Mississauga group wants to dance its way to Guinness World Record for charity

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Published September 7, 2022 at 12:11 pm

(Photo: Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga Twitter)

Members of Mississauga’s Portuguese community want to set a Guinness World Record next week, and they’re looking for some dancers to help them accomplish the feat.

Actually, they’re not necessarily seeking experienced dancers.

In looking to set an official Guinness record for the Largest Portuguese Folk Dance, the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga is putting out the call to any and all across the city who want to have fun and raise money for charity at the same time.

Organizers are offering to provide dance lessons in advance of Sept. 17, when at 12 noon the group–whatever number it may be–will attempt to set the world record.

“We’re dancing for those who can’t,” is the slogan being used to drum up support for the Guinness World Record event, which will also raise money for Community Living Mississauga, Canadian Cancer Society and the Luso Canadian Charitable Society.

Organizers say no experience is required in order to sign up for the attempt at a world record, which will take place at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga in Streetsville (Queen St. and Britannia Rd. W.).

The Sept. 17 event will also feature special performances by Rui Bandeira, Karma Band, competitive dance groups, multicultural folklore groups and local artists and collectives.

Registration fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt and dance lessons.

Visit pccmississauga.com or call 905-286-1311 to register or for more information.

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