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Oktoberfest Celebrations


The Rheinlander Band 

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Steam Whistle Brewery Oktoberfest 2014 (Vancouver, BC)

2014 Whistler Village Beer Festival (Whistler, BC)

Whistler 2013 World Luge Championships (Whistler, BC)

Arbutus Club (Vancouver, BC)

Kingfisher Pub (Maple Ridge, BC)

Polish Community (Vancouver, BC)

Guilford Seniors Center (Surrey, BC)

Newton Seniors Center (Surrey,BC)

CAMRA Vancouver, Beer Brewing (Vancouver, BC)

Caulfield Village Shopping Centre (West Vancouver, BC)

Railway Club (Vancouver,BC)

Amica At Arbutus Manor (Vancouver, BC)

Austria Vancouver Club (Richmond, BC)    

Scandinavian Community Centre (Burnaby, BC)

Chilliwack German Canadian Club (Chilliwack, BC)

Whalley Legion Branch #229 (Surrey, BC)

Coquitlam Legion Branch #263 (Coquitlam, BC)

Holyrood Seniors Manor  (Maple Ridge, BC)

La Bocca Restaurant & Bar (Whistler, BC)

Victoria Edelweiss Club (Victoria, BC)

Vancouver Alpen Club (Vancouver, BC)

Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club (Surrey, BC)

Comox Valley Canada Day Celebrations 2016 ( Lewis Park, Courtenay, BC)

Port Moody Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest At The River Rock Casino 2016

Oktoberfest At Starlight Casino 2016

Oktoberfest At Cascades Casino 2016

Steveston Community Center Oktoberfest 2016

Tsawassen Rotary Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest At The ANAVETS #284, Steveston 2016

Oktoberfest At The Legion 88 Maple Ridge 2016

            

Past Events


Port Moody Oktoberfest 2016














Port Moody Oktoberfest 2016 Video

The Port Moody Annual Oktoberfest 2016 was a success this year and The Rheinlander Oompah Band had an absolute blast performing. Great set-up and good beer. Great people and good food. Great music and high spirits were highlighted. We would like to invite everyone to come back next year for another Oktoberfest extravaganza in Port Moody. Ein Prosit!!

click on this link

httpswww.dropbox.comswlj7etl5ay38j8wOtoberfest_2016.mp4dl...



Comox Valley Canada Day Celebrations - Courtenay BC 2016































Whistler Village Beer Festival


September 13, 2014











 



First off is the Rheinlander Oompah Band of Vancouver, which will perform authentic Oktoberfest music on Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon until 3 p.m.

Peter Paulus, who co-founded the band, says his work is to provide “happy music” to beer drinkers and everyone else.

You could say the Rheinlanders have reached emeritus level in oompah music; Paulus has performed with accordionist Gary Winzlaff for 45 years.

“Ever since we were young-uns. We played in a few different bands together and in the Rheinlander band ever since,” Paulus says.

Tuba player Steve Toren has been with them for over 15 years. The trio, with 105 years of oompahs between them, have German, Scandinavian or Austrian heritage.

The band is no stranger to Whistler, having performed here over the years on the patio outside the La Bocca Restaurant in the fall. They also performed at the World Luge Championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre last winter.

“We’ve been coming to Whistler off and on in all the years we’ve been together. We’ve seen a lot of change, a lot of growth over the years,” Paulus says.

“The beer fest came up and we’re taking a different approach this time. We’re going to stroll. I’m going to have a marching snare strapped on and we have the tuba, a trumpet and the accordion. We’re going to be in full Oktoberfest dress and stroll throughout the village playing out oompah music and stoking the fires.

“People find the music happy and infectious. They’re smiling and interested. A lot of Europeans drop by in Whistler, too.”

And Paulus says in case you don’t know the etiquette for Schunkeling — traditional moves for anyone enjoying an oompah band — this is what you do: first you drink beer and sit together, link arms with the friends sitting beside you, sway in time to the oompah-pah beat, and dance to the polka sound.

Sounds deliciously easy.





The Rheinlander Band Plays Oompah Pah For The Annual Beerfest


The Band Played - Edelweiss For Stephanie
A Young Bride To Be, Having Her Stagette Party







Fun & Music All Afternoon Throughout The Beerfest Site














                                       

                  





The Rheinlander Oompah Band At The  Steam Whistle Oktoberfest, Vancouver 2014





Folks Had A Blast & Danced All Night









A Good Time Was Had By All Who Attended





The Reinlander Oompah Band Stays Close To The Beer
















BACKGROUNDER

Steam Whistle Celebrates Oktoberfest

WHO:

Steam Whistle Brewing, an independent Canadian craft brewery, has a passionate focus of making just one beer of exceptional quality that Canadians can be proud of. A 2012 Gold Medal winner at the Canadian Brewing Awards, their refreshing Pilsner is crafted with traditional European brewing methods and only four, natural (GMO-free) ingredients under the watchful eye of their Czech Brewmaster. Steam Whistle Pilsner is available across B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Steam Whistle Brewing is also behind the Unsigned Concert series that has profiled local B.C. artists such as Fine Times, Facts and JP Maurice.


WHAT:

Steam Whistle invites Vancouver to be a part of the ultimate beer celebration. We’re bringing Oktoberfest to the city with an authentic Oktoberfest party, complete with The Rheinlander Oom-pah-pah Band music, clanking steins of delicious Pilsner and much revelry.

We would love to share and educate Vancouverites with Oktoberfest themed cooking with beer recipes, a showcase of traditional attire, and/or a brief history and fun facts about the festival.


