Notable Guide to Movember in Calgary

Gentlemen, it’s that time of year again where you get to be creative with your facial hair for a good cause. Embrace it. For many of you, this is the only time of year when your girlfriend will allow that dreaded cookie duster graze your upper lip. This is also your time to be brazen and sport that handlebar you’ve been dying to grow. With the 1st of November fast approaching, you should be in the grow – ahem, in the know – about what sort of moustache activities are happening in Calgary this month. 

Here’s what you need to begin Movember: Jameson’s Irish pub is calling all mo bros this Friday, November 1st at both of their locations to give you a fresh start for Movember. Come in between 6:30 and 8:30pm to get a clean shave.

On the 1st, you can also head to Craft Beer Market between 4 and 6pm to get that clean-cut look. Donate $20 and you can enjoy a shave, pint of Granville Winter Ale, and take home a sweet Movember t-shirt.  

Of course, there’s the big decision of what kind of upper lip fringe you’re looking to sport this year….

Here are a few ideas:

The Hulk Hogan: If you look up ‘Hulk Hogan’s Moustache’ on Wikipedia, there is a short article that goes on to tell you that Hogan’s moustache is a symbol of masculinity in Western culture. Take that, Ric Flair!

The Burt Reynolds: Burt Reynolds is synonymous with moustache the way that unicorns are synonymous with rainbows. Enough said.

The Sam Elliot: Only real men need apply. Sam Elliot’s ‘stache has been called a thing of beauty on more than several occasions. This is a serious duster that could sweep the floor with lesser men.

The Prince: This facial hair would probably win a participation medal in a moustache-growing contest. Purple jumpsuits are encouraged.

The Ron Burgundy: Do you love Scotch and things that smell of rich mahogany? Great Scott! We’ve found the perfect moustache for you.

The Salvador Dali: Feel like being artsy for a month and throwing lots of parties with exotic animals and circus folk? The Dali might be for you.

The Ron Swanson: This moustache is for men who are passionate about woodworking, meat and the great outdoors. Warning: This moustache may give you splinters.

Here’s what you need to end Movember: On November 27th, Flames Central is hosting the Calgary Gala Parté where the Calgary Man of Movember will be selected. You’ve been grooming for close to a month now and it’s time to have some fun. Judges will be handpicking people who are worthy of prizes for the Ultimate Mo (the winner will be judged on his impeccable grooming abilities), the Lame Mo (refer to The Prince Moustache) and Team Mo (for the best group of staches). To buy tickets or find out more about the event, click here.

Now that you have a handlebar – we mean handle – on Movember in Calgary, it’s time to get that thing growing. Best of luck, men!