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More Than 1,000 Snowmobilers In Whitecourt (Unofficially) Smash World Record (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

02/13/2015 02:39 EST | Updated 02/13/2015 02:59 EST

Albertans sure do love their snow machines, so it only makes sense one small town has unofficially broken the record for most snowmobiles on parade.

More than 1,000 snowmobilers turned up in Whitecourt Thursday night, hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest parade of snowmobiles.

The unofficial tally of 1,044 Ski-doos smashes the previous record of 847 sleds that was held by a group in Ontario. A group from Minnesota held the title before that.

“What’s so exciting to me is that not only do we get to beat the Americans that had the record, we get to beat the people from Ontario, and nothing is more satisfying to a true Albertan than getting a chance to do that,” Jim Rennie, the mayor of Woodlands County, told Global News.

Of course, the record still needs to be reviewed by Guinness before any official accolades are handed out.

1044! World record broken! Way to go Whitecourt! #worldsledinvasion #newworldrecord #Whitecourt

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In order to prepare for the parade, which is part of Whitecourt's larger World Snowmobile Invasion event, city workers had been ensuring the town's downtown streets were covered with snow.

Martie Jendrick, spokesman for the Town of Whitecourt, told The Whitecourt Star he was probably the only municipal worker in Canada that was adding snow back to city roads this week.

Once the group gathered, they took their machines on a three-kilometre parade (that was likely very loud!)

According to the World Snowmobile Invasion website, the festival celebrates six coutries that love snowmobiling: Canada, the USA, Finland, Sweden, Japan and Norway. A variety of activities for die-hard sledders are planned from Feb. 11 to 15.

Check out other Guinness World Records set by Albertans:

Guinness World Records Set By Albertans

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