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Kenaston Mayor and Council:
The Village of Kenaston has exciting news. As this is written, Roy & Sons of Regina are at our lagoon dredging the primary cell which is quite an interesting process to watch. The dredging uses an advanced process that can go down into the lagoon fifteen feet and suction the sludge into the drying bed by moving it through a system of pipes on the lagoon's surface. The final results are not in but the dredging will give residents of Kenaston like-new capacity in the lagoon which will alleviate concern from the Water Security Agency.
As Village Council and Administration has learnt from other communities, the specific enzyme product we purchased in 2015 will aid in liquefying the material that enters the lagoon. In the future these enzymes will be used on an ongoing basis to keep the sludge from building up.
Village Residents/Property Owners will be receiving their tax notices shortly. Residents will notice an increase to taxes ranging between $20 - $60 per month. Increases to the Education Mill Rate and the Assessment done by SAMA (Saskatchewan Asset Management Agency) have increased house values.
The Village Council has reduced the Mill rate from previous years to make the increase reasonable for residents. However, in some cases home owners will have improved their house or built a garage and this is the first time these improvements have been accounted for by SAMA making the assessment higher.
A special mention goes out to the Chamber of Commerce in Kenaston who are making arrangements to Celebrate Canada 150.
In 2016 Brian and Elaina Guilmette and Matt Yelich made an agreement to provide a quarter section of land to be farmed with net crop proceeds donated towards our community recreation facilities. Jon Zdunich generously farmed the land donating his time, fuel and equipment. The Lions Club got involved as the financial backer for this project. Jon and his crew of Ryan Matovich, Chance Krueger, Joe Matovich, Steve Zdunich and Dave Cooper did a great job of producing a 40 plus bushel crop of wheat which also graded very well considering many of the quality issues that occurred in 2016. This project will continue in 2017.
The project was supported by several other individuals and companies. Our thanks and recognition are extended to Seed Master Industries, Jake Zdunich and Richardson Pioneer Grain, Blair's Fertilizer, Leon Tomlenovich and TLC Trucking, Mark Zdunich and McQueen Hail Insurance, Gardiner Dam Terminal, Dupont Chemicals, and Rob Warkingham with Western Sales. We are thankful for the generous attitudes of these people and organizations that continue to make our community a good place to live and raise our families!
Treasurer / Kenaston Lions Club
Kenaston Recreation Board
The Blizzard Auction supper catered by numerous community volunteers, made a profit of $1,800.00. That revenue goes towards operating and maintaining the pool, rink and hall; each running a major deficit every year. I would like to thank the many volunteers that prepped, cooked, served and cleaned up the meal.
Thank you Janelle Englesman, Debbie Ouellette, Michelle & Dean Blenkinsop, Tammy Powder, Lynne Yelich, Dee Guy, Renee Zdunich, Darlene & Ole Remmen, Allan Kerpan, Tara Rink, Ellen Fischl, Lacey Zdunich and Carman Fowler. Thank you Jen Millsap for baking the buns, Reagan Prpich for organizing the desserts donated by Deanne Bleakley, Joni Zdunich, Jackie Jewell, Julia Martin, Tammy Owen and Jenn Zacharias. Huge shout out to Cindy Menzies and her PAA class for making the carrot and chocolate cakes as well as the cakes in the auction. Thank you Riverbend Co-op and Florence Greke for generously donating and bringing in supplies for the meal.
The Kenaston Swimming Pool is excited for the upcoming season! The board and staff have been working hard to get the facility ready for the summer of 2017! The pool provides so many opportunities to get active and be healthy, so join us for public swim, child and adult lessons, aquacise, mom and tot fitness class, teen swim, adult swim, lane swim and numerous fun days!
We have made some significant upgrades and improvements to the facility due to multiple grants and donations!
The Western Economic Diversification Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, delivered the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada and invested $24,772.00 for the improved staff, seating and canteen area! Arlo and Dee Guy also contributed $300.00 to the area. Thank you to Jon Sagen, Ryan Matovich, Bryan Guilmette, Brandon Stone and IVE Mechanical for completing the project! Thank you to Dakota Dunes for $5000.00 towards the facilities entire electrical upgrade done by Lutz Electric. Thank you Affinity Credit Union for $873.84 towards landscaping around the pool, and $2500.00 towards a new pool pump. Thank you Brad Owen for the donation of $442.00 towards operation of the pool. The Ouellette Family Foundation has set up an annual donation to the pool. This year we received $1960.00 from them and we are very greatful! This will go towards operating and maintaining the pool!
The pool is always looking for donations to improve the facility, purchase new supplies for lessons and public swim, and improvements to landscaping. You can get a tax receipt for your donation.
As a way to ensure we have lifeguards in the future, Kenaston Swimming Pool will be offering both Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. You must be 13 to take Medallion and you do not need to have any other prerequisites. With Medallion you can junior life guard, and with Bronze Cross (prerequisite is Bronze Medallion and 14 years of age), you can officially lifeguard on your own! Life guarding is a valuable life skill that will enhance your resume, learn new and lifesaving skills, and have a great summer job!
Pool rental for birthdays, family reunions and other special occasions are available any day of the week. $200.00 for two guards, use of the BBQ, and three hours of swim time!!
Last year we tried one week lessons, but the swimming instructors felt they needed more instruction time and that a weekend between lessons gave kids the opportunity for more practice time. We have decided to try Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks, giving families their summer weekends.
- Set 1: June 19-29 (after school-evening)
- Set 2: July 3-13 (morning)
- Set 3: July 24-Aug 3 (morning)
- Set 4: Aug 14-24 (morning).
- Pre-school: $60.00
- Levels 1-6: $75.00
- Levels 7-10: $90.00
- Private Adult: $90.00
- Aquacise: $7.00
- Lane Swim: $5.00
Registration will start June 1st. Call 306-252-2216!
Please follow the Kenaston Swimming Pool on Facebook and on Kenaston Home Page for the summer swimming schedule and upcoming pool events!
Have a great summer EVERYONE!!!
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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.
Add Kenaston To Your Device:
Please consider adding the Kenaston icon on your mobile device to have easy access to all things Kenaston. Instructions are Here.
The Kenaston website and Crossroads Newsletter are device-friendly.
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!!