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Why you may see some faces on the back of heads in Kamloops

Steve Passmore and Derek Strokon started Give Cancer the Finger to advocate for a cancer supportive care centre in Kamloops.
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November 20, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Some haircuts around Kamloops may catch your eye, but it's the back of heads you'll want to keep an eye on.

A barbershop has partnered with a local charity, creating eye-catching creations in support of Give Cancer the Finger.

Lisa Mitra, a stylist at Continental Barber Shop, believes this is the third or fourth year that the business has participated in Movember-related events. Previously, they were noted for shaving moustaches in the back of people’s heads in support of local charity Give Cancer the Finger, but they have now included a set of sunglasses to the mix. Steve Passmore and Derek Strokon run the campaign, and are advocating for a cancer care centre in the river city. Now, the two men sport faces on the back of their heads to bring awareness to the cause.

“This year they’re rolling with sunglasses… the first one was my idea and then they had to compete, so now they have a sunglasses competition going on,” Mitra says.

Mitra says she has stuck with a traditional back-of-your-head moustache for those who don’t want eyes peering from the back of their head.

“I did another one, just the moustache on a lady actually… she was right into it," Mitra says. "We had another guy come in yesterday just for a moustache."

The moustaches and sunglasses are to raise awareness for Give Cancer the Finger and the many fundraisers going on for the cause. At the end of the month, the Continental Barber Shop and Give Cancer the Finger are hosting a beer, burger, and barber style event at Shark Club.

“It’s $25 a ticket and you get a burger and a beer, and half of everything goes right to Give Cancer the Finger,” Mitra says. “We shave them all off on the 28th right at the wrap-up party. All of us from Continental, we take all of our stuff and we shave everybody’s sunglasses and moustaches off and that's by donation at the event.”

You can donate to Give Cancer the Finger many ways. If you visit Continental Barber Shop, you can buy a raffle ticket for $5, or hop around town and get your drink on in support of the cause.

“There’s like nine restaurants that are making their own version of the 'Fermented Finger' using Forager Vodka, so we’ve got them on board,” Mitra says. “One dollar from every drink goes to Give Cancer the Finger.”

You can check out Alchemy Brewing Company, Cordo Restaurant and Bar, Earls, Forno on 5th, Masons Kitchen and Bar, Mittz Kitchen, The Noble Pig, Storms on the River or the Twisted Olive to try their own ‘Fermented Finger.’

For more information on Give Cancer the Finger and to donate online, check out their website.


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