Fly back home

The first Mini Telemiracle was held in the Englefeld Hotel bar in 1988, it was the brainchild of Tom Vidak Tom Vidak
and Tom Morton, the owner of the hotel, with input from Danny Berting. It started with the idea of doing a fundraiser for Saskatchewan's Kinsmen Telemiracle by having the Vidak band do a jam session in the bar and have others join. It was a snowy stormy February Sunday in 1988 when the event took place, but they managed to raise just over $1200.

The event continued each year and grew as more local entertainers joined. As it grew, so did the amount of money that was raised for Telemiracle each year. By 1998, the tenth year, $21,485.15 was raised. In 2000, the event moved to the bar in the Lazy Acres Motel which could accomodate a larger crowd.  Over the years, such famous celebraties as Bobby CurtolaValdi and John Allen Cameron have come to entertain and help with the event.

In 2002 the Mini-Telemiracle moved to the school gym where it draws even bigger crowds who come for the fun of the auctions, the entertainment and the great meal. Good clean family fun.

For more information about the Mini- telemiracle, read an article written by Dave Yanko in 1998 called "Where Pigs Fly".

In 2006 the Mini- telemiracle was held on Feb. 25 and it raised $13,653.62!
In 2007 it was held on Feb. 24. Check out the Feb. and March editions of Coffee Perks.

Click here for some pictures of past Mini Telemiracles.