Flair Bartenders Support Prostate Cancer Research

On November 25 2009, the Jack Astor’s Whitby location held their annual Flair Bartending Competition. ¬†This year, they coupled the show with a fundraiser in support of Movember.

Movember takes place throughout the month formerly known as November, where participants start with a clean shaven face, and  grow their moustaches in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer research.

The evening started off quietly as Mo bros (guys with moustaches) began filing in with anticipation of a great night ahead.  There were even a few Mo sistas (ladies who love moustaches) who were sporting what I can only hope was a glue on moustache there as well!

As the crowd filled in, I could tell the bartenders were getting a little nervous.  For some, it was their first singles competition.

The lights dimmed, and the bartenders were introduced with great reception from an energetic crowd.

After the first competitor showed his stuff, the night began to run smoothly.

Between bartenders there were some prizes being given out, some live auctions, and even a best moustache competition.

The crowd favourite was defiantly the last bartender to go on. ¬†Known only as “the big Slovak”, he entertained the crowd with a three bottle routine, and ended with a four tin waterfall. Clearly taking home the 1st place trophy.

To finish off the night, I took to the stage to perform one of my routines, capped off by a martini head pour, and igniting the bar in flames.

In total, the evening raised over $1500 for Movember, and through the entire month, the Jack’s Whitby location raised over $5000, all of which went to Prostate Cancer Canada.

The BartenderOne Movember team has raised over $2500 so far and encourage people to do their part and support the cause.  Some of the proceeds from the BartenderOne DVD box set go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada in support of Movember.

Prostate Cancer Canada has raised over $5 Million during this years Movember campaign!

To make a donation to the BartenderOne team in support of Prostate Cancer research, visit the BartenderOne Movember page here.

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