Thousands try for high-five world record

A pooch participates in the high five world record attempt at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday. Thousands of people participated.

PENTICTON - Thousands turned out for the high-five world record attempt at the South Okanagan Event Centre but it didn't appear any record was broken.

The Guinness world record attempt occurred just before the Penticton Vees home opener on Friday.

Dozens of cameras were used to capture the record attempt. Hands were smacked together several times in practice.

Unfortunately only about 2,500 people showed up to take part in the attempt. To break the Guinness world record, 5,000 people needed to be there.

There was no official account of those left hanging for their high five.

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