The Borden United Church board had their final meeting in the United Church addition on May 15 to make some decisions about the future of the church. Because of structural damage in the basement walls, water frozen and furnace malfunctions, services have been held in St. John’s Anglican Church since March. There will be one final farewell service in the United Church on June 9 at 1:30 p.m. with coffee, snacks and fellowship to follow and everyone is invited to this service. After June 15, the power and water will be shut off and the church, addition and three lots will be up for sale. Many of the items in the church, such as plaques, wall hangings, kitchen supplies, etc. will be taken over to the Anglican Church and services will continue to be held there four Sundays a month until the end of 2019. In June there will be no church on the 2nd or 30th, but on the 16th and 23rd there will be at the Anglican Church, with Speers United Church joining the Borden members for a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m. on the 23rd. Holidays are taken for July and August and services will commence again on Sept. 8. In 2020 the plan is to go to only two services a month from January to June 30 unless attendance picks up significantly.
The Borden Lions held a successful garage sale on May 18 at the Quonset of Jim and Lorraine Olinyk’s west of Borden. All of the items had been donated from the Newbold estate or from those who had moved from Borden, plus Lion members’ donations. The club made a profit of nearly $900 from the sale, so thanks to all those who donated and who came for the bargains. There were so many donated items that the Lions had everyone make an offer on their purchases.
Upcoming at Borden over the next two weeks is Borden Seniors bus trip to Hague, Wanuskewin and Ukrainian Museum on May 25 at 8:30 a.m., Borden Seniors Potluck supper and program on May 29, Diefenbaker Daze is June 1 and 2, with the Lions Pancake Breakfast on the 1st from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Community Centre, museum opening at 2 p.m., slo-pitch tourney and Kids Zone all day with the Lions new wagon train rides, steak supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the grounds, DJ from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Disc golf, concession and beer garden both days, and on Sunday there is slo-pitch, Kids Zone and Lions wagon train rides. June 3 the Borden seniors have invited Langham, Radisson and Maymont seniors for supper and program at 6 p.m. in the Borden Community Centre and Borden Grad is June 7 with exercises at 8 p.m. for the five graduates in the Community Centre, and is open to everyone.
Condolences are extended to the family of Dorothy Buswell who passed away May 17 at the age of 94 and her service will be held June 8 at 11 a.m. in the Borden Anglican Church. At 2 p.m. June 8 a memorial service will be held in the Borden Community Centre for Wynona Taylor who passed away recently. Both services will be conducted by Rev. Sheldon Carr.