In March, I plan to unicycle 100 miles in six and a half hours and break the Guinness World Record for the fastest ever 100 miles ridden on a unicycle. I'll do this by lapping the Kingston Memorial Centre's cinder track 192 times.
The goals of the event are to:
raise awareness about making Kingston a Certified Fair-Trade City and sustainability
provide entertainment and enjoyment for the community, including: chocolate fondue, learn-to-unicycle workshops, live music, and farmer's market booths
support the Engineers Without Borders Queen's Chapter's initiatives, including the youth outreach program, fair-trade advocacy, and African programs which empower and improve conditions for African farmers, and support local sustainable farmers.
The goals of this project align themselves with Kingston’s goals of becoming the most sustainable city in Canada, since a major component of Fair Trade Certification is sustainability criteria. This event has the potential to move Kingston toward attaining this goal!
Fair-trade products will be available for sampling or purchasing, and we will be having a huge fair-trade fondue party in the parking lot. Live bands will be playing throughout the event and people will be encouraged to try out this difficult sport themselves through our learn-to-unicycle workshops put on by the Kingston Unicycling Group. There will also be unicycle jousting at this event... maybe. We believe that Kingston can become a Fair-Trade city. This sets a tone for the city and brings people together for a united cause, and set Kingston's national reputation in a positive light.
Funded by Kingston, ON (February 2012)