Welcome to Borden – Steve Hughes, Stephanie Siebert and daughter Mearah are renting the Anglican rectory in Borden.
A gathering was held April 29 at the newly built home of Greg and Kim Worona, Katelyn and Justin, southwest of Borden to welcome the family to the Saginaw district. Laurie Unruh welcomed everyone and said how glad everyone was to see Kim (née Petrun) and her family move back to the Borden area. Carol Crabb read a poem that she and Curtis had composed. Gladys Wensley read the words from the song Bless This House. A wood-crafted welcome sign with a birdhouse on top and their names engraved on wooden plaques on the front was presented to the family from those in the district. Then everyone enjoyed lunch and beverages.
A baby shower was held April 25, in the Borden Seniors’ Room, to honour Evangeline Patricia, daughter of Duncan and Courtney McQuarrie who live north of Borden on an acreage. Gayle Wensley had everyone introduce themselves, where they lived and how many children, grandchildren, etc., they had – winning the prize was Helen Sutherland with over 20 in total. Another game was played, then Courtney thanked everyone for coming and for the variety of great gifts. Lunch was enjoyed by all.
A bridal shower was held April 23 in the Borden Seniors’ Room, to honour Danielle Wiebe, who will be marrying Gordon Neufeld May 5. They will be living in Gordon’s new home in Borden. Heidi Neufeld, after introducing the head table – Danielle, her mother Judy Wiebe and Velora Neufeld, mother of Gordon – had everyone try to answer 20 questions about Danielle and Gordon, so guests could learn a bit more about the happy couple. Everyone enjoyed lunch, followed by gift opening. Danielle thanked everyone for the gifts and for coming.
The hard working Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee, who work tirelessly to raise money to make needed renovations to the community centre, wish to thank the Borden Lions for a $500 donation towards the new roof fund and Renita Saunders and Charmaine Golding who each presented $200 from the Affinity Credit Union Community Spirit fund. Your generosity is appreciated in their efforts to make improvements to the centre.
The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper and April birthdays April 25 with 30 members and two guests present. The cake was brought by Rita Smith and Happy Birthday was sung to Anna Elliot, Ed Neufeld, Ann Brand and Mary Thiessen. Entertaining for the evening were Joan and Glenn Julseth of Borden, who sang a number of country favourites and gospel songs.
Borden Action Bowl held their 24th annual banquet and awards night April 27 in the Borden Community Centre with supper for 60 bowlers and guests catered by Homestyle Catering. The awards were given out by Kendal Redhead who was manager for the 2011-12 season. She had certificates made for each player – some very humorous, if their team didn’t get on a trophy – such as most improved, quietest, most competitive, poorest attendance, mumbler/grumbler, best laugh, etc.
Winners included the 55+ Fall League champs and fall roll-off champs the Dandelions – Jean Longmore, Jean Hryniuk, Florence Neufeld, Darlene Penner and Lorraine Olinyk and the 55+ Winter League and Roll-off champs the Buttercups – Laura Loeppky, Jean Longmore, Jean Hryniuk, Ann Brand and Lorraine Olinyk. The 55+ high averages were Florence Neufeld in the fall, Lorraine Olinyk in the winter and Clayton Clark for fall and winter.
Mixed league and roll-off champs in the fall were the Turkey Hunters – Ian and Mandy Tracksell, Ivan Youchezin, Clive Wensley and Jim Buckingham. The mixed league winter and roll-off champs were Taste the Water – Jamie Branderick, Matt, Cindy and Avery Fairbrother and Dave Buckingham. In mixed league for fall and winter, high averages were Ian Tracksell for men and Mandy Tracksell for ladies.
Kay Leech received a turkey pin, Justin Barth a turkey and a 225 pin, Jamie Branderick a 225 pin and Nathan Barth bowled the highest single at 333. The silent auction bowlers donated to brought in around $1,000. The 50/50 winner of $127 was Wendell Dyck, who donated some back. An afghan donated by Isobel Tracksell went to Alan Carnahan, the door prize was won by Ian Tracksell and the winner guessing the number of jelly beans was Kevin Domak (321/329).
Kendal thanked everyone for the donations, for bowling through the year, for coming tonight, her helpers Alan Carnahan and Rhonda Funk when she was ill and to all who helped set up for the awards night. On behalf of the village David Buckingham and Jamie Branderick presented Kendal with a bouquet of flowers and a certificate for holding the longest award banquet ever!