Tuesday, November 30, 2010
It's been a long month of mustachery, but Vancouver, your manliest Movember mustache-grower was announced on Sunday night:
Congratulations to Kelly (above right) and thank you to everyone who supported Team Mo'ho over the last month. We raised more than $3,000 for prostate/testicular cancer, thanks to individual donations and the support of sponsors like the Waldorf Hotel, Lift Bar and Grill, the Rosewood Georgia Hotel, Hawksworth Restaurant, Oasis, 1181 Tight Lounge, Five Sixty, Canade T-shirts, MOGO Wear, The Cobalt, Sephora, Obsessions, Peking Lounge and Mine Salon.
Friday, November 26, 2010
If you guessed the winning mustache of Vancouver’s second annual Man of Movember Gala, you know we know you are the most hirsute of geniuses — and get this: we need your help!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world come together in support of prostate and testicular cancer research by growing a mustache.
“The rules are simple: start Movember 1 clean-shaven and then grow a mustache for the entire month,” explains movember.ca. “The mustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a mustache for 30 days.”
On Nov 28, Vancouver’s GLBT community will come together to crown the Man of Movember at The Cobalt (917 Main St).
If you’ve been growing a mustache, this is your time to shine. If you haven’t, here’s your chance to come and help raise money for a cure.
We are raffling off a Vancouver staycation, with all proceeds going to support the fundraising efforts of Team Mo’Ho.
The first-place winner will receive the Man of Movember Blazer and coveted stainless-steel steer horns—for his (or her) mantelpiece of manliness. There will be sensational prizes for second and third, along with giveaways all night long.
Help us spread the word and raise money for a great cause.
Our 2010 sponsors include:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Well, I'm going to give you two options... either donate to a Movember team near you (like Team Mo'ho yeah!) or face the consequences:
Do not make me make you sleep with my mustache.
You've been warned.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
So you know what time of year it is, right? The dark side of Halloween and/or pre-Christmas at Costco. I know, right? I feel obliged to point out that it's also Movember. Double month. Month of Mustaches. The month where your man friends, near and far, grow a little something-something on their upper lip for prostate cancer research... and also to make some money on the DL:
This month, I've joined a Movember Team. We are Team Mo'Ho and you can donate to prostate cancer research by supporting our facial-hair escapades. Click here and enter Team Mo'Ho in the search box.
Do it. Don't be shy. We also have a little mustache soiree planned called Man of Movember. Mark your calendars. This guy won last year:
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining a dining party at underground dining sensation 12B, which is run by Chef Todd in a secret location in the City of Vancouver. This was thanks to the legendary Dean Wolverine, who was also recently crowned Mr. Movember at the 1181 Tight Lounge Man of Movember contest. See him in all his glory:
(Photo by Brandon Gaukel)
Now. 12B is quite the experience. Chef Todd cooks up a 6 course meal for 6-12 people. Donations are $50 a head, it's bring your own beer and wine, and warning: if your friends cancel, you can expect to pay for their meals (so no cancellations!). However, it's an intimate amazing dining experience. It also give me a chance to try out some video blogging. My first attempt: not too shabby. You can expect me to get better over the upcoming months and for more video blogging posts to appear on Up Your Alley soon.
And for the queer tie in: Chef Todd mentioned that the queer dinner groups were often the most fun because we love good food and are ready to have a great time.