On behalf of the President of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc. (KWO), Mr. Alfred Lowrick, the members of the Board of Directors, the staff of KWO, the volunteers of KWO, our German club and festhall partners, our sponsors and our business associates, I thank and applaud you for your quest to have the month of October officially designated as German heritage Month in Canada.Bob FosterDirector, German Heritage, Kitchener -Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.
Thank you for your effort in recognizing the contributions that German-Canadians have made across our nation to the development of our society. Your motion builds on what the late Wayne Wettlaufer has achieved for Ontario and recognizes that there are achievements by German-Canadians all across our country. We appreciate your initiative and wish you well.Astrid BrownPresident, Kitchener Christkindl Market Commitee
I am authorized to support your motion. The Remembrance Society is involved with the organization of cultural events such as the German Pioneers Day, the German Remembrance Day, the Anna Tuerr Memorial, a ceremony to remember the victims of repression and war with the aim of universal understanding and co-operation, and it helps maintain the war-graves section of the Woodland cemetery in Kitchener.Gerhard GriebenowVice-President, German-Canadian Remembrance Society of Waterloo Region
The Presidents of the German-Canadian Clubs of Waterloo Region which comprise the Co-operative Council of German-Canadian Clubs of Waterloo Region met on Monday, November 14 and passed a motion to support your motion. We appreciate your initiative and wish you well.Gerhard GriebenowChair, Co-operative Council of German-Canadian Clubs of Waterloo Region
As president of the German-Canadian National office I would like to include my support to your motion. It is great honor that German-Canadians are being recognized for their contribution to Canada's society. Germans have worked towards a better life and Canada has given them the opportunity to participate, grow and raise their families in a positive way.Carola LangeNational President, German Canadian Congress
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