03/14/2014 08:01 EDT | Updated 03/14/2014 09:59 EDT

Vancouver Facial Hair Club Is Furry Goodness (PHOTOS)


If you're a lover of all things beard and moustache, the Vancouver Facial Hair Club (VFHC) wants you — regardless of whether you can grow one or not.

That's right, folks: the VFHC is a group for Vancouverites who appreciate a bushy beard and respect a twirly moustache (plus everything in between).

Founded in January 2013 by a group of friends, the Club was created to bring facial hair enthusiasts together and promote a positive social image for those who sport it.

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We want to change the way beards and moustaches are perceived,” Garrett Resler, one of the founders, told The Province.

“We have people from all walks of life — we have bankers, an engineer, people in what are traditionally considered professional careers — and they've got giant beards.”

The group gathers on the second and last Wednesday of every month at the Lamplighter (92 Water St.) to discuss everything from advice to competitions (yes, they participate in facial hair competitions).

And while there is definitely a focus on support for the men who rock the facial hair, there's plenty of room for ladies, too. The group held a "Whiskerina" competition back in November (see more of those photos above).

If you want to learn more, check out the VFHC on Facebook and Twitter.

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