In the Village of Borden election held April 15, the results were: for mayor, Tom Redhead – 96 votes and Tony Beaudry – 45; and, for councillor, Tony Martens – 79, Cody Bradshaw – 42 and Ferne Hebig – 20. The new mayor is Tom Redhead and on council is Tony Martens. Tom was a councillor so there is now one vacant position on council and a byelection may have to be held for that one position.
Prairie Spirit School Division held their final playoffs for junior badminton April 18 in Warman High School. From Borden School, Rachel Sutherland and Natalie Anderson won the gold medal in junior girls’ doubles, beating out Perdue in the final match. Kirsten Szwydky and Clayton Wiebe lost out in the final match in junior mixed doubles, placing second.
The Borden Farmers’ Market held their annual meeting April 11 at the home of Eileen and John Petrun. The officers remained the same – president Lorraine Olinyk, vice-president Helen Sutherland, secretary Karen Kerr and treasurer Connie Kenakin, with Rita Shukin also on the board. The membership fees, annual dues and weekly stall rentals remain the same.
The start-up date is Friday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Borden Fire Hall. There can be no parking along the east side of the street in front of the fire hall or south past the old Zamboni shed where a rescue vehicle is parked. All fire and rescue vehicles have to be free of any vehicles in front in case of an emergency call out.
Borden Action Bowl held their 27th annual banquet, awards night and silent auction April 17 in the Borden Community Centre, with Homestyle Catering serving the roast beef supper. Kendall Redhead, operator of Action Bowl, was MC for the evening, giving some stats for the year. There were 64 adult bowlers and 10 youth. Rental hours were up 317 per cent.
Redhead mentioned two bowlers who have passed away. Annette Nesbitt bowled until age 90 and Irene Krivoshein until she was 91. She saluted Clayton and Louise Clark who celebrated 65 years of marriage and still bowl together. Happy Birthday was sung to Mary Thiessen.
Each bowler was awarded a small printed plaque stating “YOU put the ACTION in Action Bowl 2014/2015 Season” beside a bowling pin and ball and the name Borden Action Bowl in all capital letters.
The fall 55-plus roll-off champs were the Russian Thistles – Edna and Alan Carnahan, Conrad Dosdahl, Jean Sawchyn and Darlene Penner. The fall 55-plus champs were the Rolling Pins – Helen Sutherland, Judy Dyck, Laura Loeppky, Jean Graham and Ron Suderman. High scores for other teams in the 55-plus league were Dandelions – F. Neufeld, Jean Sawchyn, Claudia Dyck and L. Olinyk; Buttercups – Ann Brand, Anne Palmer, Mary Thiessen and L. Olinyk; Sweet Peas – Doreen Parker, Ida Muller, Shirley Whitt and Jackie Meister; and Heinz 57 – Al and Edna Carnahan and Clayton and Louise Clark.
In the mixed league, high score teams were the Turkey Hunters – Ian and Mandy Tracksell, Bev Assman, Carol Crabb and Ivan Youchezin, who were winter league champs; and the Misfits – Pat and Steve Trischuk, John Desrosier, Karen Buckingham and Kandice and Jamie Brandrick.
Other teams in the mixed league were the Rough Sliders – Dennis, Angela and Krista Bueckert, and Lee and Diane Tracksell; Pooki Bear and Friends – Shaun, Nathan, and Justin Barth, Misty Hinz and Krista Fehr; and No Names – Dana and Kris Derbowka, Jill Golding, Nathan and Melissa Halischuk, Laura Chutskoff, David Olsewski, Brodie Renaud, Maria Rempel and Brooke Burletoff.
Among those who hadn’t won in past years, receiving a 250 pin was Krista Fehr; 225 pins went to David O., Kris D., Dennis B., Jamie B., Brooke, Steve T. and Dana. Getting turkey pins – for three strikes in a row – were Dana, Justin, Kris, Brooke, Brodie and Steve.
On behalf of the Village, David Buckingham presented Kendall with a flowering plant for all her hard work and dedication to Action Bowl. Kendal thanked her family, those who helped set up, Bev, Laura, Angela and Helen, worked at the door and silent auction – Florence and Kandice – and all the bowlers and those who came to the evening windup.
Winner of the door prize, free bowling for an hour with a group, was Alan Carnahan. The 50/50 of $130 went to Ida Muller and then the over 50 silent auction items were awarded to the highest bidders.
The Borden Friendship Club sponsored the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra at a concert held April 19 in the Borden Community Centre. There were 11 ladies playing fiddle, one the keyboard and one the accordion, with three men playing guitar. One of the ladies played fiddle, flute, washboard and drum for different tunes.
Rita Smith welcomed the 85-plus who attended and thanked them for coming and stated that the donations given at the door would be going to the Borden volunteer firefighters and first responders.
Terry Tkaczyk, fire chief, talked of the expenses – $2,000 to outfit a fireman, $150-200 per person for training and $3,200 for an ice rescue course. They have also purchased a grass fire truck which was used Friday. The Canadian firefighters’ association’s charity is muscular dystrophy. Tkaczyk thanked the seniors’ club for hosting the show and donating to the firefighters.
The orchestra, which formed in 2004, has more than 30 members aged 18 to over 60 years and perform at many different functions. They played a set of jigs, reels and waltzes for three-quarters of an hour. After a break for cookies and beverages served by the seniors’ club and time to buy CDs or tickets to their spring concert May 23 at the Broadway Theatre, they played for another three-quarters of an hour, with one of the men singing a solo to Rolly Poly. A few of the audience got up and danced to the lively tunes. They closed the afternoon with Red Wing and Maple Sugar.
The entire show was really enjoyed by those who were in attendance with over $800 raised for the local firefighters.