1: writes about our German kinsfolk | Mon Oct 3 2011-MANNHEIM McGuinty touts record, chugs beer at local rally-"Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty took a few swings at a political rival before taking a few more at a beer keg during an Oktoberfest-themed rally Monday night." | Fri Oct 7 2011-KITCHENER The weather’s great, the keg’s tapped. Let’s polka "It took more than a tap or two of the keg, but Oktoberfest is now officially underway."
2: Wed Oct 12 2011-WATERLOO Oktoberfest Women of the Year honoured-"Eight women who have made outstanding contributions to their community were named Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year at a ceremony Tuesday night." | Wed Oct 12 2011-WATERLOO REGION Fewer troublemakers at this year’s Oktoberfest "Police are seeing fewer troublemakers at Oktoberfest this year at the same time as officers monitor parking lot drunks and ticket scalpers." | Tue Oct 11 2011-KITCHENER Pioneer Day today celebrates area’s German roots | Thu Oct 13 2011-WATERLOO REGION Oktoberfest expected to wrap up under soggy skies - "You’ll need to add an umbrella to your lederhosen or dirndl ensemble this weekend as Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival winds down for another year."
3: Fri Oct 7 2011-KITCHENER German import helps Rangers celebrate Oktoberfest with win over Saginaw -"Tobias Rieder was a fitting hero." | Mon Oct 10 2011-WATERLOO Oktoberfest parade brings neighbourhood together | Mon Oct 10 2011-KITCHENER Oktoberfest Idol fuels fun and inspiration | Prost! | Fri Oct 7 2011-KITCHENER It’s much, much more than a ‘beer bash’ With the beginning of Oktoberfest today, like every other year at this time, I have thoughts and memories as I reminisce about this festival. This year, when I again realize that many know little about one of the largest annual festivals in Canada right in our own backyard, I decided to try and put some of the past, present and future on paper.
4: Location: 1605 Bleams Road Mannheim, Ontario Founded: January 21st, 1954 Country of origin: German and Canadian | German Clubs in the Area
5: Schwaben Club | Location: 1668 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario Founded: 1931 Country of origin: Southwest Germany
6: Location: 429 Ottawa Street South Kitchener, Ontario Founded: 1873 Country of origin: Berlin, Germany | Concordia Club
7: Location: 464 Maple Avenue Kitchener, Ontario Founded: 1953 Country of origin: The former German-speaking Gottschee County in modern-day Slovenia
8: Location: 1668 King East Kitchener, Ontario Founded: 1951 Country of origin: Modern-day Romania (Transylvanian Saxons)
9: Landmarks and memories of a German community | Maibaum | Located in downtown Kitchener, it represents the crests of the 5 German clubs.
10: Glockenspiel | Pioneer Tower | a most famous landmark in Kitchener (the Deer Ridge area) | a German xylophone
11: German war graves,Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener
12: Oktoberfest vocabulary | 2)Das Dirndl | 3)Der Lederhosen | 1)Der Bierkrug(-üge) Beer stein(-s) | 4)Ich bin betrunken-----I am drunk 5)Die Parade-----parade
13: 6)Schnitzel-----breaded pork | 8)Die Wurst(Würste)-----sausage | 7)Sauerkraut-----pickled cabbage