ONE BIG HUG
ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 WE WILL ATTEMPT TO CREATE A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR MOST NATIONALITIES IN A GROUP HUG IN ORDER TO SPARK CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OUR RECONNECTION AND TO HUG LIKE WE HAVE NEVER HUGGED BEFORE.
Want to be a part of history and represent your nation in the hug?
Anyone can participate but you must have a passport or status card of the nation you are representing. If there are multiple nominations from the same nation, we will do a lottery amongst those submissions on August 24th and let everyone know the results.
Why are we doing this?
Our vision is to organize a one-day event where the primary attraction would be to set a world record for most nationalities in a group hug. Currently the record is 72 nationalities and according to the city of Toronto’s website, over 200 nationalities are represented in Toronto.
We believe this has the potential to create a powerful symbol of both racial and pandemic-era unity that could inspire our city, country and world - let alone those who participate or witness the hug.
Given the ongoing pandemic, we acknowledge that a big hug may feel jarring but for that same reason, we feel strongly about this project (we’ve also created covid protocols and a safety-plan that you can access in our FAQ. We need to bring intention to our reconnection with each other and we require catalysts to disrupt the divisions that have defined our world especially since the pandemic, but not exclusively because of it.
What better catalyst than one big hug?