Viamede Resort in North Kawartha featured in the Rick Mercer Report

Comedian attended the 27th Annual Golden Rescue Picnic this past September

Rick Mercer was at Viamede Resort at Stoney Lake this past September for the Golden Rescue Picnic, which was featured in the October 10, 2017 episode of CBC Televisions Rick Mercer Report. (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)
Rick Mercer was at Viamede Resort at Stoney Lake this past September for the Golden Rescue Picnic, which was featured in the October 10, 2017 episode of CBC Televisions Rick Mercer Report. (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)

Viamede Resort in North Kawartha was featured on last night’s episode (October 10) of the Rick Mercer Report.

The comedian was at Viamede, located on Stoney Lake near Woodview, on Saturday, September 16th to attend the 27th Annual Golden Rescue Picnic held by The Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service Inc. (“Golden Rescue”).

Operating out of Barrie, the volunteer-operated not-for-profit charitable organization helps to rescue and re-home displaced Golden Retrievers and educates the public about general pet ownership.

While at the Golden Rescue Picnic, Rick Mercer chatted with owners of Goldens, including this one whose name is "Mercer".  (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)
While at the Golden Rescue Picnic, Rick Mercer chatted with owners of Goldens, including this one whose name is “Mercer”. (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)

The Golden Rescue Picnic is a celebration for Goldens and the volunteers at Golden Rescue as well as a fundraiser, and includes a range of activities, games, and contests.

Rick and his crew his crew sampled all the picnic highlights, learned about vendors’ goods and services, chatted with Golden owners, and interviewed Viive Tamme, Chair of the Golden Rescue Board of Directors.

He also participated in the popular “Luscious Peanut Butter Lick” event — which Golden Rescue renamed the “Rick Lick” for this year in his honour — in which Golden owners cover their faces, arms, and legs in peanut butter and then unleash their dogs upon them.

Rick Mercer participating in the annual picnic's popular "Luscious Peanut Butter Lick" event, in which Golden owners cover their faces, arms, and legs in peanut butter and then unleash their dogs upon them. The event was renamed the "Rick Lick" this year in his honour.  (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)
Rick Mercer participating in the annual picnic’s popular “Luscious Peanut Butter Lick” event, in which Golden owners cover their faces, arms, and legs in peanut butter and then unleash their dogs upon them. The event was renamed the “Rick Lick” this year in his honour. (Photo: Rick Mercer Report / Facebook)

Golden Rescue is one of the largest single-breed rescue groups in Canada. Since its inception in 1990, the organization has found homes for over 2,100 abandoned, unwanted, or displaced Golden Retrievers.

For more information about the organization, visit www.goldenrescue.ca.

The Rick Mercer Report episode featuring Golden Rescue at Viamede will be repeated on CBC Television on Friday, October 13th at 7 p.m. and then will be available for online viewing at youtube.com/mercerreport.

You can also view the segment below.

VIDEO: Rick Mercer at the 27th Annual Golden Rescue Picnic at Viamede Resort

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