Guinness World Records Day is fast approaching on November 17th, and to celebrate, Canada is challenging record holders to register this season’s record breaking Maple Leaves for a chance to make history!

Last year’s 2010 Guinness World Records day celebrated pint size Joseph Donato of Ontario whose gargantuan maple leaf discovery led to his inclusion in the Guinness World Records 2012 Edition! Page 13 of the new edition features Joseph with his leaf at 13.6 inches (34.61cm) wide and 11.5 inches (29.21 cm) long.

The current record sits with the Tanwar family from Richmond, British Columbia (pictured above) who found a 20 inch wide Maple Leaf last December.  Think you can beat it?  Simply submit your record directly to www.guinnessworldrecords.comtogether with a signed statement of authentication by a horticulturist, an independent witness of good standing in the community, and a photograph.  Guidelines will be issued for each record submitted.  Records for the largest leaves are assessed on the surface area of the one side of the leaf. If feasible, results will be announced on 17th November, Canada’s Guinness World Records Day!!  Good luck!