UPDATE: 176 Participants Registered for Hamilton\Burlington SPCA Guinness World
- UPDATE: 176 Participants Registered for Hamilton\Burlington SPCA
Guinness World Records Event
Sunday, February 01, 2004 04:19 a.m.
Hamilton, Ontario: They come from throughout southwestern Ontario
bearing boxes of pizza, pounds of wings, cases of bottled water,
soda, assorted fruit and baked goods.
All this and more from those who did not wish to sing but wanted to
show their support of the Hamilton\Burlington SPCA attempt at
breaking the present Guinness World Record for "Karaoke Marathon
"I just wanted to show my support for the people who are trying so
hard to make a difference in the lives of the animals they care
for, "said Christine Bissinger, a school teacher in Brantford.
Although Christine did not sing, she did help with working the
registration desk and snack table.
"It's so wonderful to see so many people from across Hamilton and
Burlington coming together for such a great event for such a great
cause," added Nicole St. Pierre, manager of Backstreet Bar ad Grill,
where the Event After Party will be held Monday at 8 p.m.
The number of 176 registered participants is double the featured
acts of the existing Guinness World Record for "Karaoke Marathon
Multiple Participants" , set in June 2003 in the UK.
Since 8 a.m. Thursday, January 29th, the Hamilton\Burlington SPCA
has embarked on a quest, that when completed at approximately 11
p.m. Sunday, February 1, will see them break and surpass the
existing world record for "Karaoke Marathon Multiple Participants."
At 11 p.m. last night, the Hamilton\Burlington SPCA had already
surpassed the different act aspect of this event with 164 different
performers, for a total of 1,055 songs in 62 hours and 20 minutes.
Since the beginning of this event, over $9,000 with all proceeds
from this record breaking event going to the ANGEL MIRACLE FUND,
which is used specifically for the treatment of animals which come
into our care as a direct result of animal cruelty. The goal is to
A steady stream of participants, volunteers and well-wishers
continue as we draw closer and closer to our record breaking goal.
Once the record has been broken, we will continue the marathon until
1 p.m. Monday, February 2, adding 14 hours to the present record for
a total of 94 hours.
We are asking members of the public who wish to participate in this,
the first Hamilton\Burlington SPCA fundraiser of 2004, to come to
our shelter which is located at 245 Dartnall Road in Hamilton.
A live audio feed of the event can be obtained at www.shoutcast.com,
and by typing "petradionet" in the page's search engine which is
found on the right side of the screen. When the next page is
displayed, click on TUNE IN.
To obtain the video feed of the event, using MSN Messenger, send a
request to relmarmedia@....
More information can be obtained from our special event website
An After Event Party event has been planned for 8 p.m. on Monday
evening at Backstreet Bar and Grill located at 94 MacNab Street
North in downtown Hamilton where everyone is invited to join the
Your continued support is sincerely appreciated by one and all at
the Hamilton\Burlington SPCA.
Director of Marketing and Communications,
245 Dartnall Road,
Tel: (905) 574-7722 Ext. 417
Cell: (905) 973-4744