Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston CrossroadsJune


Friday, June 24th—4:00 to 9:00 pm
$5.00 Admission—Kenaston Place
Featuring K-Rock Mandy Ringdal and Will Ardell
No Minors
Come support our local talent and recreational facilities!
All proceeds go to the hall, rink and pool!
See Poster

Ladies Night Out - 2016

Ladies Night Out 2016 - Thank You!
Thank you to each woman who purchased a ticket to Ladies Night Out and to all who donated their time and talent. Your generous contributions raised $15,000 for our hall!

Affinity Credit Union, Susan Anholt,Cargill, Crop Production Services, Chelsea Remmen, Davidson Golf & Country Club, Dee Guy, Fit Chick, Dutch Growers, Prairie Centre Credit Union, Holland Greenhouse, Flaman Sales, FWS, Hoffman Holder Insurance, Tammy Powder, Denis Powder, Viterra, Gene Pavelich Photography, Mutt Hutt, Shirley Hartman, Kelly Seib, Lucky Bastard Distillery, Sunset Rose, Millsap Fuels, Watrous New Holland, Prairie Sunset Yoga, Redhead, Richardson Pioneer, Michelle Ringdal, Prairie Centre Credit Union, Riverbend Co-op, Riverview Golf, Della Siroski, Sally Siroski, Sarah McVeigh Photography, Sagen Transport, TLC Trucking, Symmetree Salon & Esthetics, TwoFifty Two Boutique, Western Sales. See Poster

Submitted by Elizabeth Zdunich


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.

Concrete Table

Chamber BBQ at the Co-Op—June 15th 11:30—1:00 pm. Our new park tables should be in place by then so please come out and join us and put them to good use.

Kenaston Place Committee Report
Roof Repair at Kenaston Place Kenaston Place was completed in 1996 and as the building ages, repairs and upgrades have become necessary to maintain this facility. With the help of Carmen Fowler, the Kenaston Place Committee was able to apply for and receive a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund - Community Place and Spaces Program for repairs to the roof at Kenaston Place. The repairs done by Flynn Canada were as follows: Clean existing waterproofing and add new elastomeric seal to 17 penetrations, re-torque existing fasteners at valleys, ridges and eaves, clean and repair existing gutters and replace 10 feet of damaged gutter, replace 4 roof vents, and supplying and installing 400 feet of 20 gauge snow guard. As well, the company supplied and installed steel grated walkways to and around the two mechanical units that are situated on the roof. The total cost for this project was $30,000. The grant we received covered half that cost. We appreciate the contribution of the Dinner Theatre/Ladies' Night Out Committee that donated $15,000 of their fund raising efforts to cover our share of the costs.

Thanks to Glen Pavelich, we now have brochures to advertise our facility. The brochure and hall information are available from the Kenaston Place section of kenaston.ca (under the business tab), or use our domain www.kenastonplace.ca.

We will be holding our annual Harvest Wind-Up on October 22. The proceeds from this event will be used to complete the payment for past renovations to Kenaston Place. The entertainment this year will be the comedian, Big Daddy Tazz.

Watch for further advertising and plan to join us for a wonderful evening. .

Submitted by Rosemary O'Handley


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.


Community Welcome BBQ

Kenaston Place, August 17th. 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

We need your help to compile our newcomer list. Let us know if you have a new neighbor by calling Colleen Sekulich, or mention it to the staff at the Co-Op.


Thank you to the Co-Oop
for hosting BBQ's every Wednesday (weather permitting) from 11:30 to 1:00 to help community organizations raise funds for our various projects. Kudos to their great community spirit.

To book your organization's BBQ please contact Florence at Riverbend Co-Op.

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. See Facebook and website for details and the June $15 dollar discount. Also seeking volunteers which means a free weekend pass. Website: www.hillbillyboogie.weebly.com.

Community Clean-Up: Thank you to the Kenaston School for the community clean-up held on May 26th, followed by a courtesy BBQ for the kids at the Co-Op.

Also: Thank you to the volunteers who helped clean up the parks and walking trail on May 18th.


