Let’s Talk Movember Contest Launch

Tansi Métis community members!

November 1st marks the start of Métis Nation BC’s 2020 Movember campaign called Let’s Talk Movember

Movember is a worldwide annual health campaign that raises awareness for men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health through encouraging participants to grow moustaches for the month of November. Movember is working to “change the face of men’s health.”

We are eager and excited to share educational resources and supports about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Screening and self-care are such an important part of prevention and we want to give you the information you need to access these tools. 

Unfortunately, we know there is still a significant amount of fear and stigma with accessing healthcare services related to these health issues. Your concerns around judgement and not being heard are valid and real. We hope this campaign can empower you to advocate for your health.

Most importantly, we want you to know that you’re never alone!

Each week, we’ll be providing you with information for all members of the family and we encourage you to read and learn how to keep yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced.

“Your body isn’t a temple; it’s a home you’ll live in forever. Take care of it.”Collin Wright

To get started, we are launching our annual Moust-sash competition!  Starting November 1st, we encourage you all to start growing your ‘stash. But don’t worry, if you’re not as fortunate as others to be able grow a Moust-sash, you can still participate.  Below are some other ways to join in on our campaign:

  1. Wacky hair style
  2. Take a selfie with a paper moustache!
  3. Get creative! One additional entry for creative and fun Movember submissions

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Self-identify as Métis
  • Métis Nation BC citizen
  • Live in the province of B.C

Make sure to send your photos by 11:59PM on November 15th 2020 to kpollard@mnbc.ca for a chance to win one of our amazing prize packs.  The more photos you submit, the more chances you have to win!

This year we’re doing points: 

1 single/ selfie photo = 1 point

1 family photo = 3 points

Youth (up to 30 yrs of age) = 1 extra point

Creative photo = extra point!

This year’s campaign prize packs include:

  • 1st place prize: $300.00 to your gym of choice
  • 2nd place prize: $150.00 grooming prize pack
  • 3rd place prize: $50.00 prize pack

Disclaimer: Please note, you will be required to complete a photo consent form after submitting your photo in order to be entered into the draw.

Stay tuned for more exciting things happening for the month of Movember!