Congratulations to Lucas and Emily Saunders of Borden on the birth of Daniel Bernard, born Feb. 8, weighing 8 lbs 1 oz, a brother for sister Riley. Proud grandparents are Cyril and Louise Saunders of Borden.
Radisson Figure Skating Club will be presenting Night at the Movies Friday, Feb. 28 at the Radisson Communiplex, with burgers at 5 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.
Winner of the Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee Valentine’s basket was Lisa Wilson of Affinity Credit Union in Borden. The BCCPC’s next fundraiser will be a perogie and ham supper on March 20 in the Borden Community Centre at 5:30 p.m. There will be a perogie-making bee March 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the community centre and volunteers are needed. The committee is raising money to buy new stage curtains in the community centre.
The Borden Museum held their annual meeting Feb. 11 in the Museum Schoolhouse. Chair Karen Kerr welcomed everyone and introduced board members present – secretary Brenda Tumbach, Ed Neufeld, Stew and Eleanor Walton, Heather Deck and Ilene Youchezin. Joining the board will be Renee Walker. Also on the board are vice-chair Darby Sutherland, Wendell Dyck, Heather Penner, treasurer Ruben Rempel, Martha Rempel and Elaine Gunsch.
Ed Neufeld gave the financial report in place of Ruben, which reported income for 2019 of $12,602 ($9,951 in grants). Expenses were $12,362, resulting in a net profit of $240.53. The museum will hire a student again this summer and will apply for a Canadian museum student grant again.
Ed gave the building and grounds report stating that in 2020 they plan to paint the exterior of the lodge building along with touch-up paint on other buildings. The floor in the office needs repaired.
Brenda gave the report on the programs and a vintage hats display. In 2020, items from the closed United Church building and miniature buildings of Borden depicting the 1920 era, given to Borden from the Saskatoon WDM, will be displayed. There will also be a display of First Nation artifacts and arrowheads.
Eleanor gave a report on the activities– March supper, Foster’s Store, flag raising and free ice cream June 1, walking tour of Borden with student Leah Williamson, Saturday Adventures at the Museum and the fall threshing supper. Upcoming is a roast pork supper and silent auction March 7, with theme Roaring ‘20s, in the Borden Community Centre at 5:30 p.m.
Cyril Saunders gave a report on the Threshing Day the end of September. There was a petting zoo for the kids. About 300 attended on a cold day.
In her president’s report Karen said installing the replica of the village is one item on the group’s agenda. Storage space was reorganized and cleaned up, but more space will eventually be needed.
Next meeting is March 17 at 7 p.m. in the schoolhouse.
The Borden Friendship Club held their business meeting Feb. 12. Winning Kaiser the night before were Gary Leschyshyn, Doreen Flath and Barb Leschyshyn. Next Kaiser is March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Club Room.
The members are invited to Langham seniors’ for supper and entertainment on Feb. 22 and there are 48 members from the Borden club attending. The club moved to donate $100 a month until June to the Borden School breakfast program, then revisit the motion in September.
Coming up for the club is their annual Telemiracle tea and bake sale on Thursday, Feb. 20, with door prizes and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will be given to Telemiracle 2020.
The nominating committee for the April 8 annual meeting is Brenda Tumbach and Audrey Baker.
The club holds a cash bingo the third Wednesday of each month – Feb. 19 and March 18 – all at 7 p.m. in the Club Room.
The annual Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper is coming up on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Borden Seniors’ room, hosted by the Borden Anglican and United Churches. Admission is by donation. Rev. Carr will be burning the palm leaves from Palm Sunday 2019 at about 6:30 p.m. in front of the community centre. He will use the ashes for an Ash Wednesday service in St. John’s Church on Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
At the Borden Lions meeting on Feb. 4, guest speaker was Terri Troupe-Logue , Grade 2/3 teacher at Borden School. She described the breakfast program the school offers to the students. The Borden Lions had donated $200 to the program last November and now will give $100 a month to the program, until the end of June. The offer will be reconsidered in the fall.
The post-secondary scholarship of $500 was awarded to Carter Bezugly of Borden, who has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is attending the College of Law at the U of S.
The district governor is coming March 21 The Lions will serve a roast beef supper to St. Patrick’s Day theme. Celtic Country will be playing.
Chase the Ace, which is played by the local members each meeting, was won by Audrey Baker. She collected more than $200 when she pulled out the right ace.
The Borden Lions hold their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Norman Smith Room of the Community Centre and new members are always welcome.