Kerrobert Recreation News – Oct 20/2021

The high school sports teams are so much fun to watch this year after taking a year off.  Our own KCS teams are seeing much success.  The Volleyball and Football teams are entering playoff season and we wish them all the best.   Special thanks them and their coaches for representing our community so well with great sportsmanship.

Covid Guidelines
The Government of Sask current Covid guidelines:

  1. Masks & Proof of Vaccination
  2. The Recreation Department and Town facilities have reinstated mask wearing at indoor public spaces as per these new measures.
  3.       Under 18 years, must wear a mask indoors unless actively eating, drinking or participating in sports.
  4.       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.
  5. This includes the Kerrobert Tigers, the Kerrobert Ice Dawgs and the Mighty Ducks recreation hockey teams, the Kerrobert Curling Club, the Kerrobert Shuffle Club and the Walk this Way organization.

                                                          iii.      Over 18 years must wear a mask during public skate time as it is NOT part of a league and the Town of Kerrobert is currently NOT implementing a proof of vaccination in the Kerrobert Arena.

  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
The Covid guidelines have been sent out to each hockey organization, team manager and team Covid safety rep and it is their responsibility to monitor the people who use the rink during their rental period to ensure that they follow those guidelines.  The Town of Kerrobert will continue to monitor users as best we can, so that we can ensure a full season of hockey for our people.  If you have concerns, we encourage you to call the Recreation office.

The Kerrobert Curling Club met last week to discuss the upcoming season of curling.  Team captains of the Men’s league will be contacting previous members to get an idea of who is interested in in curling this season.  Staff from Kerrobert Composite School has expressed interest in using the Curling Rink for elementary, junior and senior KCS Curling team practises as well as for Phys. Ed classes.  If you are interested in joining the Men’s Curling, starting a Women’s league, a Mixed league or Seniors league, please call the Recreation office and we will pass that information onto the Kerrobert Curling Club.

Kerrobert Library, Courtroom Art Gallery & Museum
The Kerrobert Library is offering so many programs including Mom and Tots, Book Club, and weekly crafts.  Call them at 834-5211 to find out more.  The Courtroom Art Gallery currently has an amazing show on display that you won’t want to miss.  Bring out a few friends and take a walk through to be inspired by the work of Chris Hodge and local resident Jen Loree.  Then join them on Oct. 26 from 7:00 – 8:30 for the Artist Meet and Greet.  The Festival of Trees will run again this year on Dec. 2 and trees will be in place throughout December.  Watch for more information about this exciting event.  The Kerrobert Museum is open for tours daily from 8:30 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:30.  There are no Haunted Tours offered this year, but we are offering self guided tours with ghost stories to read as you walk throughout.  Stop by if you dare!

The Kerrobert Courthouse Restoration Society and Town of Kerrobert are currently looking for donations to replace the front entrance stairs.  THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far!  For more information or to make a donation, contact the Town of Kerrobert at 834-2361.

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.  The Shuffle Club is looking to start early November.  If you are interested in joining, please call the Recreation office and we will pass your name onto the organization.  They play Monday afternoons in the basement of the PCC.

Kerrobert Legion
The Kerrobert Legion met last week and decided they will not host an open Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 this year due to Covid concerns.  The committee will honor the day in other ways including laying a wreath, lowering the flag and reading the Roll of Honor.  Thank you to KCS staff who will still have students participate in selling poppies and have Gr. 4 – 12 participate in the poem/poster/essay contest.  Poppy trays will also be put out throughout the community, the last week of October.

Residents have requested that the Town of Kerrobert once again provide “Trick or Treat” posters to those who wish to hand out candy from their homes and businesses.  Therefore, you will find these posters available at local businesses and the Town office starting on Monday Oct. 25.  For those who are new to this idea, last year we provided posters to be put up on doors of homes/businesses who wanted to hand out candy, then those who not comfortable opening their door to a multitude of children would not have to.  The Town of Kerrobert does not set “trick or treating” hours but typically residents agree that when Halloween falls on a Sunday, that kids start their fun after 1:00pm.

Other Reminders

  • The Town of Kerrobert staff will be picking up leaves (in clear bags only) Tuesday Oct. 26.  Bags must be left in the front yard to be picked up.
  • KidSport funds are available to those families who need financial assistance for registering children ages 5+ in sports.  Please reach out to the Recreation office at 834-8355 for a form rather than have your child sit out of a great local opportunity to get active.  We are here to help!

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