Friday, 08 August 2014 16:37

Wanda's Creative Clay Succeeds in Breaking Guinness World Record

Brian Worth, Wanda Goodman, Johanna Hessling (Guiness Adjudicator), Slater Worth and Risa Worth Brian Worth, Wanda Goodman, Johanna Hessling (Guiness Adjudicator), Slater Worth and Risa Worth

Wanda’s Creative Clay was working with Tom Arhontoudis, a professor from George Brown College and a group of his marketing students who came up with the idea to break a Guinness World Record and raise money for Sick Kids Hospital.

We formed a group called Eden’s Angels after a student of Wanda’s had passed away last May at the age of 12 from a rare form of cancer. Her name was Eden Worth. Rob Linley, Adriano Marques, Juan Jiang and a number of other students volunteered their time for over a year in order to plan this event.

One of the most challenging parts to the planning was finding a venue. When we were invited to join the KidsFest celebrations with Tina Doull on Centre Island, we jumped at the opportunity. Tina and her team were supportive and accommodating throughout the entire process.

Our main sponsor was Howard J. Fergusson and Sun Life Financial, and we had a long list of additional sponsors that helped make this event a success.

On the day – July 5th, 2014, the weather was beautiful and the people showed up in droves. We couldn’t believe the interest and support we were getting from our friends, family and perfect strangers. We ended up breaking the existing record with 588 people in attendance and we raised $20, 198.50 for Sick Kids Hospital for brain tumour research, in memory of our beloved friend Eden Worth.

It was an incredible accomplishment, a testimony of all the hard work and the belief in paying it forward.

Eden - the project everyone created

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