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.

DETAILS of Volkstrauertag - Sunday November 19, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.  

Preservation of German Culture

Examples of GCRS activities include:


German Pioneers Day
Celebrated at Kitchener City Hall the day after Thanksgiving, in October

Volkstrauertag ~ Remembrance Day
Memorial Ceremony held at Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener in November
Learn more about our Event on Sunday November 13, 2022


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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