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Science North’s canned food display earns Guinness World Record

All of the food from March display was donated to the Sudbury Food Bank

Science North set a new Guinness World Records title in March with a gigantic display made out of canned food destined for the Sudbury Food Bank.

The new title is for largest can (tin) number, meaning the largest two-dimensional number made from cans. The gigantic can display was made out of 8,700 cans of food and translated to the word SCIENCENORTH in binary.

This community contributory accomplishment was created through the donation of canned goods and proceeds from the community and the Real Canadian Superstore. 

A two-week food drive took place at Science North and the Real Canadian Superstore.  

On Tuesday, March 17, Science North unveiled the mosaic and then presented the contributions to the Sudbury Food Bank with representatives of Real Canadian Superstore. 

The total contributions raised was $25,000 based on the value of the food and cash donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.

“We are so thrilled to have accomplished the Guinness World Record and am proud our organization provided the Sudbury Food Bank with the food needed in a time of uncertainty,” said Science North CEO Guy Labine.

“The Greater Sudbury Community, Real Canadian Superstore and Science North are Officially Amazing.” 

This prestigious accolade coincided with the launch of Science North’s blockbuster exhibit, the Science of Guinness World Records created in partnership with Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Entertainment.  

Science North looks forward to welcoming all visitors to experience this exhibit when we can all be together in the near future, the science centre said in a press release.