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Recreation Update - October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021

Kerrobert Recreation News – Oct 27/2021

Our fall continues to bring lovely weather and great opportunities to be outside enjoying it.  GeeBees has finished their work in Kerrobert for this year and will return in 2022 to continue the water and sewer line replacement project.  Our community has been full of friendly hunters who are helping our businesses by shopping locally.  The Courtroom Art Gallery recently put on an amazing show of local and surrounding talent and the Kerrobert Library is running new programs resulting in new friendships.  Our football and volleyball teams are seeing great success and the rink is staying busy with a full slate of teams.  As well, we have a new and enthusiastic organization called the Kerrobert Football Association announcing an exciting project of purchasing new lights for our KCS football field!  There is so much to be thankful for in this great little community, so much hope and excitement for our future.  Consider getting in on the excitement and saving negativity for another day.

Covid Guidelines
The Government of Sask current Covid guidelines:

Masks & Proof of Vaccination

1.      The Recreation Department and Town facilities have reinstated mask wearing at indoor public spaces as per these new measures. 

a.       Under 18 years, must wear a mask indoors unless actively eating, drinking or participating in sports.

b.      Over 18 years, can remove a mask when actively eating or drinking but must wear a mask when participating in activity UNLESS their organization has implemented a proof of vaccination or negative test requirement.  This is up to each organization to monitor.

                                                              i.      This includes the Kerrobert Tigers, the Kerrobert Ice Dawgs and the Mighty Ducks recreation hockey teams, the Kerrobert Curling Club, the Kerrobert Shuffle Club and the Walk this Way organization.

c.       Over 18 years must wear a mask during public skate time.

2.      A proof of vaccination or negative test policy will be implemented for public access to the Kerrobert Museum, Courtroom Gallery, Kerrobert Double Take Out Lounge and all public events held at the PCC.  Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement. 

 

Kerrobert KidSport
The local chapter consists of three members who help ensure that “All Kids Can Play” in our community, providing financial support to families whose kids are unable to participate in registered sports.  We encourage families to call the Recreation office and with full confidentiality we will help you through the easy process.  Thank you to the Kerrobert Kinsmen who continue to support this important cause when Provincial funds continue to drop.  The Kinsmen’s recent donation of $800 was much needed and appreciated.

Kerrobert Memorial Arena
Covid remains a concern to our community and the news has reminded us that fines are once again being handed out to businesses and organizations who are not following the Covid guidelines.  Organizations using our facilities MUST follow all guidelines until the concerns of Covid are behind us.

The Kerrobert Curling Club met last week to discuss the upcoming season of curling.  Team captains of the Men’s league will be contacting previous members to get an idea of who is interested in in curling this season.  If you are interested in joining the Men’s Curling, starting a Women’s league, a Mixed league, Seniors league, or Family league, we need to hear from you so we can find out the interest in running these programs.   Please contact Mark Neumeier at 494-7356 or Brennan Murphy at 834-7044 or Drew Heidt at 834-7780 to express your interest!

Kerrobert Swimming Pool
We continue to encourage youth to consider training for a summer job at our pool next year!  The Battlefords Coop Aquatic Center will be hosting a course over the December break and many other opportunities will come out throughout the winter.  Call the Recreation office for more information.

Kerrobert Library, Courtroom Art Gallery & Museum
The Kerrobert Courthouse Restoration Society and Town of Kerrobert are currently looking for donations to replace the front entrance stairs.  THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far!  For more information or to make a donation, contact the Town of Kerrobert at 834-2361.

Prairieland Community Center
We are currently looking for someone to open the hall for Walk this Way that usually runs each Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 starting Nov. 2.  This program is free to everyone thanks to Sask Lotteries and is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to stay active throughout the winter by walking at the hall.  Please call the Rec Office if you are interested!  There are two big public events coming up at the PCC including the Winter Market on Nov. 17 and the Town Christmas Party on Dec. 3.  The Shuffle Club is looking to start early November.  If you are interested in joining, please call the Recreation office and we will pass your name onto the organization.  They play Monday afternoons in the basement of the PCC.

Kerrobert Legion
The Kerrobert Legion met last week and decided they will not host an open Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 this year due to Covid concerns.  The committee will honor the day by laying a wreath, lowering the flag and reading the Roll of Honor.  Poppy trays will also be put out throughout the community, the last week of October.

The recent passing of a dear lady in our community had me reflecting on volunteerism and community spirit.  I remember the first committee I joined 27 years ago, that was to bring back the historic Kerrobert JAM or “Party in the Pasture”.  It was a big group of 20 somethings with so much energy and excitement and two kind ladies in their 60’s with more community spirit and knowledge in running an event than the rest of us combined.  We had a lot of laughs at those meetings!!  Both Marj Schraefel and Dorothy McNichol gave so freely of their time, they loved this community and they were patient and willing to help us enthusiastic kids to get involved.  I thought we were just planning an event but little did I realize they were setting the ground work to pass the torch.  I hope we can make them proud.

Remember that “we are fighting a virus, not each other”.  Stay well friends and please be kind😊

Sask Health Line – 811
211 Saskatchewan – 211
(National Indian Residential School Crisis Line and other mental health services)
Farm Stress Line - 1-800-667-4442
West Central Crisis Center – 1-306-463-6655
West Central Crisis after hours – 1-306-463-1860 (24 hour line)
Kerrobert Food Bank - 834-5294 or 834-8292
Kerrobert KidSport – 834-2344
Recreation on call phone – 834-8355

Bobbi Hebron
Recreation Director