Vice principal Bryan Faucher (pictured) offered up the fate of his notable beard to help entice students and staff to donate money for Terry Fox. Submitted file.

Vice principal Bryan Faucher (pictured) offered up the fate of his notable beard to help entice students and staff to donate money for Terry Fox. Submitted file.

Sparwood principal beardless after competitive fundrasier for Terry Fox Foundation

This year’s fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation at Sparwood Secondary School included a competitive twist

  • Oct. 6, 2021 8:52 a.m.

Sparwood Secondary School’s vice principal received an indistinguishable makeover in a Terry Fox fundraiser many won’t soon forget.

Vice principal Bryan Faucher offered up the fate of his notable beard to help entice students and staff to donate money. The original plan of the student council was to have Faucher shave his beard if the fundraising goal of $1,000 was met.

“He felt that we were undervaluing his beard and he thought lots of kids wouldn’t donate so we thought we would make it a competition,” Tanya Wagner, supervisor of the student council, said.

It was decided then that students and staff could either donate to saving Faucher’s beard or having him shave it off.

One student on the ‘save’ team contributed significantly to the $385 total by donating $200 on his own. The ‘shave’ group, however, claimed victory by raising $500 in donations.

“It’s a little bit difficult getting kids in high school to donate but the incentive of shaving or saving helped because there was some healthy competition,” Wagner said.

The grand total given to the Terry Fox Foundation was $950.

In addition to shaving his beard, Faucher received a haircut as a bonus.