German-Canadian Remembrance Society

We are a charitable, non-profit organization of Canadian citizens of German descent.

We help support projects, annual events and festivities that align with our vision of being committed to the preservation and promotion of German culture, traditions and heritage. 

German speaking immigrants were among the first pioneers who laid a solid groundwork for the prosperity and beauty we so proudly enjoy. Today over three million Canadians of German, Austrian and Swiss descent make their home in Canada. This group represents a large segment of the Canadian mosaic and is the third largest ethnic group in Canada.

See our FACEBOOK live feed of the Event - VOLKSTRAUERTAG Nov.19, 2023, 2:30 pm, Woodland Cemetary  

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Preservation of German Culture

Examples of GCRS activities include:


Volkstrauertag ~ Remembrance Day
You are invited to a Memorial Ceremony held at Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener 
See our latest FACEBOOK live feed of the Event

German Pioneers Day
Celebrated the day after Thanksgiving, in October


KW Oktoberfest Carillon
The TimeKeeper is located at William & King Street in Uptown Waterloo

Located at the corner of Benton & King Street in Downtown Kitchener


Concordia Children’s Choir
Spring and Christmas concerts are performed by the Children’s Choir, from the German Language School Concordia, conducted by Angelika Werner


KW Oktoberfest is Canada’s largest Bavarian Festival featuring Onkel Hans and Tante Frieda

Christkindl Market is a festival of German Christmas, held in downtown Kitchener in December

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