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Annual telethon breaks record with $8 million raised

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Telemiracle 46 put on a great 20-hour show in Regina this year, raising a record amount of funds for the Kinsmen Foundation.

BALJENNIE ‑ Telemiracle 46 was held in Regina the first weekend in March. It was the best one ever and brought in the highest amount of donations of more than $8 million. One deceased senior donated more than $1 million and a fertilizer company made a big matching donation.

The money goes to the Kinsmen Foundation to help people of all ages with serious health problems. A big thank you goes to all those who donated and to those who played a part in the 20-hour campaign.

A new logo was passed to the committee for the 47th Telemiracle to be held in Saskatoon.

Get well wishes to Rob Laycock of Eagle Hills. He was badly injured in a farm accident while handling his purebred bulls, preparing them for a spring sale. He underwent surgeries in Saskatoon. At last report, he has made good progress and is again able to get around.

Saskatchewan residents enjoyed not "springing forward" with the time change occurring elsewhere in the country. We have to adjust to new times on TV programs, however.

Curling fans had an interesting run with 10 days of Brier curling from Lethbridge, Alta. Now comes the world women's event in Prince George, B.C. beginning March 19. More games to watch.


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