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Boob Tour returns to Hinton for 10th year

Masha Scheele
reporter@hintonvoice.ca


Four comedians are set to hit the stage in Hinton for the tenth annual Boob Tour comedy fundraising event this September.

Hinton raised more than $14,000 in 2018 through the event, which is one of the highest numbers raised through the boob tour in the community, said event organizer Olga Uloth.

Funds raised go to the Hinton Health Care Foundation for the cancer unit.

“It goes to the healthcare foundation, so it goes towards buying equipment and maintaining the rooms and facilities for people in Hinton,” said Uloth.

Uloth’s son, James Uloth, founded the Boob Tour, which now tours throughout North America raising funds for cancer clinics in each community.

“It’s important to the community that we support and maintain services to help people be able to access treatment in our communities without having to travel. Not adding another stress, not only to them but also their families,” said Uloth.

Travelling to the city for treatments isn’t always a viable option for people and Uloth believes it’s vitally important to maintain and increase services provided within the community.

Uloth hopes The Boob Tour brings awareness to the services provided in Hinton while at the same time raising funds and offering a fun night out.

“It’s not only about helping the programs develop in Hinton but also laughter is the best medicine. It provides so much release for us and improves our mental well being,” said Uloth.

James Uloth is one of the comedians performing during the night, he has performed thousands of shows in three different countries, and on top of the boob tour, also organizes comedy fundraising events for animal shelters.

Another comedian performing is Dave Nystrom, who was a writer for CBC’s “This Hour has 22 Minutes” during which he won a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award.

Brittany Lyseng is also part of the event, she has been heard on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, SiriusXM and seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL Networks.

The final comedian, Mickey Housley from Houston, has been a contender in multiple comedy competitions and performed at national festivals like the Bay Area Comedy Competition.

Beyond comic relief, the night will include games, a silent auction, and a 50/50.

“There will be some laughs, and we’re having a wine pull which was hugely successful last year,” said Uloth. 

The doors to The Boob Tour open at 7 pm on Sept. 21 at the Hinton Legion. 

Show begins at 8 pm and advance tickets are available at Cold Creek Boutique.