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Fort McMurray Joining in World Record Attempt

Thousands of Canadians will be hitting the slopes this weekend in an attempt to set a world record.

The Canadian Ski Patrol is encouraging people to head to their local ski hill and for a full-minute lay down and make a snow angel.

Zone Education Officer Wayne Mimura tells Fort McMurray News people young and old are welcome to head out to Vista Ridge this Saturday to participate.

“Last year, we had about 72, 73 people and we’re hoping to be that or more – although I do believe it will be a little on the cooler side, so we’ll just have to dress warm.”

For the past couple of years, they’ve been trying to beat the record of 15,851. However, the last two attempts have fallen short by quite a bit with roughly between 7,000 – 8,000 people participating last year.

Roughly 4,500 volunteer ski patrollers volunteer their time at 220 ski hills with the hopes each will hold their own event to help set the record.

“We view the ski patrollers as guardians on the snow, so breaking this record will help us celebrate the people who look over us on the snow.”

The record attempt will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, lasting for exactly a minute.
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