A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement by World Vision

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes. Measuring 1,047 metres, 7,335 candy canes were formed in lines and featured a giant heart, with the help of students from Hamilton District Christian High School.  

An initiative of the World Vision Gift Catalogue, this event was a celebration of the best part of Christmas - love.  While some Canadians scramble to buy loved ones the perfect gift, thousands of other gift givers are choosing to celebrate the holidays and show their love for children around the world by getting them gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue. 

Held at Hamilton District Christian High School, 30 students from grades nine and ten helped to create the giant heart and ensure all the candy canes were touching, as per the requirements.  Students at this school have been involved with World Vision throughout the year, and are youth who have demonstrated their love for others around the world, with World Vision's help.  Candy canes were supplied by Hamilton candy maker, Karma Candy, Inc.

Additional photos can be found here:

"Today we made a giant candy cane heart to celebrate love as the absolute best part of Christmas.  We recognize and honour the many Canadians that choose to show their love this Christmas by giving gifts to families they've never met through the World Vision Gift Catalogue." 

  • Lisa Fernandes, World Vision Gift Catalogue


Sarah Bartley, World Vision Gift Catalogue

Quick Facts:

  • More than 50,000 Canadians bought gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue last year
  • Hosted by Hamilton District Christian High School this event was in celebration of Christmas, love and everyone who gives a gift through the World Vision Gift Catalogue.
  • Local candy maker Karma Candy, Inc. supplied World Vision with 8,000 candy canes in preparation for this event.

Background Information:

Visit us at www.worldvision.ca/gifts 
Post using #meaningfulgifts

What Canadians can do:

Buy a gift through the World Vision Gift Catalogue this Holiday season.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca


SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For interviews contact: Sarah Bartley - 905-565-6200 ext. 4054 or sarah_bartley@worldvision.ca


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