CTV Parade Special

Monday, October 12
12pm-1pm on CTV

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Waterloo Region without the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade! We have partnered with CTV Southwestern Ontario to bring you a look back on previous parades. The special will include historical facts about the parade and Festival, as well as lots of great archival footage. It will also highlight many of the floats, bands, and special guests that have been a part of the parade over the years.

This one-hour special is proudly presented by Pillers Fine Foods. It will air across Southwestern Ontario and select Canadian cities on Monday, October 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Every year, dozens of volunteers walk along the parade route to collect money and food donations for the Onkel Hans Food Drive in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. In lieu of in-person donations this year, we ask that you consider making your donation directly to the Food Bank.

Did you know?

The Onkel Hans Food Drive has collected donations at every parade since 1995? That’s a lot of meals for those in need in Waterloo Region!

Thanksgiving Day Parade Broadcast Contest

Win an at-home Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing party for your bubble!

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and CTV Southwestern Ontario are proud to bring you a historical look back on the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade! The special will include historical facts about the parade and Festival, as well as lots of great archival footage. It will also highlight many of the floats, bands, and special guests that have been a part of the parade over the years.

Enter for a chance to win:

  • A 65” big screen TV courtesy of Tepperman’s to watch the parade broadcast in style
  • Catered Oktoberfest lunch for 6 people
  • Piller’s Fine Foods products
  • 6 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest reusable face masks
  • Souvenirs for 6 people
  • A decoration kit to make your HAUS look more Wunderbar!

All you have to do is:

  1. Head to our Facebook or Instagram page between October 1-4 to find the contest posts
  2. Like the photo
  3. Follow Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Piller’s Fine Foods, and Tepperman’s
  4. Tag 3 friends or family members in your bubble that you will be watching the parade broadcast with
  5. Share this post on your feed and tag Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Piller’s Fine Foods, and Tepperman’s in the caption.
  6. BONUS entry – Share this post in your stories and tag Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Piller’s Fine Foods, and Tepperman’s for one additional entry

We would like to thank our Major Sponsor, Piller’s Fine Foods, as well as our Sponsor, Tepperman’s. The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade Special is presented by Piller’s Fine foods and sponsored by CTV, the Government of Ontario, and Heritage Canada

Contest ends on October 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced on October 5, 2020.

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*Participants must live in Waterloo Region. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.

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