GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR THE LARGEST HUMAN MAPLE LEAF IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARMED FORCES CHARITY, SOLDIER ON
What: “Operation: Stand Proud” will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human maple leaf. The attempt is in support of The Canadian Armed Forces charity, Soldier On, whose mission is to inspire the recovery and rehabilitation of former and serving military members through the transformative power of sport. Together with caring community partners, Leon’s Trenton is spearheading “Operation: Stand Proud” as a sincere show of appreciation for the men, women and families who have dedicated their lives to serving Canada as a country.
Where: Quinte West’s Centennial Park (12 Couch Crescent), Trenton – RAIN OR SHINE
Media Parking: “Accessible Parking & Media Parking” designated lot at the bottom of Couch Crescent
Media Centre: Beside “Accessible Parking & Media Parking” lot
When: Saturday, June 29th, 2019
- 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Event Check-in (T-shirt, head poncho and wristband to be provided)
- 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Leaf-boarding (human maple leaf formation to begin)
- 11:30 a.m.: Formal greetings and remarks
- 11:45 a.m.: Guinness World Record attempt
- 12:00 p.m.: Live performance by Cold Creek County
- 12:30 p.m.: Guinness World Record announcement, certificate presentation, cheque presentation to Soldier On
“Operation: Stand Proud” will take place with the aim of surpassing the current official record of 1,589 (held by the people of Grouse Mountain, British Columbia) to that of at least 5,000 participants. An official Guinness World Record representative will be onsite at Centennial Park to verify the number of participants and to announce the new record title.
For information on “Operation: Stand Proud” or to cover the event, please contact:
Jennifer Thompson Lori Cooper
Cell: 416.546.1967 Cell: 647.620.4650