Unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day this year

Flashback to an '80's dress up movie date night at the Kamloops Paramount Theatre watching Pretty in Pink.
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Valentine’s Day approaches and this year it lands on a Friday.

Friends and lovers, it’s time to book something lovely to do. And really, this day doesn’t have to include romance, it’s just a good excuse to celebrate L-O-V-E, and how could can that be bad?

Here are some unique V-Day events to consider:

Omagod this is like such a totally awesome idea! Break out the legwarmers for the a TOTALLY TUBULAR Valentine's Day party. The Kamloops Film Society and Drunk in a Graveyard present this dress up movie night featuring 80’s cult film Pretty in Pink. The evening includes matchmaking, Valentine’s Day candy and more.
Friday Feb. 14 @ 7 p.m. at the Kamloops Paramount Theatre Adults: $11 Seniors: $10 Kids/Student: $5

Chef Michael Buffett is partnering with a group of chefs including Victor Laderoute, Pastry & Gelato Master from QB Gelato.
Chef Michael Buffett is partnering with a group of chefs including Victor Laderoute, Pastry & Gelato Master from QB Gelato.
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A Romantic Soiree?
An Okanagan Love Story produced by Start Fresh Kitchen is a delicious collaboration of chefs and wineries that promises “the perfect balance of savoury, sweet, and surprise”.
Six wine-paired courses and romantic live music – this is a hot ticket date.
Feb. 14 - Laurel Packinghouse 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $139

Jolene Fox is a burlesque dancer starring at the Heartbreakers Ball at DunnEnzies Pizza Co.
Jolene Fox is a burlesque dancer starring at the Heartbreakers Ball at DunnEnzies Pizza Co.
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Drag Queen & hot burlesque Show?
Hell ya! DunnEnzies Pizza and Parlour in the Mission presents the Heartbreakers Ball V-Day Drag Show featuring hot burlesque and scintillating drag performances and pizza and cocktails. Feb. 14 -9 p.m. $20 

Fondue fun at The View Winery!
Fondue fun at The View Winery!
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Fondue Fun?
Now who doesn’t like fondue? This is the ultimate social meal and paired with wine at The View Winery, you can’t go wrong. Chocolate and cheese fondue with wine pairings and live music $18/person 5 & 6 p.m. Call the wineshop 778-760-2995 for reservations.

Beer & Cheese? Yes please!
Beer & Cheese? Yes please!
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Beer & Cheese?
Yup, Kettle River Brewery’s got it going on. This is how they describe it themselves:
“Think Valentines is cheesy?
You're absolutely right!
Come down to the north end,
For your beer AND CHEESE flight!”
Brewery district neighbours Persevel & Young Cheese and Kettle River Brewing are offering a flight of four artisan cheeses, alongside four delicious brews Thursday, Friday & Saturday open regular hours from noon to 10 p.m. at Kettle River Brewing Co. 

Singletons – This one is for you.
Perhaps this is the night you will get shot by the arrow of love? Join the Matchmakers from Human Connections at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery in Vernon. Mix with other great singles, and enjoy cocktails, charcuterie, and pastries provided by Bean to Cup.
Feb. 14 7-9 p.m. - $65 includes one cocktail, charcuterie, pastries, coffee, and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Chef B (front) will be leading the Valentine's Day class. Shown here with Chef Rod Butters and Chef Robyn Sigurdson.
Chef B (front) will be leading the Valentine's Day class. Shown here with Chef Rod Butters and Chef Robyn Sigurdson.
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Couples that Cook together…

Join the amazing Chef Bernard Casavant in the beautiful kitchen at The Okanagan Table for a couples evening. Chef B will teach you how to create this amazing menu that is sure to win your heart:

• Prosciutto, Brie, Compressed Watermelon Crostini
• Roasted Oysters, Lemon Grass, Garlic, Parsley Butter
• Demi-Tasse of Crab Bisque, Cupid Crouton
• Pappardelle Pasta, Saffron Cream, Pomegranate Seeds, Herb Essence
• Lobster Wellington, Aquavit Scented Spinach, Mushroom Stuffing
• Breast of Chicken Roulade, Kale, Walnut, Goat Cheese Farce, Lemon Broccoli Sauce
• Chocolate Tasting Platter, Haskap Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
February 15 Time: 6- 9 p.m. $119 (includes wine pairings)

Beautiful night skiing at Sovereign Lake
Beautiful night skiing at Sovereign Lake
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A ski date under the stars?

If you are trying to woo the object of your affection, spirit them away to Vernon for a romantic Valentines’ Night Ski at Sovereign Lake. This cross-country ski venue has beautiful lit trails open from 4 – 9 p.m. on V-day night. Fun with just friends or family too.
$8 and rentals $6 


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