Doug Hunt -
Guinness World Record Holder
On Saturday, September 14th, 2002,
Doug Hunt took 29 independent steps,
on stilts made of carbon fibre,
measuring 50 feet 9 inches in length
and weighing 137 pounds combined.
It's official !!!
Guinness has officially recognized
the two records for tallest and heaviest stilts.
2004 Shining Stars Tourism Award Winner
- Tourism Ambassador Award
Presented to Doug & Katie Hunt
Festivals & Events Ontario
Achievement Award Winners
In the Best Entertainer/Performer Category Doug the Great, Brantford’s own Doug Hunt, Guinness World Record Holder won as the premier performer for Ontario in 2002! Doug was nominated by Tourism Brantford for his performance at the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Visitor & Tourism Centre on September 14th, 2002 Doug entertained thousands of people who attended the opening on 50 feet 9 inches stilts by taking 29 independent steps breaking his previous world record. He “stepped up to the challenge” and entertained visitors from as far away as New York and many cities and communities in between by performing a variety of juggling acts for a total of 4 hours during the 5 ½ hour event. Doug is classified as a Stilt Walking specialist because of his knowledge and professionalism in this area. He understands the value of building an effective team and recruited 36 individuals that assisted with the sponsorship and coordination of the logistics to actually implement a safe stilt walk. Doug is the Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator for Brantford’s Participation House and his participation in the official opening celebrations also raised over $ 4,000.00 in donations for this not-for-profit agency.
Tourism Brantford honoured Doug by publishing his image on a postcard.
Doug is always proud to represent Brantford.
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Doug Hunt Joins the George Rose Big Band
He can't sing and can't play a musical instrument, however, juggler, magician, stilt walker - Doug Hunt of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, is the newest addition to the "George Rose Big Band." Doug, who is the Guinness World's Tallest Stilt Walker, is now a regular band member and performs his juggling to the beat of the big band sound.
Doug also performs hat manipulation, cigar boxes and swing dances on his stilts. During a Big Band Showdown Competition held at the Hamilton Convention Centre in April, Doug took top honours and won the trophy for the "Best Stage Show!"