Movember Vancouver Events 2013

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As we approach mid-November, and as Vancouver men’s moustaches begin taking over their facial landscapes, it is a good to time reflect on the reason some men have put down their razors for the month now known as “Movember.” Movember is putting a face to the most common cancer among Canadian men, prostate cancer.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada. In 2013, it is estimated that 23,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 10 per cent will not survive the battle with the disease. On average, the Canadian Cancer Society states that 65 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.

As for Movember, it was born eleven years ago, when two mates in Melbourne, Australia, challenged each other to grow a moustache during the month of November. After recruiting the support of 30 friends, they experienced a month of inquisitive conversation, and realized the power of the Mo as a conversation starter. And thus, Movember was created as means to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. The month-long event is now widely observed, with over 200,000 Canadian participants annually. In 2012, Canadians raised $42.6 million, with funds directed to Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember Foundation Programs.

Besides the individual Movember pages that many awesome Mo-bros and Mo-sistahs have set up for fundraising, here are some local Movember events to help unite the Mo-hood, raise some funds, spread the word and have some fun!

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Movember Vancouver Events 2013

The Mofficials 2nd Annual Burger & Beer Fundraiser

  • When: November 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Save On Meats – 1 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Details: The Mofficials are at it again! $20 gets you a burger, a beer and free cover to the after party at The Portside Pub. This event includes raffle and door prizes (including Canucks tickets) and prizes for your Mo’s! All proceeds go directly to the Mofficials Movember Campaign.

Moustache Miller

  • When: November 23 at 10:30 a.m
  • Where: Brockton Pavillion – 1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
  • Details: The Moustache Miler has arrived in Vancouver! Register online & join the fun run through Stanley Park to raise awareness and donations for Movember. All net proceeds from the Moustache Miler 2013 will go to Movember Canada.

Mo Skate at Robson Square

  • When: November 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Robson Square Ice Rink – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Details: Get to Robson Square for an evening skate with fellow Mo Bros. Free hot chocolate and skate sharpening for anyone with a stash! Rentals are $4 for skates and $2 for helmets.

Townhall Mo’ Night

  • When: November 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Townhall Public House – 925 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Details: The Townhall Mo’Night will be rocking out their stashes for a good cause! Tickets for this event includes a beer and a burger.

Official Movember Vancouver Gala Parté

  • When: November 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Commodore – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Details: Get ready for an ultimate Mo party! The official Movember Gala lands at the Commodore and $20 gets you in. There will be titles being awarded to the most deserving in: Ultimate Mo, Lame Mo, Team Mo, Mo Bro & Mo Sista, Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember, and Man of Movember. Judges will look for nominees from 8 p.m – 9 p.m so don’t be late! Tickets can be snagged here.

3rd Annual Township of Langley Fire Fighters Movember Party

  • When: November 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Townhall Public House – 19640 64th Avenue, Langley
  • Details: This event at the Townhall in Langley will have live music, awesome prizes, a 50/50 draw and fire fighters (sporting Mo’s)!

Movember Madenss Presented by Fort Knight & Lords of Gastown

  • When: November 30 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lords of Gastown Compound – 49 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver
  • Details: Movember Madness will include live shaves and cuts from the crew Fortknight Men’s Boutique, live performance bartending, bands, a motorcycle photo booth, and a Lords of Gastown Popup.

Movember Mo-Off

  • When: November 30 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Details: The fourth annual Movember Mo-off takes place at the Biltmore on November 30th. The event will feature a moustache contest, shaving stations, prizes, photobooths and live music. Don’t miss this chance to party your hairs off! There will be a free Steam Whistle beer for the first 50 people to arrive! Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to Movember Canada. If You’re not able to attend but would like to donate, you can donate here.

Know of any other events happening? Leave them in the comments below!

And on behalf of women in Vancouver, thank you for your staches, men! You are rocking handsomeness and we happily salute you. Happy Movember!

MO

 

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