Kerrobert Culture and Recreation News – April 7, 2021

This past week, if you can look past the worries of Covid, you will see Kerrobert people putting their best foot forward.  The streets, sidewalks, parks and walking trails have been full of people out enjoying the sunshine.  Good visits are happening between helpful neighbors, kids are out playing games and riding their bikes, people are cleaning up their yards and pitching in by cleaning up their neighborhoods.  Easter season can bring us HOPE, and it appears that it may have.

On April 6th at 4:50 p.m., the Kerrobert United Church tolled their bells to show support for those affected by the Humboldt Broncos crash 3 years ago and many people took a moment to remember.  These bells have been part of our community for many, many years during times of celebration and sadness and we sincerely thank the United Church volunteers for continuing to share them.

April 9th is Vimy Ridge Day and Legion flags will fly at half-mast in memory of those who lost their lives or were wounded during this strategically important battle that took place in 1917.  The Kerrobert Legion flag will be lowered.

Covid Updates
Current guidelines have been extended to April 12.

  • Mandatory, non-medical mask use will be required in all indoor public spaces and during all indoor fitness activities, with aquatic activities the only exception.  Fitness activities, including Walk this Way, in groups of eight or fewer continues to be permitted, for all ages.
  • Worship services are permitted up to 30% of occupation or 150 attendees, whichever is lesser.
  • All private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 individuals.

o   It is recommended the 10 individuals be from no more than two additional households.

o   You must be consistent in your household bubble, the bubble of 10 should always be the same individuals. You should not join multiple bubbles.

o   Caregivers, support personnel and tradespersons who are not a member of the household and not included when determine the maximum number of people allowed.

  • Outdoor gatherings limited to maximum 10 people (People in attendance must ensure that physical distancing of at least two metres between households is maintained)
  • 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.
  • One family at a time is welcome in the Library to browse for books.

Communities in Bloom – Hope is Growing
Communities in Bloom is hard at work and intends to get several initiatives taken care of this year.  They are participating in the National HOPE IS GROWING campaign which encourages people to PLANT YELLOW, the international color of hope.  They are in touch with the staff at KCS in regards to having students once again participate in a Town Wide Clean Up Day, watch for more information.  They will once again be planting flower pots and they have several small projects underway including placing two permanent picnic tables at the Courthouse.  This committee is ALWAYS looking for volunteers to help with various projects, please call the Recreation Office if you are interested in being involved.

Fairground News
Kerrobert Minor Ball currently has 8 teams ready to play ball this season with kids ages 4 to 16!  We encourage adult Recreation Ball teams to start thinking about putting a co-ed team together as the hope is that we can once again run a short, 6 week season of Sunday night ball if restrictions allow.  We are expecting a very large order of shale as soon as the road bans are off which will be followed by new fencing on Diamond 3.  Thank you to those who walk at the Fairgrounds for helping clean up the grounds by picking up garbage and picking up after your pets.  It’s a beautiful place to be if we work together to care for it.  This week you may see some damaged park equipment disappear from the fairgrounds as inspections have indicated that for safety reasons, we must do so.

Swimming Pool and Park Program News
We summer we are anticipating offering more private lesson times as another safe option during Covid.  KCS is looking into whether or not they are able to allow their students to participate in June lessons and they will notify us by May 1.  Swimming Lesson Dates are currently booked for: Session 1: July 6-9 & 13-16; Session 2: July 20-23 & July 27-30; Session 3: Aug 10-13 & 17-20.  Lesson registration will be held in mid May and we will encourage people to book by telephone.

We are excited to announce that we were successful in receiving a $5000 Communities Initiative Fund grant that will provide employment for youth leaders and a Park Program for children ages 5 to 12 this summer.  We are shaping up to have a great summer in Kerrobert!

Dates to Remember :

  • March 30 – Minor Ball registration is due.  Call Rachael for more information at 306-834-7186.
  • April 27 – Spring Clean up Day (bagged leaves in clear bags will be picked up in front yards)
  • May 4 – Spring Clean up Day (bagged leaves in clear bags will be picked up in front yards)
  • May 13 – Kerrobert Library Meeting
  • 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
  • July 3-4 – Courthouse Centennial Celebration and Rodeo 2021
  • Sept. 17 – Memorial Arena opens

We remind Kerrbert and area residents that Covid is here and extra precautions should be taken to stop the spread.  There are vaccinations clinics and testing clinics being held in Kerrobert as well as other locations and it’s important to stay up to date on this information as dates have been changing.  Residents can book online or call 1-833-727-5829 for vaccination clinics.  Stay well, stay connected, be kind and reach out if you are in need of support.  People want to help.

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