iN VIDEO: Kelowna Mayor, WFN Chief could be shaving their heads if fundraising goals met

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson, left, and Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran are taking part in the Okanagan College fundraiser Hair Cuts for Health Care.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Okanagan College Foundation

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran has challenged Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson to match his effort in an Okanagan College Foundation fundraiser with the potential they will shave their heads if enough money is collected.

Both Basran and Derickson have joined Okanagan College Foundation's Haircuts for Health Care challenge which aims to raise $5 million towards the cost of building the $18.9 million Health Sciences Centre currently under construction. The money will also go towards programming.

Basran is trying to raise $10,000 and if he meets that goal in the next two weeks, he will have his wife Leanne shave his head.

“I'll admit it, I have a necessary indulgence - getting my haircut every two weeks!” Basran wrote on his fundraising page. “My hair is now in need of a serious trim!”

Basran has challenged Derickson, who is on the college’s board of directors, to also raise $10,000 and shave his head.

Derickson has taken the mayor up on the challenge.

“I'm wearing a ball cap these days as it's been seven weeks since I've had a haircut! (On the bright side, some people tell me it keeps me youthful :),” Derickson wrote, saying he’ll have his wife, Jordon, shave his head.

Both say if hair salons are open by the time the challenge is over they will spare their wives the ordeal and have their heads shaved by a professional.

As of 9 a.m. today, May 12, Basran had raised $908.60, while Derickson had $158.37 in donations.

To contribute to the Basran's effort go here, and to make a donation to Derickson go here.

For more on the Haircuts for Health campaign, go here.

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