One of Saskatchewan's most special events is returning for a 40th year this weekend. Telemiracle 40 is set for March 5th and 6th at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre, and will go live for 21 hours to help raise money for people with special needs in our communities.
This year's event will include a record 61 Saskatchewan performers on stage, including Swift Current's Central School Choir, and a national cast featuring stars like Brad Johner, Donny Parenteau, Jeffrey and Jill Straker, Alvin Law, Jess Moskaluke, Kenny Shields & Streetheart and Sons of Anarchy's Kim Coates. The special thing about the national cast this year is that most of it is made up of people with ties to our province, making it the most Saskatchewan Telemiracle ever.
Beverley Mahood is not from Saskatchewan, but she is returning to the show for a 19th time.
The Swift Current Kinsmen and Kinettes will also be on hand as part of an army of volunteers helping man the phones, count pledges and put the whole show together (I'll be there as well, so you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for some fun behind the scenes). They've been busy with a number of fundraisers over the last few weeks, and are scheduled to make their presentation Sunday morning at 8:00am.
If you happen to be in Regina this weekend, feel free to come to the show! Admission is free and the doors open at 7:00pm on Saturday. You can also watch it live on CTV (or online at telemiracle.com) from 8:00pm Saturday to 5:00pm Sunday, so don't forget to tune in and ring those phones for Telemiracle 40!