WHY: 

After working at Steam Whistle for five years, staff are invited on a trip touring Czech breweries and Munich’s world-famous beer festival for a total immersion in European beer history, traditions and culture. Oktoberfest in Munich was so spectacular: literally thousands of people together celebrating beer through camaraderie, song, food, folk culture and pageantry that we decided to create our own version of Oktoberfest here in B.C. This will be the 2nd year we are bringing the party to the West Coast. We are also celebrating events in Alberta and Ontario.

 

HISTORY: 

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany originated in 1810 as 16 days of festivities to commemorate the marriage of Bavaria’s King Ludwig to his bride Queen Therese. Now 200 years later it is the world’s largest fair, hosting more than 5 million people each year all there to celebrate beer. Travellers from the across the globe mingle with native Bavarians, young and old, dressed in traditional dirndl and lederhosen, parading through Munich en route to the festival grounds. With the 12 gun salute and an official tapping of the first keg by the Mayor, Oktoberfest is open, and so begins the most incredible festival on earth. Oktoberfest runs from September 20th to October 5th in Munich this year. And we are bringing it to B.C. from September into October with a special Oktoberfest party on September 20th at The Imperial. You can purchase your tickets at https://secure1.gettickets.ca/Redeem/Regular/SelectTickets.aspx?id=c22df292-e7a3-4f44-8c99-7893ce66fc86&locale=en-CA

 

What is consumed at Oktoberfest? Crazy statistics

·        in excess of 7million liters of beer – the Bavarian waitresses usually carry 12 steins at one time

·        500,000 roast chickens

·        240,000 sausages

·        70,000 pork knuckles

·        and a gazillion doughy pretzels! 

 

The Costumes:


Lederhosen (pronounced Lay-der-hosen) for the men – shorts with suspenders made of suede and elaborately embroidered. Usually a checkered or embroidered shirt made of wool or linen, a felt hat and woolen socks.

 

Dirndl (pronounced dern-dull) for the ladies – this consists of a tunic made of cotton, linen or wool with elaborate embroidery. Underneath is a white cotton blouse often adorned with lace and embroidery. A woman wears and apron over her tunic and the way she ties the knot of her apron conveys her availability:  left side for ‘taken’, right side for ‘single’ and tied in the back if you are a ‘widow’. The Rheinlander Band Oompah Band will be in full costume

 

The Steins:

Order a 1/2 liter stein of Steam Whistle Pilsner and keep the stein! Bars across B.C. are joining the celebration by offering the Steam Whistle Oktoberfest ceramic steins from September 20th through October, while quantities last. Some bars are featuring a “Stein Re-fill” option.




 

 

 


Media Contact:                             

Holly Postlethwaite, PR & Marketing Coordinator

Steam Whistle Brewing                                                              

 (416) 362-2337 x 285

Email: holly@steamwhistle.ca    



The Edelweiss Dancers Performed While The Band Took A Break




And The Boys Schuplattlered






















Whistler World Luge Championships

February 2nd 2013

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First The Bobsled And Now The Luge

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The Rheinlander Band Is Ready For Action

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Bruce Walker (Our Director) With the Band

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Luge Racers Getting Ready To Compete

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Yeh!  A Beer Garden With Ice Tables 

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German Luge Team Fans Enjoy The Event

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The Music Final Medalists On The Podium

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The Evening Twilight Performance

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People Danced And Took In The Festivities

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Luge Fans Waiting For Competing Racers

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The Luge Track Built During 2010 Olympics

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More Oompah Music As The Competition Burns

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         Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill


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The Rheinlander Band played at the Kingfisher Waterfront Bar and Grill on September the 18th, 2010. Traditionally the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12,1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

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By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.

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So, in keeping with this wonderful tradition, Lori and Ted Hume, owners of Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill, decided to celebrate on Sept 18th, 2010 and are looking forward to having their Oktoberfest again next year, September 17th, 2011 with 2 shows. Check out their werbsite, click on tour, and Oktoberfest page. It tells all!    


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Click Here http://www.kingfisherspub.com

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Ein Prosit To Everyone           

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Oktoberfest Is Underway As The Band Begins To Play


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Ein Prosit To Our Friends

 

 

Celebrating With Ted Hume (Owner, Kingfishers Pub)

 

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See Us On YouTube

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CAMRA BC

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The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia (CAMRA BC) is dedicated to the promotion and responsible consumption of natural, crafted beers.

 

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                        Heritage Hall, Vancouver

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The Rheinlander Band Sets The Mood For Festivities .

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The Caulfeild Village Shopping Center

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 Click below on this link to see The Rheinlander Band in action at the Caufield Oktoberfest Celebration.

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http://www.caulfeildvillageshoppingcentre.com/

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Everyone Is Welcome 

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 The Rheinlander Band Plays With Enthusiasm.

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The Village Mall Is Filled With Family Activities

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Caulfeild Harvest Is Bountiful

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Our Special Guest Clarinetist - Tom Colclough Plays Clarinet Polka

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Occasionally,Tom Colclough, Canada's Most Sought After Saxaphone Player, Plays With The Rheinlander Band

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Whalley Legion - Surrey

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Edelweiss Dancers Entertaining Legion Members

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From The Rheinlander Band

and all the girls who served and helped to make Oktoberfest 2011 at the Kingfisher's Pub a success this year, a warm welcome and

 "Ein Prosit" 

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The Mayor of Maple Ridge about to do the honors!

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The Mayor cracks the first Keg in honor of Oktoberfest 2011 at the Kingfisher Pub.