Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston CrossroadsOctober2017

Kenaston Community Recreation Board
August Long Weekend Extravaganza

On August 6th and 7th, the Kenaston Community Recreation Board together with Cynthia and Brent Guy, as well as Tammy and Denis Powder organized, promoted and volunteered at the annual pancake breakfast, BBQ hamburger lunch, Annual William Holder Memorial Show 'n Shine, Antique and Collectible Flea market, vendor trade show and beer gardens as well as an exciting children's bike parade. It was a huge success and we hope it will only get bigger and better in years to come. The weekend raised close to $10,000 for our recreational facilities. This money will go towards the $70,000 operational deficit of our facilities.

We are very sad to announce that Cynthia and Brent Guy are stepping down after this year however have graciously agreed to help mentor whomever will take over their amazing efforts for next year. Together they ordered, organized, promoted and obtained sponsorship for all of the food for both days. Your hard work, dedication and organization will be greatly missed. We cannot thank you enough for everything. Thank you Denis and Tammy Powder for continuing on with this event and helping us organize it by the Swimming Pool. Your family's generosity and commitment to the community is greatly appreciated.

There are a lot of people to thank for this weekend's success; Riverbend Co-Op for all the help purchasing, ordering, sponsoring and organizing the weekend. Florence, you and your staff are AMAZING! Guy Farms for helping set up and take down the tables, chairs and beer garden tent. Our wonderful cooking staff; Cynthia and Brent Guy, Butch and Yvonne Millsap, Dean and Michelle Blenkinsop and Courtney and Johnny Ouellette. Thank you to the DLC and Kenaston School for letting us use the facilities, and to Darren Gasper, Carol and Garth Lewis for helping us dur-ing the weekend. So many people helped through dona-tions, volunteerism and promotion of the event; thank you, Arlo and Dee Guy, Bill and Erna Hannah, Braeden Fowler, Kurt Pavelich, Elizabeth Zdunich, Lannah Betnesky-Matovich, Mackenzie Nizinkevich, Lacey Zdunich, Lori Gasper, Ellen Fischl, Julia Prpich, Steve and Adrienne Prpich, Sonia Howells, Brian Didur, Kevin Mills, Brandan Powder, Ruby Powder, Tim Holder, Matt Yelich, and the Kenaston Swimming Pool board and staff. Thanks to everyone that donated cans and bottles towards our new pool toys fundraiser- your efforts and generosity were greatly appreciated.

We had an amazing amount of sponsorship for the weekend; Thank you, Rob from Ardent Mills for donating the pancake mix for the pancake breakfast, Cervus Peterbilt. donated $1500.00 to use towards the BBQ burger lunch, Shirley Sanderson donated the profit from her garage sale and Jon Shultz from Ritchie Bros Auctioneers for $250.00 towards the children's bike parade prizes. Thank you to the following who generously donated; The R.M. of McCraney for $1000.00, Affinity Credit Union for $500.00, Millsap Fuel for $500.00, Silver Bullet Contracting for $500.00, Hoffmann Holder Insurance for $500.00, Hanley RBC for $300.00, Village of Kenaston for $300.00, SaskTel for $250.00, Sagen Transport for $200.00, Brent and Shirley Hartman for $200.00 and Karpan Ltd for $100.00.

Thanks to everyone in our local and surrounding communities that supported our event! Make sure to mark your calendars for the Sunday and Monday of the August long weekend next year. If you can help in any way, please contact Tammy Powder or Elaina Guilmette.

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette


Chamber of Commerce Update:

Thank you to Glen Pavelich for many, many years of dedicated service to our community through her vision for Crossroads and serving as the editor over the years.

Glen has recently resigned as editor, and the Chamber is looking for an individual, organization or group to assume this responsibility. Please contact Tim Holder (306.252.2282)

Glen will continue to manage the community website. Your event information or website revisions can be emailed her at glenpavelich@gmail.com.

The Pavelich Farm B&B is now officially closed. We thank you for many years of wonderful service to the travelling public.

Kenaston Swimming Pool:

Thank you to everyone who helped make the pool an amazing place to be this summer! Brad Owen and Neal Sanderson for volunteering countless hours to getting the pool open, helping throughout the entire season, and winterizing the pool. Janelle Englesman for all your help throughout the entire season with the staff, fundraisers and canteen. Julia Prpich and Sam Guy for managing the staff and facility. Your leadership, organization, positivity and love for swimming is greatly appreciated by our community!

