Thursday, August 13, 2015

An Origami Guinness World Record!!!

In July of 2014, one of Sam's friends told her that UTFOLD (University of Toronto's origami club, Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream) was working on breaking a Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Origami Flowers. The project started in May and Sam applied and approved to join at the end of July.

It was a long journey for an origami project, but all who volunteered were dedicated and worked really hard.

Along with attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Display of Origami Flowers, this project aimed to promote cancer awareness and origami as a form of artistic expression. All proceeds raised were donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

On March 6th, 51,080 origami daffodils were arranged to form the Canadian Cancer Society's logo and displayed at the University of Toronto. All benefits raised were and continue to be, donated to their cause.

Sam folded 2,105. She said, "the fastest I could complete flowers was 80 in a 3 hr workshop. There are many that folded more - much more, but I was ecstatic that an art form I love could help support a cause very close to her heart. It was an amazing collaborative event to be part of."

The previous record: 50,178 flowers (Aichi Prefectural Chigusa Senior High School - Japan)
Our 2015 record: 51,080 flowers (UTFOLD, University of Toronto - Canada) 

Thanks for tuning in!

- Made by a SAM-urai Team

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