Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads


Concerned about the Provincial Government's Amalgamation Talks?

We have learned that there was a question at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting in regards to the anticipated impact of the proposed School Board amalgamation.

We are all anxious to learn the future direction of the Province's education sector, and as of yet do not have the information to know for certain how it will impact the DLC or any of our Sun West schools. We believe that the DLC is an exceptional asset for all Saskatchewan learners and it is our hope that decision-makers will be mindful of that during their deliberations.

We appreciate the community's concern and promise to share further when we have more information.

Submitted by Darren Gasper


Kenaston Blizzards Hockey

The Blizzards Foundation Dinner & Auction

April 8, 2017, Kenaston Place An evening of fundraising for hockey in Kenaston Tickets $25 at the door

  • Cocktails start at 5pm.
  • Roast Beef Supper catered by the Kenaston Rec Board & community volunteers.
  • Wall of Honour - Inductees to be announced!
  • Minor hockey players recognized
  • Silent & Live Auction
  • NHL Calcutta | Horseracing
  • More details to come!

Kenaston Blizzard Senior Hockey - Upcoming games:

February Home Games:

  • SHA Provincial 'D' Senior hockey Round One
    • @ Porcupine Plain Feb 4 - 8pm. There is a bus going from Kenaston, $25/seat; contact Dean Blenkinsop if interested
    • @ Kenaston Arena Feb 11- 7pm
  • SVHL League Playoffs TBA
Submitted by Paula Kerpan


Novice Games:

  • Wednesday February 1 - 5:00 vs Outlook
  • Saturday February 4 - Minor Hockey Day. 12:30 vs Davidson
  • Sunday February 5 - 11:00 vs Dinsmore

Submitted by Reagan Prpich

Village News:

The Village of Kenaston would like to thank the Department of Highways for sanding our streets which they do as a courtesy. Please note that the Village snow removal employees are working at their earliest convenience to get the snow removed in a timely manner. The office appreciates that the businesses and residents are patient during the winter season.

New Book by Marion Mutala

Mechanics Wife - by Marion Mutala

See details: www.babasbabushka.ca
The Dazzling Detective and her super sleuth partner are determined to solve the mystery. Part of the story takes place in Kenaston and talks about the Kenaston Super Draft and Snowman.


School Dates:

  • Feb. 20-24—February break
  • Friday, March 10 - Time in Lieu - no classes
  • Monday, March 13 - Staff Only Professional Development - no classes

The Kenaston Library:

The Kenaston library hosted a "Winter Fun" display for children as well as a "Children's cooking" display in January The adult book displays were "Hot holiday Planning" and "Fitness & Diet".

Now that we are into February the library has turned RED for Valentine's Day. Stop by and get all the best books before they are picked over.

On Wednesday Feb 1st the library is hosting "Rabbit and Bear Paws" aboriginal story tellers presentation at the Kenaston School.

Submitted by Faye McVeigh

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Click for full poster

Thank you to our Crossroads sponsor:

Millsap Fuels

Kenaston Place

Kenaston Mayor and Council:

Greetings from the Village of Kenaston The Village of Kenaston is looking forward to more daylight and hope the moderate temperatures continue, as it has been a very enjoyable winter.

A couple of interesting notes to pass your way:

  • Due to an increase from Loraas Disposal garbage and recycling costs will mildly increase the water/garbage and sewer bill starting in the next billing cycle;
  • Village Council and Administration has made application to take advantage of the Federal and Provincial Funding Grant (if approved) to cost share improvements to the water and sewer facilities for the Village of Kenaston;
  • Preparations are being made for the dredging that will take place this spring;
  • SUMA is held in Saskatoon this year in February, representatives will be attending representing our Village;
  • Get ready to log your activity as the Go Out and Play Challenge through Saskatchewan In Motion is coming soon.

On behalf of the Village of Kenaston Mayor and Council

Kenaston Chamber of Commerce—Officers 2017

President - Tim Holder
Vice President - Colleen Sekulich
Secretary / Treasurer - Susan Anholt

Adams Center

Seniors News:

Seniors Club Membership Opportunities

  • Men's pool daily. Usually after coffee.
  • Wed Feb 22 5pm - meeting followed by potluck supper, cards, games.
  • Senior Winter Games Feb-Mar-Apr at clubs throughout the district. Kenaston hosts March 8th.
  • Every Thursday afternoon - coffee, cards, etc.
  • Exercises - Women: Mon-Wed-Fri 10am—low impact following videos. Men - treadmill & exercise equipment.
Submitted by MaryAnn Santha & Agatha Rupcich

rapid plumbing - Kenaston


Kenaston Welcomes a New Business

Gift basket to be presented by Kenaston Chamber.
Dustin Larson


Dustin Larson, and Chamber President - Tim Holder

Kenaston School Clubs & Extra Curricular Activities

If every student at Kenaston School chose to engage in even three different extracurricular activities.. well, they'd have some big choices to make. At our school, there are more than 30 different opportunities for them to engage in sporting, creative and leadership activities outside of the classroom.

