What a fabulous day we had on Saturday, April 14, 2012!
232 people worked to stomp their way into the Guinness World Record book and, help stomp on domestic violence at the AKF Break the Cycle Guinness World Record event. After two separate attempts, the high number of boards broken was 204!
Stay tuned for more information about final confirmation on the Guinness World Record and the final total for monies raised...
In the meantime, a great big THANK-YOU to all the people who gave up their time on Saturday to take part in this great event! Much fun was had by all and everybody looked fantastic in their custom “Breaker” T-Shirts. We’ll have some pictures and video posted soon.
Many thanks to our partners SAIT Recreation and Lite 959 (and the Roger’s Radio Group) for their incredible support.And of course, a special thank-you to Calgary Counselling Centre for the great work they are doing to help stomp on domestic violence and supporting us in our fundraising efforts.
Many thanks to our T-Shirt Sponsor Best Cap who did an incredible job designing and producing the Breaker T-Shirts. As well, a heartfelt thanks to Timbertown for their support in the purchase of custom milled breaking boards and supplies necessary for the breaking stands.
Last but not least, let’s not forget the assistance and support of the AKF Break the Cycle Guinness World Record event team of volunteers who made this terrific event happen. Their countless hours of time and unending support made this event the success it was.
Special thanks to:
- Trudy Fossey, Marketing Manager
- Mairi deLeon, Operations Manager
- Martin Olafson, Construction Manager and the Construction Team of Andrew Morin, Chris Moland, Scott Martin, Alain Siewe and Nate Ormon
And, special mention to:
- Cathy Van Oyen, Photographer
- Patrick Aull, Videographer
- Cody Maynard, Videographer
- Lisa Usselman, Promotions Director (Lite 959)
- Bruce Ritchie, Celebrity Emcee (Lite 959)
Director, AKF Break the Cycle Guinness World Record Event
- Construction crew building stands Construction crew building stands
- Construction crew testing out the first stand Construction crew testing out the first stand
- Truck loaded and ready to go to SAIT Truck loaded and ready to go to SAIT
- Boxes of audited boards Boxes of audited boards
- AKF Squad Leader meeting AKF Squad Leader meeting
- Setting out the boards Setting out the boards
- Breakers filing in led by AKF Squad Leaders Breakers filing in led by AKF Squad Leaders
- Posing for offical photos Posing for offical photos
- Banzai! We are ready! Banzai! We are ready!
- Breakers - READY... Breakers - READY...
- Breakers - SET... Breakers - SET...
- Breakers - STOMP!!! Breakers - STOMP!!!
- We did it! We did it!
- Auditors counting the boards starting from the right side Auditors counting the boards starting from the right side
- Group awaiting their turn to have their boards audited Group awaiting their turn to have their boards audited
- Another group Another group
- And another group... And another group...
- Auditors & Ops. Manager check and re-check board count Auditors & Ops. Manager check and re-check board count
- Breakers waiting for the announcement Breakers waiting for the announcement
- AKF President making the announcement... AKF President making the announcement...
- 204 BOARDS BROKEN...BANZAI!!! 204 BOARDS BROKEN...BANZAI!!!
- Breaker Squad Breaker Squad
- Another Breaker Squad Another Breaker Squad
- Yet another Breaker Squad... Yet another Breaker Squad...
- Breaker Group Photo Breaker Group Photo
- Special thanks to all those that dedicated many many hours of volunteer time to make this an amazing event... Special thanks to all those that dedicated many many hours of volunteer time to make this an amazing event...
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