Kenaston Swimming Pool: The pool hopes to open the first part of June. Lessons will run for one 6 day week Monday to Saturday, as we were finding that many found it hard to commit to two weeks of swimming lessons during the busy summer months.

June 13-18 (4-7pm), July 4-9, July 18-23, August 8-13 and August 15- 20 (9am-1pm). Private and adult lessons are also encouraged, so please contact the staff to set up a time that works for you! Exact lesson times will be confirmed once all registrations have been received. Please call 306-252-2216 from 1-5pm to register until the pool opens, then during public swim hours. Public Swim hours, aqua-cise, fees, and other important info will be posted on the kenaston.ca pool page and Kenaston Swimming Pool Facebook page.

The pool is excited to host field trips, Physical Education classes, private parties, birthday parties, family reunions and other special celebrations and occasions. BBQ is available during rentals.

This year Samantha Guy and Eve Ulmer are managing the pool, life guarding and teaching lessons. Rachel Matovich will be teaching lessons and life guarding, and we welcome Jessica Zdunich to our staff as a lifeguard. The pool board consists of Brad Owen, Neal Sanderson, Sheldon Modien, Elaina Guilmette, Julia Martin, and we welcome Brittany Bieberdorf and Stephanie Saundh. Stay tuned for dates on fun days, mom and tot days, toddler days, teen swims and other great events put on by the Kenaston Swimming Pool Board and Staff.

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette

grad hat

School Dates:

  • June 10 - Elementary Track and Field
  • June 16 - Awards Program - 10:45 a.m. in the school gym
  • June 23 - 28 - Final Exams
  • June 28 - Last Day of School for students!
  • June 29 - Graduation!
Sponsors Gene Pavelich Photograhpy and Fire Fly Webs

Village News:

A reminder to everyone in the village to provide an email address or cell phone number to the village office for an emergency contact regarding water or sewer disturbances. If a boil water advisory is issued it is faster to contact people with a mass email or text as we want to ensure everyone is contacted in these cases.

Kenaston Lions and Super Draft

The 2016 spring playoff draft was more successful because of increased entries from the local vicinity. Thanks to Deanne, all staff and the volunteers who helped to make the administrative side of the draft a success.

The Lions Club and SuperDraft have just made the final payment on the $115,000.00 loan which we borrowed to contribute to the reverse osmosis water treatment system installed by the Village of Kenaston approximately six years ago. The Lions picked up about 25% of the cost for the Village Council.

We continue to subsidize local recreation facilities at approximately $75,000.00 a year as well as other donations to CNIB, Diabetes Foundation, Saskatchewan Music Festival and provide support to a number of local projects. For example, Kenaston Lions recently made a $300.00 donation to Red Cross to assist the residents of Fort McMurray.

Kenaston Lions and Super Draft is renting a booth to promote the draft at the 'Man Show MEETS Woman's World' from Sept. 30th – Oct. 1st – 2nd at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. If any of our local hockey enthusiasts are interested in helping at our booth over these dates, the Lions Club would be very appreciative of your support. Please let Deanne know or leave us a message at 306-252-2100.

Thanks to the efforts of Elaina Guilmette and Jon Zdunich a quarter section of land is being farmed with proceeds directed to our recreational facilities. The Lions Club is providing financial backing for this project. There are many con-tributors to this project which will be fully acknowledged after harvest.

Submitted by Lorne Anholt


Blizzards Logo
The Kenaston Blizzard Senior Hockey Team and its executive would like to thank all the community members, businesses, volunteers and minor sports athletes that came out in support of our annual Sportsman’s Dinner and Auction in April. We had another great turn out and were able to far exceed the amount usually raised during the auction. This enabled us to make a donation that night to the Kenaston Community Rec Board for $7500. Without our local businesses donating auction items and community members coming out to support the team that evening, we would be unable to operate the hockey team. But more importantly, we would be unable to give back to our community and its facilities, something that we all find very important and worthwhile. A huge thank you also goes to the Rec Board, Elaina Guilmette, and all the volunteers for organizing and catering our supper that evening.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at the start of the 2016/2017 season!

Submitted by Paula Kerpan


Kenaston Wheatland Library sends out a heartfelt Thank you!

