August 18, 2021

Kerrobert Recreation News – August 18/2021

The Kerrobert Swimming Pool has been a busy place this summer with over 4400 patrons visiting our pool throughout the summer (to date).   We sold a 46 season passes to locals this year (second highest in 6 years) but the support we get from other west central communities and visiting relatives is amazing as well.  Of the 146 lesson registrants, 71 of them were from outside of Kerrobert.  Kerrobert families were disappointed that due to Covid, we were not able to offer June lessons and many opted out of taking them.  Thank you to everyone who trusted us with your children and expressed thanks to our guards for the quality lessons they offered!

Many thanks to the Kerrobert Credit Union who sponsored three weekends of free swims at our pool.  Thanks to them 795 patrons attended over the three weekends!  Many of these patrons we don’t normally see at our pool showing us that recreation is a luxury that not everyone can afford.  Thank you also to those who donated free swims by offering up the unused punches on their cards.  The kindness in our community makes a difference😊

We are anticipating a shortage in guards next year as many of our most senior guards will be completing their University education and looking for permanent employment.  Without a full slate of guards we could be unable to offer June swim lessons, the Park Program, and our three sessions of swim lessons could also be at risk.  Kindersley Aquatic Center offers the necessary courses throughout the year and the lifeguarding job is one that teenagers and young adults can come back to year after year.  The Rec Board has a policy to cover the costs of all recertifications for those returning to work at the pool and an increase in wages each year as well.  Please don’t hesitate to call the Recreation office for more information.

This past week was our final week offering the Park Program.  We have had 140 kids attend so far.  Huge thank you to all the businesses and organizations that invited the kids in for tours and fun activities.

The pool will be closing Thursday August 26.  Thank you to Erin Hebron, Janaya Borschneck, Tari Kissick, Carter Neumeier, Heiden Moysey, MacKenzie Henning, Montana Kissick, Chloe Kissick, Cadence Endicott, Tristyn Endicott, Tyson Borschneck, Kinley Baier, and Abby Wilson for all you did to make this challenging season a successful one.  We wish you all the best as you head back to school and we truly to hope to see you again next season.  If this is your final season, then thank you for what you have done to contribute to the betterment of our community and our youth!

We have already been receiving calls to book ice for local and west central teams for the 2021 – 2022 season.  Calls to rent the PCC have increased substantially and we encourage you to call if you have plans for the next year as days are booking up quickly.   We also have calls to rent the Fairgrounds for family reunions and for summer ball games from out of town teams.  Its so great to see the facilities busy again!  If you would like to book at any of our facilities, please call the Rec office at 834-2344.

We are currently working with Kerrobert Minor Hockey and AA teams to set up the 2021-2022 hockey schedule and are looking to see the interest in someone offering a Learn to Skate, Canskate or Figure Skate program to fill the Tuesday from 4:00- 5:15 ice slot.  If you would be interested, please contact the Rec Office.

The Kerrobert Library has been a busy place with a high number of visitors as well as new programs and activities.  It’s great to see the Mom and Tot program happening again and be sure to check out the StoryWalk in the Courtyard!

Since May, the Museum has counted 143 people who have toured through, this number includes locals, their company but also those who have heard about our facility and driven here just to experience it.  We invite you visit our new Kerrobert Timeline and enjoy the history of our area from Treaty 6 signing to the 100th celebration of Kerrobert in 2011.

The billboards in the Kerrobert Skating Rink and Curling Rink are an important way to help fund recreation in Kerrobert.  Each July we send letters to those who have supported us in the past and who have a billboard up in our arena.  The cost to put up a billboard is $500/year.  Thank you to everyone who has and who continues to support recreation through advertising.  If your business is interested in putting up a billboard, please call the Recreation office at 834-2344.

The Recreation Office will be closed August 27 to Sept. 7 as I will be away on holidays!  Please don’t hesitate to call the Town office at 834-2361 and they will be able to help you.

This week we saw a Covid testing clinic in Kerrobert and the cases in the province are increasing once again.  Kerrobert Recreation will continue to follow all safety protocols at our facilities and make changes depending on the cases in our area.  Please do what you can to stay well and stay educated from professionals who are dedicated in community safety.  Reach out to professionals if you need to.  Stay well friends and be kind to others.  We are wishing all our farmer friends a safe harvest 😊

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