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Friendship Club social event draws 98 guests

Borden and District News: Local athletes headed to 55+ games.

BORDEN — The Borden Friendship Club held an evening of food, entertainment and fellowship June 2 when senior clubs from Langham, Maymont and Radisson were invited for a cold plate supper and program. There were 98 in attendance from out of town and the local club.

Ed Neufeld welcomed everyone then Ron Mills gave the blessing. After the meal Ruben Rempel introduced Morley Thorpe from Spy Hill, a cowboy poet, who told a few jokes and a recited number of the humorous cowboy poems he has written about farming and ranch life. At the break, 20 flowering pansies set on the tables as centrepieces were handed out to guests whose names were drawn. Winning the two 50/50 cash prizes of $60 each were Wayne Walker of Langham and Russ Fountain of Radisson. Thanks was extended to Borden from each club on an excellent meal and great entertainment.

Winning the 50/50 at the June 3 Borden Farmers Market was Eleanor Walton of Borden.

Going to the national 55+ seniors games in Kamloops, B.C Aug. 23 to 26 are Gary Nickel and Barry Saunders, who will be playing on the Saskatchewan men’s 60+ hockey team. Good luck to all Saskatchewan 55+ athletes who will be competing in many events.

Borden Diefenbaker Daze got off to a great start on Saturday, June 4 with a trade show in the Community Centre with many vendors displaying and selling their products. There was a silent auction table and lunch offered. In the Lakeland Library there were activities and snacks for children.

The parade began at 11 a.m. with RCMP car and parade marshal leading, followed by floats and decorated vehicles. Most of the floats threw out candy to the kids and the firemen sprayed water on quite a few to cool them down.

Up at the grounds a slo-pitch tournament with nine teams entered was taking place and SaskTel Kids Zone was set up with bouncy castles and a playground. At 2 p.m. the Borden Museum held their grand opening with president Karen Kerr welcoming everyone, introducing the summer student Ethan Fisher, and explaining new displays set up in the buildings. While Bob Wardhaugh played the accordion for O Canada, Mayor Jamie Brandrick raised the Saskatchewan flag and Jamie thanked the museum volunteers who record the history of Borden for generations to see. Everyone was invited inside the museum for free ice cream sundaes.

Back up at the grounds there was a steak supper prepared by the Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee. The parks and recreation board raffle draw was made for $750 of Saskatchewan made liquor and winning this was Bob Krueger. Second prize went to Emily Saunders and third to Tanner Pinsent, all of Borden.

Borden’s Putt Putt garage band played a variety of music for the rest of the evening.

Sunday morning a great crowd showed up for a pancake breakfast put on by the Lil Sprouts Early Childhood Learning Centre, then for the rest of the day the ball tournament and Kids Zone continued, with the concession booth and beer gardens open both days. 

Winning in ball on the A side were Park It over the Jaegermeisters and on the B side, Walk It Off defeated Walk Off Warriors.