More than 20,000 festival-goers helped Beau’s Brewery set a new record for fundraising at the ninth annual Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill.
A sum of $100,205 was collected for projects and charities, surpassing the $75,000 goal, and bringing the nine-year total to $616,889. “This is amazing!” says Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “This Oktoberfest was definitely warmer than we’re used to, and the spirit of generosity was just as strong as the sunshine. I love seeing Vankleek Hill come to life with such a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere every year we do this.”
The United Way Charity Bike Ride took place again this year, raising more than $35,000 for an initiative called “All That Kids Can Be.”
Among the beneficiaries are the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society,which will each receive $10,000.
Beau’s Oktoberfest 2017 - By the Numbers*
* Funds raised: $100,205
* 2017 attendance: 20,515
* Litres of beer and cider served: 31,570
* People who took bus shuttles to get home safely: 3,741
* Portions of food prepared: 46,400
* Litres of local spring water served: 3,780
* Beers entered in Homebrew Competition: 477
* Number of festival volunteers: 785 plus 130 Beau’s staff
* Total artists/performers: 162
* Keg-toss event participants: 169
* Pieces of dishes & cutlery washed to reduce waste: 38,000
* Sunday “Beer Brunches” served: 277
* Total RVs and tents in camping area: 524
* Ferris Wheel rides: 1,017
The GSL senior men's season wrapped on last Friday night, and we will have the story in the upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.
The second match of the best-of-three GSL senior men's championship final series is set for tonight in Vankleek Hill, on the VCI pitch, where the host squad will take on the victors from game 1, Greenfield. Start time is slated to be 8:30 pm.
For the full Glengarry Soccer League story, check out The Glengarry News.
The senior men's division of the Glengarry Soccer League will wrap up regular-season action tonight, with a pair of matches.
On the Lochiel pitch, McCrimmon will tangle with Glen Sandfield, while in Vankleek Hill, on the main field at VCI, Vankleek Hill's men will battle the squad from Greenfield Both games start at 8:30pm.
For more GSL news, be sure to check out The Glengarry News each week. The Aug. 2 edition of the newspaper will include your playoff preview.
Last night in the Glengarry Soccer League, the Dunvegan women scored a decisive 11-0 victory over Vankleek Hill. We will have the full story on the senior women's division as the regular season winds down, in the July 26 edition of The Glengarry News. For photos from the match, please see this link.
A 17-year-old male has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm after the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment's investigation of threats being made at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute.
After receiving information shortly after midnight January 25, police ordered a lockdown at the high school.
The school remained closed for approximately one hour this morning while the Hawkesbury OPP, assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, conducted a search of the premises.
The accused has been detained pending a bail hearing today in L'Orignal court.
"A safety concern" at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute forced a temporary lockdown at the high school this morning. Students have returned to the school after the Ontario Provincial Police requested that buses be redirected to Pleasant Corners Public School.
At 8:35 a.m., police informed administrators with the Upper Canada District School Board that it was safe for staff and students to return to VCI.
Counselling has been made available at the school for staff and students who may require support.
January 6, shortly after 6:00 p.m., officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Hawkesbury detachment, Prescott-Russell Paramedics, Champlain Fire Department, and OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), responded to a collision on Highway 34 between Aberdeen and Ridge Road, south of Vankleek Hill in Champlain Township, involving five vehicles and three pedestrians.
A black Saab was northbound on Highway 34 when its driver initiated a U-turn manoeuvre, resulting in a southbound Mercedes colliding with the black Saab's passenger side. The collision resulted in minor injuries to both drivers; however, the black Saab was left disabled on the southbound lane.
As the occupants had exited their vehicles and were getting assistance from stopped motorists and nearby residents, a white Freightliner commercial vehicle travelling south on Highway 34 collided with the disabled black Saab which was pushed onto the southbound shoulder, striking several pedestrians and a parked vehicle belonging to one of the stopped motorists. Meanwhile, the white Freightliner continued southbound and struck a parked vehicle belonging to the nearby residents. The Freightliner then rolled onto its side and came to rest in the southbound ditch.
Three pedestrians and three vehicle drivers were transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Most were later released, though one of the pedestrians remained as a result of more serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
Highway 34 remained closed for several hours.
The black Saab’s driver, a 57-year-old woman from Vaudreuil-Dorion, will face charges; however, none has been laid at this time.