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Ugly Sweater Season is Upon Us in Vancouver

With the cold, snowy weather happening in Vancouver, it’s time to have some fun dressing up in your favourite ugly sweater.  For whatever reason, dressing up in flashy, hideous sweaters is actually a cool thing – you probably know someone who has hosted or attended an “ugly sweater party” in the past few years.

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In support of The Children’s Wish Foundation, the Now That’s Ugly Society and Parallel 49 Brewing Company is encouraging Vancouverites to “get ugly and grant wishes” with these upcoming events and other ways to support charity:

1st Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash

Get knitted up with your friends and family for the ugliest, merriest 5km in town. Wind your way along the seawall to the Finisher’s Festival featuring holiday-themed stations, snow blowers, and giant Christmas characters. Proceeds help a child experience the magic of a wish.

  • When: Saturday December 13th 11am
  • Where: Starts at Olympic Village
  • Registration is $45 includes an Ugly toque. Kids 8 and under are free
  • After party is at the Vancouver Giants Ugly Sweater Game
  • Registration now open: http://nowthatsugly.com/vancouver-dash/

The 13th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

A Vancouver tradition and the most fun you can have with your knitwear on! Celebrate a season of sweateriness with the original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. It’s your opportunity to showcase your ugliest, loudest, jingle-bell-est sweater and help grant a wish for a seriously ill child.

Drink Parallel 49’s Ugly Sweater Milk Stout

Ugly Sweater Milk Stout is the official beer of The Get Ugly Grant Wishes Movement. Parallel 49 Brewing Company will donate $1 for every 6 pack and $25 for each 50 liter keg of Ugly Sweater Milk Stout sold during December 2014 to the Now That’s Ugly Society in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Ugly Sweater Milk Stout is a sweeter tasting stout inspired by classic English beer. The Milk Stout receives its name, and its aftertaste, from the milk sugars (lactose) added during the brewing process. The sweetness imparted from the lactose is perfectly balanced by flavors of roasted malt. Creamy notes of caramel and subtle accents of chocolate and coffee make Ugly Sweater Milk Stout a great winter beer.

Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater Button

Purchase an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” button for $5 at Parallel 49 Brewing Company (1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver) and attach it to your ugliest, most festive Christmas sweater to support The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

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