ATTEMPTING THE ‘Most people hammering a nail simultaneously‘ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title

Apr 20 2017


On Tuesday, May 2nd, over 300 Skills Ontario Competition competitors and volunteers, joined by the Holmes Group, will hammer a nail into wood simultaneously.

Of the 2,500+ competitors that will be participating in the Skills Ontario Competition, over 230 students will compete in the Team & Home Building, Team Carpentry and Individual Carpentry contests, and over 40 volunteers are involved in running these contests. These competitors and volunteers will attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most people hammering a nail simultaneously. The current number to beat is 250.

“Attempting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most people hammering at one time is a terrific way to highlight the skills, teamwork, and dedication that these competitors already demonstrate in their performance at the Skills Ontario Competition,” says Gail Smyth, Executive Director of Skills Ontario. “We are proud to be able to support such a large number of competitors each year, and work with them on this record attempt.”

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record attempt event is sponsored by the Holmes Group. Mike Holmes, Mike Holmes Jr., and Sherry Holmes will be in attendance to lend their hammer skills and help break the record.

“I love that I’m able to be part of this,” says Mike Holmes. “And what makes it more special is to be there with my kids, Mike Jr. and Sherry, as well as all these dedicated and passionate skilled trades people of the future. We are going to nail it right and make it right! ”

The Skills Ontario Competition is the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada; each year, participation records are broken: from 2,200 competitors in 2016 to over 2,500 competitors this year, who will converge on the GTA to showcase their skills to their peers, educators, mentors, and potential employers.

The Skills Ontario competitors are already going to be there with their hammers. The Skills Ontario Competition is already an amazing three-day event. A Guinness World Record will make the Skills Ontario Competition officially amazing, as it aims to join the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ family.

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