Excitement is building in St-Albert in the final days before what organizers hope is a record-setting event.
A whole weekend of festivities is planned on August 10 and 11 in the field behind the cheese factory.
On August 10, a horse-drawn and antique tractor plowing match, and an antique tractor pull will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. That evening, there is a buffet dinner, dance, and the draw will be held for a car, ATV, and trip raffle. The evening will also feature an auction. All proceeds from the entire weekend go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The next day, August 11 is when the (hopefully) record-setting events will happen.
At 1 p.m., more than 250 threshing machines will be working at the same time for 15 minutes to set a new Guinness world record.
St-Albert organizers are hoping to reclaim the world record set in 2015 that was broken by a group in Manitoba in 2016.
At 3 p.m. that afternoon, an attempt for a different world record will be made. The crowd will assemble to create the world’s largest pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. The last Guinness world record for that feat was set by 8,264 people. Organizers in St-Albert want at least 9,000 to participate so the new record can be set.
Led by Chairman François Latour, the organizing committee has been working for two years to stage the Guinness world record attempts again in St-Albert.
Admission costs $20 per person for the entire weekend, or $15 per day. Shuttle service will be available from the parking area, and camping (without power and water hookup) is also available. Tickets must be reserved for the Friday evening buffet dinner. For more information, call François Latour at, 613-720-1845 or email, [email protected]