Aluminum City Telethon 2021 raised $64,760 during the virtual-only event (Photo Submitted/Jean Nidd)

Aluminum City Telethon 2021 raised $64,760 during the virtual-only event (Photo Submitted/Jean Nidd)

2021 Aluminum City Telethon wraps up another year

This annual Telethon brought in $64,760 this year

The 2021 Aluminum City Telethon (ACT) has officially concluded.

The event took place on Oct. 24 and was streamed from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The annual event saw people calling in to make donations for the fundraiser while watching live performances. The goal of the event is to raise money to help support local organizations and programs in Kitimat.

This year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the event could only be seen virtually.

“It went very well and streaming was good. We overcame obstacles and made it work,” said Jean Nidd who works with the Telethon.

Some of the performers that could be seen this year included the Haisla braid singers and dancers, the Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School band and Arthur Renwick.

There was also a car wash that was put on by the grad students prior to the Telethon. The car wash this year raised a record amount of money bringing in $3,456.50. By the end of the Telethon, there was $52,170 raised however, some donations that were added in after the event ended brought the total to $64,760.