Students join together in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for fist-bumping.
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September 18, 2012
Kwantlen holds fist-bump challenge in an attempt to break Guinness World Record
(Metro Vancouver, BC) – As part of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Campus Life Week, students, faculty and staff gathered together on September 13, 2012 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people fist-bumping simultaneously.
“Students were excited to be part of this event in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for fist-bumping,” says Adrian Cheng, recreational coordinator, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “This event clearly demonstrates the spirit of Campus Life Week as many students were able to get involved in a number of events. I hope we can continue this wave of Kwantlen pride not only this semester, but for many years to come. This certainly is the start of something great.”
The fist-bumping event began with participants finding and facing their partner. Participants then made a fist with each hand and began bumping their partner’s knuckles simultaneously. Although the support and energy of the event was overwhelming, the group was unable to beat the standing record set earlier this year in New York with a total of 428 participants.
Kwantlen’s Student Leadership and Development team will attempt to break this record next year at one of Kwantlen’s annual events.
Campus Life Week highlights all the ways students can get involved in campus life at Kwantlen. From fitness classes, sports, contests, concerts, leadership development sessions, and success workshops, there is something for everyone to be a part of. For more information on Student Leadership and Development and Campus Life Week please visit: kwantlen.ca/sld.
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