Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A Million (Okay, Not Quite a Million) Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Canada

Valentine’s Day is this week.  What are your plans?  How will you and your significant other be spending the day – or night?  Or, are you unattached and do you just plan to kick back or spend it with friends?
Here are some suggestions on where and how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year at various Canadian destinations:                                    

In Toronto and the GTA:
Here’s a twist – why not combine Valentine’s Day with (a belated or early) Halloween?  On Thursday Feb. 14 & Friday Feb. 15; Thursday Feb 21 - Saturday Feb 23, 2013 you can catch “Dracula – A Love Story” at Casa Loma.  Brant Theatre Workshops is bringing Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the stage just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The Valentine’s Day show tickets include a glass of champagne and a chocolate fountain.  Sounds like fun – my two favorite things:  chocolate and a good scare!
Speaking of Casa Loma, a Valentine’s Day brunch is being served on Sunday, February 17, along with a self-guided tour of the famous castle.  This could spell romance, or you could take the whole family for an early Family Day celebration.
For more information and tickets to both events, here’s a link:

Or, if you prefer to take a walk on the wild side. The Toronto Zoo is offering a night of fun and food:  "Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom."

In Ottawa:
Why not spend a traditional evening with a romantic dinner and live entertainment?

In British Columbia:
For eleven ‘creative’ ways to spend the day and night in and around B.C., including a romantic forest stroll and a mountain-top dinner, check out this site:

In Calgary:
Museums, galleries and theatres!  Ever been to Calgary’s cultural district?  Valentine’s Day events and festivities abound in the area.  Here’s a link to some great ideas:

In Edmonton:
The Edmonton Journal has been kind enough to provide an online Valentine’s Day feature that will give you ideas for not only things to do and places to go in and around the Edmonton area, but recipes, gift ideas, sexy ideas, relationship rescue advice and more…

And, to cap off this post, here’s a corny little Valentine’s Day joke…

Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine's day; he couldn't help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them.  Then the man got out a bottle of Chanel perfume from his pocket and started spraying scent over the envelopes.
By now Mike's curiosity had got the better of him, and so he asked the man why he was sending all those cards.  The man replied, "I'm sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?'"
"But why?" asked Mike.
      "I'm a divorce lawyer," the man replied.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone!!

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