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Borden and District News: Two local athletes competing at world track and field meet

Radisson hosts 100th agricultural fair.

BORDEN — Two teen Saskatchewan athletes were named to Team Canada for world U20 track and field. Savannah Sutherland of Borden, who attends the University of Michigan, and Avery Pearson of the U of S Huskies are representing Saskatchewan at the U20 World Track and Field Championships in Cali, Columbia, that runs from Aug. 2 to 7. Accompanying them is head coach Jason Reindl. In total there are 33 athletes from Canada competing at the U20 worlds.

The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper July 27 at the home of Ed and Dianne Rawlyk on an acreage a mile out of Borden. The cub provided the meat, buns and ice cream and Dianne made the cupcakes, coffee and cold drinks. The members all brought a variety of salads to enjoy with the burgers and hotdogs. There were 54 in attendance at the supper and when the cupcakes and ice cream were served, everyone sang happy birthday to the July celebrants present – Jean Brooke, Sheldon Carr, Glen Skarra, Ron Bezugly, Laura Loeppky, Gary Palmer, Ivan Youchezin, Ron and Sue Mills and Mel Kuntz.

Entertaining for the evening were Celtic Country – Ed Neufeld playing guitar, Archie Wainwright soloist and Bob Wardhaugh on his keyboard

The next potluck supper will be Aug. 25 in the Borden Community Centre at 5:45 p.m. The club is changing to the last Thursday of the month for their potluck suppers in the Community Centre instead of the club room, as with increased membership, the club room is getting a little crowded for everyone.

A memorial service was held in the Borden Community Centre July 26 for Daphne Pearce, a longtime resident of rural Borden. Daphne passed away on July 15, just six days short of her 95th birthday. Daphne will be greatly missed by her two children Eric (Darlene) and Georgia (Larry) Lundquist, sister Linda Tyson, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Officiating was Gayle Wensly. Pianist was Pam Pidwerbesky. A duet was sung by Gayle and Pam and the granddaughters spoke words of remembrance. After the service, interment was at the Borden Cemetery followed by lunch at the Community Centre served by the Borden Friendship Club.

Radisson’s 100th agricultural fair is Aug. 5 to 7 with music and fireworks on Friday night and slo-pitch Saturday and Sunday. There is a parade on Saturday followed by gymkhana, tractor show and shine, mini tractor pull, children’s activities. There will be an old-time Saturday night on Main Street which will include an outdoor movie and dance.

Sunday there is a pancake breakfast, light horse show, vintage tractor pull, musical entertainment, cutting of 100th anniversary cake and slo-pitch finals.