The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is presenting its first Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the South Delta Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. This traditional festival will give both the club and entire community a fall event that will celebrate the season in a Bavarian-style atmosphere.

Oktoberfest events take place around the world and usually run over an extended number of days. This first year Delta Oktoberfest will include just the evenings event but Rotarians hope a successful first year will lead to a much larger multi-day or weekend event that other groups can also participate in.

A variety of traditional foods will be served throughout the night, plus plenty of beer and other spirits. The popular Oktoberfest band S-Bahn will provide the evening's music and there will be lots of games and contests that will be sure to engage everyone.

To ensure everyone's safety, there will be shuttle busses available by donation with many pick-up and drop-off spots within South Delta. The Tsawwassen Inn, located a block away, will also be providing discounted room rates.Check the Oktoberfest website for details on these services.

Tickets are $30 and include admission, a free drink and entertainment. They can be purchased online at www. or directly from Rotary club members.

A limited number of tickets are available so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be available at the door and patrons must be over 19 years to attend.