This native Portuguese neighborhood broke an official Guinness World Document

It’s no secret that Toronto and different GTA cities are inclined to make headlines for some fairly loopy and distinctive issues. This time round, it’s for one thing spectacular, which is for internet hosting a record-breaking occasion. Yep, that’s appropriate. The native Portuguese neighborhood banded collectively to have a Guinness World Document for the for the Largest Portuguese Folks Dance.

Picture Credit score: Courtesy of Alberto Nogueira

Guinness World Document

The try for the document, which was organised by The Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga, introduced collectively 747 individuals. It befell on September 17 at Streetsville, the place the individuals for seven minutes to “Vira”, the Portuguese waltz.

“I’m overwhelmed with pleasure by our members, the PCCM Folklore Dance Group, our neighborhood and the outpouring of help from mates of our neighborhood for coming collectively to realize an Official Guinness World Data”, Jorge Mouselo, President, PCCM stated in a press launch. “I’m particularly pleased with the organizing staff who labored tirelessly, in collaboration with the broader Portuguese neighborhood, each regionally and globally, to make this dream a actuality. We did it!”

There have been individuals of all ages and cultures that took half within the official try. Completely different programming companions have been current as nicely, just like the PCCM Folklore Dance Group, Oshawa Portuguese Membership Folklore Dance Group and others.

The earlier document for a similar title consisted of 744 individuals with a dance time of 5 minutes. This was achieved by the Leisure and Cultural Affiliation of Rendilheiras do Monte Folklore Group proper in Portugal.

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