Bar bans displays of affection at Valentine's party
Kilt and Fiddle Pub in Windsor, Ont., throwing anti-Valentine's Day party for singles
A bar in Windsor, Ont., plans to strictly prohibit public displays of affection at its annual Valentine's party.
Kilt and Fiddle co-owner Nicole Demers said it's part of the pub's anti-Valentine's Day party.
Demers said her bar plans to cater to the single crowd, not couples. She said the idea for the theme came from her customers.
"They were tired of having to celebrate love and being part of a couple, and we wanted them to have a place to go, have a destination, and being able to celebrate being single," Demers said.
She said couples are welcome to attend, but "public displays of affection are strictly prohibited."
"I'm happy that single people aren't left out; they actually have somewhere to go where they're not surrounded by Valentine's Day menus, and Valentine's Day songs," she said. "There's something else for them to do in Windsor that night."
The party is scheduled for Friday night, after the traditional day of love.
According to Statistics Canada:
- There were 11,784,855 people not living in a couple, including never-married, divorced, separated or widowed, and aged 15 and over in Canada in 2011.
- The total number of people living in a couple, including married spouses and common-law partners, and aged 15 and over in Canada in 2011 was 16,084,490.
- $3.2 billion - The value of jewellery and watches sold at retailers in Canada in 2011.
- $2.4 billion - The value of cosmetics and fragrances sold at retailers in Canada in 2011.
- $1.6 billion - The value of women's lingerie, sleepwear and intimates sold at retailers in Canada in 2011.
- $634.6 million - The value of men's underwear, sleepwear and hosiery sold at retailers in Canada in 2011.
- 10.5 million - The number of stems of roses produced in Canada in 2011.