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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 …
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