The organizers of Threshing Machines…..Trash Cancer hosted a press conference in St. Albert on Thurs., June 20. The group is on a quest to set two new Guinness Book of World Records on Sun., Aug. 11. The first record is to reclaim the record for the greatest number of threshing machines operating at the same time and the second is to make the largest pink ribbon for breast cancer. Organizer, François Latour said he is excited about this year’s attempt saying he hopes to have 250 plus threshing machines that would totally obliterate the current record set in Manitoba. Latour and his organization originally held the record prior to Manitoba’s feat in 2016. The attempt for the threshing record will be at 1 p.m. and following that, the world’s largest awareness ribbon record will try to recruit some of the people attending or competing in the threshing attempt. Latour expects between 20,000-30,000 people to attend this event so the numbers are there for the largest ribbon. The current record is 8,264 people. According to organizers, Juliette Forges and Marie Claire Ivanski, there will be a chalk line drawn on the field where the participants can line up forming the shape of a ribbon. People are asked to wear pink but the group says they will have pink outfits to give participants if necessary. On Sat., Aug. 10, there will also be other activities including the Clarence-Rockland Plowmen’s Association’s plowing competition, an antique tractor pull, dancing tractors and antique demonstrations. There will also be children activities set up all weekend. The event will take place in the fields just south of the St. Albert Cheese Coop at 150 St. Paul St. The organizers are still looking for volunteers if anyone is interested, call Latour at (613) 720-1845. Pictured are the group of organizers. Moore photo