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‘Heartbeat’ Documentary Takes Viewers Back to Variety Manitoba’s Infancy

October 8, 2015 8:00 AM | News

Variety, the Children’s CharityA newly-produced documentary is celebrating the past, present and future of Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba.

“Heartbeat, A Legacy of Love” was written, produced and directed by Dwight Iwan.

“This is must see for anyone who watched the annual Variety telethon back in the 1980’s and 90’s. Variety’s impact on our community both philanthropically and culturally was huge and still is today,” Iwan said.

The documentary takes viewers back to the organization’s charter in 1978 to the creation of the locally-produced telethons on the old CKND television station (now Global Winnipeg), hosted by former broadcaster Stan Kubicek.

“(It) is a tip of the top hat to our founders vision and the legacy they created that continues to have a profound positive impact on the children of Manitoba today,” said Variety Manitoba CEO Jerry Maslowsky.

The “Heartbeat” documentary is currently airing on MTS TV “Stories From Home.”

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