COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM
Chairperson: Joanne Jansen
Kinistino joined the Communities in Bloom program in 2006. Initial plans were to continue with replanting the tubs that were used to enhance the Town for the centennial celebrations in 2005. Plans were soon underway to construct a walking trail, starting at Benny’s (previously Jughead’s) restaurant, along the grass right of way between Railway Avenue and the railway tracks. The path continues west to the Sports Complex, then around the school sports ground, behind the old hospital and to the east to the grid road that goes north out of town. The path consists of wood chips acquired from the pulp mill and has foot bridges. Benches were later added along the trail as well as several areas planted with trees and shrubs. Unique bird houses built by David Woods were also installed.
The committee has also undertaken or initiated several other projects to enhance and better our community. Hanging flower baskets are installed on brackets on the lamp posts on Main Street and part of Kinistino Avenue each summer. The tubs are also replanted each year by volunteers and placed around town. Garbage containers, colorfully painted by local children are also around the town. Another project was the installation of cardboard and paper recycling bins. This was in an effort to extend the life of the town landfill and has been well used by all. An annual collection day (which commenced in 2008) for Household Hazardous Waste has been held in June and has also been very successful. The committee has also seen to the purchase of a large BBQ for use by non-profit groups for fundraising BBQ’s and it has been well used. The Heritage Garden on Kinistino Ave is the newest project being planned for over the next few years. We hope to install a gazebo, a large water feature and rework all the plantings as well as install paths.
Each summer we have welcomed judges to our community. After a tour of the Town, a BBQ is held for the judges. Each year has brought more improvements and it shows in how everyone in Town has made an effort to enhance their own yards. We have scored well in the Provincial competition, with special mention of overall tidiness and for the walking trail as well. In 2009 and 2010 Kinistino won the Provincial Competition for towns with population of 500-1000. The committee competed in the National Edition in 2011 and will do so again in 2012.
Our committee consists of 5 main members as well as several volunteers. We welcome anyone interested to join us.
KINISTINO CURLING CLUB
The Kinistino Curling Club is affiliated with the Canadian Curling Association. The rink has three sheets of artificial ice and is part of the Sports Complex. It is situated close to the Kinistino School and is easily accessed for student curling. There are also afternoon and evening draws. The club has also brought in a certified curling instructor with the hope of encouraging curling in our community. The club has tried to keep the fees at a rate that are affordable. The goal of the Kinistino Curling Club is to offer an enjoyable atmosphere so that curling will a be part of Kinistino and neighbouring communities’ future for many years.
KINISTINO FIGURE SKATING CLUB
The Kinistino Figure Skating Club is a community based organization which provides skating instruction for participants at various levels. The CanSkate program offers basic skating skills for the beginner. Whereas CanPowerSkate focuses on enhancing the skaters speed, power, and control, and is beneficial to both hockey players and figure skaters. The STARSkate program is tailored for the competitive figure skater, teaching skills and jumps at an advanced level.
The Kinistino Figure Skating Club is a registered member of Skate Canada, and contracts the professional services of a qualified coach. The skating season usually runs for approximately five months of the calendar year. Each season registered members are encouraged to participate in competitions at a Regional, Sectional, District, and Provincial level. These competitions qualify skaters for the Sask First Team, a provincial team which tours the province showcasing the talents of the provinces top skaters. Not only has the Kinistino Figure Skating Club tasted the success of skaters achieving this status, but it has also had skaters qualify as National Level competitors. At the end of each skating season, the club presents a carnival to display the amazing abilities of each skater, an event one should not miss.
Contact Information: Kinistino Figure Skating Club
PO Box 707
Kinistino, SK S0J 1H0
KINISTINO GIRL GUIDE ASSOCIATION
The Kinistino Girl Guides is a member of the Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada. Guiding is active in Canada with over 200,000 members, in fact Guiding is active in most parts of the world, in over 144 countries representing more than 10 million women and girls.
We help girls and young women develop practical and life skills as well as self-confidence, values and respect for themselves and others-and we do it with friendship, challenge, adventure and fun!
For more information about Girl Guides:
- in Kinistino contact Joanne Jansen at email@example.com
- Saskatchewan Council, Girl Guides of Canada toll free @ 1-877-694-0383
- National Council website: www.girlguides.ca
KINISTINO HALF CENTURY CLUB
208 Kinistino Ave
Box 381, Kinistino, SK S0J 1H0
Contact: Dorothy Wingfield, Phone 864-2258
Bookings: Elizabeth Breiter, Phone 864-3150
Our organization was formed in 1980 and a new building was erected for use in crafts and physical activities, etc.
The centre provides room for carpet bowling, pool, cards, games, crafts and other entertainment. Our club is for anyone - in town or district, 50 years and over. Fees are $10.00 per year. Donations are accepted anytime.
Many beautiful quilts have been made and either sold or raffled. We have carpet bowling twice a week and take part in tournaments with neighbouring clubs twice a year. We also have physical exercises, line dancing, card and game socials. We hold teas and bake sales, soup and sandwich meals to raise funds. We host the Wellness Health Clinic once a month and the Flu Clinic once a year.
KINISTINO KINSMEN CLUB
Kinistino SK S0J 1H0
President: Steven Jack 864-2202
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Located at 506 Main Street, the Legion has club rooms, a public hall rental and is equipped with kitchen facilities. The hall is generally used for funerals, family reunions and trade shows. The hall may be booked by calling the Co-op Grocery store at 864-2400.
On December 2, 1948, the Kinistino Legion Brach #129 started meetings in a new legion hall. Dedication was held on May 24, 1949. The purposes and objectives of the Legion are many; with the principles being: A solemn remembrance of Canadians who gave their lives so that our nation might be free; Loyalty to the sovereign of Canada; Safeguard the rights and interest of the disabled, the widows or widowers and dependants and all who served; Maintaining in and for Canada the rule of law - encouraging the national and united spirit - ordered government - and striving for peace, goodwill and friendship between Canadians and among all nations; Advocating the maintenance in and by Canada of adequate defences; Retaining the spirit of comradeship forged in wartime and nurtured in peacetime to the benefit of the history and unity of the nation.
With money we raise from bingos and fund raisers, the Legion has been able to be quite generous to needy organizations. The main participants are the Kinistino Rink Complex, the Kinistino Hospital and Jubilee Lodge, Library, Cadets, Scouts, Guides, Kinistino School Bands and many other worthwhile charities. During the 10 year period from 1991 to 2000 our Kinistino Legion has donated $98,120.25.
The Local Legion is also supportive to the community with “Meals on Wheels”, and Annual Christmas suppers for the Seniors. The Legion also supports the Kinistino Summerfest Days with a Pancake Breakfast and Parade Float.