Doug Hunt, also known in his entertainment-life as “Doug the Great” is currently the Director of Fund Raising, Marketing and Volunteer Services at Participation Support Services. Formerly Participation House Brantford - PSS is an organization striving to meet the needs of physically disabled adults and seniors in our community.)
Doug has long been recognized locally and nationally for many of his achievements.
On September 14, 2002, Doug set a new Guinness world record in Brantford, for tallest stilt-walker. He took 29 independent steps on stilts measuring 50 feet 9 inches tall and weighing a combined weight of 137 pounds. This was accomplished after years of work, and with the support and encouragement of an extremely dedicated and dynamic team. The record-setting event raised over seventy-five thousand dollars for Participation Support Services.
On May 15, 2008, Doug led 625 people (mostly students) on stilts at North Park Collegiate for the Guinness world record for most people on stilts.
In 2002 Doug was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
In 2012 he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In 2014, Doug was the recipient of the Brantford Kiwanis Walter Zeller Fellowship Award.
Doug was a recipient of the 2017 Canada and Ontario150 Coin.
Doug was the first recipient of the 2018 Brant Community Foundation “Kindness Award”.
He was nominated Brantford’s Citizen of the year in 1996, 1999, and 2002.
Brantford Jaycees, Brant Chapter of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association have all recognized Doug’s volunteer work.