Rick Mercer records message for NCHD students

He may be one of Canada’s best-known comedians, but Rick Mercer takes history, especially Canadian history, pretty seriously. And that’s why we’re proud to be screening a special video greeting from Rick to our students at National Capital History Day.

Rick was recently made an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received more than 25 Gemini awards for his television work (for both performance and writing). But Rick is also known for his love of our country’s great history, so you won’t be surprised to learn that he’s on the board of directors of Historica Canada, “the largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship.”

And if you haven’t seen Rick tackle history before, here’s a great example:

Rick has an incredibly busy schedule so he’s not able to be with us in person on May 1, but he did take time out to say a few words to National Capital History Day participants from behind the famous Rick Mercer Report desk — a place where many a Canadian politician has been skewered by Rick’s satire.

Rick Mercer has recorded a special greeting for NCHD students — from behind the RMR desk. But you'll have to come to Carleton University on May 1, 2015 to hear what he has to say to our historians. Credit: Courtesy cbc.ca

Rick Mercer has recorded a special greeting for NCHD students — from behind the RMR desk. But you’ll have to come to Carleton University on May 1, 2015 to hear what he has to say to our historians. Credit: Courtesy cbc.ca

So what does Rick have to say to our young historians? You’ll have to come to National Capital History Day to find out, but in true Rick Mercer style, he manages to touch on everything from the importance of history to a certain ex-politician’s last tuna melt in the Nation’s Capital.

Thanks for supporting National Capital History Day, Rick!

Rick Mercer has a message for Canada's young historians. Credit: Courtesy cbc.ca

Rick Mercer has received many accolades for his television work and was recently made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Credit: Courtesy cbc.ca

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