Here is an article in the Ottawa Citizen that talks about the AX-03 record attempt:
And here is the press release the club has sent out to various news outlets:
Aviation World Record Attempt
Ballooning World Record, Subclass AX-03 (Hot Air Balloons from 400 to 600 cubic meters),Distance, Female.
This Saturday, January 10th, 2015, weather conditions in Eastern Ontario will be optimalfor a Hot Air Balloon World Record Attempt. Ottawa's own Dr. Sandra Rolfe, president of Canadian Ballooning Association and with the help of members from the National Capital Balloon Club will attempt to break the Female World Record for flight distance in a tiny AX-03 size hot air balloon.
Dr. Rolfe currently holds 28 Canadian Ballooning records (Altitude , Distance and Duration) and 2 World Ballooning records (distance and duration). The Hot Air Balloon that she will be using has been custom-built specifically for a record attempt. The current Female World Record stands at 59.57km, and was set in June of 1994 by Julia Bayly (GBR).
Dr. Rolfe will attempt to surpass this distance this Saturday. She will be taking off somewhere near Ottawa and flying east towards St. Isidore, ON.
* Please direct all inquiries about this record attempt to Bill Whelan, at 613-524-4007.