The second Sunday in September is Firefighters’ National Memorial Day and the Borden Volunteer Firefighters, dressed in their dress uniforms, held a brief ceremony at the Borden Fire Hall Sept. 12. Flags at firehouses and federal buildings across Canada are flown at half-mast that day, to honour the sacrifices made by firefighters who have lost their lives in Canada and also to honour the 20th anniversary of 9/11 where 79 firefighters perished. From 1848 to 2017 more than 1,300 firefighters have lost their lives in Canada.
The Borden Farmers Market 50/50 draw Sept. 3, was won by Tom Hrenkiw of Borden and on Sept. 10, Jim Olinyk was the winner. The market continues in the Borden Friendship Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 8, which will also be appreciation day, when the drinks are free and there will be free snacks.
The Borden Friendship Club held their monthly meeting Sept. 8 with president Eileen Petrun presiding. Most of the memberships have been collected for the ensuing year and, as of this week, the club has 74 members, with six or seven of those being life members who live in the city. Dec. 9 was booked for the Christmas supper in the Community Centre, and the Sept. 29 supper will be in the Club Room and there will be entertainment to follow. The club had wished to hold suppers in the Community Centre, which is more conducive to COVID-19 safety measures, but it was already booked for Sept. 29.
Riverbend Fellowship Church held an outdoor service at the Borden Park Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. with a lunch following the service.
St. John’s Anglican Church has lay people conducting the services while Rev. Sheldon and Rosann Carr are away in Ontario visiting family. Brenda Tumbach led the Sept. 5 service, with Jean Brooke and Sandra Long leading Sept. 12. I will be in charge of the Sept. 19 service. The Bible study group, which meets on Friday mornings, is being led by Gayle Wensley while Rev. Carr is away.