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City of Stirling to attempt to break a Guinness World Record

12 March 2019

In just four days, the City of Stirling will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a drum circle.

It’s all happening on Friday 15 March between 9am and 11am at The Square Mirrabooka, as part of our Harmony Week celebrations. The record attempt will begin just after 10am and will take approximately 20 minutes and the result will be announced on the day.

City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said registrations were still open for anyone that wanted to be part of the record breaking attempt.

“We don’t just want to break the record, we want to smash it out of the park so we are leaving registrations open until the day of the event,” Mayor Irwin said.

“The current record is 61 nationalities and has been held by a not for profit organisation in Canada since July last year,”

“But being one of the most multicultural local governments in Australia I am pretty positive that we can beat their record - and have a lot of fun while doing it.”

If you’d like to register, there’s still time. All you need to do is verify your nationality with a copy of your current, valid passport and be available to attend the event for the duration of the attempt. Currently, the City still has vacancies for the following Nationalities:

Afghan, Algerian, Angolan, Austrian, Bahraini, Bangladeshi, Bulgarian, Burundian, Cameroonian, Cook Islander, Congolese, Danish, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Estonian, Fijian, Finnish, Ghanaian, Icelandic, Liberian, Libyan, Madagascan, Malawian, Malian, Mexican, Mongolian, Namibian, Rwandese, Saudi Arabian, Senegalese, Serbian, Sierra Leonean, South Sudanese, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Tongan, Tswana, Tunisian, Turkish, Vanuatu and Ugandan. 

City Acting Director Community Development Meriel Pickering said the Guinness World Record attempt was a great chance to be part of history and help celebrate the City’s cultural diversity.

“This is a great way for us to come together and highlight our diverse community, while showcasing our City to the world, so I really hope everyone can get behind this and help us make history.”

To register to be part of the Guinness World Record attempt, or for more information on attending the event, please go to www.stirling.wa.gov.au/gwr.

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