Beard festival a success

The Penticton Western News has the results of the first-ever Okanagan Beard Festival which concluded Monday at the Cannery.

Beard festival a success

Okanagan Beard Festival 2016

The Okanagan Beard Festival concluded Monday with 47 contestants bringing their best and bushiest beards to the Cannery.

Over $1,900 was raised and donated to Discovery House, a men’s addiction recovery centre in Penticton. The event was put on by Okanoggin Barbershop owner Peter Beauchamp and Tim Tweed of Splendid Basterd Beard Supply.

Here’s the list of winners in all 12 categories:

Best Beard: Richard Saunders

Longest Beard: Steve Kuhn

Thickest Beard: Oliver Taylor

Most Original Beard: David Gregory

Best Sculpted Beard: Kirk Jesso

Best Effort (beard): Connor Perret

Longest Moustache: Dave Sanders

Most Original Moustache: Neil Taylor

Best Beard/Moustache Combination: a tie between Michael Warner and Travis Rowe

Best Moustache/Goatee Combination: Jason Bungay

Best-Styled Moustache: Don Munro

People’s Choice: Brent Rowland