NKPR GUIDE: GALENTINE’S DAY

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HOW TO: CELEBRATE GALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven’t already, now is the time to plan your date… with your girlfriends! Whether you’re single or just want to celebrate your LOVE for your best friends, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to get together and do something fun. We’ve curated some of our favourite date alternatives below:

Night Out

You don’t need to do anything fancy to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just grab your girlfriends and spend the evening out on the town!

From galleries to nightclubs, Bloor-Yorkville is a fantastic neighbourhood to explore with friends, no matter what you’re feeling like doing. Stop by Yorkville Village for some shopping (TNT Fashion, anyone?), or get pampered at the Windsor Arms spa (yes, please!).

Feeling like venturing to the downtown core? Make sure you swing by the Thompson Hotel on Wellington St. West to get a drink at the lobby bar, or grab a bite at the Thompson Diner!

Night In

Host a girl’s night in! Some of the best nights are spent in the comforts of your own home, so invite your best gals over for dinner, a movie, and facials.

Nothing says romance like a classic bowl of spaghetti. Pick up a box of Barilla Spaghetti and try out this delicious recipe! I mean, who doesn’t want to channel Lady and the Tramp on Valentine’s Day?

After dinner, relax with tea and a movie! Get a selection of your favourite DAVIDs TEA flavours, or pick up a tin of one of their Valentine’s inspired blends, like the Sweet Tart blend with notes of apple, sour cherries, and sweet hearts! 

Of course, girl’s night in wouldn’t be complete without snacks! Pusateris has an incredible selection of desserts. From cakes, chocolates, to even cannolis- there’s a treat for everyone’s taste buds. I promise you won’t come back empty handed!

26 Hours of Kindness 

Looking for other alternatives? A great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to show and give LOVE in the ultimate way- by giving back to those in need! On February 14th, we’re teaming up with some local charities for our annual 26 Hours of Kindness initiative. Want to help out? Grab the gals and join us! Read more about how you can participate here.

NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness: Spreading Love on Valentine’s Day

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NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness: Spreading Love on Valentine’s Day

Building on the success of the NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness holiday edition, we’re excited to announce that on February 14, 2018, NKPR will hold the third annual 26 hours of Kindness on Valentine’s day!!

An NKPR tradition, the 26 Hours of Kindness first launched during the Christmas season – and included random acts of kindness, surprise and delights, caroling, community dinner programs, essentials drive and more.

We made the decision to move the initiative to Valentine’s as a way to reconnect with the day in a meaningful way and to celebrate what love is all about: showing compassion for others, spending time together and giving ourselves.

With February being the coldest time of year, and this year being one of the coldest, the NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness will focus on supporting programs that provide food, a safe warm space and a kind word to those most in need.

There are so many amazing organizations in the city, this year we will be working with St. Felix CentreGood ShepherdSistering and Ve’ahavta.

Activities will run from 9am to 7pm and we’d love for you to join! If you’re interested in participating, or would like more information, please contact: info@nkpr.net

    • St. Felix: Lunch Program 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (open to volunteers)
    • Sistering: Lunch Program 9:30am-1pm (all spots have now been filled)
    • Good Shepherd: Food Sorting 1-4pm (open to volunteers)
    • St. Felix: Dinner Program 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (open to volunteers)

If you aren’t able to make it, we are also accepting food donations for St. Felix, and Clothing and Necessities for Ve’ahavta’s street outreach team. A full list can be found here.

Items can be dropped at the NKPR office before February 14th, between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Thank you!