PHOTOS: Napa Excessive, Classic Excessive Meet For ‘Massive Recreation,’ COVID-Fashion

NAPA, CA – Napa’s “Big Game” Friday night at Memorial Stadium was scaled back – and delayed for months – due to coronavirus restrictions, but the marching band was still playing and cheerleaders and spirit squads were still performing as Napa High School competed entered rival Vintage High from Crosstown School.

Darci Ward, Sporting Director of Napa High School, recalled years past when around 10,000 fans, students and alumni packed the stadium for a standing audience only.

This year the big game XLIX was broadcast live so die-hard fans don’t miss the action of the decades-long rivalry.

In the end, Vintage beat Napa 35-7, but everyone agreed it was good to be back on the grid.

Enjoy our photo gallery of the big event courtesy of local photographer Al Francis.

Chilliwack lodge provides pop-up, COVID-style weddings for two weeks this June – Abbotsford Information

Couples who were hoping to get married this year but have no plans due to the pandemic may want to take advantage of what a local hotel has to offer.

In June of this year, the historic Royal Hotel in Chilliwack is offering people the opportunity to tie the knot for two weeks – COVID style.

From June 12th to 26th, the hotel’s intimate Homestead Room will be transformed into a romantic, vintage-style wedding room.

“Weddings can still happen, albeit in a different way, so it just makes sense to have pop-up weddings in our vintage section and partner up with local wedding vendors who have also seen a huge decline in business,” said Laura Reid from the Royal Hotel.

Once home to the hotel’s 112-year-old tavern, the Homestead Room is located off the lobby. Meetings, events and small weddings are held here today. The private room has original fir floors, antique furniture and exudes charm and history as well as a connection to Chilliwack’s past.

The hotel has partnered with several local businesses including Sprigs & Sparrows wedding planners who will handle the decor. Couples can also take advantage of special wedding packages for fresh flowers and photography available through Did I Mention Flowers and Laura Winship Photography, respectively.

As per local health requirements, indoor weddings are limited to 10 people.

Weddings can be booked any day between June 12th and 26th at 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm and 7pm (subject to availability).

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What’s Included: Vintage-themed decorated wedding room, including backdrop, lighting, chairs, and guest registration table; a free room to get ready in before the wedding; a local wedding commissioner who works with couples to ensure their ceremony is unique to them; 20 percent discount on hotel rooms for the wedding group.

What is not included: a marriage certificate (couple must purchase one before the wedding); fresh flowers and photography (special packages available from two companies); Food and drinks are not permitted.

The cost is $ 495 for the basic wedding package and $ 695 for the deluxe wedding.

“We are excited to bring our historic and intimate wedding space to the community, and we will work with each couple to ensure that the day is seamless and memorable,” added Laura Reid.

For more information, including what is included in each package, or to book a wedding, contact Laura Reid at laurar@royalhotelchilliwack.com or 604-828-5286.

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