Valentine’s/Palentine’s Day


RCYK celebrates all kinds of love for February 14th, which is why Valentine's Day is also Palentine's Day. Consider making some new queer pals, and trying out one of our events over V/Palentine's Day Weekend.

We have fun stuff going on for V/Palentine's Day Weekend (10th & 11th) for youth over 19 and youth under 19. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a shout!

(We're working on some other fun stuff...)

Queer Love Speed-Dating Fundraiser & Party

Friday, February 10th
Starts at 7:00pm | Speed-dating at 8:00pm | Karaoke at 9:00pm
Twist & Shout | Yellowknife, NT | 19+ Only
Tickets (Under 30) $20 | Tickets (Over 30) $25
Members can pick up tickets for a 25% discount by visiting the Rainbow Youth Centre.

You can purchase tickets through Paypal (below), on Eventbrite, or by visiting us in person.


It's hard to meet queers in Yellowknife, even if you've lived here all your life. What better way to spend V/Palentine's Day than by talking to every person in the room for 2 and a half minutes to see if you hit it off? We encourage all types of consensual love: platonic, aesthetic, romantic and physical.

You don't have to be queer to come! If you want to make friends (or even some dates?), queerdos are great to party with.

This is a fundraiser for the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife and the Rainbow Youth Centre.

There will be alcohol at this event, however there will be alcohol-free beverages available at the bar for people who prefer not to drink.

"Queer Love" Movie & TV Marathon

Saturday, February 11th
Starts at 7:00pm | Ends when people leave
Admission is Free
All those who attend must be accompanied by a youth under 19.

Celebrate V/Palentine's Day by throwing all those hetero-mainstream relationship expectations out the window and hang out at the Centre watching and talking about all the different kinds of ways queer people have relationships in TV and movies.

There'll be food, drinks, and most of all, tons of love! All genders and identities are welcome, including allies!

Other Lovely Stuff

Queer Candygrams

Order before February 10th
Delivery between 9am and 3pm on February 14th
Yellowknife, N'dilo and Surrounding Area
Small $10 | Regular $20


Help us raise money to support queer youth programs in Yellowknife!

For every $10 or $20 donation, we'll put together and deliver a Candygram to a person in school or at their workplace, signed with your name. February 14th can't come soon enough...

Candygrams come in two sizes: small and regular. Each one has tons of fun, colourful candy and cute goodies to celebrate V/Palentine's Day.

Regular Candygrams include a "Queer Love" sticker!

"Queer Love" Social Media Contest

Win a free tshirt or tank from RCYK!
Winner announced on February 14th

Celebrate queer love on your social media account and have a chance to win a free tshirt or tank courtesy of RCYK!

Post a photo or video using the hashtag #queerloveyzf (make sure your post is public!) and show us how you queer love.

What does queer love look like to you? How do you show your queer pals that you care for them? How do you show your own body and heart queer self-love? 

Party on February 14th by loving your queer friends, loving your queer partners and loving your queer self.