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December 02, 2021

Kerrobert Recreation News – Dec 1/2021

The physical and mental health of our community is of great importance to the Kerrobert Culture and Recreation Department and we aim to ensure that we provide opportunities to for all ages to stay active and healthy.  Seniors in our community can enjoy a variety of activities year-round and this week we will be sharing information with the Seniors of our community regarding the services we offer here and information from the Sask Seniors Fitness Association.

 

We are always looking to add ways for our community members to stay active and connected as Covid has reinforced the importance of both.  If you or your organization has ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Recreation Department and we will do what we can to help organize.  The Curling Club is currently hoping to host afternoon Senior Curling and socializing and we urge you to spread the word and contact us if you are interested.

 

Covid Guidelines – Public Health Measurers & Hockey Sask & Town of Kerrobert

1.      Masks must be worn at all indoor public spaces.  There are no changes from the previous week.

2.      Proof of vaccination or negative test must be shown for volunteer workers and public access to the Kerrobert Museum, Courtroom Gallery, 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. 

3.      Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination by Jan. 10/22 for Affected Persons who are registered with Hockey Saskatchewan within the following age groups :

a.       U15 and U18 Male and Female AA

b.      Senior

c.       All teams competing in U15, U18 and Senior Hockey Saskatchewan Provincial Playoffs

d.      All participants attending Hockey Saskatchewan Sask First Programming

e.       All registered team officials of all teams registered with Hockey Saskatchewan

4.      The Kerrobert Arena booth is exempt from the ‘COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test because : a pick-up style window/counter is being used; there is no seated dining area; and, no alcohol/liquor is being served.


Kerrobert Memorial Arena
What is LiveBarn?  It is an opportunity for people to stay entertained and connected to our local hockey teams even when they aren’t able to attend.  Camera’s have been installed in our arena and provide a constant video display of what is happening on our ice.  Users must subscribe to LiveBarn to be able to view.  There are over 30 rinks in Saskatchewan who provide this incredible service and hundreds across Canada and the US.  We receive a percentage of the funds from subscribers who use our special code.  We are hearing that this service is being used by parents and grandparents who are not able to make games and by those who are not able to attend due to concerns with Covid and all continue to support their teams through donations, purchasing tickets and supporting their fundraisers.

Men’s Curling is scheduled for Tuesday nights and the Club is hoping to start a Women’s league, a Mixed league, Seniors league, or Family league, so they need to hear from you!  Please contact Mark Neumeier at 494-7356 or Brennan Murphy at 834-7044 or Drew Heidt at 834-7780 if you are interested.

Kerrobert Library, Courtroom Art Gallery & Museum
The Kerrobert Memorial Tree began five years ago at the Festival of Trees.  It has become an annual way to remember our loved ones who have died and acknowledge that Christmas can be a sad time for those missing someone.  The tree was organized and is decorated by Margie Snell and Allison Knorr in memory of their sons Dallas and Jayden.  Residents and visitors are welcome to add their loved ones names to the tree throughout the month of December.  We know it is not always possible for everyone to visit, so if you would like us to add a name to the tree, please call or text Bobbi at 834-8355.  It is always an honor to add names and it is done with much love.  Donations are not required but if you wish to do so, they will be accepted at the Town of Kerrobert on behalf of the Kerrobert Cemetery Committee for ongoing expenses.

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, consider purchasing a Kerrobert History Book for $20 which will also provide operating funds for the Kerrobert Museum.

Did you know that a Library card is FREE?  Stop by the Kerrobert Library to fill out an easy form, allowing you to borrow books and videos as well as use of the computer.  Our Library provides patrons with many special programs and take home crafts as well.  Visiting the Library is a great way to stay connected with others and to keep busy during the cold winter months.

The Kerrobert Restoration Society is raising funds for the replacement of the front stairs at the Courthouse.  If you are interested in learning more or donating, call the Town of Kerrobert at 834-2361.

Kerrobert Football Association
The Kerrobert Football Association is running a major project to install power and lights at the KCS “Bowl”.  If you are interested in learning more or donating email kerrobertfootball@gmail.com.

Programming and Events
Call the Recreation office at 834-2344 or 834-8355 for more information on the following:

·         Walk this Way – every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 11:00am at the PCC

·         Shuffle Club – every Monday, 1:30pm at the PCC

·         Recreation Hockey teams

·         Public Skate and Shinny – check online calendar for more information

·         Curling events – we will share more information soon!  Be sure to call if you are interested!

·         Festival of Trees – throughout December

The month of December brings an opportunity to show kindness.  It can be done within our home, our extended families, our friends and our community.  Local residents, Lori Zerr and Kimberly Wack are an example of people who wanted to better our community through a special project called “Secret Santa for Seniors”.  Their idea will not only bring cheer to Seniors but to all those who participate in it and even those to hear about it (calls as far as BC have come in about it).  Every time our community members speak positively or bring positive change to our community, it makes Kerrrobert a better place to live, work and play.  Every positive word and project bring a chance to encourage others to move here, open a business here, donate to our projects, stay connected to their home community or start another positive project in this town.  Every negative word does the opposite.  As word of new of economic growth happen in our area, please know that your words and deeds do affect our community.  December is a great time to give the gift of kindness through words, actions and deeds.  Thank you to residents like Lori and Kim whose new ideas and positive actions make Kerrobert better.

Bobbi Hebron
Recreation Director

 

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Kerrobert HandiBus
The Kerrobert Handibus operates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for those who are in need of transportation and have a disability (temporary or permanent).  The HandiBus operates within Kerrobert and within 200 km from the corporate limits of the Town of Kerrobert.  It will also make a monthly scheduled trip to a community, for no less than six people, upon availability of a driver.  The rates are $6/passenger for in town trips.  Please call the Town office for more information at 834-2361.

Important Phone Numbers
West Central Crisis Center – 1-306-463-6655
West Central Crisis after hours – 1-306-463-1860 (24 hour line)
Kerrobert Food Bank - 834-2376
Kerrobert Handibus – 834-2361 OR 834-7464
Kerrobert KidSport – 834-2344
Recreation on call phone – 834-8355