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Gastown Bartenders Calendar: Barkeeps Strip Down For Charity

10/06/2013 12:44 EDT | Updated 10/08/2013 08:56 EDT
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Is your martini glass fogging up? It's probably because the bartender who made it for you is getting naked.

In a sexy act of charity, some of Gastown's hottest male bartenders are stripping down for a saucy 2014 calendar, with all proceeds going to prostate and breast cancer organizations.

The Gastown Bartenders Charity Calendar is the brainchild of Bambudda's Sean Hewlett, who told the Gastown Gazette that he took the idea from the Vancouver Fireman's Calendar.

“I thought it would be fun and sexy tongue-in-cheek way of letting people know that person behind the bar does not take him or herself too seriously,” Hewlett told the publication. “Everybody came up with their own concept and we were blown away by the creativity and enthusiasm. Some of these guys have a pretty nice one-pack…”

Each month will have a different theme, reports News1130.

"Rather than just having us shirtless behind the bar, each bartender brought a little bit of creativity to the photo shoots," Hewlett, who is Mr. February, told the site. "Some will be tied into months, like Halloween, and there are ones that were picked out of the blue, like ‘edible delights’ and ‘lumberjack.’”

The calendar is incorporating the talents of creative director Robyn Jenkins, who, according to Vancouver Eater, produced the 2011 and 2013 Firemen calendars and says bartenders "can really work it well" behind the camera.

With each calendar going at $20, Hewlett hopes to raise $20,000 for the BC Yukon Breast Cancer Foundation and BC Prostate Cancer Foundation, News1130 reports.

Whether you like your drinks neat or on the rocks, shaken or stirred, you can bet that with the Gastown Bartenders Charity Calendar, you'll find a shot that takes your fancy.

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