|Susan Anholt (2010)
Susan Anholt, a community leader and volunteer in Kanaston, Saskatchewan,
is being celebrated for her unwavering commitment to the restoration of
Kenaston's unique water tower. Anholt researched, applied for and obtained
funding, sourced all building materials and arranged for their transport
to the site, found and hired work crews, oversaw work and mounted the
scaffolding personally to be involved in the restoration work which was
completed in 2009.
"Susan's single-handed achievement speaks loudly of her dedication to
preserving Canada's rail history and her dedication to her community -
located on an important CN feeder line in central Saskatchewan. We are
pleased honour her effort," said Gérald Gauthier, Chairman and President
The 40,000 gallon capacity Kenaston water tower was built in 1910 in the spring area just south of what was one-time Bonnington, Assiniboia, NWT. Built to replace the original 1889 tank, it is the oldest and the only remaining "tapered" tower, and is one of five remaining in Saskatchewan which at one time had some 400 water tanks dotting the province.