Two Indigenous music acts will be the Battlefords' only representation at Telemiracle next month.
Country rock band, Midnite Luv, made of Indigenous and Métis band members with performers from the Sweetgrass and Moosomin First Nations are the first act to make it to the annual telethon. The second is Bianca St Martin, a classically trained natural soprano, also from the Sweetgrass First Nation.
This will be the 42nd Annual Telemiracle put on by the Kinsmen. The event raises funds to purchase equipment and medical treatment for those with special needs. The telethon runs 20 hours and to date has raised $116 million over the last 41 years.
Ali Tatar has organized a Beef and Bun fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 24, with all proceeds going to Telemiracle.
“Not only is it wonderful to have First Nations advance to perform for Telemiracle, but they are the only two acts representing the Battlefords,” Tatar said. “They are extremely proud, as are we all.”
Midnite Luv and Martin will perform at the event this weekend.
According to Tatar, Nutrien is matching contributions the Saskatchewan talent bring to Telemiracle. She asked if any businesses or individuals would like to donate merchandise for the door prizes/raffles or to purchase a $25 advance ticket, to contact her at 306-441-9086.
Bianca St Martin will perform at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and Midnite Luv’s performance will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.
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