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TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - Today 282 people of all ages met on the shores of
Lake Ontario to successfully set the Guinness World Record for the most
number of people carrying water jugs on their heads.
Friends of World Vision, a dedicated group of volunteers, organized the
attempt to set the Guinness World Record. 282 Canadians showed up to
set the new record.
They did this to draw attention to the fact that thousands of women and
girls in many countries must walk miles each day to fetch
water. Frequently this water is contaminated, causing waterborne
disease. The World Vision child sponsorship program provides help to
children and communities faced with issues such as these. The
volunteers, many of whom sponsor children through World Vision,
encourage others to become more aware of the issues, and to sponsor a
This event kicks off the World Vision Campaign for Children, running
through the end of June, which seeks to find sponsors for 5,000
children around the world.
What: Guinness World Record set for most number of people carrying water
jugs on their head, new world record is 282 people
Where: Woodbine Beach Park, Toronto
When: New record was confirmed at 11:20a.m., Saturday May 07, 2011
Interview arranged by request
World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our
Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most
vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race,
ethnicity or gender.
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Further Details can be found at www.friendsofworldvision.com