Kat Chatten winces at a painful-looking red area where the wax - and hair - used to be on Lewis Kinvig’s leg. The minor hockey coach and Ashcroft Building Centre employee said it was the price his female co-workers exacted for helping him raise over $1

First went the moustache

The moustache was the first thing that went for Movember. After that came the leg wax.

Santa Claus wasn’t the only one attracting attention last Friday night in downtown Ashcroft.

Already downtown to see the parade, a few dozen friends and family members crowded into the hardware store to see Lewis Kinvig make good on his promise and have his legs waxed.

Throughout the month of November, Lewis Kinvig was raising money for the Movember Foundation, which raises money for men’s health issues. As the waxing paraphernalia came out, so did the cell phone-camers and everyone had a chuckle.

Minor hockey coach and Ashcroft Building Centre employee, Kinvig said his female co-workers helped him raise over $1,500 for Movember. “The ladies at work said that if they raised $1,500 they could wax my legs,” he said. “Well they reached their goal so I had to stick to my part of the bargain..”

The Movember Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. It does this by encouraging men to grow moustaches during “Movember” to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Since it started, the Foundation has raised more than $574 million and had funded more than 800 world-class programs in 21 countries.

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