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October 2011 - Nr. 10
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...Oktoberfest at
Club Loreley

…“it was one of the best Oktoberfests in a long time”, said Ernst Stader – the club’s president – proudly.

Hall and Member’s Lounge were both sold out and the “Shooting Gallery never shut down. The “Euro Connection” band kept the joint jumping all night. The food was great and the line-up never stopped. Of course there was the exceptional variety of beers and other beverages on tap as well. All the dance groups – even the ‘kinder’ group – participated in the entertainment, much to the grateful appreciation of the audience. I hope that this is an indication that the economy in the Oshawa area is improving despite the past loss of the automobile manufacturing sector.

The two-day Oktoberfest in Hamilton was also a total success. Excellent weather was enjoyed on both days. A huge “Oktoberfest style” tent was set up to remind – those that remember – what a beer-tent in Munich used to look like. The visitors never stopped coming and in the large beer garden outside the beer was on tap. Denningers’s food looked after the inner person and the sausages seemed to disappear from the grill as if by magic. The visitors couldn’t praise it enough! A full program entertained the guests with dancers from Kitchener plus two Polish dance groups with youngster starting at nine years, and teens over 16, plus dancers from Hamilton. Kudos to the parents that had to look after the colourful costumes of the young dancers. There was also lots of other entertainment such as clowns, stilt walkers, magicians, mini golf and more. Miss Junior Oktoberfest 2011 was Monika Westenfelder; Miss Teen 2011 Kate Balinson; Miss Oktoberfest 2011 Bekah Church.

Bob Bratina – the Mayor – tapped the first keg and later entertained with his accordion and some German songs. He is also a musician and has his own band. One of our sponsors raffled off two flights to the Oktoberfest in Munich that was won by Herbert Herma and one flight for two within Canada – won by Dave Buchanan. The resident band was the Nu-Tones who played exactly the music the guests wanted to hear – and this till late into the evening. Nobody wanted to go home. Thanks need to be said to all the helpers that made this event the success it had become.

As always

Dick Altermann

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