WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT - Residents of Lacombe attempted to set the world record for the largest human snowman at ME Global Athletic Park in Lacombe on Friday

City makes world record attempt

The City of Lacombe no longer holds a Christmas-themed world record.

  • Dec. 3, 2015 1:00 p.m.

The City of Lacombe no longer holds a Christmas-themed world record.

After setting the world record for the world’s largest human Christmas tree during last year’s Light Up the Night festivities, the City decided to attempt to repeat the feat this year by making the world’s biggest human snowman.

It was not to be, however, as just over 90 people turned up to ME Global Athletic Park on a chilly evening last Friday to be part of the project.

“In the end I think everybody that came out still had a good time and I think everybody was still in the festive spirit,” said Event Organizer Guy Lapointe.

The City’s initial goal for the event was 1,500 people, but as time ticked by it became clear that it just wasn’t going to happen.

By 7:30 p.m., event organizers decided to call it and build the head of the snowman anyways.

“All we can think of is that everybody else must have had something else to do this evening,” Lapointe said, adding that plans for next year’s Light Up the Night may not include a World Record attempt.

“Maybe people thought we had done this before and maybe they’re waiting for a new idea. We’ll take a look at some options and we’ll come up with something bigger and better.”

Even with the small turnout, Lapointe said the City is still taking an optimistic view on things.

“The Mayor said it best. He said there’s only one thing worse than not achieving it and that’s not trying it, so we did that.”


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