The Montreal Highland Games 2021 virtual event will host a Guinness World Record attempt at the most caber tosses, while raising funds to support the Building Hope movement at the Douglas Hospital Foundation.
On August 1, 2021, the Montreal Highland Games are counting on history happening. Montreal-born Jason Baines will attempt to smash the world record for the most caber tosses in 60 minutes. The current record stands at 122 tosses by fellow Canadian Kevin Fast. To qualify as a successful toss, the caber must be thrown up in the air at such an angle that the top end hits the ground, allowing the caber to flip end over end. A caber must be a minimum of 14 feet 7 inches in length and weigh at least 55 pounds.
Brian MacKenzie, President of the Montreal Highland Games, says, “Our theme this year is ‘See US in 2021—see YOU in 2022!’ Given the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we sadly cannot host a live event this year. Instead, we will be broadcasting Montreal’s very own Jason Baines’s attempt to beat the current Guinness World Record for tossing the most cabers in one hour!” The event will also include an online demonstration from some of our local Highland dancers, a limited competition for three levels of bagpipe contestants to be judged by Bob Worrall, a traditional Address to the Haggis, and more. Kelly Alexander of Virgin Radio’s The Kelly Alexander Show will be emceeing the event. Montreal Highland Games are partnering with the Burgundy Lion pub, located in Montreal’s Little Burgundy, to provide Scottish-themed dinners for purchase and pickup.
Join for an hour of Scottish fun LIVE on August 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. This event is FREE and will be streamed live on the Montreal Highland Games YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3hBGLUj9skRyRNpHqVIdWQ).