Russell Kennedy, Michael van den Bos, Shannon Ross, John Timar and Rachel Greenfield cheers to Valentine’s Day in their pyjamas at the Campoverde Social Club in Kitsilano.


On a night when people tend to either go out for a fancy dinner or stay in lamenting their single status, members of a Kitsilano social club — single or not — are throwing on their PJs and dancing.

Tonight Campoverde Social Club is hosting its sixth annual Un-Valentine’s Day Wear What You Wear To Bed Pyjama Party.

Rachel Greenfield, who runs the club, said Valentine’s Day has become a stressful holiday for both singles and couples.

“We thought, what better way to make fun of it than to dance around in our pyjamas?” she said.

“It’s kind of the antithesis of what Valentine’s Day does to people. Some people come in bunny slippers and furry bathrobes. Some people have even shown up in curlers.”

The party starts at 7 p.m., and includes a buffet dinner, a chocolate fountain and a DJ.

Russell Kennedy, a member of the club, said when partygoers deck out in their sleeping attire they’re more open and relaxed.

“I think our clothes … form a bit of a shield around us,” he said, adding that it’s hard to take anything too seriously when you’re in PJs.


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