What is the event?

Join us for a Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration where we will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the “Most People Performing a Drum Roll Online Simultaneously”. There will also be multicultural drumming performances. Please visit our website here for more information. 

When is the event? 

July 1, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PDT). You can check our website here for a time zone converter and the event time in each of the participating cities. 

Where is the event? 

Online. For participants who have registered for the Guinness World Record attempt, the Zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of the event. 

The event can also be viewed live on our website as well as on Facebook and Youtube

Who is invited? 

Everyone is welcome! No drumming experience is necessary and you do not have to be in Canada to participate. 

To participate in the Guinness World Record attempt, you have to register here by June 23, 2021. Even if you have not registered, you are invited to watch the event live on our website as well as on Facebook and Youtube

What does the drum roll entail?

To achieve a new Guinness World Record, all participants must be beating their drums simultaneously for 3 minutes. You are welcome to do any style of drumming as long as the drumming action is continuous for the entire period. 

What do I need?

All you need is a single drum and a device (e.g. laptop, smartphone) that has a camera. Please see here for more information about the approved types of drums. It is important that the video frame of each participant clearly shows the individual (including their hands), their drum and the drum roll action. 

Can I drum with my family?

Yes, although for Guinness World Record purposes, each participant in the same video frame will only be counted as ONE person. If possible, please have each family member on a different device. 

Guiness World Record Requirements & Guidelines:

Please refer to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official video for some of the guidelines: https://youtu.be/l8Q1PUkcXiM

Important Guidelines:

    • Participants must have a single drum. The drums used may be any commercially available drum. See here for examples: 
    • Participants must simultaneously perform the drum roll for a minimum of 2 minutes. 
    • The video frames of each participant must clearly show the individual (including the hands), drum and drum roll action during the attempt to be qualified. 
    • No sharing drums between participants; if not, everyone will be discounted from the total. 
  • One Person, One Drum, One Device. One or more participants in the same video frames will only be counted as ONE. For example, for a family of six, if they are participating with one device, the number of participants would be counted as one instead of six. 

Do I get a certificate for creating a new world record?

Yes. In addition to other perks, your participation either as an Individual or as a Group entitles you to purchase for the CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION, issued by Guinness World Records™ in your Individual name or in your Group name. This Certificate is valued at CAD35 and will be available for purchase conditional upon the world record attempt being achieved.

Still have questions?

Please email [email protected]


Is it too late to register?

Unfortunately it is too late to register for this year’s event, however we encourage you to watch the event live on our website as well as on our Facebook or Youtube page. 

Is the Zoom link the same as the rehearsal Zoom link?

No, we will be emailing a new Zoom link the morning of the event. If you don’t see the Zoom link, please check your junk/spam folders. The Zoom link will come from [email protected] so please add that email to your list of safe senders. 

What is the agenda for the day?

An agenda for the day can be seen on our website here.

Will there be a rehearsal before the real attempt?

No, there will be no rehearsal before the real attempt. 

How loud do I have to drum?

You can drum as loudly or as quietly as you want. The most important thing is that Guinness World Records™ is able to see you participating in the drumming action for the whole duration. 

What happens if I can’t contain my kid?

We understand that it can be tricky for children to stay contained in front of a computer for long periods of time. If your child is the drummer, you can remind them that to break the Guinness World Record™, it is important for them to stay visible in the video frame and drum for the whole time. As long as one person stays in the frame drumming for the whole time, your participation will be counted. 

How do I use my full name on Zoom?

To use your full name on Zoom, follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: In the zoom app, push the settings icon

Step 2: Click on profile

Step 3: Click edit my profile

Step 4: Zoom will open on the internet and ask you to sign in

Step 5: Under profile, type your name in the display name box

Step 6: Click save

Can I set up a virtual background on Zoom?

Please don’t use a virtual background on Zoom. To achieve the Guinness World Record™, it is important for Guinness to be able to see each individual and their drum. Sometimes people get covered by the virtual backgrounds and we don’t want anyone to be disqualified. 

How do I get the certificate?

If we are successful in creating a new world record, we will place a link on our website where you can apply for the certificate. We will post it as soon as we receive it, so if you don’t see it keep checking back.