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October 27, 2017 6:55 pm

The Day of Love

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Traditionally, this is the day  when messages  of love  are passed between  those in a relationship, or  hoping to  be in a  relationship.  Here are  some of the stats  related to Valentine’s Day, courtesy Statistics Canada:

Going out for dinner  with a special someone?   In 2013,  Canadians spent  , on  average  $2,226  over the course of the year on  food from  restaurants.

When it comes to  gifts,  Canadians  spent a lot  on  special gifts  in 2014:

  • $3.38 billion on jewellery and watches,
  • $2.73 billion  on  cosmetics and fragrances

According to Statistics Canada, on a per-capita basis, wine sales amounted to 15.7 litres or $216 in 2013/2014, an increase of 3.2 litres per person from 2004/2005..

In 2013,  the average annual expenditure on candies and chocolates  per household was $191

There were 5.9 million rose stems produced in  Canada in 2014,   and  in that same year,   12.9 million dozen cut roses were  imported to  Canada

And if you are looking for the perfect place to  find  your soulmate,   Newfoundland  has  some of the ‘love’liest  named  communities such as:

  • Cupids
  • Heart’s Content
  • Heart’s Delight and
  • Heart’s Desire

Then there’s

  • Heart’s Hill, Saskatchewan
  • Love, Saskatchewan
  • Romance, Saskatchewan and
  • Saint-Valentin, Quebec



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