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Kenaston Recreation and Sports

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Go Out And Play 2018

March 13, 2018

Go Out and Play - WE did it!!!!! We won the challenge and $10,000!!!!!

Kenaston accumulated 419,764 minutes of physical activity!!! Stockholm came in second with 381, 214 minutes!!!

Thank you to my amazing staff at the DLC, the incredible Kenaston Staff and Students, and everyone else that played a valuable part in this 10-day adventure!! Thank you to all those that don't live in Kenaston and took the time to support our community!! It really will be a fantastic space that everyone and anyone can enjoy!!!! My heart is full- thank you to everyone that supported, promoted and logged minutes!!
Elaina Guilmette

Kenaston Community 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, power, energy, management/janitorial and staff wages, as well as, unforeseen 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, Kenaston community people volunteered with the Kenaston Superdraft so the money raised could cover the cost of the facilities operations. Over time, people have moved away from volunteering with busy lives which makes it challenging when the three facilities deficits cost close to $70,000 a year to operate and less revenue available from the SuperDraft over the last few years. There is a board for every facility which works to find ways to make their facility 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 need to work together and help these boards to raise money as community members 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!

Huge thank you to Carman Fowler who volunteers countless hours as our treasurer and secretary for all three facilities. It is a time consuming position that she does for our community and recreational facilities.

Kenaston Pool
Photo by Lannah B. Photography

Kenaston Community Recreation Board

Our annual pancake breakfast and flea market will take place on August 6th and 7th in Kenaston, Saskatchewan. We have a fun filled weekend planned with a parade to showcase the annual Show and Shine Car Show. Pancake breakfast, BBQ lunch, flea market, trade show, antiquesand baking tables highlight some of the this years activities.

Our communities' goal is to raise enough money to help operate and maintain the local recreation facilities in Kenaston. Every year our hockey rink, swimming pool,and community hall run a major deficit. Fundraisers such as this help keep our facilities operating so that children and adults can enjoy recreation and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

By generously donating to this event you will be supporting the Kenaston Community Recreation Board. Our board encourages healthy and active living in people of all ages. We ask that you will consider a sponsorship donation to the event. Your donation will be recognized on our website, community newsletter and on a sign in our local recreational facilities. Bronze Sponsorship: $100.00 and up, Silver Sponsorship: $300.00 and up, Gold Sponsorship: $500.00 and up and Platinum Sponsorship: $1000.00 and up.

We hope that we can count on your support! If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at elaina.yelich@gmail.com or phone 306-222-7856. Thank you for your support to this fabulous event!!

Elaina Guilmette Chair of The Kenaston Community Recreation Board

Flea Market and Trade Show August 6th and 7th, 2017

We have a fabulous weekend planned of shopping, swimming, and enjoying the summer weather! All proceeds will go to operating and maintaining the recreational facilities! The Kenaston Community Recreation Board will have a table with baking, canning and any other donations with all proceeds going to the rink, pool and hall.

If you are able to donate to the table it would be greatly appreciated! Also, we are looking for volunteers to help set up/clean-up, sit at the gate, assist with the bike parade and kids area, and bartend the beer gardens. If you can assist in any way, we would really appreciate the help!!!!

Also, if you know of any companies or corporations that would want to donate or sponsor this event please let us know, and we will contact them! Thank you!!! Elaina Guilmette, Tammy Powder, Cynthia Guy

Six and Under 2017

Thank you Millsap Fuels and Affinity Credit Union for the generous donation to the Blizzard Hockey club!!! Kenaston is so fortunate to have you continual support and sponsorship!!!

Six and Under 2017

We have captured and saved all the wonderful
comments and images about the Kenaton Pool posted so far
on the Heinz-Craft Project Challenge
See them here

Fund-raising events (so far for 2016):

  • January 24th - Family Day at the Rink, sponsored by the Coop
    Tuesday January 26th - Homemade soup and bun sale
  • Saturday February 27th - Beef on the Bun and Senior Hockey Provincial Game
  • March 1-10th - Go Out and Play Challenge for 10,000
  • March 6th - 10-2 - Pancake Breakfast/Literacy Day Sunday
  • Thursday March 24th - Wing Night - In the Senior Lounge at the Rink
  • Saturday April 9th 6:30-10pm - Super Draft Appreciation Night
  • April 16th - Blizzard Auction
  • April 30th - Ladies Night Saturday
  • May/June - Heinz-Craft Project
  • October 22nd - Harvest Wind-up
  • December - Christmas Gala

Kenaston Community Recreation Board:

  • Chair: Elaina Guilmette - 306-252-2791
    Email: recreation@kenaston.ca
  • Co-Chair: Neal Sanderson - 306-252-2032
  • Treasurer/Secretary, Carman Fowler - 306-252-2211

The Kenaston Community Recreation Board Needs Your Help!!

This community needs to look at raising a minimum of $100,000 a year just to keep these facilities standing, and this number does not include any unexpected repairs or upgrades. As a community, we have to start looking at the money that comes from the Kenaston Lions and Kenaston Super Draft as an incredible BONUS rather than a reliance. See Full Rec Newsletter PDF


Please Promote and Purchase a Super Draft Entry to support the continued operation of the Swimming Pool, Rink and Kenaston Place

The Kenaston Community Recreation Board exists as an umbrella organization and defers programming decisions of the facilities to specific boards. The facility boards include the Kenaston Swimming Pool, Kenaston Rink and Kenaston Place. These boards are made up of volunteers that give of their time and energy to each of the three facility boards to maintain, repair, fundraise and operate.

We have been extremely fortunate to have The Kenaston Lions and Kenaston Super Draft provide funding for these 3 facilities. In 2015 the Kenaston Lions Club provided $85,263.00. The reality is that we may not have the generous funding that we have always had from these 2 valued organizations. This year, Super Draft saw a decline in entries for the regular season draft. Reflecting a smaller revenue amount. It has also been noted that there are fewer participants from Kenaston and surrounding R.M.'s.

Super Draft donates the money they raise to keep our facilities functioning. We need everyone in town to purchase, promote, sell and work both the Regular and spring playoff season. Our community has become complacent with purchasing drafts and this needs to change if we want to maintain having a pool, rink and hall. With less revenue from Super Draft, we need to start planning for the future, and come together as a community to organize major fundraisers that will help sustain these facilities for our future generations.

Current recreational activities that the community of Kenaston offers: Senior Hockey, 6 & Under Hockey, Novice/Atom (w/ Loreburn), Yoga, Dance, Soccer, Moms & Tots, Christmas Lights, Adult Rec Volleyball, Adult Rec Basketball, Pilates, Ladies Night Out, Harvest Wind-Up, Pancake Breakfast, Swimming Lessons, Aqua-cise, Public Swimming, Play Day, s Trade Show, Soup and Chili sales, Learn to Skate, Public Skating, Family Skate.

2017 Thank Yous

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 deficit that our facilities cost to operate.

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 during the weekend. So many people helped through donations, 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 community 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.

Barry Firby Roast

Wow!!!!! Pretty amazing that Barry Firby's retirement roast raised $5,600 for the Kenaston Community Recreation Board! This outstanding donation will go towards the operation and maintenance of the hall, rink and swimming pool. Thank you to Alice Hill for selling drink tickets all night long, Joni Zdunich and Faye McVeigh for sitting at the door, Carman Fowler, Bryan Guilmette, Neal Sanderson, Chase Zdunich and Ivana Yelich for running the bar! Finally and most importantly, thank you to the Firby family for supporting and giving back to this village we call home. You hosted an incredible evening and our community is extremely fortunate to have generous people like you support our recreational facilities.