Despite a Friday night storm, the tenth edition of Beau's Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill attracted 17,000 who helped raise $94,323 for non-profit organizations, bringing the total raised in 10 years to $711,212.
"Our 10th edition of Oktoberfest had some exhilarating highs and some extreme-weather-related challenges," notes Beau's co-founder Steve Beauchesne. "We kept our guests safe during the storm and made the most of a difficult situation Friday, and on Saturday when the sky cleared we had an amazing time and did a lot of good. I'm looking forward to what the next 10 years of Oktoberfest will bring."
Photo Beau's Brewery Co.
Expect windy weather this afternoon and evening, Environment Canada warns.
Strong southwesterly wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are expected to develop this afternoon and early this evening, with higher wind gusts likely in thunderstorms. These strong winds are associated with a cold front that will track over the area late this afternoon and early this evening.
Additionally, northwest winds gusting to 60 or 70 km/h are also expected this evening after the cold front passes. Winds will then diminish overnight.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.
Last night (July 16), the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy came into effect again, forcing the postponement/cancellation of a slate of scheduled minor matches, affecting all 6:30 p.m. starts in the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls divisions. Games with 8:30 p.m. starts went ahead, as did action in the ERSL (Glengarry Hearts).
South Nation Conservation (SNC) has issued a precipitation triggered level I low water condition encompassing SNC’s entire jurisdiction. According to Environment Canada, precipitation over the past three months was 60-76% below normal. The lack of rainfall has left the cumulative precipitation between 20-40% of the historical values for the month of June analyzed from Environment Canada climate stations in Ottawa, and Brockville.
In an effort to make up matches postponed from earlier in the week due to extreme heat, the Glengarry Soccer League has been trying to make them up over the course of the weekend.
Tonight, July 8, there are youth matches at the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls levels, as well as tier 2 men's.
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest in the GSL regular season.
We will have more details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
Although they are very vocal at night, coyotes are not often seen out in the open in the middle of the day.
This animal ambled across a soybean field near Vankleek Hill this week, perhaps in search of a drink of water.
While the oppressive heat ended Thursday evening, little rain fell on the area.
Warmer temperatures are in the forecast again for the foreseeable future.
On the bright side, you can almost hear the corn growing.