Culture & Recreation News - Covid Update

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

Kerrobert Culture and Recreation News – April 28, 2021

A week ago I felt very fortunate to receive a Pfizer vaccination.  The efficiency of the roll out that day was impressive and the kindness of the health care workers and those assisting with parking and providing directions was beyond what I expected.  I saw a lot of happy people that day.  The age eligible to receive vaccinations continues to drop and the race to beat the variants continues.   Let’s hope that we start to see a drop in hospitalizations and cases.

Covid Updates
Current guidelines to May 10 :

·         All private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to immediate households only.  No guests or other gatherings are allowed at this time.

·         Worship gathering sizes are limited to no more than 30 people.

·         Mandatory, non-medical mask use are be required in all indoor public spaces.

·         Outdoor gatherings limited to maximum 10 people.  Social distancing rules still apply.

·         Capacity will be restricted to 30 people at all arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, performing arts venues and any other facilities providing social distancing can be obtained.

·         Indoor public banquets, conferences, and wedding in public venues will be limited to 30 people. Food or beverages may not be present or served.

·         The Library is now open for curbside pick up only until further notice.

·         We remind residents to book online or call 1-833-727-5829 for vaccination clinics. 

Kerrobert Cemetery Clean Up
The Kerrobert Cemetery committee has arranged for a clean up on May 8 starting at 1:00pm that afternoon.  Volunteers are asked to bring rakes and shovels to the cemetery that day.  All help is appreciated and will ensure the cemetery remains well kept.  The addition of the red maple leaves on the graves of Veterans has made the cemetery even more beautiful.  Thank you to the committee and to all volunteers for their continued dedication.  Everyone attending is reminded to social distance.

Communities in Bloom - Hope is Growing
Communities in Bloom wishes to thank everyone for their clean up efforts on April 23.  KCS staff and students assisted in many locations and residents could be seen cleaning up their own spaces.  KCS students are also committed to assisting with clean up at the Kerrobert Hospital grounds next week and all safety precautions will be taken to ensure resident, student and staff safety. 

The Kerrobert Communities in Bloom is once again inviting the community to consider sponsoring a planter for $35.  This price covers the cost of plants and fertilizer for each flower pot that will be planted on May 28.  The Communities in Bloom and Town of Kerrobert staff will water and maintain the planters throughout the summer.  They sincerely appreciate the previous support of this program and they hope you will be able to help in making Kerrobert a more attractive place to live, work and visit.  They believe that during this time of COVID 19 restrictions, beautifying our community is more important than ever.  They are always looking for more volunteers to help out on planting day and with other projects that we manage throughout the summer months.  If you are interested in being involved, please call the Recreation office more information can be shared with you.  They always look forward to your suggestions regarding the enhancement of the program.

If you are interested in sponsoring a planter, please drop off or mail your donation to the Town of Kerrobert, Box 558, Kerrobert SK, S0L 1R0 and funds will be directed to the Communities in Bloom.  Please make cheques payable to the Town of Kerrobert and a receipt will be issued.  Donations will be accepted year round.

Lastly, remember when planning your garden this year, plan to PLANT YELLOW – the international color of hope, and join communities across Canada in the HOPE IS GROWING Campaign.

Fairground News
Nordic Fencing is currently installing new fence on Diamond 3 and it should be complete by time of printing.  We are expecting the shale for all three diamonds to arrive on Friday.  Kerrobert Minor Ball is reviewing current guidelines and is hoping to start their season on May 3.  Group sizes will be small and no games will be played at this time as they aim to get the kids active and continue to follow the current public health guidelines.  Thank you to the Kerrobert Minor Ball Executive and all coaches and managers who are going above and beyond to help make some sort of a ball season happen.

Swimming Pool and Park Program News
The Swimming Pool Newsletter will be mailed out the week of May 3 to 7 to residents of Kerrobert, Major, Coleville, Plenty and Dodsland.  This newsletter will include the most up to date information we have for our pool season.  We are currently anticipating that swim lesson group class sizes will need to remain small therefore we are opening extra private lessons sessions to ensure that we provide as many lesson spaces as possible in a safe environment.  Lesson registration forms will also be included with the newsletter.  Please don’t hesitate to call with questions once your newsletter arrives!

Dates to Remember :

·         April 30 – Kerrobert Golf Course opens!!

·         May 4 - Spring Clean up Day (bagged leaves in clear bags will be picked up in front yards)

·         May 4 – Poolside Park committee meeting

·         May 8 – Cemetery Clean Up

·         May 13 – Kerrobert Library Meeting

·         May 17 – Swim Lesson Registration opens

·         May 18 – Communities in Bloom meeting – 6:30 p.m.

·         May 28 – Communities in Bloom Planting Day – 9:00 a.m.

·         June 4 – Kerrobert Swimming Pool Opens

·         June 6-11 – KCS Virtual Rebel Run – check out the KCS Facebook page for more info!

·         July 3-4 - Courthouse Centennial Celebration and Rodeo 2021

·         Sept. 17 – Memorial Arena opens

It’s been a trying time with news of the variant offering a new threat.  Pandemic fatigue is another new word to help describe what many of us are feeling at this time.  The advice that professionals are giving to those currently struggling includes reducing screen time, get outside, open your windows and let in the sun, enjoy nature, volunteer, find a mentor or someone who lifts your spirits, walk, exercise, start a small project, focus on the blessings we do have and reach out to a professional if you need to.  Kerrobert is a good place to be during a pandemic.  Our community has pulled together to still provide opportunities.  Stay well friends, let’s see this pandemic through by staying kind to one another.

Sask Health Line – 811
211 Saskatchewan – 211 (24hr, free, confidential service to help connect to mental health services)
West Central Crisis Center – 1-306-463-6655
West Central Crisis after hours – 1-306-463-1860 (24 hour line)
Heartland Health Region - 1-866-268-9139
Kerrobert Food Bank - 834-5294 or 834-8292
Kerrobert KidSport – 834-2344
Recreation on call phone – 834-8355

Bobbi Hebron
Recreation Director