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Beards sheared to kick off Movember

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One of the rules of the campaign is that each "Mo Bro" must be clean shaven on November 1st.

Lido Theatre manager Byron Stewart and Fort St. John Movember organizer Neil Evans kicked off the festivities by ridding fully bearded Tyson Mowat of Trimtek Custom Signs and Devon Wigglesworth of Patch Java of their scruff. Even Councillor Bruce Christensen lost his duster.

This year, Fort St. John fundraising teams are hoping to beat last year's total of over $27,000.

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Many local businesses are doing their part to raise money for prostate cancer research. Marc Joseph clothing store is donating a dollar from every purchase, and both Patch Java locations will donate 10 per cent of every purchase made by someone participating in Movember.

Every Tuesday in November, Remedies Lounge is hosting a Movember Poker Tourney at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, November 17, Northwoods Pizza will be donating $5 from each pizza sold from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-close.

On Wednesday, November 23, Egan's Pub is holding a "Mo'pen" Mic night.

On Saturday, November 26, Looney Tunes is hosting its Movember party starting at 9:00 p.m. Prizes will be given out for Best Costume and Best Moustache Combo.

To finish it all off, the Official Movember Wrap-Up Party is taking place on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lido Theatre.

To take part in Movember, men and women begin by registering online at www.movember.com, where friends and family can make donations to the cause. Women get involved as well by raising money, organizing events, and supporting those who can grow moustaches.

All funds raised go to Prostate Cancer Canada for research, education, support and awareness for prostate cancer. For more information or to register, visit www.movember.com.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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