Making a Month of Movember!

Some popular Movember moustache styles.Which one do you like best?

There are many exciting things to see in November. Outdoor enthusiasts can bask in the majestic scenery of snow-capped mountains and festive holiday goers can take in bright holiday light displays. Yet, perhaps the most exciting sight of all has less to do with the season and more to do with Tom Selleck and Salvador Dali.

What we’re talking about is Movember – the joyful time of year when men can experiment with their facial hair without judgement. Well, truthfully they may be prone to a well-timed joke or two, but it’s all in good fun because all proceeds from fundraising go towards prostate cancer and male mental health awareness.

A good reason to revel in ‘Mo’ if you ask us.


Movember began in Melbourne Australia some 10 years ago when a group of burly men decided to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as testicular cancer and depression. Now celebrating global success, the event has over 1.9 Million ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sistas’ (as supporters are so affectionately called) from across the globe, with campaigns all the way from Australia to New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

In 2011, over 854,000 supporters from around the world raised an impressive $125.7 million for the initiative – with Canadians being the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation as of 2011!


On November 1st, many manly men register at with a clean-shaven face. Then, for the rest of the month, these enthusiastic heroes ‘Groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery,’ as the official website states. These individuals also seek the support of their loving kin, friends and Mo Sistas to raise funds for the various charities the event supports.

In addition, the millions of fuzzy faces from around the world bring much needed advertising towards men’s health causes, but they do so in a way that is funny, endearing and light hearted.

At the end of the month, all participants are encouraged to create or attend a Gala Parté where they can celebrate their manly moustaches or shave them off in a fun-filled ceremony.

With a few of Sandman’s own kin ready to don their facial fur in a bid of support, Sandman is proud to wish everyone a Happy Movember – may the moustache be with you!

For more information about Movember in Canada, click below:

Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada implements Movember funds in programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy and support of those affected, as well as research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information on the programs funded by Movember please click here

Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation implements funds raised across three programs: 1. An Awareness and Education program that significantly increases the understanding and reduces the stigmas of the health risks that men face. 2. The Canadian Male Health Network – a Movember initiative that was started to address critical men’s health issues. Male mental health is the first priority issue to be addressed by the Network. 3. Movember’s Global Action Plan that accelerates key outcomes in prostate cancer research by facilitating global research collaboration.

Movember Celebrations in Canada
Vancouver Gala Parté

Nov 28, 2012


The Commodore

868 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC

V6B 2C9



Calgary Gala Parté

Nov 30, 2012



421 12 Ave SE

Calgary, AB

T2G 1A5

Edmonton Gala Parté

Nov 29, 2012


The Starlite Room

10030102 Street

Northwest Edmonton, AB

T5J 0V6

Winnipeg Gala Parté

Pyramid Caberet

176 Fort Street

Winnipeg, MB

R3C 1C9


Ottawa Gala Parté

Dec 01, 2012


St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts

310 St Patrick St.

Ottawa, ON

K1N 7E1

London Gala Parté

Nov 29, 2012


Jim Bob Ray’s

585 Richmond Street

London, ON

N6A 1L9


Ottawa Gala Parté

Dec 01, 2012


St.Brigid’s Centre for the Arts

310 St Patrick St

Ottawa, ON

K1N 7E1

Montreal Gala Parté

Nov 30, 2012


Theatre Rialto

5723 Avenue du Parc

Montreal, Quebec

H2V 4G9

Halifax Gala Parté

Nov 28, 2012


Pier 21

1055 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS

B3H 4P7