P.E.I. man succeeds in world record attempt

Maureen Coulter comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on April 7, 2014

Phil Gallant of Sherwood will attempt to break the record for longest bartending shift 2 at Hunter’s Ale House in Charlottetown. Gallant is attempting the record to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.

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A 31- year-old Prince Edward Island man now holds unofficially the world record for longest bartending shift.

Phil Gallant started his 112-hour shift at Hunter’s Ale House in Charlottetown on 10 a.m. Wednesday and finished early Monday at 2 a.m.

With the ECMAs up and running last week, Hunter’s Ale House had a special permit to stay open 24 hours allowing Gallant to bank the hours he needed to break the record.

Gallant was attempting to break the record to fundraise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.

It’s anticipated the money raised is within the five thousand dollar range, said Steve Barber, owner of Hunter’s Ale House.

The publicity was endless, said Barber.

The record attempt is unofficial until Guinness Book of World Records can review the footage submitted.

In a previous interview, Gallant said he knew it would be really hard and that his body would want to shut down.

“I am just so stubborn. Quitting has never been in my work at all. I won’t quit.”

Gallant was unavailable for comment Monday as he is undoubtedly the most tired person on P.E.I.