Polka King Walter Ostanek performs in Aylmer

“Polka King” and tOktoberfesthree-time Grammy Award winning musician Walter Ostanek and his band performed in front of over 300 attendees of the Oktoberfest celebration held at the Aylmer German Canadian Club’s Saxonia Hall on Saturday night, Sept. 19. The event coincided with the official opening of Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The dance party included a beer drinking ceremony (out of a huge glass “boot”), traditional food including schnitzel, sausage and sauerkraut (which the Saxonia is famous for) and beer samples from Railway City Brewery of St. Thomas. Onkel Hans, the official mascot of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and a goodwill ambassador to communities all across North America, made a special appearance later in the evening.

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