Prairieland steps up to support community telethon during Covid-19
It’s no secret that the Coronavirus has thrown a monkey-wrench into countless events around the world – cancelling most and severely incapacitating others. But this is Saskatchewan, where neither weather nor pandemic can keep us down. In true prairie spirit, Prairieland is exercising its creative muscles and putting the versatility of its facility and staff on full display to help the Kinsmen Foundation pull off its 45th annual TeleMiracle.
Both organizations share a deep-rooted history in the province, helping connect our communities through authentic Saskatchewan entertainment and by contributing to a cultural identity uniquely our own. While this year may bring some unavoidable changes to the format, event organizers at all levels are moving forward with optimism and enthusiasm.
For the first time in its 45-year history, TeleMiracle will be broadcast (and live-streamed) from the World Trade Center Saskatoon at Prairieland Park. There will be no live audience and many segments that used to happen on stage will be pre-recorded to ensure the health and safety of the hosts, performers and community fundraisers. In order to keep both cast and crew safe in their work bubbles during production, the event is being spread across 100,000 sq ft of Prairieland’s easily-accessible one-level facility.
From the initial site tour with Prairieland’s Sales Manager Caroline Laird, the Foundation’s committee was struck with the organization’s can-do attitude, strong commitment to health protocols and creative approach to working together. Prairieland’s leading edge audio visual production team is particularly excited to feature the building’s newly-renovated space and its state-of-the-art LED wall, which will act as a Covid-friendly replacement for the much-beloved total board, as new fundraising goals are reached.
Prairieland believes in the special moments that bring significant value to our lives and there’s certainly no lack of that when it comes to the heart-warming legacy of TeleMiracle. “It’s an event that needs to happen for the people it supports,” says Greg Monson, the one of the event coordinators at Prairieland. “There’s a great relationship between Prairieland Park and the Kinsmen, so it’s important to us to collaborate with them to ensure the success of the event,” adds Kyle Chudyk, Prairieland’s Manager of Client Services.
Kinsmen TeleMiracle takes place February 27 & 28, 2021. Prairieland Park encourages everyone to support, donate and participate as the Kinsmen Foundation continues to showcase the unparalleled talent, community pride and generosity of Saskatchewan.