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Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Hosts 4th 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 4th annual Hansie Awards, at the Alpine Club in Kitchener. 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)
Seven Castles, performing at Hubertushaus

People’s Choice (voted via text message)
Twin City Alpine Echo, performing at Concordia Club Schenke

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

Large Festhalle (+600)
The Schwaben Club

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
The Alpine Club

Best Side Dish
Hubertushaus (Spaetzle)

Best Band Audience Participation
The Golden Keys

Best Service
Transylvania Haus

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

Most Family Oriented
Waterloo Central Railway Heritage Train

Most Oktoberfest Spirit
Erntefest Harvest Festival

Best New Event
Haus for Humanity

Best Overall Event
33rd Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast

Media Meister Award 2014
96.7 CHYM FM - “CHYM is Festin’”

So You Think You Can Tanz Winner
The Concordia Enzian Schuhplattler Dancers

New Sponsor of the Year

Most Engaged Sponsor
Morell Kelly Accident & Injury Law

Volunteer Awards

Unsung Hero Award
Art Primosch

Volunteers of the Year
Cindy Coombes
Anne Foster

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

Our 2015 Festival will be October 9th - October 17th, 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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