September 2016 - Nr. 9
Summer has come to an end and with it a lot of outdoor
activities, such as our communal picnics. From our front page
you can see that one version was the last one, at least with one
very special person missing before the picnic had reached its
end. Please read “One last time”.
Maria & Joe Stritzl
Of course there were other picnics: The Hansa House or Club
Hansa, the Loreley Club in Oshawa, a pig roast at the Sturm
house, Germania Club and Concordia Club have their versions, and
all these are traditions we do not want to miss. Way back when
there was also a big gathering at the Brandt Farm. Would it not
be nice to have that again?
July and August offer these get-togethers for our communal
enjoyment. Now in September there follow the street festivals
which we shall observe at least a couple of, starting with the
Ukrainian Festival and the Polish Festival. Why these two?
Because their cultures are similar to ours, they are
conveniently located as well as close to each other and happen
on the same day in Toronto.
We also look forward to Oktoberfest celebrations in September
and October. Please consult the ads for dates of our
As I am writing this the incredibly loud roars of planes with
supersonic abilities screech across the sky and turn back close
to our house towards the CNE where the annual Air Show has
commenced. While I admire the incredible force of those planes,
I can only imagine what animals and children feel when these
planes pass by so low to the ground. My body felt the
vibrations; but all is well that ends well when I can see the
snow birds streak by overhead in perfect formation.
I hope you are well after this very hot summer. I would not mind
going to the beach a couple more times in September, when
everyone else is off to school and work. I do not feel lonely on
an empty beach. It makes for even better dreaming.
See you around!
Sybille Forster-Rentmeister, editor, editor-in-chief of Echo Germanica,
comments, cultural, artistic, political, daily events, German-Canadian, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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