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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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
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.
“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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!!