|Janaina Dealencar, left, and Sydney Thompson watched the Super Bowl at Doc Willoughby's on Sunday.|
The city was hit with Super Bowl fever and fans headed to bars across the city to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.
"We have the Mardi Gras theme because the Super Bowl's happening in New Orleans," said Steve Olsvik, a bartender at O'Flannigan's. "Business has been great today."
Shirley Nagy was out celebrating the Super Bowl - but her Super Bowl traditions might be a little
different from other people.
For the past four years, the Kelowna woman has been coming to O'Flannigan's to raise money for cystic fibrosis, in memory of the two sons she lost to the disease.
"O'Flannigan's is usually closed on Sunday's but they open just for us every Super Bowl. This is when everyone comes to watch the game and it's a great way to raise money."
Her first son, Harley, died in 1978. He was just under one year old. Her second son, Donovan, died of the
disease when he was 23 years old in 2005.
Donovan, a football fan, kicked the football at a game between the B.C. Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders before he died.
"Lui Passaglia was a kicker for the Lions. He lived down the street from us in Vancouver and did cystic fibrosis fundraiser with us," she said.
Her Super Bowl themed fundraiser raised $1500.
Door prizes and contests were a popular way to draw fans to spend their Super Bowl Sunday outside their homes.
"We did the sports board where people could buy squares to bet on the team they wanted to win and we've been giving out a lot of prizes and Mardi Gras beads," said Jeanine Zahara, a server at Doc Willoughby's.
And the most popular foods on Super Bowl Sunday?
"We've served a lot of steak sandwiches and chicken wings," she said. "And a lot of Bud Light beer."
Sydney Thompson was at Doc Willoughby's cheering for the Baltimore Ravens.
"I really like Ray Lewis and his jersey was a present to me, so I'm wearing it
today," she said.
Her friend, Janaina Dealencar, wasn't there cheering for the Ravens though. The San Francisco native came to Kelowna to go to UBCO and still cheers her home team proudly.
"It's kinda cool cause we won the World Series; the Bay Area is on a roll. They haven't been to a Super Bowl in a while,
so it's exciting," she said
Rose's Waterfront pub seemed to be hub for fans of the Baltimore Ravens.
"I like them because they're the underdogs. And Michael Oher from the movie, The Blindside plays for them. I'm hoping for him because he's had a hard life," said Tyler Heriss.
"The 49ers have won too many times," said Ryan Woodmen. "I like Ray Lewis, so I'm really rooting for him."
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