Comedian Rick Mercer attended the Varney Speedway south of the Town of Durham on Saturday, September 5, 2009 to participate in a three vehicle crack-the-whip race. Mercer was in the last of three cars which are attached to each other with a meter long chain.

During the opening cermonies at the raceway Mercer announded that he would be donating one-thousand dollars to the West Grey Tornado Relief Fund, a fund to assist those who were affected by the August 20, 2009 tornado that struck the municipality.

The Chief attended at the raceway to welcome Mercer and thank him for his generous donation.

Seen in the photo are Chief Rene Berger and Rick Mercer

Photo Courtesy of: Eastlink News

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