There were more than 55 in attendance at the Borden Friendships Club potluck supper May 30. Happy birthday was sung to Eileen Petrun, Ilene Youchezin, Jean Longmore, Heather Silcox, Ruby Wall, Roseann Carr and Don McGinnis. Entertaining for the evening were Linda and Don McGinnis from Dalmeny, with Linda playing keyboard and Don, guitar or mandolin. One waltz they played was written by their granddaughter.
Savannah Sutherland, from Borden School, competed in provincial track and field in Prince Albert June 1 and 2, winning four gold medals in 100 metre, 200m and 400m dashes and in 80m hurdles. Three other competitors from our district won the silver medal in 4 x 100 relay. Levi Gough competed in long jump, placing 17th out of 28.
Borden’s Diefenbaker Daze kicked off June 2 with the Lion’s pancake breakfast in the Community Centre. Nineteen teams competed for two days in the slo-pitch tournament. Saturday afternoon the museum held their grand opening, with Heather Silcox as MC. She introduced the board — Helen Sutherland, Karen Kerr, Brenda Tumbach, Sharon Assman, Ruben and Martha Remepl and Wendell Dyck — and also the summer student, Graham Sargent.
Mayor Jamie Brandrick raised the Canadian flag while Bob Wardhaugh played for the singing of O Canada.
While Heather and Karen held the ribbon, Lions president Perry Nicol cut the ribbon for the opening of the new bathroom in the museum schoolhouse. The Borden Lions raised $8,300 for the bathroom as their Legacy Project in 2017.
Everyone present then toured the museum and had free ice cream cones.
Up at the sports grounds, the kids had fun on the SaskTel bouncy castles, visited the petting zoo or riding in the barrel train pulled by Ed Neufeld with his JD tractor.
At 5 p.m. the Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee hosted a steak supper at the grounds, followed by DJ Werd Bird playing a variety of music until 2 a.m. Ball games continued until after 8:30 p.m., starting up again Sunday at 9 a.m.
Winning the A side were Great Deer, Borden, over Back Door Sliders, Blaine Lake. The B side saw Rob Dog Wolf Pack of Borden (Chris Anderson and company) beat out the Cubs. Lit Boyz (Sutherlands and friends) from Borden won the C side over Mennonite Marauders from Langham.
The concession was run by parks and recreation and Borden Fire and Rescue ran the beer gardens for two days, along with two 50/50 draws. Luke Walker won $88 and one draw for $147 was unclaimed. It is posted on Facebook.
Congratulations to those earning Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan this week. They are Robynn Pidwerbeski of Radisson and Chris Anderson of Borden. Michael Crabb of Borden has earned a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology.