first Mini Telemiracle was held in the Englefeld Hotel bar in 1988, it
the brainchild of Tom
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
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 Curtola
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
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.