It was a big weekend for Kerrobert band, "Rockin' Rebels" who made their TV debut on Telemiracle 43.

The Rebels include Chad Riendeau, Joey Phillips, Phillip Sperling, and their helpers Lindsay Smith, Robbi Wuttunee, Mary Lynn Obritsch, and Karli MacKinnon are led by Paula Ross.

"It was phenomenal and extremely exciting for the whole band to go, although we were all pretty nervous," Ross said.

Rockin' Rebels consist of a few members with special needs and some helpers. They meet around once a month to play rock and roll. The group has already played a few live shows, including Christmas Concerts and Jam Nights, but Telemiracle was, by far, their biggest audience.

The group was able to take in some of the other performances at Telemiracle before taking the stage.

Ross said it was a high energy event all the way through, "Our performance, we got the crowd going and asked Saskatchewan if they were ready to rock. Everyone had loud cheers, the band felt great and when we walked off the stage, we were very proud of what we had done."

Through a few fundraisers held by the Kerrobert Composite School and Kerrobert Kinsmen, the group was able to present a cheque for $6334.36 on the Telemiracle Stage.

The group performed 'I Feel Good' by James Brown.


Chelsea Martin also took the stage at this year's Telemiracle event. Martin, a Grade 10 Student at Kindersley Composite School, performed a solo act with her guitar.

She had performed once before at Telemiracle with a group from Westcliffe Composite School in Marengo.


In total, Telemiracle 43 raised a whopping $5,619,214. All the proceeds go towards special needs equipment and access to medical assistance for provincial residents.

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