Fielding Wildlife Federation held their annual meeting and horn measuring on Dec. 7 at Maymont Hall. Winners were: white tail deer typical - Kim Waterhouse at 133 0/8; youth non typical – Abigail Roth at 180 6/8; men’s typical - Darcy Wood at 140 4/8. Mule deer non-typical for the men was Ken Rebeyka at 211 0/8. Elk was shot by Adam Pain at 216 2/8, moose by Cheyanne Roth at 86 4/8, and pronghorn antelope by Dale Roth measuring 69 0/8.
Borden School presented A Wonderfully Wintery Christmas Concert on Dec. 20 in the Borden Community Centre. The Busy Bees Preschool sang and acted out Snowflakes Falling, A Christmas Cheer and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Grade 2 and 3 class sang T’was the Day Before Christmas Breakand Santa Claus is Coming to Town, then Kindergarten and Grade 1, in costumes, recited Christmas Poemand sang and acted out We’re Icicles and Snowflakes. The Grade 4 and 5 Arts Ed class did a dance/drama All I Want for Christmas. Grade 7 and 8 acted out a play while two boys narrated How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Grade 4 and 5 class, with Mrs. Claus narrating the story, acted out T’was The Night Before Christmas. The High School Drama Club acted out the play A Story in Peril. Everyone gathered on stage to sing We Wish You a Merry Christmaswhile Santa arrived to hand out gifts to all the preschoolers and the students all exchanged gifts.
Two special church services were held in Borden on Dec. 23with the Riverbend Fellowship holding one in the Friendship Club Room in the morning, with a puppet show for the children, the Christmas Story read by Dorothy Whitbread and the men leading in singing the carols, with Ron Mills playing guitar and Ruby Wall the piano. The children sang a song using hand puppets. In the evening Rev Sheldon Carr and Gayle Wensley led a Christmas Eve Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, with the singing of carols, decorating the bare branch Jesse Tree with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus while Brenda Tumbach read the story of the birth. Bible readings were done by Bonnie Milman and Gayle Wensley, prayers by Ron Mills and Gayle and Sheldon gave the inspiring message. Were You There on That Christmas Night?was sung by Pamela Pidwerbesky and Gayle Wensley while Sharon played the piano. Holy Communion was led by Sheldon with Gayle assisting. Everyone lit their candles while singing What Child is This?After closing with Silent Night, everyone enjoyed beverages and dainties in the lower hall. St. John’s had many poinsettias decorating the church, which had been placed there by families in memory of loved ones.
Friday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a soup and sandwich luncheon in the Borden Friendship Centre. It is hosted by the Anglican, United and Riverbend Fellowship Churches and is in support of the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Rick Block, from CFGB, will be speaking on the work of the CFGB in Canada and the world. Everyone is welcome to attend and support this worthwhile cause.
Winning the Enchanted Forest pass at the Borden Library Tea on Dec. 21 was Gayle Wensley and winning poinsettias at Affinity Credit Union were Stella Hawryluk and Art Flath. The large basket of goodies raffled by the Borden Community Centre Committee went to Greg Worona.