Rick Mercer paints an old UGG elevator

Rick Mercer and Stu Breckon, one of the volunteers working on painting the elevators at Inglis, Man (screenshot from Rick Mercer Reports)

Inglis, Manitoba is home to an iconic scene that was once common across the prairies — five wooden grain elevators still standing in a row. In recognition of them forming the last elevator row in Canada, they have been protected as a National Historic Site.

However, the elevators have been needing a bit of work, and so a group of volunteers has started painting the structures back to their original colours, and they had some celebrity help for painting the old United Grain Growers elevator.

Rick Mercer stopped by Inglis in late August to crack some jokes and help paint the classic blue UGG logo. The results of his visit were shown on national television on Tuesday (and on YouTube the day after):

 

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