Hylke van der Wal recently competed in road races in Ontario, winning medals and plaques. He was first in the Alvinston to Watford 62nd Annual Road race. He also received a medal for finishing the race and got the Bill Dolbear Memorial Plaque for the oldest runner. In the Port Huron to Sarnia International Bridge Race on June 2 he placed first in the 80 and over age group.
On June 23, the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital tournament was held at the Borden Golf Course. Being postponed from June 22 due to rain, only 15 golfers were able to compete on Sunday. Murray Derbowka is the arranger of this tournament and along with his partner, Susan, gathered many notable prizes from sponsors. Winning the tournament were the defending champs from 2018 – Ian Wainwright, Scott and Glenn Sutherland and Graham Derbowka, all from Borden. Runners-up were Derek Murphy and Darin Beaudoin from Radisson along with Dave Keyko of Hafford. Longest drive was shot by Craig Larsen and, for the women, Emily Saunders. Closest to the pin were Graham Derbowka and Emily for the women. Every golfer received prizes and lunch and beverages were available throughout the day.
Borden United Church hosted members from Speers United Church and from St. John’s Anglican for a potluck picnic lunch and service the afternoon of June 23 in St. John’s Anglican Church, with good attendance from all churches. The United Church will not be holding any services until Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m., but there will still be services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for July and August at the Anglican Church. There was a special cake to recognize the marriage of Sandra Long and Tom Hrenkiw, which had occurred June 15 in St. John’s with Rev. Carr and Gayle Wensley officiating. The newly married couple cut the cake, which was served to everyone.
Condolences are extended to Jackie and Arnold Meister of Borden with the death of Jackie’s brother Darryl Derksen, originally from Langham and married to Glenda (nee Miller) of Fielding, on June 14th with his service in Saskatoon on June 27. Condolences to Diana Petkau of Borden on the passing of her husband Bernie this past week and his service was held June 23 in the Borden Community Centre with Pastor Len Bachiu officiating and the Riverbend Fellowship Church served the lunch to 250. Also sympathy is extended to Ed and Florence Neufeld of Borden who lost their 22-year-old grandson of Lethbridge in a traffic accident on June 19.
Savannah Sutherland was competing in the 2019 track and field provincial club championships in Regina June 22 and 23, placing first in U18 100M dash, first in 100M hurdles and first in 400M hurdles and the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, to which she belongs, won the U18 4 x 100 relay. Competing in the triple jump she did well in prelims but fouled out in the finals.
Crown Hill 4-H Beef Club held their Achievement Day June 16 at the farmyard of Jim and Deanna Attrux, west and north of Hafford. General leaders are Richard and Sandra Yasienuk, assistant is Jim Attrux, senior leader is Richard, intermediate leaders are Jim and Greg Remus and junior/cloverbud leader is Caley Letkeman. Members are: cloverbud – Caybri Letkeman; juniors – Zayne Letkeman and Kara Dorion; intermediates – Shalaya Umperville Bear, Boden Letkeman, Cheyanne Roth and Courtney Yasieniuk; seniors – Hannah Remus, Jamie, Jessica and Morgan Attrux, Cody Shumanski, Abigail Roth, Rachel Sutherland, Justin and Kolten Yasieniuk. The judges were Leanne Doud and Brydie Kuntz for record books and Jonathon Locke of Lloydminster was the beef judge for the day.
In cloverbuds, Caybri was first with record book, judging and questionnaires. In juniors, Zayne was first in all three categories while Kara was second. In intermediates, Cheyanne was first in record book, Courtney was first in test and judging and second in record books, Shalaya and Boden were third in record books and Boden was second in test.
Among seniors, Morgan was first for record book and received a plaque for highest mark overall (98.5 per cent) and tied for second in test, Abigail was second for record book, Hannah was third and Jamie fourth for record book and first for test, while Justin tied for second in test and Kolten won the judging. In showmanship and grooming, Caybri was first, in juniors Zayne was first in showmanship and second in grooming while Kara was second in showmanship and first in grooming. In the intermediates in showmanship, first was Courtney, second Boden, third Shalaya, fourth Cheyanne and, in grooming, first was Boden, second was Courtney, third was Cheyanna and fourth was Shalaya. In seniors showmanship, first went to Rachel, second to Morgan, third to Jamie and fourth to Cody, while in grooming first went to Kolten, second to Hannah, third to Jamie and fourth to Rachel. Top showperson plaque went to Rachel with Courtney second and Zayne third. In grooming, first went to Kolten, second to Boden and third to Kara.
Caybri led out a calf in her class and was first. Zayne and Caybri each received a red ribbon for showing their market lambs. In yearling heifer class 1, first went to Rachel and Jamie, second to Courtney and third to Hannah. In class 2, first wenr to Justin and Cody and second to Jessica. Grand champion heifer was Cody’s and reserve went to Jamie. In two-year-old cow/calf pair, first went to Rachel, second to Justin, third to Jamie, fourth to Cheyanne and fifth to Hannah. In three-year-old cow/calf, first went to Courtney, second to Hannah, third to Jamie and fourth to Jessica. Overall female champion went to Rachel with reserve to Courtney. Class 1 steer first went to Kolten and Zayne, second to Morgan, third Abigail and fourth Kara. In class 2 steers, first weny to Cody and Justin, second to Jessica and third to Shalaya. In Class 3 steers, first went to Courtney and Boden, second to Hannah, third to Cheyanne and fourth to Jamie. Grand champion steer from all six first placings went to Kolten with Justin having the reserve champion. At the awards presentation, all of the members received a certificate and prizes with the top ones in each class receiving trophies or plaques. Rachel was also informed that she had won a $1,500 Cervus Equipment scholarship through the 4-H office. Richard thanked all the members, parents, sponsors, the judges, Attrux’s for hosting and to everyone who came out on a cool and rainy day.