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27th Annual Christmas Miracle at St. Vital Centre

December 10, 2009 7:15 AM | News

Christmas Miracle 2009If Christmas shopping is on your list of things to do this week, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up a toy to donate at the 27th annual Christmas Miracle. The toy and cash drive kicks off today at St. Vital Centre.

CURVE 94.3 and 99.9 BOB FM will be broadcasting live from the food hall December 10, 11 and 12 in support of the Christmas Cheer Board.

Over the three day broadcast, CHUM Radio will reach out to Winnipeggers and encourage them to stop by the event with a gift of a new unwrapped toy or cash donation.

“Manitoba is blessed. We won’t feel the impact of the economy as much as other parts of Canada. Still, we anticipate there will be an increase this year, but aren’t certain just what size that increase will be,” said Kai Madsen, Executive Director of the Christmas Cheer Board.

Toy and cash donations are also being accepted at all TD Canada Trust branches and RONA locations in the city. Last year, over 5,000 toys and $50,000 was raised during Christmas Miracle.

Listen to a special message from Kai Madsen:


Christmas Miracle Guest List


7:00 a.m. ~ Police Chief Keith McCaskill

7:15 a.m. ~ Larry McIntosh / President & CEO of Peak of the Market

7:30 a.m. ~ Barrett Paulson (Promo Coordinator MB Moose), Craig Heisinger (General Manager – MB Moose), Norva Riddell (Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing for True North Sports & Entertainment)

7:45 a.m. ~ Jonathan Green / Director of Communications – Winnipeg Goldeyes

8:00 a.m. ~ Laurie Mustard / Winnipeg Sun Columnist

9:00 a.m. ~ Doug Speirs / Winnipeg Free Press Columnist

9:15 a.m. ~ Paul Edmonds / Voice of The Winnipeg Goldeyes

10:00 a.m. ~ Brian Glow / Magician & Entertainer

10:30 a.m. ~ Chris Cvetkovic / Long Snapper – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

11:00 a.m. ~ Fred Penner / Children’s Performer & Musician

Noon ~ Steve Morley / Offensive Tackle – Winnipeg Blue Bombers


7:30 a.m. ~ Andrew Collier / General Manager Wpg Goldeyes

7:45 a.m. ~ Mattel Phone Interview (donated 40 toys)

8:00 a.m. ~ Joe Pascucci / Sports Anchor – Global News

8:15 a.m. ~ Shawn Churchill / CTV Sports Director/ TSN Sideline Reporter

8:30 a.m. ~ Donn Thomas / Kenaston Store Manager – RONA Toy Train and Interview

8:45 a.m. ~ Obby Khan / Offensive Lineman – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

9:30 a.m. ~ John Sauder / CBC Meteorologist

2:30 p.m. ~ Craig Evans / Granny’s Poultry Chief of Operations (Toy Train & Interview)


Time TBD ~ Mayor Sam Katz

Time TBD (before 1 p.m.) ~ Gavin Walls / Defensive End – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

10:00 a.m. ~ Ian Shanley / Winnipeg Sun Columnist

11:30 a.m. ~ TD Toy Train & Interview

2:00 p.m. ~ Jordan Witzel / CTV Weather Reporter

2:30 p.m. ~ Caroline Barghout / CTV Reporter & Weekend Anchor

Thanks to CHUM Radio for sending over the guest list.