Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

September 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Oktoberfest Celebrity VIP Launch Reception Ready to Dazzle

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is set to launch at an exclusive celebrity VIP reception.

Event: Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Celebrity Launch Media Night

Date: Tuesday, October 2

Time: 5pm-8pm EST
Food and refreshments provided

Location: Concordia Club (tent), 429 Ottawa South, Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada 519.745.5617. Ample free parking.

Emcee: Neil Atchison

Announcements: Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc. will announce to the media this year's planned Parade Marshall and new events planned for this year's festival.

Photo Opps: Photos opportunities with Oktoberfest mascot, Onkel Hans, Oktoberfest President Mark Kreller, and Lindsey Weber, Miss Oktoberfest 2006-2007 with various celebrities. Bavarian entertainment by the Alpine Club dancers.

Interview requests: To pre-arrange interviews, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick, Oktoberfest PR Committee Chair, 519.885.2444 ext 281 or 519.590.9422.

Media RSVP: Please contact or 519.570.4267 x319. Media passes will be available for pick-up at this event.

Celebrities Confirmed: This new Oktoberfest event features "notables" including authors, chefs, athletes, actors, musicians and more.

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 Great Bavarian Festival celebrates German heritage, food, music and festivities and is supported by more than 40 not-for-profit organizations. The festival is operated by seven year-round full-time staff, over 400 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 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, the second largest festival in Canada. Premier 2007 sponsors of the festival include Molson and VIA Rail.

17 Benton Street, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2G 3G9 519.570.HANS, 1.888.294.HANS (4267)


Canada's Great Bavarian Festival

Contact Information

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.
    Larry Blundell
    Executive Director
    (519) 570-4267 ext. 222
    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.
    Colleen Fitzpatrick
    PR Committee Chair
    (519) 885-2444 ext 281