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Guinness Coin Challenge

The Keri Chase Foundation in partnership with The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition organized a planned attempt to break a Guinness World Record, at the annual CLE Family Fair on Sunday, August 15 at 4:00PM in the Golf Dome.

A team of students from Port Arthur Collegiate Institute attempted to lay down 79,200 coins in less than 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 29 seconds.  A group in Warwickshire, Great Britain, presently holds the current record when on October 19, 2002 they set the record.  The following students participated in the challenge, in alphabetical order:

 

Benjamin Danier 
Gregoir Dubeau
Alexandra Erickson

Sean Gravelle
Adric Hartin

Dayna Makila  Courtney Mondou
Tianna Oja
Laura Petrick
Tina Petrick

Paige Pressenger
Jessica Rourgeur
Daniel Urguhart
Krtistina Urguhart
Markus Wojodas

                          

Assisting in the organization of the event was PACI students Julia Mutrie.

The students missed beating the record by about 5 minutes and all gave a suburb effort and the Foundation and the CLE congratulate all of them for their fine effort.

Four local high schools raised funds from March 25th to May 9th and the school that raised the most per capita won the challenge to compete against the clock to break the record.  The competing schools were:  Hammarskjold High School, Hillcrest High School, Port Arthur Collegiate Institute and Sir Winston Churchill CVI and they raised over $1,800.00 for the Foundation.

 

Prior to the commencement of the challenge, The Keri Chase Foundation donated $5,500.00 to 3 local organizations to assist them in their causes to assist animals and relieve animal suffering:  The Thunder Bay District Humane Society $3,500.00, North Superior People Animal Welfare and Safety Inc. (PAWS) $1,500.00 and Hoofer’s Haven (Ilona Osborne) $500.00.

 

View the final pictures for this event

WAY TO GO P.A.C.I.

Clockwise from right, Port Arthur Collegiate Institute students Ben Daniar, Alexandra Erickson, Kristina Urquhart, Julia Mutrie and Tina Petrick form the winning team to try their hand at setting a Guinness world record.

May 21, 2004

The Keri Chase Foundation announced May 21, 2004 at a noon press conference at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Cardinal Room that Port Arthur Collegiate won a chance to break a Guinness world record for laying down 79,200 coins in the shortest time on the last day of the CLE, August 15, 2004.

Tina Petrick, student council co-president at P.A.C.I was quoted “Our school prides itself on the opportunity to give to the community and help out. The student council organized dances, hat days and poutine days to raise funds”. “It’s another good opportunity to get people from our school involved in a team,” said Alexandra Erickson, student council co-president.


Four Thunder Bay high schools competed to raise the most funds per capita from March 25 to May 9 with the following results, raising a total of $1,847.53.

 


The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition has provided free passes for the day of the event.  The number of passes were awarded based on their place in the contest and are indicated above.

 

The Trustees of The Keri Chase Foundation and the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition congratulate all of these high schools for their participation in this event and for the fine efforts of the students.  Your involvement is greatly appreciated.

 

March 23, 2004

 

A “kick-off” lunch will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2004 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition, Cardinal Room for the following event.

 

The Keri Chase Foundation in partnership with The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition is planning an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, at the annual CLE Family Fair in August 2004.  The event will take place on Sunday, August 15th, the last day of the Fair.

 

The Keri Chase Foundation is a Canadian registered charity under the Income Tax Act.  The Foundation provides financial assistance to organizations that help animals in our community and surrounding area. 

 

The High School that raises the most money for the Foundation between March 22, 2004 and May 7, 2004 will form the teams to challenge the record.

 

The challenge will be to lay down 79,200 (1 mile) coins in the fastest time.  A group in Warwickshire, Great Britain, presently holds the current record when on October 19, 2002 they set the world’s record.

 

The project will raise money for The Keri Chase Foundation; provide exposure for the CLE’s Family Fair; develop a friendly competition amongst the high schools; develop individual school teamwork; provide an opportunity for the high school students to volunteer hours towards their community involvement credit; break a Guinness World Record and showcase the City of Thunder Bay and our youth.

 

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