Community event held to educate newcomers

Borden / Radisson News

The Borden Friendship Club held their first bingo of the season Nov. 20 with more than 20 out to enjoy the evening. Going home with some extra cash after winning games were Ruben Rempel (3), Martha Rempel, Stella Hawryluk (2), Jean Brooke, Jean Sawchyn and Deb Matte (2). The next bingo will be turkey and hams Dec. 18 in the clubroom starting at 7 p.m.

The Village of Borden, RM of Great Bend and SCC from Borden School were hosts to a community evening Nov. 22 in the Borden Community Centre to let newcomers know what Borden and area has to offer. More than 200 people packed into the centre for a potluck supper and evening of information. Most of the businesses and organizations had display tables and spoke of what they had to offer. Many had door prize draws. Displays were set up by: Affinity Credit Union - Peggy Walker and Lynette Schmidt; Borden Dance Club – Lynette, who also spoke about minor ball for 4 - 18 years of age; Borden Co-op - Rob Schmidt; Village of Borden - Kendal Redhead; Borden Parks and Recreation - Kandice Walker; Borden Fire and Rescue - Ian Wainwright; Lions Club - Perry Nicol; Riverbend Chamber of Commerce - Daryl Amey; Block’s Agencies - Nancy Nehr; RM of Great Bend; Borden School/SRC - Levi Gough; Living Books - Janice Whitbread; Borden Farmers’ Market - Lorraine Olinyk; Museum - Heather Penner; Threshermen’s Club - Cyril Saunders; Anglican and United Church - Rev. S. Carr;  Riverbend Fellowship - Ron Mills; IHS Woodworking - Nathan Gough; Borden Library - Melissa Braun; and chartered accountant Elizabeth Torrens.

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Other speakers were Lorraine Olinyk for the Friendship Club, Brendan Parker for his taxidermy and wooden pens, principal Brody Morris for the school, Tom Redhead for Regional Explore card, which were half price that night.

Borden has many events going on over the next few weeks, with the seniors’ potluck supper and birthday celebration Nov. 27. Borden Lions Festival of Christmas Music is Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. Borden Friendship Club members share a Christmas turkey supper Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. with Back 40 entertaining. Borden Farmers Market Christmas sale in the Community Centre is Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Grad 2020 selling lunch.  St. John’s service and potluck supper is at 4 p.m. Dec. 15, open to everyone. Food for local hampers along with mitts, socks, toques, scarves to be donated in the city will be collected.

Radisson held their craft day in the Radisson Communiplex waiting room on Nov. 23, with more than 15 vendors selling their products. The Playground Committee sold lunch. Next up in Radisson is the seniors’ club pancake breakfast from 9 -11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 and then from 5 to 7 p.m. is the recreation board roast beef supper in the Communiplex.

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