All of the proceeds from the midway go to the two organizations that address food security and food sustainability issues in the Ottawa area. Players won tickets which they exchanged for prizes or a raffle tickets for items including a Bridgehead gift certificate, treats from the Red Apron, a workshop at Just Food, or a Beau's Keg Party for you and 25 of your friends.
I spent the first half of my shift operating Three Wheel Drive; here you spun each wheel to collect tickets based on different combinations of jackpots, acorns, beavers, bottles and axes.
Perhaps the most popular game of the day was Bumper Crop, coincidentally very similar to Plinko from the Price is Right. Even a beautiful unicorn came out to play.
It rained on and off (but mostly on) for the whole day; I am so thankful that Tafui lent me her green rubber boots!
The night ended a bit messy. This photo taken outside of the cask ale house mourns the cute green felt hats that were iconic to Beau's Oktoberfest.
With my volunbeer buddies Rhiana and Manal. We started off the day with lots of energy (on the left), but this was fading by the time our shift ended.
To all my friends who attended but I did not see, I hope you had a good time!
Kudos to Beau’s for running a great event year after year, they had: a great variety of beers, including support of other local breweries offered in the cask-ale house; delicious food (perhaps a little lean on the veggie fare but it is Oktobefest after all); and of course a special shout-out for Pascale's hot chocolate and ice cream - still the best I've ever had.
And extra kudos to Beau’s for ensuring there were great working conditions for volunteers, including coffee, refreshments, hot food and even a keg in the volunteer lounge