Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival has returned with it's yearly Guinness World Record snowman building event - the Crackup Snowmania Challenge!
I want to build snowmen. How can I get involved? REGISTER or join a team, or register as an individual. Or you can just show up! Then raise funds for the agency of your choice and build as many snowmen as possible! Your efforts will help raise awareness of the need for improved access to mental health services in Ottawa!
Do I have to raise funds to participate? No, but every little bit helps in bringing attention to the cause of improving access to mental health services in our community.
Why raise awareness about access to mental health services? In Ottawa, 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness at some point in their life. Youth are one of the most at-risk groups to experience mental illness and there are increasingly long wait times to seek professional help. About 70% of mental health problems first occur during childhood and adolescence.
Where does the money go? Alterna Savings Crackup has partnered with local agencies that focus on mental health to support those in Ottawa who need it. By participating and fundraising for this event, you are providing vital services that are needed greatly in our city. Thanks to a new partnership with the United Way Ottawa donations will be managed and delivered to the supported charities.
What's the goal? Our 2015 record attempt resulted in 1,000 snowmen. The following year we built 2,000 snowmen. In 2017 we aim to melt those records by building 3,000 snowmen!
Where is the event being held? On the Field @ TD Place. Enter the field through the East gate of the Field and go to their staging areas. The gate opens at 11 a.m. and the build starts at 12 p.m. sharp.
Should I bring anything? All snowmen must be at least three feet tall to qualify for the record. Bring eyes, noses and arms. You can also bring toques, scarves, mitts and other winter wear. No spray paint please! All items left behind will be donated to the Salvation Army. REGISTER the Crackup Snowmania Challenge for more information!
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Thank you for your generous support and for helping us break the Guinness World Record!