The Borden firefighters curling team captured the provincial championship Feb. 7-9 in Martensville and will be representing Saskatchewan in the Canadian Firefighter’s Curling Championship in Valleyfield, Que. The team will arrive March 19 and the draws run from March 21 to 28.
On the team are skip Ian Wainwright, third Barry Saunders, second Randy Hosegood and lead Eric Pearce.
There were nine rinks competing in Martensville and Borden beat out Moosomin in the final game. The national firefighters bonspiel has been ongoing for 56 years and Saskatchewan rinks have come home with three gold, a silver and a bronze in the last six years. The event is open to both full-time professional and volunteer firefighters and many of the same rinks have competed over the years so it’s a friendly competition with a lot of socializing.
While at the nationals, the rinks must co-host one of the evening meals and Borden is teamed with Nova Scotia March 23. The will also provide entertainment March 22 with New Brunswick, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
The Borden team is holding a steak night Saturday, March 7 in the Borden Community Centre to raise funds to provide the meal, entertainment and souvenirs at the bonspiel. Call Ian Wainwright at 306-997-2165 for info or tickets.
The Borden Lions and Grade 12 students from Borden School co-hosted a luncheon Feb. 10 in the Borden Community Centre. The kindergarten to Grade 6 students provided entertainment which included songs, poems and a skit.
John Buswell, president of Borden Lions, presented Angellaya Tracksell with a $50 cheque for placing first with her peace poster. Although the profit was not great due to low attendance, those who did attend enjoyed the luncheon and entertainment.
The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly business meeting Feb. 11, with good attendance. The Kaiser tournament Feb. 10 had 13 players and winners were Rose Mandziak and Audrey Duda. Another Kaiser tournament will be hosted Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Bingo is Feb. 18th and the Telemiracle Tea and Bake Sale is March 4 at 2 p.m.
The club donated $100 to the outdoor rink shack building fund and a grant has been received from New Horizons for Seniors for $23,000 to put in a new energy efficient furnace and air conditioning in the club room and the library.
The Borden Lions and seniors’ club is hosting a diabetes presentation program Feb. 26 in the seniors’ room at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A $1,000 culture and recreation grant from Sask Lotteries is being used to bring the Saskatoon Fiddler’s Association to Borden Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. and any donations for admission will go to the Borden firefighters.