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Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Hosts 3rd Annual Hansie Awards


(Waterloo Region, ON – November 21, 2014) The Festival may be over for another year, but the fun continued for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest as the winners of a number of Festival awards were announced at the 3rd annual Hansie Awards at the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo. The format of the annual awards ceremony included a red carpet entrance, complete with paparazzi, and a Rock your Tracht prize for the most outstanding embellishment to original German Tracht.

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ein Prosit Awards presented to bands that perform at the festhallen during the festival.

Large Band Category (5 Members or more)
The Golden Keys, performing at Schwaben Club
Small Band Category (4 Members or less)
Twin City Alpine Echo, performing at Concordia
Club Schenke
People’s Choice (voted via text message)
Seven Castles, performing at Hubertushaus

Best In Festin’ Awards presented to the Festhallen who showed the best Bavarian themes.

Large Festhalle (+600) Heidelberg Haus
Small Festhalle (-600) Oberkrainer Haus

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Fester’s Choice Awards as voted on by Festhallen visitors, were presented in the following categories:

Best Family Day Hubertushaus
Best Sauerkraut Transylvania Haus

Family & Cultural Events coordinated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest FCE Committee, were evaluated in the following categories:

Most Family Oriented
35th UpTown Waterloo Great Oktoberfest Barrel Race

Most Oktoberfest Spirit
German Pioneers’ Day

Best New Event
Learn to Cook Like Oma

Best Overall Event
Victoria Place 30th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Media Meister Award 2013
The Beat Breakfast with Carlos, Sophie & Dave
– 91.5 The Beat

So You Think You Can Tanz Winner
Alpine Dancers

Sponsorship Award 2013 Jay Fencing

Volunteer Awards

Rookie of the Year Jillian Grant
Volunteers of the Year Brenda Fisher
Chris Seehawer

Community Supporter Awards

Community Support Award Tracy Suerich,
City of Waterloo

These groups and people truly reflect the hard working efforts of all volunteers affiliated with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.

Our 2014 Festival will be October 10th - October 18th, see you there!

About Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a not-for-profit Bavarian festival founded in 1969 by a group of volunteers committed to contributing to the social and economic vitality of Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada twin cities with German heritage. Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival celebrates German heritage, food, music and festivities and is supported by more than 50 not-for-profit organizations. The festival is operated by eight year-round full-time staff, over 480 volunteers and 1,300 community and service club volunteers that stage the nine-day festival each October promoting a unique German cultural experience. As well as the $22.2M economic boost the festival gives the local economy during the international festival, over $1.5 million is raised each year by the not-for-profit organizations associated with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, one of the top three most recognized event brands in Canada.

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For additional information:
Dave MacNeil
Executive Director
K-W Oktoberfest Inc.
519-570-4267 ext. 222


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