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Five Valentine's Day options in the Thompson-Okanagan you'll just L-O-V-E

Oyster shucking is just one of many Okanagan events happening in the spirit of Valentine's Day.
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February 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Few holidays bring as much anxiety as Valentine's Day. Whether you're looking for love, or trying to prove your love, Feb. 14 seems to compel you do something. 

But it doesn't have to be as difficult as all that. Here's a few options and you are TL4E in the Thompson-Okanagan.

"Shuck love"

The Table Cafe at The Codfather's Seafood Market at 2355 Gordon Dr. in Kelowna is hosting an oyster shucking event for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13 starting at 6 p.m.

Ross Derrick, owner of The Table Cafe, said he’s not a fan of Valentine’s Day, and thought the occasion was a casual way for patrons to get their hands dirty and have some fun.

“The joke is like ‘Shuck you,’” he said.

The most challenging part of shucking an oyster is getting over the fear of cutting yourself, he said.

They're also considered an aphrodisiac, so go ahead and fill up.

To find tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Kelowna hotel wants in on the baby-making

Hotel Zed in Kelowna is offering its special discounted rate for Valentine’s Day for a “Nooner” extended lunch break.

This year’s “Nooner” rate on Feb. 14 also has an unusual twist. According to the hotel’s website, “if you and your partner welcome a baby into the family nine months after a Nooner Baby Maker check-in, you will receive a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years at any Hotel Zed location.”

For more information, visit Hotel Zed’s website here

Gorgeous night ski at Sovereign Lake

Glide over 4.5 kilometres of terrain as part of a Valentine’s night ski from 4 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Sovereign Lake. Tickets are $8 and are available upon arrival.

The special night skiing event is part of the annual Vernon Winter Carnival.

The carnival will be held Feb. 7 to 16 and will feature will feature events from past carnivals, along with a general 60s flair.

Totally Tubular 80s Valentine's Day Screening

For the truly 80s fans, strap on those legwarmers and pop some pins on your jacket because this Valentine's Day the Kamloops Film Society and Drunk in a Graveyard are teaming up to bring you an epic date night.

On Feb. 14 starting at 7 p.m. watch Pretty in Pink at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for kids and you can find them online.

Adult paint party in Penticton

Enjoy a paint party specifically for adults at the Penticton & District Community Arts Council.

Held Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., the cost is $25 per person and registration is online.  

Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day and see it as a romantic event?

While the origin of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery, according to the History Channel, it has both Christian and ancient Roman traditions.

“One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death,” according to the website.

Try fitting that on a Hallmark card. 

Not satisfied? Here's another of our lists with even more options.

Did we miss a cool event planned in your neck of the wood? Let us know in the comments below.


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