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Diefenbaker Daze hosted June 4 and 5

Borden and District News: Weekend features parade, slo-pitch, food and fun.
Farmers Market
Borden Farmers' Market is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, offering a variety of crafts, preserves and even garden seeds.

Borden and District News

Borden Farmers' Market is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, offering a variety of crafts, preserves and even garden seeds.

Diefenbaker Daze hosted June 4 and 5

By Lorraine Olinyk


BORDEN — Diefenbaker Daze is approaching fast as the event will be held June 4 and 5. Saturday there is slo-pitch at 9 a.m., a trade show in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Lakeland Library is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a book sale, children's activities and snacks.

The parade is at 11 a.m. and the museum grand opening at 2 p.m. with free ice cream. There will be a concession booth and beer gardens up at the sports grounds. Disc golf will be held both days and Kids' Zone with activities at 10 a.m. and 8 to 6 p.m. both days. There is a steak supper Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the skating rink. The Putt Putt Band will entertain Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The fun continues Sunday.

The Borden Farmers Market is ongoing with different vendors coming in each week. Available are tables of jewelry, Tupperware, baking, woodworking, garden seeds, jams, preserves and sewing and hotdogs and pie by the slice for lunch. There is a 50/50 draw each week and winning for week two was Donna Ridgewell.

We also had the health inspector for Saskatoon Health Region visit us on May 13 and everything was OK with him.

The market runs every Friday in the Seniors’ Room of the Borden Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanks to the village maintenance crew, the large signs for the market were pulled out and are in the ditch at the entrance to Borden on each end of the service road.

The Borden Care Home is holding a spring tea May 19 at the care home from 2 to 4 p.m. with admission by donation. Everyone is welcome to drop in.

The Borden Friendship Club held their regular business meeting May 11 with new president Ed Neufeld presiding. The club decided to hold their regular potluck suppers for June, July and August and clubs from surrounding towns are invited for a June 2 supper and program, with Borden club members paying a nominal fee for the meal.

A donation of $200 was given to the Borden flower barrel committee who beautify Borden with many barrels of flowers around the village.

The club is catering to a memorial luncheon on May 21. Entertainment for the May 25 supper is a group called Memory Lane.

The Borden Co-op is holding their annual meeting on June 8 in the Borden Community Centre with supper at 6 p.m. and the meeting to follow. Tickets can be purchased for the supper at either the hardware or grocery store.