Thanks to the exceptional commitment and time dedicated by both DLC and Kenaston School staff, our students have more choice than most kids across the province, particularly those in small, rural schools. And these activities are not small undertakings; in addition to weekly practice, there is the coordination of tournaments, reffing, and food prep. In the case of non-sporting events, someone needs to plan events, promote and sell tickets, set up and take down the gym, sometimes coordinate student travel. The list is long and exhausting and yet our team continues to make it happen:

Sporting Activities

  • Sr. Girls Volleyball - Amy Jamieson, Kurtis Heath
  • Jr. Jr Volleyball - Tammy Owen
  • Sr. Girls Basketball - Gene Zdunich, Jenna Zdunich, Paula Evans
  • Sr. Girls Soccer - Kayla Osika, Nathan Ruten
  • Sr. Boys Football - Greg McJannet, John Jamieson
  • Jr. Girls Basketball - Jenna Zdunich, Nikki Francoeur
  • Jr. Girls Volleyball - Cindy Menzies, Evan Pasternak
  • Jr. Boys Basketball - Sheldon Modien, Dan Marsh, Rebecca Farrell
  • Jr. Jr Basketball - Rebecca Farrell
  • Jr. Badminton - Lee Genereux
  • Jr. & Sr. Track and Field - Dan Weber, Jaimes Weber, Pat Telfer, Phil Guebert, Dan Marsh, Nathan Ruten
  • Cross Country - Jaimes and Dan Weber
  • Golf - Dan Marsh • Elementary Intramurals - Rebecca Farrell, Nikki Francoeur, Shannon Libke

Other Clubs/ Extra Curricular Activities

  • SLT - Shannon Libke, Kristen Sampson, Norma Yelich
  • Ski Trip - Dan Weber, Rebecca Farrell, Amy Jamesion, Phil Guebert
  • Yearbook - Greg McJannet, Shannon Libke
  • Grad - Rebecca Farrell, Amy Jameison
  • Music - Nathan Herrem • Town Clean up - Darlene Remmen
  • Breakfast Program - Tammy Owen
  • Tournament Committee - Jody Polowick, Kristen Sampson
  • Craft Club - Allison de Hoop • Drama Club - Cindy Menzies, Lee Genereux, Jesse Miller
  • Hand Bell Choir - Allison de Hoop
  • Photography Club - Todd McLauchlin, Michelle Lee-Klassen, Paul Stinson
  • Circus Club - Paul Lehmkuhl, Sheldon Modien
  • We Day - Kristen Sampson
  • World Class Tour - Shannon Libke
  • Christmas Dinner/Concert - Shannon Libke

In addition, there is a team of staff that coordinate events such as Terry Fox Day, pep rallies, holiday celebrations and decorating, breakfast club and our annual school awards, to name a few.

On behalf of all families in our community, we wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who stays after hours volunteering their time to create these opportunities for our kids. They may be too young to know how lucky they are, but we do.

Sincerely, Kenaston SCC

Submitted by Tanya Ringdal


Christmas Gala - Thank Yous:

Thanks to Bryan Guilmette, Jen Millsap, Dean Blenkinsop, Jon Zdunich, Butch Millsap, and Lori Gasper for volunteering their time to painting the Kenaston Rink change rooms, entrance, and walls. They were in rough shape, so thank you for taking the initiative, and time to keep our rec facilities looking the best they can!

Thanks to everyone that attended, supported, bought tickets, donated, volunteered and sponsored the event!!! So many fabulous people and businesses to thank!! Heather Louise Dahms Mills, Reagan Cline-Prpich, Vickie Holder, Theresa Owen, Jen Millsap, Rachel Kroeger, Chance Kroeger, Bryan Guilmette, Lori Gasper, Marla Richey, Joni Westman Zdunich, Reg Zdunich, Elizabeth Zdunich, Tara Rink, Tara George, Michelle Ringdal, Cindy Menzies, Sue Mills, Gene Pavelich, Brayden Fowler, Carman Fowler, Julia Martin, Julie Lowdermilk, Leah Pople, Janelle Englesman, Josh Kerpan, Cory Ouellette, Carla Chomyshen, Amanda Larson, Lannah Betnesky-Matovich, Florence Greke, Ivana Yelich, Dean Blenkinsop and Deanna Modien!!!

Thank you Arlo and Dee Guy, Hoffman and Holder Insurance, FWS, Avon Shirley Hartman, Kenaston Co-op, Kenaston Super Draft, Lutz Electric, and MP Tom Lukiwski for sponsoring the 2016 Christmas Gala! Thank you to the kids at Kenaston School for setting up the chairs and tables! Numerous amazing donations were made to the auction from generous and talented community members! These donations raised a significant amount of profit from generous bidders! Sally Siroski donated 3 amazing cakes, which each went for $150.00, a steak supper for $300.00, and a baking tray for $110! She definitely brought in the most money for our silent auction! All the profit from the evening will go towards the maintenance and operation of the pool, rink and hall.

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette

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

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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

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.

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 to join the Chamber. Membership is $25. a year. Lunch is pay for your own from 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!!