BE MY VALENTINE: When you think romance, think…Diefenbunker?
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BE MY VALENTINE: When you think romance, think…Diefenbunker?

Celebrate love 75 feet underground with a delicious nuclear dinner and a love story bridging the 1960s and 1990s.

The folks at the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War history museum, are offering a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Grab your honey and head to Carp for dinner and a movie in the comfort of the Diefenbunker cafeteria!

Katie Balmer, Diefenbunker’s visitor services coordinator, says the atmosphere will be relatively casual, adding “We’re not immune to romance simply because we are a bunker!”

Balmer says tables will be set for 6 (so that those who are arriving as groups can sit together and to allow for a bit of socializing) and decorated to suit the Valentine’s Day theme.

“It certainly isn’t your typical candle-lit romantic evening, but something altogether unique and fun.”

The 3-course dinner will be provided by The Swan at Carp. Guest will be offered appetizers; a choice of chicken roulade, classic pot roast, or a vegetarian pasta; and then a chocolate truffle dessert.

While the cafeteria can accommodate up to 200 people, Balmer says they will be accepting reservations for up to 70 people to keep the atmosphere intimate and ensure everyone can see the movie — A Blast From the Past, starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone. It’s a romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.

Balmer says the romantic revelers can look forward to some other quirky aspects (as if dinner and a movie in a bunker isn’t quirky enough), such as a photo booth from Flashpoint Photography, and DJ service.

Sounds like a blast!

When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 per person, $100 per couple.
 (Diefenbunker members receive a 10% discount)

To reserve, call or email: 613-839-0007;