Bombers fan challenging Guinness World Record for fastest visit to all nine CFL stadiums

Photo courtesy: Chris Tymofichuk on X

Records are meant to be broken in the CFL — on and off the field.

On Friday, Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan Chris Tymofichuk took to social media to formally announce his intention to break the Guinness World Record for attending a game at all nine CFL stadiums in the shortest amount of time.

The former Winnipeg resident, who now lives in Ottawa, will begin the quest in his former hometown on Friday, July 12 when the Bombers host the Calgary Stampeders. If all goes to plan, he will complete the feat on Saturday, July 27 in Toronto when the Argonauts host Winnipeg.

The previous world record, which was set on July 9 of last year by Surrey, B.C. native Bobby Dubeau, is just over 15 days. Tymofichuk’s proposal would see him beat the existing mark by only an hour and a half.

In order to become a world record holder, prospective challengers must submit an application to Guinness and have their proposal approved. The organization then requires thorough documentation proving that the challenger stayed to the end of every game in order to certify the record, a process which can take several weeks.

Dubeau’s record-setting attempt in 2023 captured national media attention, making him a cult hero for CFL fans. Tymofichuk is making his own attempt with the goal of raising awareness for CFL Fans Fight Cancer and the Michael Cuccione Foundation, a national leader in childhood cancer research. The link to donate can be found by clicking here.