Seniors play dating game for Valentine’s Day

Ross Place Retirement Residence hosts family-friendly fun

Senior singles looking for love need look no further.

For the first time, the Ross Place Retirement Residence in Victoria is hosting a family-friendly version of The Dating Game to mark Valentine’s Day on Tuesday (Feb. 14), from 2 to 4 p.m.

Actor and radio personality Barry Bowman will host the free public event.

A select number of bachelors and bachelorettes, who are at least 65 years old, will have the chance to ask a series of predetermined questions to a potential date hidden on the other side of a screen.

Contestants have the chance to win different date prizes, such as dinner and a movie or theatre tickets.

“Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the young. Many seniors are very active and also enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day,” Andrew Trinder, general manager of Ross Place Retirement Residence, said in a statement. “We do try to connect people. It is all about having fun, being social and feeling part of a community.

“We are not expecting wedding bells, but you never know …”

Spectators are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. To register, please call 250-381-8666. The residence is located at 2638 Ross Ln.