Rick Mercer, perhaps Canada’s funniest comedian was here last weekend to record video segments at Glacier National Park, Clanwilliam and Craigellachie last weekend.
“Some of us from the museum joined him at Craigellachie where he did some spike-driving and recognized the 125th anniversary of the Last Spike,” said Revelstoke Railway Museum Director Jennifer Dunkerson.
Mercer has been in western Canada for most of the past month and was in the area to tape a segment on the Last Spike for his popular CBC-TV show. Although the comedian’s publicist said he would see about an interview with Mercer by The Current, he never did arrange it.
The show that features the Last Spike will air on November 9.
While his visit was brief — just two days — Dunkerson managed to shoot a few photos, which she provided to The Current. Here they are: