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Guinness World Record officially set at Richmond Maritime Festival
The world's authority on record-breaking achievement has officially confirmed a singing relay at the Richmond Maritime Festival this past summer set a new record.
Guinness World Records recently made the confirmation after 180 participants gathered at Britannia Shipyards to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," setting a record for "Most people in a nursery rhyme singing relay."
In a City of Richmond news release Friday, Mayor Malcolm Brodie touted the achievement as "another great example highlighting Richmond on the international stage."
"Each participant, along with everyone in our community, should be proud of this record-breaking achievement. We can now proudly say we are part of an elite group of Guinness World Records title holders."
On Aug. 9, each participant involved in the record-breaking rhyme recital sang just one word of the song. After a few practice rounds, the singers completed the task without any missteps and on tempo, beating the previous record of 154 participants.
According to the city, an official Guinness World Records certificate confirming the record is now on its way to the city.
To watch a video capturing some of the record relay, visit www.youtube.com/CityofRichmondBC.