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any time between June 16 and October 15. Beau’s Steve Beauchesne said staff had tried to recreate what they could of the festival around the social distancing restrictions. He hoped the event would give regular festival goers at least a taste of Oktoberfest. “Obviously, there was no safe way to put on a festival with 20,000 people, so we had to abandon what we would normally do,” IFTBJEi8FSFTIPSUFOJOH JUB MPU JUMMCF a 45-minute program, but we’re hoping it’ll allow people to still feel like a got a little bit of Oktoberfest this year.” To help people get in the spirit, Beau’s released 250 Oktoberfest in a Box kits with six cans of beer, an alpine hat, stein, and poster. All of the boxes sold out in less than 48 hours. Even without the boxes, though, Beauchesne said there were other ways to celebrate while watching the stream. The CSFXFSZSFSFMFBTFEJUTQPQVMBS/JHIU.ÅS[FO to mark the day.
One of the biggest events on the Vankleek Hill calendar will go virtual this year. Beau’s will hold a remote Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 15, giving beer lovers the chance to tune in with socially distanced steins. Instead of the usual event at Van- kleek Hill showgrounds, the brewery will TUSFBN UIFDFMFCSBUJPOPWFS:PV5VCFXJUI bands, a stein hold and celebrity drop-in. Braids, Crown Lands and Goodbye Honolulu will perform through the stream, while beer and sausage pairing classes will help viewers recreate the experience at home. The charity bike ride that had helped the local brewery raise about $100,000 JOQSFWJPVTZFBSTGPS6OJUFE8BZBMTPXFOU WJSUVBMUIJTZFBS8IJMFDZDMJTUTXPVMEVTVBMMZ ride together to Vankleek Hill during the event, participants were able to register online this year, then cycle anywhere, at
Le rendez-vous annuel des amoureux de la bière à Vankleek Hill, l’Okterberfest, aura lieu en ligne cette année. Ci-dessus, Steve Beauchesne de la brasserie Beau’s, organisateur de l’évènement. —photo Stephen Jeffery
“Get yourself a good handled mug, get yourself a couple of other beers,” he said. “All of the pieces that make up Oktoberfest – fun activities, great music from Canadian
artists, great food, great beer – will be there.” The Virtual Oktoberfest broadcast will begin on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. and will be available free on Beau’s :PV5VCFDIBOOFM .
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earlier this year. Three adult book clubs, DSBGUBOEUFFO%*:DMBTTFTIBWFCFFOIFME over Zoom for a variety of age groups. Smith said the events showed the importance of libraries beyond the borrowing of material. “It certainly is a hub of the community for all aspects of what we offer, not just the books but for the social side as well,” she TBJEi8FPGGFSJUGPSBMMBHFHSPVQTBTXFMM we try to make sure that for the kids to the adults and everyone in between, that we have something for them.” One of the more popular programs had been Story time with Alicia, a weekly Face- book Live video in which children’s services MJCSBSJBO"MJDJB)FJO[MFSFBETUPUIFBVEJFODF often from a location in town relevant to the book. Corn fields, barnyards, and even fire houses have been featured in the videos. “She has quite a following, she’s had a lot of hits,” Smith said. “People look forward to what she’s going to be up to the next week, so she’s doing a great job.” A full calendar of events can be found at the Champlain Library website.
You might not be able to attend public libraries in person at the moment, but that has not stopped the celebrations for Canadian Library Month in Vankleek Hill. Champlain Library will hold virtual alterna- tives to its regular run of October programs to mark the celebration of the role libraries play in Canadian communities. Children’s story time has moved to Facebook, book clubs are held over Zoom, and craft kits are available to be picked up and taken home. .PTUPG UIFFYUSBBDUJWJUJFT UIJTNPOUI XJMMCFIFMEEVSJOH0OUBSJP-JCSBSZ8FFL from October 18 to 24. Anybody who takes out library items during that period will be entered into a draw to win a “basket of goodies,” including a pumpkin loaf from Broken Kettle. Librarian Anne Smith said many patrons had supported the online programs run since the physical library closed to the public
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