The 45th annual Kinsmen Kinettes TeleMiracle is going to have a slightly different format this year.
Kinsmen Foundation Chair Brian Angstadt mentioned the structure of the program will look different.
“This year all our Sask talent and all of our national cast will be pre-recorded. Our national cast will still be live on the broadcast of the 20 hour telethon. We will also be doing a throwback to previous telemiracles.”
Due to COVID-19, Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) guidelines include having no live audience and volunteers answering phones will be sitting at socially distanced tables.
Ironically, the new TeleMiracle logo shows a family in a bubble gathering in front of the television to watch.
“We didn’t know it was going to predict the future. We invite everyone in Saskatchewan to gather with their bubble in front of the TV or computer to watch TeleMiracle 45 in February,” said Angstadt.
The 10 returning national cast members will take turns hosting the show along with Saskatchewan based performers.
National Cast Members:
- Andrea Menard
- Brad Johner
- Beverley Mahood
- Chris Henderson
- Glen Suitor
- Jess Moskaluke
- Jeffery Straker
- Jill Straker
- Mac Shepherd
- Lisa Moen
Saskatchewan residents will still have the opportunity to tune in to the 20 hour telethon broadcasted by CTV as they have done many years before.
“We want to give back to the people of Saskatchewan. TeleMiracle has been a staple of Saskatchewan now for the last 44 years going on the 45th year and it’s been a tradition for the people and their families to get together and watch,” said Angstadt.
All money raised from the TeleMiracle goes back into the province for Saskatchewan residents.
People do not have to wait to donate on the show, they can donate any day online at telemiracle.com.
Viewers are still able to call during the show like previous years for the full 20 hours.
The telethon will run from Prairie Land Park in Saskatoon on Feb. 27 and 28, 2021.