In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: This one seems pretty self explanatory, so we think we’ll leave it there.
Question: Does Valentine’s Day hold any importance for you?
Gabe Bandel – Computer Technician – Vancouver
I’ve forgotten all about it. It’s a day created by candy manufacturers and florists. We used to like exchanging valentines at school when we were eight or nine or ten years old.
Lexi Spacek – Art Student – Santa Barbara, California
Yes, but I think a lot of people don’t think it’s important because it’s surrounded by so many other holidays. I like to give and receive gifts on Valentines – I once got a Swiss army knife. And I think it should be more mandatory for girls to put the move on guys on Valentines. They need a formal chance at it.
Kim Lacombe – Elementary Student – Alpine Meadows
Yes. I love getting candies. The purpose of Valentine’s Day is love. I’m going to send Valentines to everyone in my class and my boyfriend.