Thank you to our Crossroads sponsors: (PDF Version)
Kenaston Mayor and Council:
Village of Kenaston: The Mayor and Village Councillors are pleased to announce they have received approval for a Federal and Provincial Government Grant that will provide funding for a new well and upgrades to a lift station. The cost of these upgrades will be 75% covered meaning only 25% of the funds will be paid by the Village of Kenaston.
The Village will work with a Hydrogeologist from an Engineering firm to accept Tenders for the job to be done. The new well will complete the Ground under Direct Influence (GUDI) concern that was outlined by the Water Security Agencies Report. This coupled with the success of the recent dredging leaves the Village in a very good position with the Water Security Agency.
On a separate note it is nice to see the completion of a new house and the start of another.
New Life for the Kenaston Cenotaph
Our cenotaph memorializing WWI and WW2 was constructed in 1961. After 56 years, it was showing definite signs of wear. In 2016 the Kenaston & District Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to make a restoration plan and were able to contract a stone mason to take the project on. Over the years we have discovered that nothing is easy, and this project was proof again. We had hoped to complete this in 2016 but a very rainy fall ensured that plan would fail. Spring 2017 and we began again. There was some paint on the cenotaph that needed to be removed which proved to be a much bigger project than anticipated. Fortunately, we were able to contract Clearspring Colony to take on the project and the sandblasting happened. David Decker did a superlative job of cleaning up the monument. This of course, would have been impossible without Kevin Mills and FWS equipment making themselves available to unload and load sandblasting equipment and load the sand in the container. Once the cenotaph was cleaned Kevin O'Regan of KOR Woodworks was ready to repair the mortar binding the stones. Kevin learned masonry at the side of his father in Australia and proved to be a skilled craftsman. Just in time for Canada Day, our cenotaph is again gracing Veteran's Centennial Park.
Canada 150 Event:
Third Street was filled to capacity on June 28 as we celebrated Canada's 150th birthday. We were pleased and only a bit amazed by the number of Kenastonites that came out to join the fun. We appear to have a Village full of youngsters and it is phenomenal to see them all in one place. Thank you to all who came out to take part in the event! We need to thank the Riverbend Co-Operative and their amazing staff for arranging the bouncy castle and fun food items. Thank you to the Affinity Credit Union staff for manning the many snack stations. Thank you to Brad and Eldon Owen for the blast from the past in Eldon's Model T. Thank you to the Adam's Centre for the use of their building as well as supplying birthday cake. Thank you to the Village of Kenaston staff and Kenaston Fire Department and First Responders for blocking the street. The Circus kids and balloon animals offered Tami Owen as well as face painting by Tami and Ruby Powder added to the entertainment. Current and past member of the Village Council capably manned the barbeque serving more than 300 people. The Rink Board brought their donut machine and Dean Blinkensop's popcorn machine. As well, Chamber members were everywhere filling in where needed. When we list all of these names it is very apparent that we have an amazing base of volunteers in our community who are willing to take part in creating a very special community event.
Thank you to Michael Pavelich who kindly dug out the unsightly honeysuckle bushes on the east side of the Veteran's Park. Thanks to our hero Brayden Fowler who cleaned up all the trees. There are lots of roots to pick, clean up and landscaping that is required. We are hopeful that we can organize a crew for some evening in the near future to get this cleaned up. Please reply with your suggestions/availability and we can see what we can work out. The tree line will need to be cultivated for a couple of seasons to ensure that the honeysuckles are gone and we will need someone with a good garden tractor/cultivator to take on this task. If you have a proposal for this, please contact Tim Holder. Thank you to Ken Remmen for repairing the downtown picnic tables and park benches in the park and downtown.
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Don’t just hang a poster:
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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.
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Please consider adding the Kenaston icon on your mobile device to have easy access to all things Kenaston. Instructions are Here.
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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
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 to join the Chamber. Membership is $25. a year. Lunch is pay for your own from 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!!