Rick Mercer heading to Gananoque

UPDATE Feb 23rd – Here It Is!! – CLICK HERE to watch Rick Mercer Report from Feb 22nd. featuring Gananoque’s own Pondarama Curling & Pond Hockey.

UPDATE Feb 19th

The Rick Mercer Show will be airing the segment on Gananoque’s Pondarama on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011. CBC @ 8pm. www.rickmercer.com

The Rick Mercer segment on the Gananoque Pondarama taped February 6th in Gananoque will not air in tonight’s episode of CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report.

Pondarama organizer Lori Higgs said in an e-mail to BNTV/Brocknews on Monday, “The Gananoque segment appearing on the Rick Mercer Show will not be tomorrow night (Tuesday). They are hoping for Feb 22 but will confirm later this week.”

In addition to the Gananoque segment, 1000 Islands Dockdogs was co-host of Pet Funfest in Toronto this past weekend and Rick Mercer was there. 1000 Islands Dockdogs President Karen Larocque said that the Pet Funfest segment of the Rick Mercer report could also air Feb. 22 along with Gananoque’s Pondarama segment.

Rick Mercer set to attend the World Pond Curling Championships & 1000 Islands Pond Hockey in Gananoque, Ontario

“Real Fans Play Outdoors.”

Update – The show filmed in Gananoque will air on CBC TV on Tuesday, February 15th.rick mercer cbc gananoque curling hockey 1000 islands

On February 4-6, 2011, in the heart of the 1000 Islands two new events, the 1000 Islands Pond Hockey Championship and the World Pond Curling Championship will unfold on the beautiful St. Lawrence River.  Teams from across Canada and around the world will descend on the Gateway to the 1000 Islands, Gananoque ON, to experience both hockey and curling ‘in the raw’ on the St. Lawrence River.

Both the 1000 Islands Pond Hockey Championship and the World Pond Curling Championship are being launched in partnership with the 1000 Islands Accommodation Partners, the chamber, BIA, and numerous corporate, municipal and local sponsors.

What a stellar opportunity to get away with your friends, family and teammates to enjoy our Canadian Sports “Pondarama” style while experiencing the fabulous and famous Gananoque hospitality.

In addition to the fast 4 on 4 hockey and World Pond Curling action, this winter weekend will offer a lots to do for everyone including a Gigantic Christmas Tree Campfire,   Beavertails, Family Skating, NHL Alumni games, radar timed speed oval race, horse drawn wagon rides, full on family events in the Town Hall park, specials at all downtown shops and fabulous accommodations, dining and festivities throughout the entire small town. The Pook Toque team will introduce the latest Canadian craze to our little town. Now just like Justin Beiber, everyone can don one of these amazingly versatile and totally cool hats.

The excitement generated by these unique activities is bringing in hockey celebrities such as Rick Smith and Brad Marsh to town as well the funniest and wittiest man on CBC television, Mr. Rick Mercer, will visit and get involved in the fun.

If you would like more information about the 1000 Islands Pond Hockey Championship or the World Pond Curling visit www.icerockslive.com

Further info:

Lori Higgs, lori@gananoqueinn.com or

Kathrine Christensen, kchristensen@1000islandstourism.com