Kerrobert Recreation News – Sept 22 /2021

The beautiful weather is hopefully assisting our farmers in a quick harvest and it certainly has made the Rebel football home games a great place to be!  It’s so great to see our youth back playing sports and we wish all the Rebels, including those in Volleyball, Football and Cross County running, the best of luck and we thank you for the entertainment.

Covid Guidelines
The Government of Sask has announced new measures to address health care capacity and rising case rates.

  1. Masks – The Recreation Department and Town facilities have reinstated mask wearing at indoor public spaces as per these new measures.  Indoor spaces are any enclosed space other than a private home or dwelling.  That will include the Kerrobert Arena, the Prairieland Community Center, the Town Office which includes the Library, the Museum and the Art Gallery.  A reminder that anyone who is enforcing this mandate is required by Sask Health and the Sask Government to do so.  It would be disheartening to hear that anyone working or volunteering in our community would have to be subjected to someone’s opinion that may differ from this health mandate.  Fortunately, that has not been the case in our Town facilities, so we thank you for that respect and hope all businesses and organizations have that same experience.

  1. Proof of Vaccination: Effective Oct. 1 a proof of vaccination or negative test policy will be implemented for public access to:
  • Indoor dining at restaurants;
  • Nightclubs, bars, taverns and other licensed establishments;
  • Event and entertainment venues, including conference centres, casinos, movie theatres, concert venues, live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events;
  • Indoor fitness centres, and gyms.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for the following:

  • Retail businesses, including grocery stores;
  • Places of worship;
  • Fast food restaurants offering takeout and delivery;
  • Health care services, professional services, or personal services;
  • Hotels or other lodging;
  • Facilities hosting non-ticketed amateur sporting events, including youth athletics and recreational leagues (this includes the Kerrobert Memorial Arena);
  • Business meetings and places of business closed to the general public, unless otherwise directed by the business or employer;
  • Private gatherings held at public indoor venues, such as weddings and funerals.
  • Private gatherings at private residences.

We are waiting word on how and where the vaccination passport will operate in our Town owned facilities including events held at the PCC and we will be attending a meeting on Sept. 28 to find out more.

Kerrobert Memorial Arena
We are on track for an Oct. 1 opening of the skating rink as ice making is going as expected.  No major concerns with the start up of our plant and no complaints from users in opening two weeks later this year.  The Curling Club will be meeting in the next two weeks to discuss the upcoming season.  Curl Sask has mandated that anyone participating in a Curl Sask event must provide proof of vaccination.  We are checking into how that can be accomplished by our volunteer organization.  Many thanks to John and Darlene Gillies who are once again willing to be our ice technicians at the curling rink.

Public Skate will resume once the ice it in and our first game is scheduled for Oct. 3.  We are still working to find someone to run the arena booth.

Prairieland Community Center
The calendar has been filling up and then with new health measures, we have seen a few cancellations.  You can check out the online calendar on the Town of Kerrobert website to stay up to date.  We understand people’s reluctance to plan with the changing health measures and will work with all users to hold dates as long as we can.

Kerrobert Library
There are many exciting programs and events being planned at our Library including a special presentation call The Legacy of Residential Schools presentation on Sept. 28 at the Kinsmen Hall.  There have been Mom and Tot gatherings, a Card Making night and the plans for a book club are underway with over 14 people already signed up!  Be sure to check it all out on the Kerrobert Library facebook page or stop in at the Library to get a calendar of events.

The Free Little Library located in the Poolside Park is low on books which is wonderful to hear as we know that families are taking them home!  We ask that the community continue to support this important Literacy project by donating used books when you can.

There is a lot in the news these days that may bring distress to already difficult days.  Personal opinions of Canadian politics, Global crisis and Covid can be exhausting to listen to, deal with or watch.  We are all struggling and although I am not sure who is responsible for this now famous quote, its so important to remember “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