Kerrobert Recreation News – Oct 13/2021

I hope that Thanksgiving weekend gave everyone an opportunity to see family and friends and enjoy great food.  The weather cooperated in the west central area so that we could be outside and enjoy the sun until Sunday night and then we got a taste of winter.  Thankfully it was short lived and we still have time to get to do yard clean up.  The Town of Kerrobert staff will be picking up leaves (in clear bags only) on Tuesday Oct. 19 and Tuesday Oct. 26.  Bags must be left in the front yard to be picked up.

Covid Guidelines
The Government of Sask has implemented new Covid guidelines that we are required to follow :

  1.   1.  Masks –The Recreation Department and Town facilities have reinstated mask wearing at indoor public spaces as per these new measures.
  2. Under 18 years, must wear a mask indoors unless actively eating, drinking or participating in sports.
  3. 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.
  4. Over 18 years must wear a mask during public skate time.

  1.   2.  Proof of Vaccination:Effective Oct. 1 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 Memorial Arena
We had another exciting weekend in the rink with the AA U18 Wheatkings team and the U13 Western Prairie Thunder girls team playing.  These and all west central teams have become an important part of our facility operations as they keep our rink busy even when the Kerrobert Minor Hockey numbers are dropping.  Each west central team typically has a few Kerrobert players so each practise and game also bring a number of visitors shopping in our community.

Kerrobert Minor Hockey has 56 Kerrobert players registered and their team numbers are as follows :
U7 (Initiation) – 8 players
U9 (Novice) – 9 players
U11 (Atom) – 11 players
U13 (PeeWee) – 17 players with Kerrobert and Dodsland combined.
U15 (Bantam) – 16 players with Kerrobert, Luseland and Dodsland combined.
U18 (Midget) – 21 players with Kerrobert and Luseland combined.

This past week all KMH (Kerrobert Minor Hockey) scheduling meetings happened so be sure to check out the online schedule that can be found on the Town of Kerrobert website so you can see the game times.  Also, be sure to thank a KMH Executive member and the team managers; starting out the season is always trying and these volunteers deserve a big pat on the back.

The Double Take out Lounge was open this weekend during game times.  To visit the lounge requires showing proof of vaccination and our volunteers experienced no problems.  We are however, experiencing some trouble with LiveBarn and will keep you updated as their tech department works to rectify the problem.

Kerrobert Library, Art Gallery & Museum
The Kerrobert Library is staying very busy with new programs and activities for all ages to take part in.  If you don’t have a Library card, consider getting one.  They are free and our friendly Librarians will be happy to help you.  Recently members of the new Book Club read, “The Home for Unwanted Girls” by Joanna Goodman.  They will meet later in October to discuss this great book.  If you are interested in joining the Book Club, call the Library for more information.

A visit to the Art Gallery and Museum to see the current displays and shows can be a great way to spend an afternoon.  In the Gallery you will see abstract landscape figures by Chris Hodge from North Battleford and metal work by local artist Jen Loree of Metal Monkey Design Co.  The new Museum Timeline has been a popular place for locals and out of town visitors to see as well.  It can be seen in the basement of the Courthouse.

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.  And watch for more information about the Shuffle Club!

I have found that recently social media has been a very negative place and the divide that is happening between some families and friends is terribly sad.  If you find social media or the news is having a negative effect on your mental health, consider turning it off.  Last week I “quit” my personal Facebook for that reason and I feel better already!  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