Valentine fiddle contra dance at the Merville Hall

“O my Luve is like a red, red rose,” cried Poet Robbie Burns with a mouth full of haggis at the haggisly romantic Robbie Burns Contra dance last January in the Big Yellow Merville Hall.

Imagine how the bard will gush as the Funtime Fiddlers ramp up the romance for the Valentine’s Day Contra dance at the hall on Saturday, Feb. 17. Fiddle music, hearts and flowers will fill the hall along with the coruscating commands from dance caller, June Cannon, who will blow kisses and directions to keep the dancers organized and having fun.

There is even a contra dance workshop right before the dance. From 7 p.m. to 7:29 p.m., Cannon will introduce the coy dancers to new moves and teach the basics. Single dancers and families are very welcome. Singles can pair up with anyone during the contras and our contra sets last about 15 to 20 minutes.

In between the called contra dances, we’ll play waltzes and reels; jigs and swing tunes, as well as line up some talented soloists for a little Valentine variety. Spot dance prizes abound so look sharp and dance up a storm. Or, if you wish, you can sit at a table with refreshments and spoon with your sweetie.

So pop into the Big Yellow Merville Dance Hall, right on the Old Island Highway, between Campbell River and Courtenay. Doors open at 7 p.m., dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10.00/adults, $5.00/youth (6 and under free) and you can come as a family for $22.00. Free workshop starts at 7:00. FMI-250-339-4249 or seabankmars@shaw.ca.

Just Posted

Habitat for Humanity seeking future Comox Valley homeowner families

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (VIN) is seeking families in the… Continue reading

Grade 5 students see what’s in their trash

The students performed a waste audit on a week’s worth of their own garbage

UPDATE: Trees affecting travel at YQQ have been trimmed

Some flights have been rerouted or cancelled due to some trees impacting the safety margins

BC Aquatic Food Resources Society supports North Island College

Students can apply now for tuition credit for aquaculture tech diploma

No missed business hours for AIDS Vancouver Island despite neighbouring fire

Despite some damage to their ceiling and doors, AIDS Vancouver Island returned… Continue reading

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Teravainen’s 3 points lift Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Canucks

Vancouver heads into all-star break on losing note

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Most Read