesome summer!

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

There are several wooden picnic tables around town in the park and campground. All need painting but will need extensive scraping (possibly power washing might work) to prepare them. Chamber members are interested in organizing the project and taking part but would like to see it come together as a community project.

We plan to work on the downtown tables alongside the town shop, and the campground tables at the campground, likely only half at a time to ensure that our campers have access to tables at all times. If we could find a couple of days (or evenings) each week and over the course of a few weeks we might get them all done in August (but could extend into September if necessary).

If you have some time to dedicate to this project, please let Susan Anholt know your preferred days/times. Susan Anholt - work:306-252-2769, home:306-252-2001

Concrete Table

The four new concrete tables are now in place; two in Snowman Park and two in Veter-an's Park. An Affinity Credit Union grant of $3300 paid for 2 of them and the cement pads, a 3rd table was donated by Hoffmann Holder Insurance, and Chamber donated the 4th. Chamber wishes to thank Doug Taylor, Tim Holder, Lorne Anholt and Kevin Mills who helped unload the picnic tables and deliver them to their locations when the shipment came in.

Summer Reading

Kenaston Wheatland Library

The Kenaston Library is host to the Summer Reading Program "Join the Club" which continues to run till the end of August. You can sign up any time and join in the fun.

Many prizes will be handed out at the end of summer. We have a candy guessing contest, and bingo contest for our younger readers, Instagram teen challenge and Storybird for our teen readers and adults can put their name in for an adult prize and play along doing the adult reading challenge.

"Singing with Sylvia" was performed at the library on Friday July 15th with a great attendance. Friends of the Library board members will be having BBQ fund raisers the first Wednes-day of each summer month at the Riverbend Co-op, going towards the new steps and wheel ramp for our library.

Notice - The library will be CLOSED for the first week of AUGUST. For more information call – 306 252-2130 or Faye at home 306 252 2373.

The Library is having a "BOOK SALE" in August in our used book room. Stop by and pick up your favorite titles at a great price. Also come to our Flea Market Table at the Fowlers Yard Sale location.

Submitted by Faye McVeigh


Campbells - Labels For Education Program: This program has been less active since I retired in 2010, but I am still collecting the labels/UPC's and submitting the points for Kenaston School. These points are redeemable for school merchandise. As of June 30th, Kenaston School has 51,915 points.

Campbells has decided to begin to phase out this pro-gram, but will honor any and all point deposits until Dec. 31/16. Please save the labels from all sizes and types of Campbells soup, chilli, broths, V8 Splash, Prego Spaghetti Sauce, Pace Salsa and the UPC bar code from Goldfish crackers. Unsure about a label? Include it anyway. I'm great at sorting!

Drop off locations are: my house, our CO-OP store and Kenaston School. {Please give to Kathy Zdunich}

Thanks in advance for helping us accumulate more points

Submitted by Linda Purves


Seniors News:
Adams Center, Kenaston

The Seniors congratulate Austen, Ruby, & Tessa, the grads of 2016. And we send best wishes to the students returning this fall and to those starting Kindergarten.

The Seniors look forward to hosting more visits from Kenaston School.

Wellness Clinic: 9am to noon Mon Aug 8/16 Adams Centre

Submitted by Colleen Sekulich


FaceBookLogo“Like” Our Facebook Page as an easy 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.

Don’t just hang a poster

Your announcements and notices can also be added to kenaston.ca so be sure to send them in. Posting on the webpage gives longer durability to your notice than Facebook since facebook posts disappear down the feed. 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, the newsletter, and the Kenaston FB page are main communication tools and we invite you to take advantage of them.

Contact addresses are always available from the contact page tab at www.kenaston.ca

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 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.

Kenaston Place

Kenaston Place now has its own domain name: kenastonplace.ca and has a group of pages on the kenaston website. Feel free to pass this along as promotion to anyone interested in renting the facility.
A full color brochure is also available from Village Office.


Sponsoring the Crossroads:

Kenaston Crossroads

To co-sponsor an issue the cost is $40, sponsoring in full is $80. You can have your name placed on our rotational sequence for sponsoring. Contact Susan Anholt.

Crossroads Distribution:


Sign up to receive the Kenaston Crossroads from the "Newsletter" page on the kenaston.ca website. 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.

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!

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.

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!!