It was a Canada Day community celebration of global proportions for one non-profit group in Vancouver.
For the second year in a row, The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society gathered for a multinational drumming celebration.
But this time, they had another goal in mind: A Guinness World Record.
And this week, the Society announced that they had indeed achieved their objective and cemented their spot in the record book.
With 61 different nationalities represented in the the drumming circle, the group achieved the title of “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle (single venue).”
“We are excited that we brought a new Guinness World Record to Vancouver,” said Maggie Ip, Vice Chair of the society.
What is more important though, she added, “is it shows how multicultural Canada is and how the diverse communities can live together in harmony.”
Other event highlights also included the presentation of a Star Quilt Cover from the Musqueam Indian Band to four guests at the event, which included WWII Veteran George Chow, Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Vancouver-Fraserview MLA George Chow, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Woo also presented the Senate Sesquicentennial Medal to five people at the event, including Addy Cheong, James Chu, Sandra Sung, Alfred Woo, and Edmund Wu, for their help in “shaping” the celebration.
The record was set at Creekside Park in False Creek.