Movember Tribute - Nov. 4, 2013

Today I rise on behalf of the Liberal caucus to pay tribute to Movember, 2013. Movember is a month-long fundraising campaign where men start November with a clean-shaven face and then grow a stylish moustache throughout the month. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Canada and around the world. This moustache-growing charity event — and the men with their “Mo’s” — help raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.

This year I am pleased once again to be part of the Dawson Dusters.  The team includes Dawson City CAO Jeff Renaud; Mayor of Moosehide, Ronald Johnson; myself; Deputy Chief of Trondek Hwechin, Jay Farr; Town Councillors Stephen Johnson and Kyla McArthur; Mayor Wayne Potoroka; and Chief Eddie Taylor.

We also have a great new additional to the team - Elder Victor Henry. That, Mr. Speaker, is a big deal. For many listening today, it’s likely Victor’s moustache is older than you … by a long shot. He’s had a moustache since he was 17. Shaved this weekend for the cause. Mushi Cho, Victor.

I am pleased to have been a part of the Dawson Dusters Movember team for five years now, and we’ve been able to raise over $5,000 in support.

The moustache is designed to start conversations and raise awareness about prostate cancer.  I hope everyone still support this worthy cause.