The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is thrilled to announce that they have secured RICK MERCER for their new signature annual event You’ll Die Laughing.
“Rick Mercer is a huge draw for us” states Cathrine Yuill, Hospice Executive Director. “We are so excited to be able to present such an iconic Canadian star in the first year of this new event” continued Yuill. The Hospice Society will be presenting Rick Mercer on May 10, 2012 at the CEC Theatre. You’ll Die Laughing is a new hospice event aimed at letting friends and supporters enjoy some laughter and joy while supporting the important work of hospice.
Audiences can count on trade mark Rick Mercer humour as he chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. His top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report features his famous rants and comic encounters with famous Canadians. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, few people know Canada like Rick Mercer knows Canada. Unashamedly proud, fiercely skeptical, and endlessly entertaining, Mercer knows the people, the culture, the passions, and the heartaches.
In this new presentation, Mercer pokes and prods at our institutions. He reveals hypocrisy at the highest reaches of power. And he draws our attention to hardworking, unsung heroes. In the process, he illuminates everything that’s great and irreverent about Canada. Mercer’s unrivalled genius is his ability to make you laugh at, question, think about, and, most of all, appreciate this glorious country we all share.
This event is being made possible in part by the local businesses who are signing on as sponsors, including RE/MAX Fairlane Realty (Platinum Sponsor), Colchester Community Funeral Home, CIBC Wood Gundy, Caldwell Roach Insurance and Blaikies Dodge Chrysler Ltd. (Gold Sponsors) and numerous Silver sponsors. Businesses interested in sponsorship can contact Cathrine at the Hospice offices at 893-3265. Opportunities are limited as top sponsors will be invited to a VIP reception with Rick after the event.
Tickets will be $50 and will go on sale to the public on November 15th. The Hospice Society is a registered charity funded through the generous support of the local community. Programs and services support families facing end of life and grief. For more information on this event or hospice programs please contact the Hospice office at 893-3265.