Well known Northbrook entertainer and businessman, Rick Cameron, is the focus of a 45minute documentary being screened at Belleville’s popular International DocFest on March 4.

‘Rick of All Trades’ chronicles the life and times of this remarkable octogenarian, from his beginnings playing semipro hockey in Toronto, to his current entertainment and business endeavours in Northbrook.

“You simply can’t find a more interesting and unique character than Rick Cameron,” says filmmaker Maurice McFadden of Cloyne. “He’s entertained thousands as a musician, standup comedian, costumed mascot and professional clown. Who does that?”

Cameron is well known in the Land O’Lakes region where he and his wife Anya operate an arts and crafts store and a wine business. Cameron and his band entertain at area nursing homes and run a monthly coffee house at Through the Roof Ministry Centre in nearby Flinton.

For years Cameron has been mentoring country singer Dallas Daisy Arney, who credits him with helping to launch her music career, and giving her the self confidence needed to be successful. “We have spent much time practising and performing music together over the years and many of my most treasured and memorable moments were with Rick,” says Arney. “Both Rick and his wife Anja have always been there to support me through most of my biggest challenges and successes in life; they both hold very special places in my heart.”

‘Rick of All Trades’ is being screened on Saturday, March 4th at 9:30 a.m. in the CORE Centre (former Corby library) in Belleville as part of DocFest’s local film program.

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