Hundreds of Canadians Turned Out to Set World Record

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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 child.

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


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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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