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Deifenbaker Daze slo-pitch draws 11 teams

Borden News and Radisson News: Threshing day to be hosted Sept. 25
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Bat Intentions were the A-Side winners of the Borden Diefenbaker Daze slo-pitch tournament held Sept. 18 and 19.
Borden hosted Diefenbaker Daze Sept. 18 and 19, starting with a pancake breakfast put on by the parks and recreation board on Saturday in the Community Centre with 65 adults and children taking in the meal.

At the sports grounds, 11 slo-pitch teams competed for the prize money and the kids enjoyed a petting zoo brought by Donna Barth, which had a calf, pony, goats, sheep, ducks and rabbits. There were also bouncy blow-ups.

In the evening there was a steak supper prepared by the BBCPC group and after that was DJ music until the early morning hours.

In the finals in the ball games Sunday afternoon, Bat Intentions (formerly Great Deere) won over the Aaronators on the A side. In the B event Drunken Confused beat out the AnderPid team. On the C side, it was Walk It Off victorious over the Ramblers and in D event the Dirty Deeds won out over Basic Pitches. Of the 11 teams only two were from out of town and the rest were locals.

At Borden Farmers Market Sept. 17, the winner of the 50/50 was B.J. Berg of Borden. For the Oct. 1 and 8 markets, there will be take-out food only with no seating in the room due to new COVID-19 regulations. Oct. 8 is the last market for the summer and it will be appreciation day with free drinks and goodies.

Winning the September dessert of the month through the Borden Library was Dianne Rawlyk, who received a decorated cake baked by the Tracksell family.

The Borden Friendship Club has decided to cancel their Sept. 29 potluck supper and program due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the province. They will still have their Oct. 13 business meeting with no lunch available and will decide whether to go ahead with the bingo slated for Oct. 20.

Sept. 25, Borden will host threshing day two miles north of the Borden Cemetery, with gates open at 10 a.m. The cook car will be serving borscht, bread and drinks. There will be plowing, potato digging, people plowing, a parade at noon and threshing. There could be six teams of horses present, which will be hitched to the people wagons to deliver spectators from the parking up to the cook car and threshing site.

The threshing supper, which is held in the Borden Community Centre, has been cancelled for this year and the museum will be open by appointment only (call Karen at 306-997-5600).