Kenaston, Saskatchewan

Kenaston Crossroads - Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Kenaston Crossroads..October2018



NOVEMBER 17, 2018


Remebrance Day Service
November 11 Service at 10:30am
at Kenaston Place


August Long Weekend Events

This summer, the August Long Extravaganza Flea Market and Bill Holder Show n' Shine Car Show raised $9,042.00 for the operation and maintenance of the rink, pool and hall. It was a tough adjustment without Cynthia and Brent Guy to help with organizing the food and volunteer cooks for the weekend. Thanks, Cynthia for making sure all of the food and supplies were ordered. It was a huge help!

Thank you Tammy, Dennis, Ruby and Ella Powder for coorganizing this event with the Kenaston Community Recreation Board. The Powder family spends a considerable amount of time setting up, cleaning and dismantling the area, organizing the flea market vendors, and the amazing Bill Holder Show n' Shine Car Show. Your hard work, generosity and efforts are greatly appreciated!

We are extremely grateful for Florence Greke and her team at Riverbend Co-op for having everything ordered and ready for pick-up! Riverbend Co-op donates a significant amount of time, product and food for this event. We are fortunate to have such a generous business in our community!

Thank you, Braeden Fowler and Jamie Young for all your efforts in setting up the event, volunteering during the event, and taking it all down!

Thank you Carman Fowler, Jessica Young, Janelle Englesman, Julia Prpich and the guards Eve Matovich, Ethan Owen, Brooke Villeneuve, Kaylan Fowler and assistant guards Lexi Stacowich and Ayslee Blenkinsop for organizing, working, and ensuring that things ran smoothly over the two days.

Thank you, Matt Yelich and Ivan Englesman for your help moving vehicles during the car show and making the show successful. Thank you, Theresa Owen, Darren Gasper, Butch and Yvonne Millsap, Brad Owen, Jim Benko, Sally Siroski, Michelle Blenkinsop, Cindy Stacowich, Tara George, Melanie Kerpan, Chis and Carolyn Prpich for helping out with the cooking!

Thank you, Bill and Erna, for leading our bike parade. It was wonderful to have you participate in the event! Thank you Kenaston School and the DLC for letting us use your space. Thank you Zdunich Farms for setting up our beer garden tents and Dallas Lowdermilk and Cylus Zdunich for bartending. Finally, thank you Lisa Block and Nicole McLauchlin for making our advertising posters.

We had an amazing amount of donations and sponsors this year! Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a profitable fundraiser for our community! Our community is extremely grateful for your generosity!

  • Dakota Dunes-$1000.00
  • R.M. Of McCraney-$1000.00
  • RBC Hanley-$300.00 • Hoffman and Holder-$500.00
  • The Village of Kenaston-$500.00
  • Millsap Fuel Distributors-$500.00
  • Dee and Arlo Guy- $500.00 • Sasktel- $500.00
  • Affinity Credit Union- $500.00
  • Riverbend Co-op- Event Supplies and Food
  • Silver Bullet Contracting- Advertising
  • Ken & Dorothy McKnight-$200.00
  • IVE Mechanical $150.00
  • Lutz Electic- $125.00
  • Evashenko Trucking- $75.00
  • Kevin Mills- Outhouses
  • Rob Sholter of Ardent Mills for their donation of pancake mix

Village News

Dump Hours are Wednesday 4–7 pm and Saturday 1-4 pm. Please provide your cell number by email to the Village office at kenaston@sasktel.net to be added to the Notification List for all boil water advisories or any residential notifications. Carman Fowler, Administrator Village of Kenaston

Office Hours-Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Thank you to our Crossroads Sponsor: (PDF Version)

Crossroads Sponsors


Colin Finnie


Colin Finnie Wins at 2018 Canadian Horseshoe Championship
On August 15 - 19

Colin won his 13th Men's "A" Canadian Championship. This year the competition was held at Whitewood SK. He faced 4 other competitors; two from B.C, one from Alberta and one from Ontario. Congratulations Colin, this is an amazing accomplishment!



Kenaston Seniors

Thank you to the Holder family for donations made to Adam's Centre in memory of Pearl Holder. Also, thanks to Jeff Sanderson for repairing the roof. A new quilt machine and frame was installed at the Centre. Come check it out and maybe take up quilting as a winter project! For those in need, there is a handicap parking space in front of the Adam's Centre. Exercise classes are taking place on Thursday mornings at 10 am. We are using a video series offering low impact exercises. Please join us.

We are looking at setting up a 55 Alive workshop with tentative dates of Nov 3 or 10. The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course is designed to help Canadians 55 years and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The 55 Alive course is designed to help you:
  • Gain more confidence behind the whee
  • Improve your awareness of traffic hazards
  • Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology
  • Anticipate the actions of other drivers
  • Identify and correct bad driving habits
  • Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment

Watch for posters, we need at least 20 people to have it go ahead.

Our monthly meeting day and time have changed. The next meeting will take place Thursday, Oct 18, at 2 pm at the Adam's Centre. We hope to see present and new members attend. Membership is $50 each per year. Contact Bev George to renew or join.

The Chamber is planning to add additional tables
to the Veteran's Centennial Park.
Are you interested in ordering a table?
Let Tim and Vickie Holder know if you are interested.

"Just In Case"

A "Just in Case" seminar was held in Kenaston, presented by Harold Empey. Harold has developed a package of materials to help you organize your important information so those handling your affairs will have easy access to necessary information in the event of your death, serious illness, or loss of mental capacity. The binder has labelled dividers where you can file your will, the names of your executor and Power of Attorney, funeral wishes, contact lists, financial and pension information, insurance policies and other information. This is for people of all ages, not just Seniors. It is especially important if you have children or valuable assets. Kenaston Seniors obtained some extra binders to sell as a fundraiser for the club. A binder with the materials is available for $30.00, if you wish to purchase one for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. Please contact a Senior's Club member to purchase.

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, 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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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 Susan Anholt. Issue are published every 2 months. (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)

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

Sign up to receive the Kenaston Crossroads
from the "Newsletter" page on the kenaston.ca website
To sponsor an issue at $40, or to have your name placed on our sponsor rotation —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. 

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!!