The 41st annual Weyburn Communithon officially kicked off at 8:00 this morning.

Over the remainder of the day, right up until 11:00, the Weyburn Legion will be filled with local talent and volunteers ready to take donations.

This year's Communithon benefits ten local agencies; Big Brothers Big Sisters, Canadian Mental Health Association, Community Low Income Centre, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Envision Counselling and Support Centre, Inclusion Weyburn, Southeast Advocates for Employment, Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan, Weyburn Care-A-Van and Weyburn Youth Centre. 

The show opened with a total of $6,400, most of which came from the "Leaf Your Mark" campaign.

Donations will be accepted throughout the day and can be made online or by calling 306-504-GOAL(4625).

You can watch the annual Communithon here.

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Some of the special events taking place throughout the day today include the Wheatland Seniors Dance Club showing off their moves to the music of James Dionne.

"There will be some golden oldies and a little rock and roll," shared Korryn Kubashek, Communithon Committee Chair. "Everyone is welcome to come and join in. There will be a few older cars parked in front of the Weyburn City Hall. Time approximation is 3:00-4:00 depending on how the day goes."

If your kids don't get enough of the spotlight during their school performances during communithon today, or they're home schooled and want to show off their dance moves, they'll get a chance to shine at the Monster Mash.

"Kids can come down in their Halloween costume and have a bit of a monster party and do some dancing for us. Any kids are welcome. You don't have to pre register, just show up at the hall. It's from 6:45 until 7:00.

Later on, at around 9:30, the entertainment committee has also planned a Minute to Win It event featuring the Eagles football team, and it's keeping with tradition, pitting the boys against the girls. 

"Then we have lots of parents phone in and to see which team can raise some more money in that half-hour slot so. It's quite fun, it's fast, it's funny, it's usually a really good time to watch." 

KKCommunithon Committee Chair Korryn Kubashek.

Read more about the other performances running throughout the day, as well as the Knights of Columbus fundraising supper HERE.

jrThe Junior Choir from WCS accompanied by Mr. Jensen.