SUDBURY, MARCH 9, 2020 – It was a rocking Sudbury Saturday morning in Creighton Mine’s 7200-level garage as the Shaft Bottom Boys brought the Guinness World Record for deepest underground concert back to Sudbury with a rousing Canadian content filled performance, 7200 feet underground.
The 47-minute set had Vale employees’ steel-toed boots tapping along to some rock and roll classics, including Canadian favourites the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo, and of course the band got their set going with an ode to Stompin’ Tom Connors ‘Sudbury Saturday Night’. The Shaft Bottom Boys even penned an original tune in honour of the event titled ‘Creighton Deep’ and handed out song lyrics to encourage the audience of 50 to participate.
Ripley’s Entertainment and official representatives of Guinness World Records along with members of Science North’s Board of Directors and Miners for Cancer were on hand to support the event, as funds raised will flow towards the two charities. Science North intends to use the funds to send an additional 1,000 underserved children across Northern Ontario to their Summer Science Camps. Dollars raised for Miners for Cancer contribute directly towards finding a cure and improving the lives of those living with cancer through new equipment and vital patient care at the Northeast Cancer Centre.
Guinness World Record Adjudicator, Kaitlin Vesper, awarded the Shaft Bottom Boys with the news of their successful attempt as well as a certificate for their achievement. “Working for Guinness World Records, I get to meet a lot of very interesting people and travel to some interesting places but I can confirm I haven’t been anywhere as interesting as Creighton Mine or been this far below sea level before”, said Vesper.
The successful event would not have been possible without the support of the team at Creighton Mine. They worked together seamlessly to pull the event logistics together and make the experience a safe and fun one for all, including for those employees who were encouraged to take a break from their work to come out and enjoy the show.
“My team and I at Creighton Mine were more than happy to help support the Shaft Bottom Boys and their efforts to return the title of deepest underground concert to Sudbury” said Al Vermeersch, Manager at Creighton Mine. “It was a special opportunity for our hard-working employees to join together to enjoy the live music, especially knowing that two important charities within our community were benefitting from our joint efforts.”
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