The main area of the Borden School gym is temporarily closed while the roof and ceiling are being redone. There is no structural damage and the gym is not condemned as the rumour that is circulating around says. The renovating was to be done over the summer at the same time the classrooms were all repainted and other renovations done, but the crew weren't able to get to Borden until the end of August. Students are practising volleyball in Langham for the next month or two.
Enrollment at the school is 104, which includes 11 kindergarten students who will start the week of Sept. 17. The Borden School Community Council is holding a trade show Sept. 12 at the community centre at 6:30 p.m., showcasing what the school and community has to offer. The new staff will be introduced at that time.
Condolences are extended to Brandi and Clint Sampson, grandparents Lee and Diane Tracksell and Kim and Donna Sampson, great-grandparents Isobel Tracksell and Peter Hiebert and relatives at Borden on the death of baby Cohen William Peter Sept. 4. The service was held Sept. 8 at Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon.
Condolences to Dan and Alana Gunsch of Borden on the death of their newborn baby boy, William Daniel, born Sept. 1 and passed away Sept. 4.
A bridal shower honoring Natalie Stevenson was held Sept. 6 in the Borden seniors' room. Natalie and Colin Elliot are being married Oct. 6 in Kelvington and will be residing in their trailer in the farmyard of Earle and Jan Elliot. Linda Dyck introduced the head table - Natalie, friend Kelly Grzes, bridesmaid Darliss Volgelgesang and her daughter Willow, the flower girl, and Colin's mom, Jan Elliot.
Linda gave some of the bride-elect's history. She was raised in Kelvington, took early childhood education at SIAST and is presently employed in Saskatoon at a day care and as a nanny. Games were played and then the community gift of cash and the many other gifts were presented to Natalie. The gifts were passed around, following which Natalie thanked everyone for coming, for the many gifts, for those who arranged the shower and the lunch which was enjoyed by all in attendance.
Welcome to new families moving in to Borden and area - Dominique Kapsu and her son Stan in Grade 4 with Ed Golding; Daniela Tomilenko, son Vincent and daughters Maya and Tamara Fon waiting for their dad to arrive from Cameroon, living at 110 Main St.; Dale and Brenda Scruby, who have moved into Idylwyld Court; Roy and Marlene Kulyk, along with sons Corey and Tyler, who bought the Renaud acreage northeast of Borden.
A new business has opened up in Borden, with hairdresser Winnie Sware opening up Blossoming Styles in her home at 11 Derbowka Drive Sept. 5. Winnie owns the Hair Options salon in Dalmeny and is operating there as well as at her home in Borden.