HOST & EMCEE
#34 Break a world record
When I first put this goal on my 10 year list, I had assumed that it would be more of a long-term goal.
Lucky for me, it’s the seventh item completed on my list.
Josh Dueck, a Paralympic silver medalist, partnered with Worksafe B.C. set out to break the world record for the most high fives in 24 hours.
He started his mission on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. and ended it at the same time on Saturday the 28th.
Within 24 hours, Dueck managed to high five 9,230 people at the Pacific National Exhibition and Empire Field, far surpassing the previous record of 3,130.
And I was one of those 9,230 people.
I’d like to think that I was the 3,131st person to slap his hand, but considering that I high fived Dueck mid-afternoon on Saturday, I highly doubt that was the case.
Regardless, I took part in breaking a world record, and I’m crossing it off my list.
7 down, 94 to go.