Guinness Times Two

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3rd Annual Marathon Quest 250 Run / Walk

  • Monday December 31st 2012

  • 9.00pm to 3.00pm

  • Location: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, Alberta

Hockey Quest 500 (Quest #6)

  • Saturday January 19th 2013

  • 8.00am to 5.00pm

  • Location: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, Alberta

As many readers will recall, on Sunday October 7th a Guinness World Record was set in Cochrane by the Cochrane Rangers, by playing 5-a-side soccer for 42 hours and 1 minute. When Micheal Empric, the Guinness adjudicator made it official, there was lots of celebrating and tending of injuries.

Last Wednesday, at AC's Restaurant, the players got together again, for the first time since the event. Each player received their Guinness World Record certificates. The honour roll included: Daran Fletcher, Cecily Woolrich, Jason Smith, Denean Thorsen, Sherry Grund, Dena Sykes, Dee Dee Cook, Matt Wiacek, Andy Harris, David Savage, Rochelle Nydokus, Caitlin Smid, Maria Perkovic, Kira Alston, Ellen Anderson Penno and myself.

To pull off an event like this takes a lot of help from many quarters and a number of other people were also recognized for their contribution. They included Robin Mitchell, General Manager of Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre; Russ Tripp, President of TriOil , title sponsor; Lucy Lovelocks, event organiser from the Cochrane rangers and many incredible volunteers. In fact, Micheal Empric, from Guinness, said that it was one of the best organised attempts he had ever seen.

We exceeded our target of raising $25,000 for Right To Play. Including the "Ton of Pennies" initiative which raised $6,100, the total amounted to over $35,000. Normally this would give 700 children a Right To Play program for one year but with the matching funds from RTP Partners this number jumps to 2,800. Unbelievable.

So the only question now is what's better than having one Guinness World Record in Cochrane? It has to be two and it just so happens that in mid January 2013 this could become a reality.

The event is called "Hockey Quest 500". On Saturday January 19th, 2013, at Spray Lakes Arena, an attempt will be made to set the Guinness World Record for the most people to participate in an exhibition game of hockey. It will be in association with the Kimmett Cup hockey tournament and we need your help to reach our goal of 500 participants in the game and raise $100,000 for Right To Play.

Each player will commit to playing a ten minute time slot, and to raise funds in support of Right To Play. If you successfully raise $100, we will reimburse your $50 entry fee. You will also receive a Kimmett Cup / Hockey Quest jersey for your participation.

My dream is to have Cochrane boys and girls participate and become Guinness World Record holders. What could be better than the chance to have a Guinness World Record certificate handing it on their bedroom wall.

If you're interested in playing go to www.lindsaykimmett.org , click on Kimmett Cup 5 / Hockey Quest 500 logo and follow the prompts to sign up as an individual player.

We look forward to seeing you on the ice.

Quote of the Day

"Take your dream and run with it"

Marathon Martin

Players and organisers receiving their Guinness World Record certificates for TriOil Soccer Quest 42.

Guinness Times Two

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