Winners Crowned in Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

Winners Crowned in Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

CTV Winnipeg photojournalist Scott Andersson (left) won best beard in the Media category in Festival du Voyageur's Beard Growing Contest on Friday, February 25, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

There are a lot of razors working overtime today after dozens of men came out Friday night to be judged in Festival du Voyageur’s annual Beard Growing Contest.

Contestants were clean-shaven in December and had been growing their facial hair wild up until last night.

Contestants competed in four categories, including the Voyageur Beard (wild and woolly), the Novelty category (groomed mustache or beard), the Festival’s own category and the Media category. There were 50 contestants in total, which helped raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

View the photo gallery and results below.

FESTIVAL (shaved in December)
1) Ron Colony
2) Gérald Bowman
3) Raymond Bellemare

NOVELTY (groomed mustache or beard)
1) David Pierrard
2) Gord Ledingham
3) Sean Stacey

VOYAGEUR (wild and wooly)
1) Roger Prince
2) Al Vass
3) Kyle Carrière

1) Scott Andersson (CTV)
2) LTI (Hot 103)
3) Sylvain Laporte (Envol 91 FM)

To purchase any of the above photos, please contact us.