Two Borden athletes were competing at provincial track and field meet in Moose Jaw June 7and 8 and did well. Wyatt Dyck was 11th out of 28 competing in midget boys javelin and Savannah Sutherland did exceptionally well, beating some old provincial records. In junior girls, she was first in 80M hurdles in a time of 11.36, beating the old record from 2004 of 11.53, in 200M dash she was first with a time of 24.89, beating the old record of 25 set in 2004 and she was first in 400M dash with a time of 56.21, beating the 1982 record of 56.57. Savannah also placed second in long jump, with total points of 70 to win the Individual Junior Girls Aggregate. She was also the anchor leg on two relay teams for Central Valley – junior girls placed first in the 4 x 100 and in an open girls 4 x 400 they placed first. Central Valley, to which Borden belongs, placed second in overall standings behind Saskatoon and Regina was third.
Borden Friendship Club hosted their annual get-together with clubs from Radisson, Langham and Maymont attending a supper and program on June 3 in the Borden Community Centre. There were 70 from out of town and 64 Borden members present to enjoy a cold plate meal catered by the Borden Club. The tables and wall were decorated with pastel cloths and flowers with potted plants for centerpieces set on pastel doilies. Twenty of these were awarded as door prizes to the guests from out of town. The entertainers for the evening were Randy and Ray Smith from Denton, Alta., and they played and sang many old time tunes for over an hour. Randy plays guitar, yodels and whistles and Rae plays a soft percussion instrument. The 50/50 of $151 was won by Wendell Dyck of Borden and he donated $100 back to the club. Each of the out of town clubs thanked Borden for a great meal and entertainment.
Two memorial services were held in Borden on June 8, with Dorothy Buswell’s (1924-2019) in the morning at St. John’s Anglican Church, with Rev. Sheldon Carr presiding and pianist Sharon Assman. Her sons Alan and Neil spoke of memories of their mom and gave the eulogies and grandsons Lane and Steve read the scriptures. After internment at the Borden cemetery, lunch was served at the church by the Borden Friendship Club. Then at 2 p.m. Rev. Carr presided at the memorial service of Winona Taylor (1927-2019) in the Borden Community Centre. Tributes to Nonie were given by her siblings Colleen Goosen and Garry Stone with Bob Wardhaugh reading David Stone’s memories as David was in hospital, and then more memories from close friends Moira and Annette (Wardhaugh). Pianist for hymns and special music was Maurice Taylor, brother-in -law from Tisdale, and Music Prelude was played by Bob Wardhaugh of Borden. After internment of ashes at the Borden Cemetery, lunch was served by the Borden Friendship Club.
Borden School Graduation was held June 7 in the Borden Community Centre with five graduates – Brooke Brazeau, Kody Munkholm, Ovidio O’Toole, Danika Pidwerbesky and Colton Thiessen. The banquet was catered by the Borden Lions, the exercises were held following the banquet, then the presentation of roses and a dance with lunch served by the Grade 11 class. There will be a write-up when a photo of the class is obtained.