Telemiracle 44 takes place next year in Regina and organizers are starting to look for talent from across the province to fill the lineup.
Telemiracle, “Saskatchewan’s charity,” is interested in finding singers, dancers, bands and entertainers to perform at the Conexus Arts Centre on March 7 and 8, a 20-hour event that is broadcast live throughout Saskatchewan on CTV. Since 1976, the event has raised more than $135 million.
Anyone interested in auditioning must register in advance and can do so online at www.telemiracle.com or by calling the Kinsmen Telemiracle office at 306-244-6400, ext. 2. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 25. Apply early as there are a limited number of audition spots available.
Auditions will be held in Regina on Sunday, Oct. 27 and in Saskatoon on Saturday, Nov. 2.
“Audition weekend is such an exciting time for us. It’s our first big event of the Telemiracle season,” Richard Kies, Kinsmen Foundation executive director, said in a news release. “Between Saskatoon and Regina, our producers watch well over 150 auditions. They then have the tough job of narrowing that down to those that will appear on Telemiracle.”
Talent and a passion for Telemiracle are the main criteria, but performers are also chosen to represent a wide variety of communities across Saskatchewan.
“We want our Saskatchewan talent on the show to represent the fabric of the province,” says Jesse Shkuratoff, chair of Telemiracle 44. “It’s amazing and humbling to see the quality of talent in this province, and how generously people give to Telemiracle.”
Telemiracle is entering its 44th year and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kin Canada in 2020.
Through the proceeds of this annual telethon, the Kinsmen Foundation helps Saskatchewan people every day to improve their independence and quality of life. The foundation provides specialized mobility equipment to people and organizations throughout the province, as well as access to travel assistance for residents in need of vital medical appointments and treatment.