UPDATE: Sooke resident gears up to break world record in squats

The day is fast approaching when Sooke resident Kris Winther will attempt to break the world record of 5,135 consecutive squats to raise money for the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

“I’m not getting much sleep these days, I am feeling very excited and anxious,” said Winther.

The fundraiser, called Vets for a Cure, will be taking place on Dec. 20 at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel in Victoria, and Winther wants to raise at least $30,000.

He has been undergoing intense training in preparation for the event, and has trained himself to do 4,800 squats consecutively, but wants to save the last 1,200 for the day of the fundraiser.

“I want the first time I do 6,000 to be right there in front of everyone at the event,” said Winther. “There is no doubt in my mind that I will be able to finish.”

RELATED: Sooke man attempts to break world record for squats

Winther’s goal for the fundraiser is to build as much awareness around the B.C. Children’s Hospital as he can, and to put people in the spirit of giving.

He added that groups have already contacted him saying they have been doing bottle drives to raise money, as well as paying it forward in their own communities by raising money for various causes.

“So far I couldn’t ask for better results. I’m just so happy and excited,” said Winther. ““It has been a very challenging journey but it will all be worth it in the end.”

The event will be taking place from noon until 3 p.m. and will be live streamed on Facebook.

To donate to Vets for a Cure, please go online to secure.bcchf.ca.

Just Posted

Opposing views clash over removal of Royal Oak Golf Course from ALR

Golf course not ideal for farming, says report

West Shore RCMP searching for missing Langford man

Evan Gordon was last seen at his home in the 2700 block of Peatt Road

Oak Bay man designer behind Canucks’ retro jersey

Jeremie White was 20 years old when he told Canucks assistant GM Brian Burke he had a design

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Susan Simmons begins a 24-hour swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

The MS Athlete and ultra-marathon swimmer wants to be the first person to make the journey

A taste of Greece comes to Victoria

Greek Fest runs Aug. 24 to 26 and Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Greek Community Centre

Five things to do in Greater Victoria this weekend

Puppy yoga, horses, cars, water guns and more make up this weekend’s list of events to see

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights can be misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal in 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls

Four of Vancouver’s next five games are at home

RCMP looking for missing Duncan teen

Dallas Macleod, 18, was last seen on Aug. 10

Most Read