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Borden athlete competes in Kenya

Borden and Radisson News: Accomplished local track and field athlete Savannah Sutherland is on a team competing in Nairobi, Kenya in August
Savannah Sutherland of Borden will be heading to Nairobi, Kenya Aug. 17 to 22, representing Canada in the U20 World Track and Field Championships. Fifteen athletes (eight men and seven women) and 11 coaches and support staff will be travelling to Kenya. Spectators will not be in attendance so her parents, Scott and Sonia, will not be travelling with her. Savannah will be competing in 200-metre and 400m and 400m hurdles. When she gets back Savannah will be off to the University of Michigan on a full athletic scholarship.

The Borden Friendship Club held a barbecue supper outdoors on July 28 at the acreage of Ed and Dianne Rawlyk a mile out of Borden. Some came early to play games that the Friendship Club had purchased earlier this year – horseshoes, ladder game and bunnock.

Eileen Petrun welcomed everyone then Ron Mills gave the blessing for the meal and fellowship. Sixty members enjoyed the meal. The July birthday celebrants lined up for a photo while Happy Birthday was sung. They were Gary Palmer, Laura Loeppky, Mel Kuntz, Sue and Ron Mills, Barb Leschyshyn, Jean Sawchyn, Glenn Skarra, Sheldon Carr, Rose Mandziak and Ron Bezugly.

With Ed Neufeld playing guitar and Archie Wainwright playing keyboard, the duo sang a number of songs. Everyone then enjoyed dessert of cupcakes and ice cream. Eileen thanked Ed and Dianne for hosting, Ed and Archie for providing the entertainment and to everyone who helped in any way. It was great to be able to gather again after months of no gatherings and to see people we hadn’t seen in well over a year.

The next event for the club is an Aug. 25 potluck supper at 5:45 p.m. in the Friendship Clubroom. A business meeting will be held Sept. 8.

Radisson 99th agricultural fair will be held Aug. 7 and 8, with exhibits entered Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. The exhibits in the curling rink will be open at noon Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday the slo-pitch starts at 8 a.m., the parade at 11 a.m. and gymkhana at noon. Beeper the Clown and a reptile exhibit will be offered in the afternoon along with the mini tractor pull at 4 p.m. There will be beer gardens open and the Firemen’s Dance is in the arena at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday there is a pancake breakfast from 8 to11 a.m. The light horse show starts at 9:30 a.m. There is a vintage tractor pull at noon and the reptile show, beer gardens and ball tournament will be on all day. There are no fair books but everything is online if you wish to enter.