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Valentine's Day action for everyone

Forget the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and pink plushies, come out and get your party on!



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The first 50 tickets are just $15, and after that, they go up to $20. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.


The Troutsmen's Ball - Monday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m., $20

It's no big secret that the men of the Troutsmen International Club of Leisure like to have a good time - they're the community group responsible for organizing a wide range of popular events and parties, like The Cheeseburger Gala, Whistler Street Hockey Tournament and Lawn Leisure Day. Now, they're getting ready to have a ball (no, literally, they're hosting a ball) at Maxx Fish on every lovers' favourite day: Valentine's Day.

"Last year, we did one just prior to the Olympics, like a day before, for Whistler Adaptive, so we just like doing one in February and we just started thinking, 'Well, if we do it Valentine's Day, then we'll get people there because there never usually is a good party on Valentine's Day!'" explained Rich Glass, a member of Troutsmen.

They also decided to make this party a formal one, because Whistler residents are always looking for a good excuse to bust out those seldom-worn dress clothes.

And while these guys clearly like to party, they also like to help out worthy local groups, like the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program.

This year, the party will feature Rob Baanks Rich-A and newcomer "Cripple Wheel Pete" on the decks.

"Apparently, he's really good and everyone is really stoked on him. He contacted us because he's good friends with Mat the Alien and he's recently moved to Saskatchewan to Whistler and he recently went up the mountain with Whistler Adaptive."

&Entertainment will be providing lights for the show, and Shits 'n Giggles is handling d├ęcor, and attendees can enjoy a few of the 1,000 mini cheeseburgers being dished up and enter into a draw for some great prizes, as well.

"It's really good how everyone has kind of come together for this."

Tickets are $20 through Sushi Village or your friendly neighbourhood Troutsmen, with all proceeds going to support WASP.


Romancing the Stone: An Underground Valentine's Event - Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 & 7 p.m., $110/couple

Channel your inner explorer and head underground for the evening to enjoy a romantic subterranean experience at the newly revamped Britannia Mine Museum. Then, once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, step into the light and head to The Burrow Restaurant to enjoy a delicious three-course meal, glass of wine and a special treat with your significant other! Tickets to this event are $110 per couple (plus tax and tip), and are available at The Burrow and Britannia Mine Museum. For more information, call 604-896-2233.