Kerrobert Recreation News – Feb. 23/22
I hope that Family Day and the February break was enjoyed by many despite the cold. We extended the hours of the public skate and shinny a few of the days and the rink was very busy with all ages of skaters. The Free Little Library at the Poolside park is being well used and we encourage people to enjoy a short walk and the books that are free for the taking. The Reservoir has stayed busy with fishermen, walkers and bird watchers. And the sound of skidoos can be heard in the fields, enjoying the scenery on the outskirts of town. The winter season still leaves us much to do in rural Saskatchewan.
Kerrobert Recreation will proceed as we have throughout Covid which is to follow the mandates of the Government. Therefore, proof of vaccination is no longer required at any recreation facilities, programs or events as of Feb. 14, 2022. Mask mandate will lift Monday Feb. 28, 2022 and we support those who wish to continue wearing them. Hand sanitizer remains available at all locations. There are plenty of self test kits available at the Town office.
The Recreation Board will be holding their annual General Meeting on Monday March 14 at 6:30. The function of the Board is to manage and operate the Memorial Arena, the Swimming Pool, the Fairgrounds, the Parks, the Prairieland Community Center and programs held at each; to advise Council on projects to improve or extend facilities and programs; be responsible for the management of operation of new facilities and programs; and to manage and operate committees who join Kerrobert Recreation Board. It consists of up to 9 members who include Brennan Murphy – Curling Rink Rep.; Scott Kissick – RM of Oakdale; Jeremy Welter – RM of Mariposa; Trent Eurick – RM of Progress; Marli Shepherd – Arena Rep.; Joelene Borschneck – Fairground Rep.; Lorraine Cholin – PCC Rep.; Melissa Neufeld – Swimming Pool Rep.; Mike Mitchell – Town of Kerrobert Rep.. We meet on the second Monday of most months. It’s a great organization to belong to!
The Fairground committee has yet to meet regarding 2022 however our plan remains the same to complete Diamond 3 levelling and spreading of shale and purchase another load of shale to share between all three diamonds. The Kerrobert Rodeo is booked for July 9 – 10 and Kerrobert Minor Ball has their registration information out. It can be found on the Kerrobert Minor Ball Facebook page. It will be a great season at the Fairgrounds!
Kerrobert Swimming Pool
After a great season last summer, we are excited to open in June! There is minimal work to be completed including painting the paddling pool and inside fence and as well as repairs on pumps. Our staff will begin in May to complete these projects. Resumes are now being accepted for lifeguards, instructors and summer students for our park program, pool, museum and park positions. They will be accepted until March 4. Thank you to everyone who has applied! It will be our hope that we have enough guards to offer regular hours and perhaps even KCS swimming lessons in June.
Kerrobert Memorial Arena
The hockey and curling seasons are at their peak with playoffs, tournaments and bonspiels on the go! We wish to thank Kerrobert Composite School for holding their annual Div II Curling Bonspiel at the Curling Rink. It was a great day full of smiles from young athletes and fans and tasty food served by volunteers. The day raised over $350 for the Curling Rink through sales at the booth.