BORDEN ‑ The Borden Library held their annual meeting March 15 in the library. Library circulation, which includes computer use, was up for 2021 and over the last few months. For a small village, the traffic is commendable.
On the library board are Carol Crabb, Lee Tracksell, Leanne Sargent, Carlye Saunders, Denise Kolosky, Brooke Burletoff and Mitzie Barkman. Librarian is Beth Usselman.
The TD Summer Club program for children, which runs for six weeks in July and August, is looking for a leader. The library hopes to hold an event to coincide with Diefenbaker Daze in 2022. The Library Lego Club for school-aged children will start March 30 and continue April 6 and 27, May 4,18 and 25 in the Seniors’ Club Room from 3:15 -4:30 p.m.
The Borden and District Farmers Market held their annual meeting in the Seniors’ Club Room March 26 with 14 in attendance. President Karen Kerr led the meeting and gave her report for 2021, stating that 17 members had paid dues. There were 188 table rentals for the summer and 17 for the Christmas sale.
Money from the 50/50 draw and coffee donations more than covered the expenses.
On the board for 2022-23 will be Karen Kerr - president, Eileen Petrun - vice-president, Lorraine Olinyk - secretary, Ruben Rempel - treasurer and Connie Kenakin - member at large. The market will start May 6 in the Seniors’ Club Room of the Borden Community Centre, with hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and run until Oct. 7. It was decided we would have farmers market vendors and other sellers who are not market members in the main hall for the Christmas sale, probably Nov. 26.
The fees stay the same as last year, but table rents will be collected in advance.
A vote of thanks was extended to Connie Kinakin for her many years of being the treasurer.
At the Borden Friendship Club bingo on March 16 winning cash were Olivia Kolosky (2), Steel Warren, Stew Walton, Natalie Carson (2), Joyce Olzewski (2), Carolyn Ens and Dianne Rawlyk. There will be one more bingo Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
My granddaughter, Rachel Sutherland, a fourth-year crop science student in the College of Agriculture at the U of S, is again planting a Common Share Agriculture garden at the farm of her parents, Glenn and Sheri, northeast of Borden. She plans to have 25 different fruits/vegetables ranging over more than 60 varieties and will provide at least $35 worth of homegrown produce over 10 weeks of summer. For more information you can go to the website: sutherlandfruitflowers.com.
My grandsons also both work. Duncan Sutherland is a wind tower technician and works for Enercon out of Lethbridge, Alta. He just returned from a three-week training course in Montreal. My grandson Nikolai Pidwerbesky of Christchurch, New Zealand, works at one of the main libraries in a Christchurch suburb. If all goes well with the virus over the spring and summer, Bryan and Nikolai are hoping to come to Canada for a visit in August or September as we haven’t seen them for more than four years.
The Borden Lions Club is planning an open house on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Norman Smith room in the Borden Community Centre. Members will give information on all the Lions Club members do in Borden and district. In order to keep functioning the club has to recruit some new members as some have lost and some have moved away.
Radisson Seniors’ Club held their first pancake/sausage breakfast in their club room on Saturday, March 26 since before the pandemic. They had a fairly good turnout and hope more will come out to the next one on Saturday, April 30 from 9 to 11 a.m.