Backcountry - Helping You Enjoy The Great Outdoors

directory_backcountryPhone: (250) 785-1461
Email: admin@backcountryfsj.com
Website: backcountryfsj.com

Backcountry is one of British Columbia’s largest hunting, fishing and outdoor supply stores. The Fort St. John area is home to some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in North America and often referred to as “The Serengeti of the North”.

Getting clipped for cancer research

After missing Bluey Day this year, Shane Quiding was willing to wait until next year to shave his head for cancer, but his coworkers at Fort Motors had another idea. "They're teasing me about my hair, I said, 'well, put some money together and I'll cut it off right now'."

In the two days since he agreed to cut off his hair, which has been growing since the middle of last year, over $700 dollars have been raised towards cancer research. Quiding hopes to raise over $2,000 by the shaving next Friday, especially once Fort Motors' owners kick in.

Cancer has touched Quiding's life through family and friends, and he feels this is one way he can help.

"If you can do something to help, why not?" he says. "Everybody up here makes good money… if you can give back you should. A lot of people spend their money in the Condill, or in restaurants, well why not give some back? You don't have anything but a hangover the next day."

If you're interested in donating to Quiding's head shaving fund, you can drop by Fort Motors, or call April or Linda at 250-785-6661.