July 18, Affinity Credit Union presented the Borden volunteer firefighters with a cheque for $5,000 to be used to purchase a newer water tank truck. The donation, presented by employees Diane Tracksell and Lynette Schmidt and Peggy Walker, delegate for District No. 7, Borden Branch, comes from the Affinity CU Community Development Fund, which is given annually to groups that apply for it. Three per cent of pre-tax income gets divided among the branches. At Borden the recreation board and the Community Centre Preservation Committee will also be receiving donations.
Condolences to the relatives of Marie Pidwerbesky, who passed away July 9 and whose graveside service was held July 23 at the Radisson Cemetery presided over by Gayle Wensley of Borden United Church. Lunch followed in the Radisson Community Hall.
Radisson held their annual show and shine on a beautiful and sunny July 24, with 175 entries of vintage cars, trucks and tractors along with 33 snowmobiles lined both sides of Main St for two blocks.
There were food booths, a pie and ice cream booth and musical entertainment provided by William and the Shadows from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dukes Under Fire performed from 1:30 – 4 p.m.
David and Tami Ruzesky gave children rides all day in the barrel train pulled by their MF tractor.
Everyone that had a vehicle entered voted on the best vehicles for the different years. Plaques and trophies for vintage vehicles went to: 1920-29, a 1927 Model T owned by Evan Davis of Prince Albert; 1930-39, the Reg Lindgren memorial trophy to Bob Borrowman of Prince Albert for his 1932 Buick; 1940-49, Curtis Crabb memorial trophy to Rob Stinson of Saskatoon who showed his 1947 IHF; 1950-59, a 1958 Parklane owned by Derry and Lucille Wright of Vanscoy; 1960-69, a 1969 Charger owned by Rhonda and Terry Roach of Prince Albert; 1970-79, a 1971 Charger shown by Cam Krakowka of Saskatoon;1980-89, to Lonnie Roak of Saskatoon with his 1987 Buick; 1990 -99, a 1995 Firebird shown by April Doege of Radisson.
For 2000 and newer, a 2016 Corvette owned by Tyson Harris of St. Albert, Alta. was the winner. The best customized vehicle was a 1951 Mercury truck owned by John Friesen of Haque.
Best convertible was a 1969 Trans Am brought by Larry Bresser of Martensville and winning the Barrett Nelson memorial trophy for best truck was a 1952 Studebaker owned by Elmer Wilkie of Bashew, Alta., who also won the trophy for farthest travelled.
Best tractor was a 1931 Massey Harris owned by Chris Schultz of Radisson. Best import was a 1962 VW Beetle owned by Jean Moss of Saskatoon. Best bike was a 2002 Honda VTX owned by Buff McGovern of Saskatoon and a 1941 IHC Pomel owned by Vern Saccucci of Saskatoon was the special interest winner. Vern Gwin of Saskatoon won the plaque for the best race vehicle.
There were 33 vintage snowmobiles and winning trophies were: Grant Robertson Memorial, a 1929 Lorch snow plane shown by Ernie How of North Battleford; Blaine Bently Memorial, Kerry Shmyr of Melfort with his 1974 Arctic Cat 650 Snow Pro; Jasper Dehan Memorial, Gord Healy of McDowal for his 1972 292 Thunderbird.
Winning the trophy for travelling the farthest were Dwayne and Kelly Grant of Calgary, Alta.
There were two main raffles with the Chamber of Commerce purple martin house built by Calvin Froom going to Margaret Hamp. A bird feeder and bird seed went to Martha Lessing and a bird book went to Calvin Froom, all of Radisson.
Show and Shine raffle prizes were won by Vera Friesen, Dan Dielsen, Norm Heibert and Murray King of Radisson and Lou Fontaine of Saskatoon. There were more than 40 donated prizes given out with 15 going to Radisson, two to Borden and the rest elsewhere.