Around this time of year since 2005, Mustaches for Kids’ Ottawa Chapter has been raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (Eastern Ontario Chapter).

Each year, the growing campaign culminates in a beauty pageant-style event called the “Sweetest Stache Bash” where growers dress up in costumes and compete in a variety of events (the mustache parade, beer foam retention, mustache strength, Q&A) in an effort to determine the sweetest stache.

This year, I hosted the event that took place Friday, December 14 at Zaphod Beeblebrox on York Street.


Mustache growing kicked off on November 9. Visit:!


Mustaches for Kids is a volunteer-run organization started in Los Angeles in 1999 to do good and have fun by growing Mustaches for children’s charities.