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This city has a multitude of street, art and music fests throughout the summer. I wish I could go to all of them, but it is not possible. We did check out the clubs and our community scene, which also sizzles with activities and will continue to do so throughout the July and August. There is no shortage of entertainment in this our world class metropolis. Unfortunately we do not hear enough of other smaller communities. I wish they would participate more with us in making our culture more known.


Club Loreley

Oshawa sets a good example. There is a new board, but that does not mean that everything is new. Old established patterns are still working and the club is amazingly strong. This was apparent during Fiesta Week. What Caravan used to be to Toronto this Fiesta Week is for Oshawa.

Tom Henninger as Master of Ceremonies
Tom Henninger as Master of Ceremonies Tom Henninger as Master of Ceremonies
...addressing visiting dignitaries with the help of
Mini Miss 2012
Tom Henninger as Master of Ceremonies Tom Henninger as Master of Ceremonies

When we arrived after a reasonable drive of one hour an entertainment show of dancing was in full progress. Master of Ceremonies Tom Henninger introduced one dance group after another.

The many dance groups of Club Loreley The many dance groups of Club Loreley
The many dance groups of Club Loreley The many dance groups of Club Loreley
 
The many dance groups of Club Loreley
 
The many dance groups of Club Loreley
The many dance groups of Club Loreley
The many dance groups of Club Loreley The many dance groups of Club Loreley
The many dance groups of Club Loreley
 
The many dance groups of Club Loreley The many dance groups of Club Loreley
The many dance groups of Club Loreley The many dance groups of Club Loreley
 
The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley
 
The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley The many dancers of Club Loreley
 
The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley The many dancers of Club Loreley
The many dancers of Club Loreley

Ed Albrecht as DJ (Club Manager, President) for Club LoreleyClub Manager Ed Albrecht as DJ made sure they had the right music to dance to. From the tiniest tots to teenaged beauties in imaginative costumes, all taught by Holly Henninger, who was helping in the service department that evening, the dance floor was hopping with enthusiastic youngsters showing off their traditions to the delight of the many onlookers who packed the hall. It was hot and loud and festive, a real boisterous folk fest! It smelled of people, food and beer, evidence of a full success.

The audience
The audience The audience

In the Schenke part of the club it was impossible to get a seat. We saw people dissecting huge pork hocks and enjoying their beer. Not wanting to take up space we left to find sustenance elsewhere on the way back home, which took longer than the way in to Oshawa.

Happy children at Club Loreley
Happy children at Club Loreley Happy children at Club Loreley

We are happy for the club’s success!


Next in the club? See the ads. Hope to be there with you!

Until next time

Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

 
Sybille reports as a German-Canadian about culture, arts, entertainment, community events from her unique perspective as an artist.
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