Reading challenge part of spring activities

Borden / Radisson News

The Borden Lions held a Mother’s Day Brunch in the Borden Community Centre on Sunday, May 12, with plenty of food but not a real good crowd to partake of it. Winning the Mother’s Day basket full of goodies was Vera Friesen of Radisson. The profit from the brunch will be sent to Diabetes Research.

The Borden Care Home Auxiliary held a spring tea at the care home Friday, May 10, with a good crowd on hand to enjoy lunch and listen to Celtic Country play some older tunes. The door prizes of a potted pansy went to Janna Newman and the bouquet of flowers to Darlene Pearce. The profit from the tea will go to buy flowers to put in the flower pots and beds around the care home. A new bench, made of oak by Ed Neufeld, has been placed in the entranceway for people to sit down to take off or put on their shoes and a raised part for the guest book to be set on.  On the auxiliary committee are Jean Sawchyn, Bev Assman, Bev Hrynuik, Audrey Baker, Celiidh Auger-Day, Brenda Roenspies and Irene Hamp.

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Librarian Linda Yuskiw held a Spring Reading Challenge for students at Borden School in K to Grade 8, and 56 students read 2,055 books in seven weeks, from March to May. Students explored the whole library – non-fiction, fiction and easy sections – and each received a READ card similar to bingo with 28 spaces on each card to fill in. Each time they read a book they coloured in a space and added a leaf to the reading tree. When their card was filled they could add a cherry blossom to the tree. Thirty students filled in one or more cards and each participant received a prize and a freezie. Picking their prize first were the students who read the most books and then down the list until the last ones were those who read the least number of books.

Congratulations to Donald and Claudia Dyck of Saskatoon who have a new great-granddaughter – Katherine Ann Rebecca, born April 10 to Kristina and Jeff Olson of Aberdeen.

Condolences are extended to the families of Joan Maxwell of Radisson – Kim, Kirk, Kelly and Kaylla. Joan passed away May 8 at the age of 89. She was in Spruce Manor Care Home in Dalmeny, but had been in Radisson living with her daughter Kaylla until the last few months. There will be no funeral service, just a family graveside service at a later date.

The Borden Lions have been busy with catering to the Assman Farm Auction and the Mother’s Day Brunch for Diabetes and upcoming is the garage sale of donated items on Saturday, May 18 at the acreage shop of Jim and Lorraine Olinyk, half a mile west of Borden, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pancake Breakfast at Diefenbaker Daze on June 1 in the Community Centre from 8 to 11 a.m., the Ride for Dog Guides will stop at Borden at 9 a.m. on June 2 by the Community Centre, when the Borden Lions will present $200 plus other donations, and are catering to the grad banquet on June 7. Donations given out were $50 to Borden School for Awards Night, $150 to the Beautiful Borden flower barrels committee, and the $500 post-secondary scholarship still has to be presented to Graham Sargent. Ed Neufeld and Archie Wainwright have built four wagons pulled by a garden tractor for children to ride in at Diefenbaker Daze and there will be local advertising mounted on these wagons.

At the Borden Friendship Club business meeting held May 8, $200 was donated to the committee for the flower barrels around the village. Some of the ladies have finished a queen size quilt, and this along with a patchwork throw and quilted hot pads donated by Evelyn Skarra, will be raffled off Oct. 10, with the proceeds going to Borden Care Home and Borden Fire and Rescue. Tickets will be on sale at the Farmers’ Market on Fridays and by club members. Members of the club are going on a bus trip to Hague Museum, Wanuskewin and the Ukrainian Museum on May 25. Pick up at Borden is 8:30 a.m. and in to Saskatoon to pick up members before heading out north. There are still seats available so if anyone from other towns would like to go, call Florence at 306-997-2130. The club holds their May potluck supper on the 29th at 5:45 p.m., is hosting other clubs for supper and program on June 3 and will be doing lunch for the memorial service for Wynona Taylor on June 8.


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