PRESS RELEASE: Branch Out Sideshow


History could be made this fall as Vincenzo Vipond tries to break the World Guinness Record for distance traveled on a unicycle while simultaneously juggling three objects.  Join us on Saturday, September 23rd for the first annual 'Branch Out Sideshow'! Come watch the record attempt and stay for the magical entertainment, circus performances, food, door prizes, and loads of surprises!  




History could be made on Canadian soil: A Guinness World Record Attempt for longest distance travelled on a unicycle.

Vancouver, BC, September 18, 2017:  On September 23, 2017, local Vancouverite attempts to break the World Guinness Record Attempt for longest distance travelled on a unicycle while juggling. 

Vancouver performer, Vincenzo Vipond, has been training for this moment for years.  “The current record sits at 6.4km and hasn’t been broken since 2015.  I'm planning on doubling that record,” says Vipond.  In an effort to raise awareness at his public performance, Vipond partnered with the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a Canadian charity that raises money for brain disease research.  “I’ve seen how neurological disorders impact not only the sufferer, but those around them.  I wanted to find a way to help prevent it happening to others.”  Together, they will host the Branch Out Sideshow and Vipond hopes to raise $50,000 through his one-wheeled efforts.

“Sideshow and the Guinness World Record Attempt have a natural connection with Branch Out’s work because it’s about the complex connection between brain and body,” explains Crystal Phillips, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Branch Out.  “It’s that connection – or disconnection – that is the foundation of so many neurological disorders, and why Branch Out directs our resources towards research.”

In addition to the Guinness World Record attempt, the Branch Out Sideshow showcases circus performances, spinning, tumbling, food, and fun activities for kids and adults alike.  Branch Out would like to invite families across the city to this free event and appreciates all donations made on behalf of Vipond.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2017

Location: The Vancouver Technical Secondary School – 2600 E Broadway

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm



The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is a registered charitable organization that accelerates tech solutions and non-pharmaceutical approaches for over 600 neurological disorders.

For more information on Branch Out Sideshow and making donations, visit:


Crystal Phillips, Executive Director

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