Onkel Hans Food Drive Community Events

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There are lots of great events happening in support of the Onkel Hans Food Drive, find one near you!

Onkel Hans in a horn of plenty with fruit and vegetables


Oktoberfesthaus at Lot42 Tickets


25% of Oktoberfesthaus tickets purchased using promo code FEEDWR at the above link will be donated to The Food Bank. Promotion excludes ticket sales for Saturday October 19.

Autowaschfest - October 5

Wash the summer dust off your vehicle at Valet Car Wash’s Autowaschfest on Saturday, October 5th! A complimentary wash pass will be offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable item or cash donation for the Onkel Hans Food Drive, in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Festival ambassadors will also be visiting throughout the day!

Date: Saturday, October 5
7am – 6pm
Valet Car Wash, 1620 Victoria St. N, Kitchener
: A complimentary wash pass will be provided in exchange for a donation to the Onkel Hans Food Drive, in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Grillefest - October 11

Every October, members of city council and staff don their best dirndls and lederhosen to serve you lunch during Grillefest – part of our official K-W Oktoberfest kick-off in downtown Kitchener.

During this annual event, our team of top-notch servers hand out traditional Oktoberfest sausage on a bun, cookies and drinks to hungry patrons – all for only $5 per person.  All proceeds go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Location: Downtown Kitchener
Date: October 11
Time: 11am – 2 pm

Oktoberfest Family Breakfast - October 12

Join us for the FREE Oktoberfest Family Breakfast hosted by CHYM 96.7, Country 106.7 and 570 News! Enjoy FREE Aunt Jemima pancakes and Pillers sausages, Wellesley Apple Cider and Tim Hortons coffee! Pancakes and sausages prepared by Conestoga College Culinary Arts Students.

Tickets: Free – Donations for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region gratefully accepted
Location: Bingemans, 425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener
Date: October 12
Time: 7:30am
Information: Oktoberfest Events

Thanksgiving Day Parade - October 14

Beginning in Kitchener at 8:30 am, the pride of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest – the Thanksgiving Day parade.

It has often been said that everyone loves a parade and those in attendance at our annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade are no exception. Thousands of people line the parade route each year to see the floats, bands and special entries that are part of this annual event. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest features one of the most spectacular Thanksgiving Day Parades in Canada. Join more than 150,000 Fest-goers as they line Weber Street on Thanksgiving morning, eagerly awaiting the colourful floats, clowns and award winning marching bands from Canada and the United States. The parade begins in Kitchener at 8:30 am.

Volunteers will be along the route collecting non-perishable food and funds for the Onkel Hans Food Drive.

Location: Weber St beginning in Kitchener at Frederick and travelling to Waterloo to Bridgeport Rd.
Date: October 14
Time: 8:30am
Information: Oktoberfest Events

Kitchener Rangers Game - October 14

Join The Food Bank of Waterloo Region on Thanksgiving Monday as we cheer on our hometown Rangers.  Volunteers will be on site collecting non-perishable food and cash donations at each entrance and at Community Corner for the Onkel Hans Food Drive.  You may even get a photo with Phil, the Food Drive Bag!

Location: The Aud
Date: October 14
Time: 2:00pm game time
Information: Oktoberfest Events


October 11 - 20, 2019

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