A number of local performers will take to the stage along with Saskatchewan and national talent for the 44th edition of Telemiracle this weekend, March 7-8 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.
The weekend will kick off at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, online with the “Countdown to Telemiracle that will be live-streamed on Telemiracle’s YouTube channel. The start of the 20-hour live telethon is at 9 p.m., when the broadcast gets underway on CTV stations in Saskatchewan, and it will run until it wraps up at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Some of the local performers who will take the stage include Weyburn singer Onello Bahingawan, who is the second performer after the Junior Ensemble of Chaban Ukrainian Dance group opens the show.
Singer Karissa Hoffart of Weyburn will perform later, as will Judy Elias and Peggy Kosior of Fillmore, and the Encore! Musical Theatre and Dance Company of the Fillmore-Tyvan area.
Telemiracle is organized by the Kinsmen and Kinettes of Saskatchewan, an organization that is marking its 100th year in the province, and the telethon is held annually on the first weekend in March.
Telemiracle proceeds go to the Kinsmen Foundation, which in turn provides funding assistance to Saskatchewan residents in need of specialized mobility equipment or access to medical travel assistance.
The foundation board meets nine times a year to decide how to distribute the funds raised at Telemiracle. The next application deadlines to the foundation for assistance are March 20, April 24 and June 5.
Telemiracle 44 is open to the public and admission is free.
For more information about the fundraiser or links to their YouTube channel or other social media platforms, visit their website at www.telemiracle.com.