The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper May 29, with more than 50 out to enjoy a great meal and sing Happy Birthday to Eileen Petrun, Julia Bezugly, Heather Penner and Evelyn Skarra. Entertaining for the evening were BJ and Friends – Bill and Vi Johnston, Jim Andres, Sam Buechert, Clarence and Ruth Peters. Bill, Sam and Ruth played guitar, Jim the mandolin and Clarence played banjo, harmonica and fiddle while all five sang, including Sam singing Along the Dusty Road, naming 115 Sask towns in the song.
Borden School athletes did well at Prairie Spirit Conference level – in bantam boys Owen Dyck won the aggregate medal, placing fourth in javelin and 200M, fifth in 100M and sixth in long jump, Ben Hosegood placed 13th in triple jump, in midget boys Wyatt Dyck was first in javelin at both levels and goes to provincials, ninth in high jump, Bill Hosegood was eighth in 800M. In junior girls, Savannah Sutherland was first in 80M hurdles, 200M, 400M and long jump and first in all four at districts, also winner of the girls aggregate medal . She set new records at both levels in all four events, and she will be at provincials June 7 and 8 in Moose Jaw, also on the junior girls 4 x 100M relay and the senior girls 4 x 400M relay at provincials. In senior girls Brooke Brazeau was fourth in javelin, seventh in shot put and eighth in discus, Danika Pidwerbesky was eighth in long jump and triple jump. Senior girls 4 x 100M relay placed fourth with Sydney Schmidt, Katelyn Worona, Savannah and Danika on the team. There were up to 18 competitors in each event at the district meet on May 31 at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex. Good luck to Savannah and Wyatt at provincials. The track and field coach is Sheri Sutherland who will be travelling to Moose Jaw with Savannah and Wyatt.
Borden Diefenbaker Daze started with the Borden Lions Pancake breakfast on June 1, with the proceeds going to Lions Dog Guides of Canada. Up at the sports ground there were 16 teams competing in the slo-pitch tournament, bouncy castles and slides for the kids, along with the Lion’s wagon train and a petting zoo. The Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee held a steak supper at the grounds, feeding about 150 a great meal, and DJ Werd Bird played music until close to 2 a.m. on June 2. In the afternoon of June 1, the Borden Museum held their official opening, with Heather Penner and Karen Kerr raising the flag while Bob Wardhaugh played the accordion for the singing of O Canada. Heather introduced the Young Canada Works program co-ordinator for the summer, Leah Williamson of Langham, then the museum board members were introduced – Karen Kerr, president, Ruben Rempel, treasurer, Heather Penner, past president and Brenda Tumbach, secretary. Also on the board are Martha Rempel, Stew and Eleanor Walton, Ed Neufeld, Elaine Gunsch, Darby Sutherland, Heather Deck and Ilene Youchezin. After the flagraising, everyone enjoyed ice cream cones and touring the museum with the new display being Foster’s Store. On June 2, the Ride for Dog Guides from Saskatoon stopped at Borden for a half hour and the Borden Lions presented them with donations of $738 – $238 from the breakfast, Borden Lions, Village of Borden and individual donations, then the calvacade continued on to North Battleford. Back at the ball diamonds the slo-pitch continued and results were: A event won by Walk it Off (Walkers) over Cubs, B. Moonshots won over the Brew Crew, C. was won by Rob Dogs, D. by A Team, E by Walk off Warriors, F. by Pid pals, G. by Jagermeisters and H. by Raps in 6. The winners received cash each time they won their game.