Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calendar of Mermaid-Tailed Men Raises $300,000 for Mental Health in Newfoundland

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calendar of Mermaid-Tailed Men Raises $300,000 for Mental Health in Newfoundland

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'Merb'ys' raise $300,000 for mental health

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health.

Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as "merb'ys" -- a portmanteau of "mermaid" and "b'y," a Newfoundland term meaning "boy" or "buddy."

The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club said it would donate proceeds from their sales to a Newfoundland therapy service.

Organizer Hasan Hai tweeted a photo on Sunday of people rejoicing around a giant cheque for more than $300,000 made out to Spirit Horse NL, a service that builds mental health and life skills for children and adults as they ride and care for horses. …

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