It’s Telemiracle time in Saskatchewan.
For one group of fundraisers, that means it’s time to bundle up and get pushing.
On Thursday, U of S agriculture students and grads began pushing a bed to Regina, home of Telemiracle 42 this weekend.
The unique fundraising drive has taken place everytime Regina has hosted Telemiracle since 1982.
Carson Jorgenson is one of the organizers of the annual bed push.
“The first couple of years, it actually was a hospital bed,” he said. “For some rhyme or reason, I think it got a little too heavy and a little too awkward.”
“So, we traded up to this $50 bed we bought from somewhere.” Since then, that old and creaky bed has made the annual trek to Regina.
Donations arrive in a variety of ways. Aside from sponsors, auctions and a “car smash” in the U of S Bowl, donations can also be sent to the group’s the Telemiracle fundraising page.
Jorgenson said that around 150 volunteers will be taking part in the push down Highway 11 this year.
The group’s goal is to raise $30,000 this year after surpassing $25,000 last year.
With a nasty snowfall and blowing winds expected over the weekend, Jorgenson said it’s all part of the fun.
“If I hear somebody complain, I’ll tell them to run faster I guess.”