Another campaign over…

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pit Bash


On Friday, November 1, we celebrated the end of our 2013 campaign at Overkill with friends, family and supporters. It was honestly the best Pit Bash we’ve had so far with great energy and loads of fun. We were proud to present the lovely Ashley from Rethink Breast Cancer with a cheque for $13,000! Well done mavens and mavericks!

ICYMI: Here’s a wrap up video that the great folks at Jackpine put together for our Pit Bash


Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pit Bash, Pits for Tits 2013


We’re less than a week away from celebrating the end of our 2013 campaign. It’s been a great month infused with enthusiasm and support. We are so thankful for your efforts and can’t wait to party with you this Friday at our 3rd annual Pit Bash.

Unshaven Mavens Pit Bash 2013
Overkill Bar (56 Byward Market Square, lower level)
Friday, November 1st, 2013 / 
Free / All welcome (19+)


We have more active participants than ever before and we’re asking you to give your fundraising efforts one last push to help us get closer to our goal of $15,000! And don’t forget, we have fab prizes in store for our seven categories.

What’s in store for this year’s PIT BASH?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things: pictures, candy, beer and bubbly! OK, so that’s four, but who’s counting? As you know by now, we Mavens love a good photo op, so we decided to setup a photobooth complete with props. Speaking of props, Halloween might be over, but we’ll be serving up some sweets in the Candy Pit. Our übber friends from Beau’s will be on hand to not only judge in the compitition, but to participate in it as well! All this and a few more surprises up our sleeve. Oh… wait! ;)

So round up your friends and family, and join us for a night of hair-larity.

Purple & Power | The final Pit Stop 2013 at terra20

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Education, Pit Stops, Pits for Tits 2013

terra20 has been incredibly generous with their time and support for the Unshaven Mavens this year. On Friday, October 25, they hosted the Mavens and any wandering customer to celebrate our last Pit Stop of the year at their Pinecrest location.

After some chit chatting, eating of cookies and tea drinking, Rebecca of Purple Urchin talked about the characteristics of harmful chemicals that are most often found in beauty products and Anna Barone of Victory Performance Centre discussed the importance of mindful eating, establishing a sustainable fitness regime and weight training.

We felt it was important to incorporate an educational element to at least one of our pit stops this year and this one was so fun and helpful that we may kick off next year’s first Pit Stop with a similar format.

Big love goes out to our Mavens who came out and showed us their pit progress (see below). You are the essence of this campaign and we thank you for being so rad and lovely. Thank you to the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre for their work and representative Tanya Farlinger who stopped by for a visit and to drop off some brochures for our guests. Stay tuned for our collaboration with the OICC in 2014.

And now, les pit pics:

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Thanks to Kate&Suz for letting us use the Pitlaroid frame:)

Homecoming at Booby U

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pitpourri, Pits for Tits 2013

Only Torontonians could make geek so chic. Plaid dress shirts, ties, fitted cardigans, tweed, corduroy…we could go on. This year’s Boobyball party, themed “Booby U” was a fab cornucopia of academic style from cheerleaders to nerds and everything in between. We donned our best preppy chic, inspired by Animal House. Thank you for your outfit votes! It was fun being preppy for a day and rockin’ the pearls. Big love to our friends at Rethink who invited us to attend and who worked so hard all year to throw the best fundraising party of the season. They successfully raised more than $270,000 in one night. We’d say that deserves an A+.

Now that's a statement wall!

Now that’s a statement wall!

Oktoberfest 2013

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pit Stops, Pits for Tits 2013

Best Oktoberfest yet

For the first time in three years, Beau’s Oktoberfest didn’t involve umbrellas, windbreakers or the need to wear gloves to protect against a cold stein of beer. The sun was out in all of its glory, making our job all the more fun.

We set up shop on Friday afternoon, grateful, once again, for the great weather and Beau’s hospitality. This year we not only had “Nice Pits” t-shirts for sale but six different posters, designed by Maker, depicting great women in history who, in our opinion, exemplify the qualities we Mavens strive for: passion, strength, tenacity, courage, endurance and leadership.

As usual, there was a delicious line up of local and Ottawa-based restaurants serving scrumptious food all weekend. We had our fill of warm pretzels and mustard and of course, Beau’s fine beer! One of the highlights had to be the Barley Mow pierogie poutine with Oktoberfest saussage.


Barley Mow’s pierogie poutine with St. Albert cheese curds, gravy, and Oktoberfest saussage. Delicious!