2010

Kevin Schmitt
Everyone who comes to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest knows there’s nothing more exciting than a keg tapping! And whenever there’s a keg tapping, you can be pretty sure it’s Kevin Schmitt who’s holding the keg. Since joining the Conventions Committee in 1996, Kevin Schmitt has been the friendly face of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest at events and conventions all across Ontario and at many of our festival events. Kevin became Chair of the Conventions Committee in 2000 and has also been a member of the Marketing & Public Relations Committee (2000 – 2005), and the Board of Directors (2000 – 2006). Kevin is known by his fellow volunteers as the guy who gets the job done with a smile and a hearty “Prost!” When not volunteering, Kevin works at Delta Air Systems and spends time with his wife and three kids. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest thanks and recognizes Kevin Schmitt as one of the Volunteers of the Year for 2010.

Stefan & Wendy Schuster
Each year Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest opens its doors to over 700,000 of our closest friends and neighbours, and no one says ‘Willkommen’ better than Stefan and Wendy Schuster! As the proprietors of Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast in Waterloo, Wendy and Stefan are experts in hospitality and delivering a great experience to their guests. As Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest volunteers they bring that experience, hospitality and welcoming demeanor to the Festival. Both Stefan and Wendy joined the festival in 1990, starting on the Parade Committee (Production) and serving on many different committees since then. Stefan joined the Gemuetlichkeit Committee in 2005, and became Committee Chair in 2009. He is also a member of the Conventions Committee and the Volunteer Golf Tournament. Wendy is the Chair of the Volunteer Golf Tournament Committee, and also sits on the Conventions and Gemuetlichkeit Committees. But mention the names “Wendy and Stef” to any one in the festival and you’ll be met with big smiles and high praise for the Schusters. They’re always happy to lend a hand to any committee, and they have even been known to pitch in at the festival office! For all these reasons, and many others, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest thanks and recognizes Stefan & Wendy Schuster as the Volunteers of the Year for 2010.

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