What a tremendous turnout for the record-setting day on Kenora's harbourfront. In the end, 1,359 people wore their plaid with pride, as they set a world record.

"I see more fails and unsuccessful attempts than I see successful attempts," said adjudicator Mike Marcotte from the Guinness Book of World Records.

"A lot of people strive everyday to get into the book," he noted, adding it's the third-highest selling book in the world.

The previous record of 1,146 was set in November 2015 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Participants were asked to be at Kenora's Whitecap Pavilion at noon, but the line was already down the block to the end of Bernier, by the time registrations began. Those receiving wristbands were asked to stay, until they could be counted at 1:30 p.m., and more stayed until all the tabulations were completed for the official announcement.

"This is an amazing day," said Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard, as he surveyed the crowd dressed in his own combination of blue and red plaid.

The event was organized by Q104 FM, and station manager Dan McCann thanked all the partners for making it happen.