Valentine’s Day cards aren’t just for your sweetheart, as some good Samaritans in the Penticton community prove by sending out hundreds of cards out to seniors

Over 300 Valentine’s cards have been delivered from the Penticton station to the Good Samaritan Village of Canada

Andrea Jones, the recreation coordinator for the Village by the Station, said via email that Valentines residents have “tremendous love” and are receiving cards from community members, Veterans Affairs, Queens Park Elementary and family members

“This will brighten Valentine’s Day for our seniors, many of whom were isolated from Covid-19 during this time,” said Jones

The Okanagan Dance Studios in Penticton have sent over 500 handcrafted V-Day cards to seniors with their 200 students aged 3 to 18 years

“It was actually one of the parents’ ideas and we were just looking for something nice for the kids to do to give back to the community,” said Traci Bourne, owner of Okanagan Dance Studios

“It was a difficult year for the dance studio in a way, not doing our usual programming with COVID, it was just something we could do for team building”

The dancers had three weeks to make as many cards as they wanted to encourage creativity in the designs

“I was so happy to be able to help in a small way to make a contribution to this project. My daughter and the girls loved the project and I was so impressed with the care and love they put into the cards who made them, ”said Danielle Rodgers, mother of one of the dancers

“The Zoom Valentine craft date was a fun way for the girls to connect with their dance family in creative ways,” added Rodgers,

A local doctor, Dr Jen Begin helped the studio with delivery, reached out to the care facilities, and dropped the tickets off with some dancers ahead of the big day

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