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Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge
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Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge

It’s a festival to celebrate beer, Bavarian culture and the end of summer. Oktoberfest has been a regular celebration in Lethbridge for more than a decade. Over the last eight years, John and Roy Pogorzelski have hosted their own take on the event to sold-out crowds.“It’s an absolutely amazing opportunity to gather people in the celebration of culture and arts and just being downtown and connecting with one another,” said Roy. He got the idea to host this event in southern Alberta after attending Oktoberfest in Munich in 2009.“It’s a festival that’s been around for 200 years in Munich. When we come here, people are familiar with that and it brings that sense and feels of Europe and of being back in that culture,” said Roy. “What a great festival to throw here in Lethbridge, you kn...