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Urban Impact Team Movember Challenge

Did you know that Movember has replaced November as the month where men around the world grow mustaches throughout the month of Movember to raise money for prostate cancer research.  Urban Impact is behind our team all the way and we will be making some pledges to support everyone’s fundraising efforts.  

Prostate Cancer Canada uses the Movember funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy and support of those affected, as well as research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.  

Movember NEWS FLASH Update:  On November 2, we raised over $1,000 for Movember at our Richmond Plant Shred Day.  A special thanks to our customer that brought over 2200 pounds to be securely shredded and our two great helpers- Harriet and Tia from Lord Byng High School’s Take a Kid to Work Day.  What a whopper Shred Day and all in support a great cause. 

Everyone at Urban Impact is welcome to get involved in Movember.  They can grow a moustache or be a panelist judge.

We encourage our drivers, warehouse, sales,  operations  and accounting teams from our Calgary, Richmond and New Westminster offices to join us in celebrating Movember!

We want to say a special thanks to John Kendler for kickstarting Movember and assuring us that he is a serious category contender.  John commented “This year, I will be captaining the UI Movember team, the Urban Impact Flavour Recyclers. I would encourage all the gentlemen of Urban to participate, and both the gentlemen and ladies to donate generously to the cause. This will be my third Movember, and with two years of training, I plan on growing a real humdinger this time around. Stay tuned.”  We can’t wait to see that real humdinger.

For our contest, we have created some Movember Moustache Challenges like the top “mike” in each team plus the Best in Category Moustache: Magnum PI, pencil ‘stash, Sargent Major, Charlie Chaplin, Fu Manchu etc. 

Of course, we hear that it may be hard to beat Calgary Operations Manager Spencer Kennedy who got a head start on the Movember contest and “kind of cheated by shaving off my beard into a perfectly tailored moustache”.  We think he should shave it off and start from scratch.  Of course, Spencer is highly competitive, so he replied, “No way.  I’ve attached a pic of my own soup-strainer. Let the games begin! He concluded that “I have the most giant ridiculous moustache ever known right now, I feel like Tom Selleck!  Go Movember!”

VP Operations Rod Nicolls is going to be wearing his velour leisure suit to hand out prizes for the Moustache Categories at the Urban Impact Christmas party on November 26. 

Rod kind of agrees with Spencer that he is allowed to keep his moustache head start:  “Shaving off that Beauty would be a travesty!  I guess being in Calgary, you are going for a Lanny MacDonald!” Rod is growing and cultivating his own moustache, “I for one will be rockin’ a Ron Burgundy by the end of the month, I’m looking for a velour suit for the party…”( poor Nicole, we say).   Rod thinks he looks like Robert Redford!  Contact us if you agree!

How to Participate in Movember

Country gentleman: here’s how to register to participate in Movember.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on register
  3. Click on New to Movember – Register
  4. Sign Up as a team member
  5. Join our team by searching my name (John Kendler), or our team name (The Urban Impact Flavour Recyclers – let me know if anyone can come up with a better name, I scratched my head all night and that’s the best I could come up with)
  6. Start growing your mustache and/or raising money for prostate cancer research

Go Movemeber, Go! Gentlemen start your moustaches!