To celebrate the Panama Canal centenary

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Children will attempt to break world record

Olga Sinclair during an art workshop for children in Balboa.

Olga Sinclair during an art workshop for children in Balboa.

The Olga Sinclair Foundation is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of children painting together. The event will take place Saturday, January 18 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Pradera of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in Balboa and is part of the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Panama Canal. “Let’s Paint the 100 Years of the Canal” is a free workshop open to all children of any nationality ages 1 to 18. All painting material necessary will be provided free of charge for those wishing to participate.

The current record consists of 3,800 children painting collectively. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to participate in this record-breaking attempt that is registered with the Guinness Book of World Records and is receiving coverage from both CNN and the BBC. Parents interested in having their children participate in the event are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. at which time inscriptions will be taking place. Due to the number of children expected to participate, volunteers over the age of 19 are also being sought.

For further information contact 393-6243 or 6671-1624 or write to sinclair.estudio@gmail.com, asistente@fundacionolgasinclair.org, or ppero@fundacionolgasinclair.org.

The Olga Sinclair Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the lives of children through art.

The Foundation bears the name of Olga Sinclair, considered one of Panama’s most well-known figurative painters.

Since 2008 the Foundation has held free, group-painting events for children in places such as Urracá Park and on the stairs of the Panama Canal’s Administration Building in Ancón.

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