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World’s Longest Picnic Attempt

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July 10, 2012


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World’s Longest Picnic Attempt

World’s Longest Picnic AttemptWorld’s Longest Picnic Attempt is happening in Kitchener on Sunday July 15. Everyone’s help is needed to beat the current record for Longest Picnic, set in Germany in 2009 with a picnic spanning nearly 2 km. Participation is FREE for this event!

Get into downtown Kitchener starting at 11:00am Official measuring begins at noon, so sit tight while the final numbers are recorded. The proposed route will run down King Street from Francis to Frederick, then up and back along Duke Street.

Kitchener needs you, your little league teams, service clubs, church groups, associations, businesses, families and friends . . . EVERYBODY to be a part of this attempt! Bring your lunch, visit your local Zehrs or see below for a link to some of our sponsors to arrange for a lunch on-site, along with additional details as the date approaches.

Let’s add another world-class achievement to Kitchener’s list!

Contact one of the many participating restaurants below to pre-order your lunch for the big day:

271 West

Casa Salsa

Divine Bombon

Duke Street Muse

East African Café

Golden Bean 55

Honest Lawyer

Kava Bean Commons

Little Bean


Silver Spoon



Where: Downtown Kitchener (King and Duke)

When: July 15, 2012

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

For more information please visit website

365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall. Most people think picnic is an Indian word but it’s actually a French word from way back in the in the middle ages relating to an elegant meal eaten out-of-doors usually connected with a short break from hunting. Picnicking became popular after the French Revolution when the parks were open to public for the first time. Picnicking was once a very fashionable thing to do. Wear a fancy hat. It’s going to be hot.

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