A Berwick man will get his television debut tonight on the hit reality show Undercover Boss Canada.
Glenn Harris has worked in the Acadia Athletics complex as a custodian for 25 years. He is employed by Sodexo, the company contracted to take care of tasks like driving the Zamboni, laundry and pool maintenance.
“My bosses came in and told us they were doing a documentary about life on campus,” said Harris. “They interviewed a bunch of different people, they told us it was because they didn’t know where they wanted to shoot on campus. They came back and said they wanted to do the sports complex, because that’s where they could do the most stuff.”
On the day the film crew was arrived last spring, Harris was introduced to an unemployed ski instructor who had a ski accident and was looking for a new career. In the series, Canadian CEOs disguise themselves and infiltrate their own unsuspecting workforce. The man was actually Dean Johnson, who is president of Sodexo Canada.
Harris, who had injured his own foot in a car accident, bonded with Johnson over their similar injuries. Over the course of seven hours, Harris had Johnson do tasks like maintenance of the pool and hockey rink.
“They were here for the last girls’ game, and all the filming had made me late,” Harris said. “(Johnson) got on the Zamboni with me, and then I got him to put the nets on the ice. One of the hockey players came down and told him, ‘We need those nets!’ I hope they get that part.”
Harris wasn’t sure Thursday what would be aired on the show.
“They have seven hours of footage for about seven minutes on TV,” he said, adding that he’s very “low drama” and they “seem to like putting drama in it.”
He was planning on watching tonight with his wife, Irene, and sister. The show airs tonight at 10 p.m. on the Women’s Network.
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