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Get your wax on this weekend

Wax On for Friends of Children fundraising event benefits the East Kootenay Friends of Children.

This weekend there will be many activities going on as part of Sam Steele Days. One of those activities is the Wax On for Friends of Children fundraising event.

Shawna Barber, an organizer, said the fundraiser benefits the East Kootenay Friends of Children, a local non-profit which assists families of children with extraordinary medical needs. Support for these families comes in many forms including assistance with travel expenses to medical appointments, purchase of specialized equipment and prescriptions not covered by medical. All funds being raised at the event will be used to assist children in our area.

"We have managed to convince Steve Mercandelli from Cranbrook Dodge, Kenny Bridge from Bridge Interiors and Derek Kortschaga from B104 radio to shed their leg hair for donations," Barber said. "Our hairy friends will have their legs waxed at Rotary Park following the Sam Steele Days parade."

For every $25 donated, donors have the opportunity to enter their name in a draw to "Rip a Strip" off one of the guys. The draw will take place immediately preceding the wax and contestants must be there to win.

Donations can be dropped off at Mane Designs salon, Bridge Interior, Cranbrook Dodge and can also be made online at  or through their Facebook page If you have questions, contact Barber at 250-919-9384 or