A familiar event for Saskatchewan was held this past weekend. TeleMiracle 45 took place Saturday, February 27 & Sunday February 28, with the annual telethon bringing in a total $5,630,215.
Each year, TeleMiracle is organized by the Kinsmen, Kinettes and Kin Clubs of Saskatchewan, with proceeds going to the Kinsmen Foundation to help provide specialized mobility and medical equipment to people and organizations throughout the province, as well as travel assistance for residents in need of medical treatment outside their community.
Last year, the event brought in $5,523,472, and this year’s increase goes to show that not even a global pandemic can stop Saskatchewan’s generosity.
“TeleMiracle is a distinctly Saskatchewan event, reflecting the kindness and generosity of our province’s people,” the Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Don McMorris said. “With a population of nearly 1.2 million people, we can all be proud that more than $140 million has been raised since 1977.”
This year, things were done a little differently from past years, with the 20-hour event taking place at Prairieland Park without an in-studio audience. Hosts for TeleMiracle 45 were on stage live; however, much of the musical entertainment and donor presentations were pre-taped, or linked live from alternate locations.
The Martensville & District Kinette Club made a presentation to TeleMiracle this year of a whopping $8150.88.