The New Furnace Project is complete! We are grateful to all who contributed. New Furnace Project Donors : Dakota Dunes, IVE Mechanical, Tara Rink, Mary Ann Santha
The Family Literacy Party was a ball!
Thank you Post Media Raise - A - Reader!

Thank you to the following who have started off our current Wheelchair Ramp Fundraiser:

Lutz Electric, PCS Mine Allan, Gr. 5/6Class Kenaston School,
Affinity Credit Union Community Spirit Donation

If you would like to contribute to the Wheelchair Ramp Fundraiser, please make cheque payable to: Kenaston Friends of the Library. See Poster

Submitted by Elizabeth Zdunich




Heinze Kraft Project to Play: The community with the most passion for sport and recreation, shows the strongest community spirit, and puts in the most effort into their entry will make it to the top 4 across Canada. Once the voting begins each community in the top 4 has a chance at first prize of $250,000 or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place prize of $20,000. This is an opportunity for us to shine as a community, work together and support upgrading the Kenaston Swimming Pool.

The pool is a fantastic place for people of all ages and abilities! It's positive, safe, improves physical fitness, and teaches life saving skills.

The roof, siding and landscaping is in need of major and costly repairs. We could really use this money to make it look as incredible on the outside as it is to play and learn on the inside. To get on the website you must go to http://kraftheinzprojectplay.com/en/nominations/profile/kenaston-swimming-pool/ log in with your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus account (which you set up through your email account). From there you can see the amazing memories, comments, and photos that have been posted by various past and present community members and staff.

You can also email elaina.yelich@gmail.com . I can share and post your comment or story that describes why we are deserving to win, how this upgrade will impact our community, and what makes the Kenaston Swimming Pool special to you, and your family. Deadline is June 11th.

The Top Four Finalists will be announced on July 8; tune into TSN. If the pool project qualifies, we need one more thing! We need you to get ready for the vote to determine who will receive the $250,000 Grand Prize! Voting will take place July 25 and 26 and provided we qualify - starting on July 25 you can vote for the Kenaston community project as the Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize Winner ! With your help and the help from everyone in your email/Facebook/Twitter contact list, you can help to determine who will win $250,000 towards a recreational facility upgrade. The date for the Grand Prize Winner announcement will be shared on July 25, 2016.

Important Note regarding Heinze Craft Project:
Please make sure to go to this website http://kraftheinzprojectplay.com/en/nominations/profile/kenaston-swimming-pool/
Please veryify that you are in the Kenaston Swimming Pool nominated by Elaina Guilmette.

If you go to the main page, Do NOT GO TO Nominate Now as we can be disqualified if we have more than one nomination.

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette


Show'n Shine

Flea Market / Show 'n Shine & Yard Sales. The Flea Market will be Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1. The car show will be Monday August 1. Times will be 9-5. Location will be the Ole Den Antique Grounds on Hwy 15.

Contact Ole Den Antiques to register for the Show 'n Shine. (See August Newsletter for more).

Yard sales are welcome during this weekend as well.
As usual put out your balloons so people will know where to stop.
If you send your sale location to Glen Pavelich a master list will be made up for the website.


Taking the Distance Out of Distance Education

Wall Climb

Adding an element of connectivity and bolstering engagement in her Exercise Science 30 class, DLC instructor Elaina Guilmette took a crew of online learners on a field trip to the U of S in May. Having spent the past several months studying anatomy, physiology, motor learning and skill development, it was time for learners to put that knowledge to the test.

The day started with a tour of the College of Kinesiology - a possible post-secondary destination - and the biomechanics labs where research is conducted. From wall climbing to fitness testing, students then took turns demonstrating their skills and applying what they have learned.

"Our trip opened my eyes to university life and classes. The best part for me was meeting the new people and spending the day with them sharing many laughs together," said Delanie. DLC field trips are becoming increasingly popular as educators and students alike realize the value in coming together to share their learning. In addition to this Kinesiology trip, DLC students have also visited Persephone Theatre, the U of S Observatory, the Regina Science Centre and the U of S heating plant.

This article published in the Spring 2016 edition of The DLC Buzz. To view the publication in its entirety, click here.

Submitted by Tanya Rigndal

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.


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!!