Thank you to the awesome lifeguards and swimming instructors: Samantha Guy, Melissa Jones, Teryn Simonson, Eve Matovich, Nathan Chomyshen, Ronin Iron, Jade Koch, Brooke Villeneuve, Kaylan Fowler and Ethan Owen for making our facility the BEST place it could be! We look forward to another incredible season next year so stop by and have a swim, and enjoy an ice cream cone in our NEW seating area!! Thank you to the community for supporting our facility by enrolling your children in swimming lessons, purchasing season passes and supporting the pool events put on by the staff! All of your contributions keep the pool operating!

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette


The Kenaston Recreation Board

The Kenaston Community Recreation Board works hard to raise money for the operational and maintenance costs of Kenaston Place, Kenaston Rink and the Kenaston Swimming Pool. The board also applies for grants and seeks sponsorship to upgrade and repair the facilities. Money that is raised by the board, goes towards paying the costs of insurance, phone, chemicals, cleaning supplies, water, pow-er, energy, management/janitorial and staff wages, as well as unfore-seen repairs to plumbing, electrical and infrastructure to the hall, rink and pool. Grants and sponsorship do not cover the operational and maintenance costs of the facilities, so fundraisers have to be held to cover these costs.

In the past, Super Draft was manned completely by community vol-unteers with the money raised covering the cost of the facilities operations. In recent years there is less revenue available from Super Draft. Due to the busy lives of today, people have less volunteer time; that factor coupled with rising costs makes it challenging when the operational deficit of the three facilities is close to $70,000 a year.

There is a board for every facility which works to find ways ensure their facility is as self-sufficient as possible through grants, fundraisers and innovative projects. If we want these facilities to be around for our children and grandchildren, we as community members need to work together and help these boards to raise money like other rural communities around us. We are an extremely fortunate community to have a hall, pool and rink for our residents to enjoy. If you are interested in sponsoring an event or donating to the Kenaston Community Recreation Board, we will provide a tax receipt!

A huge thank you is extended to Carman Fowler who volunteers countless hours as our treasurer and secretary for all three facilities. This is a time consuming service that she provides for our community and recreational facilities.

Submitted by Elaina Guilmette

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Village Council Update:

The Village of Kenaston is enjoying the fall colours and is hopeful that winter stays away for awhile yet. Village updates are as follows:

  • Please join me in welcoming Chris Prpich as your Town Foreman. Chris started a few weeks ago and he has been busy learning and doing the duties of the job. If you see Chris out and about grading or at the Water Treatment Plant please welcome him by waving or saying 'hi".
  • Soon it will be a year since this council's first meeting and in the opinion of Mayor Mike, you have a very strong Council. A lot of different strengths are brought to the table and everyone respects each other.

A couple of highlights in our first year:

  • Dredging the lagoon occurred which coupled with the water table drop-ping has removed concerns of our lagoon capacity. Also, enzymes which break the waste down have been applied to the Water Treatment Plant and this will help the lagoon capacity in the long-term.
  • Engineers/Hydrogeologists are at the final stages of the drilled well tenders which once completed will remove concerns of the Water Secu-rity Agency in regard to ground water (GUDI).

Please don't hesitate to contact our Village of Kenaston Administration, Mayor or Council..

From the Village of Kenaston, Mayor and Council

New Hours for the Village Dump:

During the month of October the dump will be open every Saturday from 1-4pm. It will be opened by appointment from November to March on the following dates by calling Dave at 306-252-2047.

  • November 4 and 18
  • December 2, 16 and 30
  • January 13 and 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 10 and 24
Thank you - Carman Fowler Administrator



The Kenaston Library:

The Kenaston Wheatland Library summer reading program closed at the end of August as prizes were announced and handed out. We moved right into fall: harvest, Miss P's Grade 12 display, as well as a Farm Cooking display.

We have a several new hard cover and paperback books available and are excited to announce that as of October 1 Wheatland will be circulating DVD's around the system to switch up our movie collection.

We would like to again thank the Riverbend Co-Op for hosting another Community BBQ fundraiser for the library, we appreciate their support. We would also like to thank Vicki Fowler for her work on the Kenaston Community Calendar. The order has been sent but if you are interested in purchasing one please contact her or the library. All money raised from the calendar goes toward expenses of our local li-brary. We are hosting a "Wooden Sign Night" on Tuesday Oct . 24. Please go to the www.starlightcreations.ca web site to register for an evening of fun. YOU MUST choose, pre-order and pay for the sign of your choice in advance of the class. All details are on the web site. Spots are filling up quickly so register now.

Our library has been under construction all year, with the cement steps now gone we are hopeful of getting the new ones built and a wheelchair ramp made soon; but until then, please use the temporary wooden steps at the back. We apologize for the inconvenience and our hour hours remain the same during the reno-vation.

Submitted by Faye McVeigh


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 Pavelich to have your event posted on the Kenaston website and 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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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.

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!!