Alberta Lift Helped Photograph The World's Largest Human Maple Leaf!

May 18th was a big day in Okotoks! 970 students from Ecole Good Shepard school and a handful of teachers and volunteers got together to break the world record for the most people standing in the shape of a maple leaf. 

Good Shepherd School in maple leaf formation. (Photo courtesy: Greg Gibbs)

The record attempt was put together to celebrate Good Shepherd's 25th anniversary and bring the students of the school together. The brilliant idea came from Leonie Gagnon, the school's French language assistant who said:

“Canada is not only about French, it’s not only about English, it’s about being a whole, together,”

Believe it or not, the children of Good Shepherd were competing against the current record holders. On September 6, 2015, 404 people in Japan created a massive maple leaf in Minowa Town, which was held to celebrate the townships' 60th anniversary. The overall size of the image was 12.6 by 12.7 m.

This was a record that Canada deserved to hold as the maple leaf is our national emblem! 

As this was an official Guinness Book of World Records Attempt, the rules were pretty strict. They had to document every aspect of the preparation work and the outline of the leaf could only be done using chalk. The area had to be cordoned off and proper photos needed to be taken.

Pink Boom Lift Biggest Maple Leaf

That's where Alberta Lift & Equipment Rentals came in. We supplied our beautiful Pink Boom Lift for the occasion and it was used to get a great vantage point of the manmade maple leaf. Global Calgary also covered the event and created this amazing video:

The World's Largest Maple Leaf Created By People from Global Calgary via AB Lift on Vimeo.


The paperwork has been sent off to the Guinness Record Book and it will take about 2 weeks to process, at which time the students and participants will be notified if they made it into the prestigious record book.

We were so happy to be apart of this historical event in Canada and we look forward to supporting more events like this in the future.

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  • Posted on   05/20/16 at 09:24:39 AM   by Nick  | 
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