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The what and the where of Valentine's Day

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February 10, 2015 - 11:20 AM

PENTICTON - Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? There are a few ways to enjoy Cupid’s day.

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Saturday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity for the Rotary Club to host a dance on the S.S. Sicamous. And that’s just what they are doing.

Tickets are only $10 each. Wine and treats from the chocolate fountain will be available. The dance is a fundraiser for the Mental Wellness Initiative. The dance gets underway at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Rotary at 250-486-0367, or can be picked up at RBC Dominion Securities located at 101-100 Front Street.

The Gunbarrel Saloon at Apex Mountain Resort is hosting the second annual Apex Brewski event on Valentine’s Day. It's a celebration of craft beer, cider and spirits and has proven to be a great fit with the Apex crowd. The popular event has expanded this year to feature 18 new and returning craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. It runs from 6 until 9 p.m., with a special party from 9 p.m until midnight. 

Tickets for Brewski are $35 and include eight beverage tokens, appetizers and entry to the party. Couples are invited to spend the whole weekend at Apex this year, with accommodation specials at Apex Mountain Inn and Apex Accommodations.

Summerland Waterfront Resort is hosting a Cupid’s Crush Weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day offering a luxurious night’s stay, a bottle of Haywire Pink Bub in patron’s suites and a Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Local Lounge - Grille. Two night packages start at $362. For more information see the Summerland Waterfront Resort Hotel and Spa website.

The South Okanagan Roller Derby Association invites everyone 19 and older to their “Cupid’s Ball,” a retro prom party, taking place Saturday, Feb. 14 from 7:30 p.m. until midnight at the Shatford Centre. There will be dancing to the tunes of DJ Captain K, refreshments, a photo booth and crowning of a king and queen, along with some great prizes. The Ramada is offering room discounts for this event. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The Vanilla Pod at Poplar Grove Winery is hosting a Valentine’s Weekend five course, shared plates dinner, or order from their a la cafe menu. To reserve, visit their website at Vanilla Pod Restaurant.

For the kids, Valentine’s Day Friends is being offered at the Penticton Library on Tueday, Feb. 13. The free program for kids aged five to 12 offers stories, crafts and a puppet show from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Julia Cox, Youth Services Librarian at 250-770-7783.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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