UTFOLD’s Guinness World Record project took place between April 28th, 2014 ~ March 6th, 2015. A total of approximately 75 members folded 51,072 flowers (Model: Leyla Torres’s Hollow Petal), breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Origami Flowers, and receiving official recognition as of April 9, 2015.
This purpose of this project was to raise awareness of cancer, and fundraise for cancer research for the Canadian Cancer Society, in addition to raising the appreciation for the art of origami. 51,072 origami flowers were arranged into a huge mosaic of the Cancer Cancer Society’s daffodil logo. After covering for expenses, a total of $200 was donated. This project won the ULife Project of the Year (2014-2015) Award from the University of Toronto. This project was founded and organized by Michael Liu and Susan Cui.
Special Recognitions (as of August 30, 2014)
Most Flowers Made:
- Tony Luong (8574)
- April Ly (3639)
- Michelle Kanashiro (3277)
Fastest in a Single Workshop:
- Michelle Kanashiro (184 flowers)
- Tony Luong (128 flowers)
- Evelyn Lam (110 flowers)
March 6, 2015 at 12p.m – 4p.m – Final Exhibit in lobby of Medical Sciences Building
Project Summary Video:
We sincerely appreciate everyone who showed interest and/or contributed to this project, as well as all our sponsors and community supporters – to all of you, we’d like to say a huge Thank You.