Soon enough it will be time to “Ring Those Phones”, as TeleMiracle is back for its 47th year this Saturday and Sunday at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.  

Committee Chair for this year's TeleMiracle, Scott Lamb is looking forward to getting back to somewhat of a normal show with this year’s event.  

“We’re getting our Kinsmen Kinettes back in the building,” says Lamb. “In addition, getting together and having fun again. The other new thing that we’re excited about is a new take on our stage and we’re looking forward to unveiling that.” 

For those that are unaware of the basis around TeleMiracle, well it is a telethon with all the money raised staying right here in Saskatchewan.  

“We use it to help the people of this province with anything from travel to medical appointments, vehicle conversions, and walkers,” adds Lamb. “Something so simple as a $400 walker can change someone's life and give them mobility and freedom, where they didn’t have before.” 

Lamb notes that there is a long list of events planned for this year’s festivities, including honouring longtime TeleMiracle participant, Bob McGrath who passed away in early December 2022.  

McGrath made his first appearance in 1971, and his last in 2015.  

“For 40 years Bob was a cornerstone of the telethon and warmed the hearts of the people of this province. We’re surely going to miss our dear friend Bob and we look forward to honouring his memory.” 

TeleMiracle also features a wide variety of Saskatchewan talent that will be performing on the pre-show, main broadcast, and overnight.  

“We have 80 performers from Sask talent alone. These are people from all over the province and truly a very unique array of performances coming from the province this year.” 

The performers, like TeleMiracle, are also trying to raise money. Lamb says that any funds performers bring to the show, Nutrien will match dollar-for-dollar.  

Local performers from Moose Jaw are; Ann-Marie Rouault-Chedid, and Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities. In addition, Jordan Engstrom from Assiniboia will be performing at Telemiracle 47. You can view the full list of performers HERE. 

This will be the first TeleMiracle in the last two years that hasn’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We’re very excited to have everyone back. We’re going to do a limited invite-only audience to see how it works at our new facility at Prairieland Park. We look forward to what TeleMiracle was with the audience, the people, and raising money together for this province.” 

Those that are wishing to donate or to learn more about TeleMiracle 47 can do so by visiting their website.