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BARRIE, ONTARIO, September 1st, 2012 – ‘Erin Prosit’ time is fast approaching – Barrie’s Oktoberfest – hosted by Barrie Rotary Club of Barrie, the fourth annual celebration of Bavarian culture,   with a new indoor location… Eastview Arena, Grove St.  Barrie. 

Celebrating all things German, the Oktoberfest event has become a fall staple in the culture scene within Barrie and Central Ontario. Offering German fare – schnitzel, sausage, pretzels and such – great beer from Amsterdam Brewery and world class talent… Walter Ostenak – Canada’s King of Polka, George Kash return to provide the live entertainment during both evenings.

“Our event this year promises to be even better than last year” offers Rotarian Adam Smith, who started the event 4 years ago with the support of his club and fellow members.  “Authentic music, food, festhallen, and of course …beer & schnapps!!!!  All the traditional fun of Oktoberfest…without the flight to Munich or drive to KW.

The annual Oktoberfest is one of the Clubs’ special fundraising projects. All staff are volunteers & 100% of proceeds support local, national and international activities, in particular, to help fund the generous donations the Club has committed to the RVH Cancer Care Centre and Georgian College recent expansion.

Event Contact: Adam Smith – mobile 705-794-2326 – who is available for interviews, photos and further information.   Prosit!!


ABOUT ROTARY  - Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In 166 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

In nearly 100 years, Rotary has grown from a small club of four members to a worldwide network of men and women who share a common vision for a better world. The world's first service organization, Rotary has a long history of helping those in need and uniting people of different cultures and beliefs. Through the work of individual Rotary clubs, and through the programs of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, Rotary is making the world a better place.

Over 1.2 million members makes Rotary big. Diversity makes Rotary great. Each Rotarian in this network of leaders offers singular talents, interests, life experiences, and professional expertise. The common denominator: a commitment to the principle of Service Above Self. Know someone who could wear the Rotary brand? Make the call today.

For information about our club and how to get involved, please see "Engage With US" -Membership

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